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Kenya Moore shocked fans of the Real Housewives of Atlanta star when she appeared on the Tamron Hall show with her husband in all smiles only to announce splitting that same week. Outside of a trailer for the new season of the Real Housewives showing some behind the scenes fighting between her and her husband Marc Daly, she’s been quiet about what’s been going on between the two. Well she’s finally opened up to People Magazine talking about how they both haven’t officially filed for divorce yet and that she still has hope that they can reconcile, especially since they have a 1 year daughter together.
“I didn’t get married to quit,” Moore says. “I love my husband. I don’t doubt that he loves me. Let me be clear, I took my vows seriously. I believe in for better and for worse and I believe in trying it all before you walk away, especially when we do have a child and we are a family.” Unfortunately, she just “doesn’t get the sense that [Daly] feels the same way.”
“I am hopeful, and have always wanted to work on our relationship. But I just don’t know if that’s even a possibility at this point, honestly,” Moore admits. “Marc doesn’t seem to be there. I’d feel more comfortable calling it quits if I knew I’d tried everything and it still didn’t work. And we definitely didn’t do everything we could have done to save our relationship.”
As for the way the announcement of their split occurred in such a left field manner, she says, “I think a lot of people were rooting for me, rooting for us, and rooting for our beautiful family,” she says. “So for something to come out of the blue, I know it really hurt and confused a lot of people who were on our side.” She addressed rumors of him having a secret family in New York saying, “I can tell you I’ve heard a lot of rumors about secret families. I can tell you that’s completely made up; there’s zero truth to that,” she says. “In terms of infidelity, I’ve had no proof of that. That’s not our issue.”
The thing that actually IS their issue is the distance with her in Atlanta most of the time and him in New York City. She knew about this before they got married and she even tried coaxing him to come to Atlanta by setting up a gym in her home, but apparently it was a little more difficult than she expected. “The distance had really been taking a toll on us,” says Moore. “Initially when we had the baby, it was great. He was there for every single doctor’s appointment, every ultrasound, every scare, we were 90 percent together. He was a very supportive husband during that time.”
While in New York, Marc’s work began to occupy more and more of his time. “Marc opened up two new businesses and is opening up another,” Moore explains. “It was frustrating for me that he kept opening businesses in New York, but listen — I want him to be successful and that’s how he feeds his family. So I couldn’t be selfish. But if you’re living in two different places, you have to be together during the times you are in the same place; either you’re both in NY and you’re both in Atlanta. And when we’d be in the same place, we weren’t always in the same place. So with the businesses, the distance, and the baby, it just became hard for us to figure it all out.” And as for why they didn’t just move to one location, she said “each liked where we lived and wanted to split our time.”
“A lot of couples do and they do it successfully,” Moore says. “New York and Atlanta, it gave us a full life. There’s no other city like New York in the world; I loved our life there. And Marc, he loves Atlanta. He has his own friends here, and it’s a family environment where there’s a home and a yard for kids to play, without the daily anxiety of living in a big city. It was the best of both worlds.” You can read more of the interview here.
Moore’s relationship with her husband isn’t the only one that’s been plucking at her nerves lately. There’s the cast of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. But that should go without saying. It wouldn’t be the Real Housewives without some sort of drama. But her newest problem is Marlo Hampton. “I’m just kind of bored with it. Yeah. I think we need something new,” Moore said about Hampton at the Baby Quest’s “Let’s Make More Baby’s” Fundraiser Gala on Monday, October 21st to US Weekly. “I think we need Housewives or friends of the show that brings something new and we’ve seen her for eight or nine seasons. I’m kind of just over it.”
Then there’s Nene Leakes. The two have gone toe to toe with each other and made up about every season Moore’s been on the show. This time Leakes did what Moore considered unforgivable and that is speak to her husband about their relationship behind her back. It was actually her husband who reached out to the Leakes but given that Nene’s her arch nemesis, that didn’t go over well with her. She supposedly confronted her about it and if we’re lucky, we’ll get to see it play out on camera.