Kenya Moore from RHOA Says She Isn't Giving up on Having a Successful Marriage & Is Hopeful for Another Child

Recently separated Kenya Moore still hopes to be part of a successful marriage in the future. She also opens up about whether her estranged husband, Marc Daly would still be the man in that marriage. 

In spite of her failed marriage to Marc Daly, Kenya Moore still envisions a “successful marriage” in her future. 

The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star opened up about her dreams in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight. In the process, she also spoke of the decision to end her marriage and why she said it was a “rash” one.

Kenya Moore visits "Extra" in January 2015. | Photo: Getty Images

Kenya Moore visits "Extra" in January 2015. | Photo: Getty Images


Kenya’s marriage fell apart last year just as she and Marc were starting a family. Their daughter, Brooklyn was barely a year old when they announced their separation in September.

The former beauty queen confided in her co-star, Kandi Burruss on their show about the problems in her two-year marriage which began while she was still pregnant with Brooklyn. She said lack of communication and intimacy plagued their relationship and caused them to drift apart. She also told ET that things just “deteriorated” further after Brooklyn’s birth.

Kenya Moore and Marc Daly attending an event in March 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Kenya Moore and Marc Daly attending an event in March 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

It was also their lack of communication that Kenya now admits, is the reason Marc surprised her with the public announcement of their separation.

“I still think that a rash decision was made,” Kenya said of Marc’s move to publicize their split without consulting her.

When asked if she saw Marc as part of the successful marriage she envisioned for her future, Kenya made an honest confession

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Kenya explained that the decision to separate was made after a fight, without taking enough time to figure things out. But she also acknowledges that the separation improved their relationship.

“I think we’re just friends again and talking a lot more, respectful of each other, and putting Brooklyn first.”

As for how she copes, the 49-year-old compartmentalizes and uses her innate strength to get by.

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Happy Birthday to Me! Whew this has been quite a year! Despite the turmoil there has been a constant positive force of love and light in my life. God brought this Angel into my world who is the miracle known as Brooklyn and everyday is my birthday. How did she get here? Why did she choose me? She knew I needed her far more than she needed me. You are my life Brooklyn, my happiness, my joy, and the unconditional love I waited my whole life for. You have my grandmother’s spirit. She left me so I could have you. I live my whole life for you. You are everything that is good in me and you inspire me to be better everyday. You are my legacy. My only birthday wish is may God continue to cover you and bless you forever and always. I pray for these things Jehovah in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Amen. ❤️👶🏽 #miraclebaby #babybrooklyn #unconditionallove

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Although Kenya’s first attempt at marriage didn’t pan out as she expected, she hasn’t lost hope. In fact, if she had a vision board, the reality star says top of her list would be a “successful marriage.” 

Along with this, she adds “lots of love, Brooklyn happy [and] healthy [and thriving].” Moreover, she hopes to expand her businesses and have fun.

When asked if she saw Marc as part of the successful marriage she envisioned for her future, Kenya made an honest confession.  She admits to still loving Marc and hoping to could keep their marriage.

But in order to do that a lot has to change. Having learned from their mistakes, Kenya believes the only way to move forward is to do things differently.


In the meantime, Kenya is focusing all her love and energy on raising Brooklyn who makes her happiest. She also makes sure her toddler grows up in a healthy environment and that includes an amicable co-parenting relationship with Marc.

Though they are separated by distance (Kenya lives in Atlanta and Mark is based in New York), they find time to see each other for their daughter. 

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