Nice to meet you, Marc Daly!
Kenya Moore tied the knot to handsome businessman in St. Lucia on June 10, but waited until Friday to reveal his identity.
In a new interview with People
, the Real Housewives of Atlanta
star explained why she chose to kept Daly's name a secret for so long.
"He didn’t sign up for this world, I did," Moore shared. "Every time someone has been associated with me, they attack that person -- immediately going after them, trying to bring them down and saying crazy things. They tear people apart. And so for [Marc], he was like, 'This is about me and you -- it’s not about me or you.' He just wanted it to be about our pure love and not about him."
"That's why I fell in love with him," she added. "For him, it’s about being my protector and my best friend -- not being someone that stands next to me, but someone who supports me and is okay with being behind me sometimes. He doesn’t want my money, he doesn’t want my fame, he doesn’t want my success -- he just wants my heart, and he has it.”
Moore and Daly met through a mutual friend, Chef Roble Ali, about a year ago, but started dating in December.
"I was always the person who ran," Moore admitted, referencing her past relationship
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. "Any time I ever saw anything I didn’t like in someone, I just ran. And it was not working for me. I want people to stick with me and work it out if they care, so I can’t run. You have to communicate honestly with each other and never give up on each other."
ET's Courtney Tezeno caught up with Moore's pal, Real Housewives of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant at the BET Awards pre-party in Los Angeles on Wenesday, where she revealed that while Moore kept her husband's identity under wraps, she couldn't be more in love.
"I talk to her before [her wedding] and she talked to me about the guy, and she told me she was in love," Bryant said. "I was like, 'How are you going to do this? On camera?' She was like, 'Girl, I don't know.' And she surprised us all.
"What she has told me about him, he seems like he's fantastic," she added.
star Kim Zolciak recently renewed her vows
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