EXCLUSIVE: 'RHOA' Star Kenya Moore Reveals She's Definitely Trying for a Baby on 'Housewives Happy Hour'
By Brice Sander
Kenya Moore is ready to twirl into motherhood.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star made the revelation when she stopped by the ETonline offices for Housewives Happy Hour. When asked to give an update on her fertility struggle -- which has been well-documented on the Bravo show -- Kenya, 45, says simply, “Ask me in about 60 days.”
“You know, you have to be on a schedule, and you have to be tested at a very specific time,” Kenya explains. “And it just never worked out while I was filming, and so I just decided to do it while I’m not [filming], and we’ll see. Kandi [Burruss] did it while she wasn’t filming, and I figured this is the best way for me to do it.”
Obviously, Kenya wants to keep the process a little secretive. While she didn’t reveal if her new boyfriend, Matt Jordan, will be the father of her possible child, the star was glowing while talking about her man.
“It’s going well,” she gushes. “I have learned from my mistakes, and I definitely just go one step at a time. I don’t try to dream anymore, I just live in the moment, and it just seems to be working for me right now.”
Still, Kenya admits she was a bit scared to document her love life on TV again following her blowout breakup with ex Walter Jackson on the show back in season five.
“[After Walter], I dated quietly, and then that became, ‘Oh, she’s making people up now!’” Kenya says. “You know, ‘Oh, she’s paying people.’ … or it’s, ‘She can’t get a man,’ you know? And I’m just tired of it, and I just felt like, I’m taking my life back.”
“If the relationship ends well, if it doesn’t, it’s my life,” Kenya continues. “Millions of women go through the same thing every day, so I’m no different. I’m just doing it on TV.”
Kenya’s doing a lot on TV during this season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She’s ended her strained relationship with her mom, which Kenya says was “a long time coming.” She’s also repaired her relationship with her father.
“I actually feel like it is one of the biggest blessings I could ever have being on this show,” Kenya says.
Of course, she’s also gotten into some drama with her castmates, namely Cynthia Bailey and Kim Fields. Kenya says, buckle up for more.
“It is going down in Jamaica,” Kenya teases. “Oh, from my guy getting into it with Peter [Thomas], to me and Cynthia having it out about the whole, ‘I’m not your friend comment,’ to, you know, the final draw with Kim, it is just an epic showdown.”
As season eight wraps up, Kenya’s shifting her focus to other ventures. Along with the possible real baby is her business baby, Moore Hair Care.
“I just have a passion for hair care,” Kenya says of launching the line. “I would just experiment on products that worked or didn’t work, and I just have come up with this amazing formula of shampoo, conditioner, treatment that really helps to repair your hair, and I’m just really proud to share it with everyone.”
“It’s five years in the making,” Kenya adds. “First reunion, I sat at that couch and Andy [Cohen] said, ‘What’s next for you?’ And I said, ‘I’m developing my own line of hair care products.’”
Kenya says her products are designed to make your hair grow stronger and longer, like hers. They should be available in retail stores later this year.
For more of our chat with Kenya -- including whether she thinks her castmates are “Gone With the Wind” or “Fabulous,” check out the videos above. Then, get more RHOA scoop from her co-star, Phaedra Parks, in her episode of Housewives Happy Hour below.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo -- new episodes return Sunday, Feb. 14!