Kenya Moore is one of The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s most controversial cast members ever. From her fierce outfits to her huge personality and penchant to twirl, the beauty knows exactly what buttons to push when it comes to viewers and her RHOA castmates! But when when it comes to relationships and her search for romance, Moore hasn’t had as much luck! And we’ve gathered all of her biggest relationship scandals since she joined RHOA!
Moore’s first love-related scandal on the series came when she was accused of faking her relationship with her Season 5 boo Walter Jackson. In an interview with The Daily Mail, Jackson claimed that he was paid to be Moore’s boyfriend on the show!
He admitted that they had dated years before he appeared on the show with her. But he added that she later approached him after their breakup to be on RHOA with her. “She asked me if I would be on the show and pretend to be her boyfriend. I thought about it for a bit and then decided that I might as well have my 15 minutes of fame,” he said. “Kenya told everyone she had moved to Atlanta to be with me. It was nothing to do with me really, she moved to Atlanta to be on the show and relaunch her career.”
He also said that the experience was extremely stressful for him as he tried to keep up with the demands of his “boyfriend” role. “I thought I sucked, because I couldn’t give them what they wanted. It was easy in one sense because they would call me up, tell me to be somewhere and then we would only film for a couple of hours at a time,” he said.
The drama with Jackson was quickly overshadowed by Season 6, though! During that season, Kenya Moore faced a great amount of shade after Phaedra Parks’ estranged husband, Apollo Nida, claimed that Moore had sent him sexts. Parks had earlier accused Moore of flirting with Nida, so the sexting accusation caused the RHOA ladies’ feud to balloon! Moore denied that anything happened between the two. And as he prepared to serve his 8-year prison sentence for fraud during RHOA’s eighth season, Nida admitted he lied about Moore sexting him and apologized to her.
Sadly, that wasn’t the last of Moore’s relationship troubles! In May, Moore posted on Instagram that her The Millionaire Matchmaker date James Freeman had gotten married without her knowing.
The message came just a short time after she hinted that she herself was engaged to Freeman.
But things got even more wild when Freeman’s new wife blasted Moore’s accusations about Freeman, saying that Moore and her husband hadn’t talked in months and calling Moore's split post and engagement tease a “publicity stunt!”