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Kenya Moore

Kenya Moore’s relationships with, well, just about everyone have never been easy. But The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star says that there is one man in her life she can count on these days: her father.

Though Kenya and her dad were once estranged, Kenya explains how their newfound closeness is giving her strength during her very public messiness with Matt Jordan. “My dad was only 15 when I was born,” explains Kenya. “He wasn’t in a position to take care of me when my mother wanted to give me up for adoption. Through the years we have struggled as I never understood why we were always at odds or not speaking at all…sometimes for years at a time.”

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Kenya continues, “Over the last few years I made a concerted effort to repair my relationship with my family. My Dad and I had a heart to heart and for the first time I finally understood his pain. Our relationship has never been better.”

Although Kenya has vaguely kept her dad in the loop over the years, she admits he hasn’t been as “hands on” when it’s come to meeting her boyfriends, fiances, paid actors, etc…until Matt. She says her father “has known of my previous relationships and marriage proposals, and we have spoken about my exes on the show before. But he had never met Matt. Unfortunately, I wish it was under better circumstances. He has been happily married for over 35 years and is still very much in love with his wife. He is a great source of information and support. At the end of the day, all my dad wants is for me to be happy.”

During the Matt-frontation, Kenya’s father impressively acted as mediator between his hot-headed daughter, and (by all accounts) equally volatile paramour. Even Kenya admits, “I thought my dad was very respectful and fair with Matt.”

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Not missing YET ANOTHER opportunity to shade Matt, Kenya continues, “Although Matt can calmly express himself with others, he cannot control his anger or his emotions when he gets hurt or upset when speaking to me. He constantly keeps score, holds on to things that happened in the beginning of our relationship, and behaves in a tit for tat manner. Age is not a factor, but maturity is. He states he wants my respect, but he breaks down doors in hotels and breaks windows in the home I have put my heart, soul, and hard earned money into. As such, nothing warrants this type of violence.”

Kenya and Matt’s relationship seems to be in the proverbial rear view mirror now, but it’s likely to play out (in excruciating detail!) on RHOA for weeks to come. And so is the fan support Kenya seems to be reveling in these days.

Kenya closes her blog by thanking everyone who’s supported her thus far: “I have appreciated the fans and their support, criticism, and prayers for me and Matt. There were so many people rooting for us, because they saw genuine love between us. Our flaws, struggles, and feelings are broadcast to the world, and it’s not always pretty. People can lie, but your eyes do not. Thank you for seeing the truth and speaking on it. This is not the easiest time for me with the holidays upon us, but I wish you all Happy Holidays and thank you for your love.”

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