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Kenya Moore opens up about new marriage

Shonda McClain | 6/27/2017, 5:55 a.m.
Kenya Moore is still wrapped in the glow of wedded bliss.
Photo Kenya Moore Instagram

Kenya Moore is still wrapped in the glow of wedded bliss.

The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star recently opened up about her secret wedding to businessman Marc Daly, which took place on June 10 on the island of St. Lucia. Moore walked down the aisle in a beautiful white Pallas Couture wedding dress, reportedly worth $10,000.

“We wanted something simple and not overly complicated," she told People magazine of her beachside wedding, calling her husband “extremely romantic.”

According to Bravo, the couple was introduced by celebrity chef Roble Ali, who posted his congratulations to the couple on Instagram: "I'm so happy for y'all! When I introduced you two I KNEW y'all would hit it off but this is just WOW. You got a GREAT man Kenya!!! That's my man right there. I'm tryna be like him when I grow up! Congrats y'all!!!"

Moore, 46, told People she knew she had found something special after the couple’s first date.

“I’ve never experienced a first date like this before,” she said. “You know when you meet people, and you like them or have good chemistry with them but you don’t feel like the world has changed? I felt like the earth moved after our first date.”

After a whirlwind romance, the two tied the knot seven months later. Moore said her feelings for Daly were so strong she “probably would have married him in 30 days,” but they wanted to wait to make sure it was the real thing.

Moore, who has had some very public relationships that did not play out well on her reality show, said she kept Daly’s identity a secret because, “He didn’t sign up for this world, I did,” she told People. “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.”

When asked if her new husband will be joining her on the new season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Moore said they had not discussed that – yet – but she’s sure they will make the right decision when the time comes.

“But right now, I’m enjoying being a bride and a newlywed.”

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