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And it has been the most blissful time in my life. A little scary and blissful at the same time. My husband is extremely supportive. He is always encouraging me. He's my rock. He's my protector. And honestly, I never thought it would happen to To me. You've seen me go through so many things. I'm on the show where I really felt in my quiet moments that is it true what they're saying? I can't keep a man, I can't find someone to really love me for me. Is it ever going to happen? I'm a 46 year old woman. And I'm a black woman. And so the statistics show that over 44% of us never get married, and that's a real fact. So for me, I just kept the faith and just kept hoping and And it just happened for me in a way I never expected it to so it had to be God. For me, I wanted a real chance at having a real relationship that can stand the test of time I didn't want to have an Instagram relationship. I didn't want everyone to be in the middle and criticizing whether or not it's real or I paid somebody. You know, the silly rumors that they say about me at times. And I just wanted for it to be flushed out. If it's real it will survive and we don't need to be public for us to have a relationship. I didn't feel the need to serve the public. I just wanted to Have a chance at really being in love. Number one, my strength comes from my grandmother who raised me. I think a lot of people might know that, I have an amazing grandmother who's now 86-years-old. And she was a Jehovah's Witness. And she instilled the faith in me and God and to believe and to have faith and no matter what you are going through God will always have your back. So that is where I ultimately draw all of my strength from

Since jumping the broom in a beautiful surprise wedding ceremony in St. Lucia in early June, Kenya Moore has been riding the high of love. 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star spoke on the ESSENCE Empowerment stage to kick of ESSENCE Festival 2017 and spilled all of the tea on her life as a wife and why you she never shared who she was dating with fans. 

“I wanted to take some time to enjoy being married and to enjoy my husband without putting him in the middle of a storm,” she explained when asked about keeping her husband’s identity private after initally announcing her marriage. “For me, I wanted a real chance to have a real relationship that could stand the test of time. I didn’t want to have an Instagram relationship. I didn’t want everyone to be in the middle of criticizing whether or not it was real or whether or not I paid someone, you know, the silly rumors that they say about me at times. I wanted for it to be fleshed out.”

Moore turned off her Instagram comments once she began sharing the news about her new marriage and husband, New York businessman Marc Daly. But on the empowerment stage, she set the record straight on why she’s only sharing what she wants to these days,

“The reason why you go to my Instagram and I don’t have my comments on is because I don’t read the comments anymore. I don’t do things for anyone else anymore. I just have to do things for myself so for me to be empowered I feel like what’s private is for me and what I want to share is what I want to share with the fans who really support me and really want to see me succeed.”

Well there you have it.

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