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The Real Housewives of Atlanta entrepreneur recently shared a promising update about her current relationship with her husband following the news of their separation in September. "We are in a really good place right now. Our relationship has really taken a turn. He has been so kind to me, sweet," Kenya told host Amy Phillips during an appearance on Radio Andy's Reality Checked on January 30. "Our relationship hasn't been this good in a long time."
Kenya said that things really started to turn around for the couple when they came together to celebrate daughter Brooklyn's first birthday in November. "When I saw that we had an opportunity to co-parent and do it in a great way and be an example for Brooklyn, I said, let's do the party together. And we did, and we had a great time," Kenya recalled. "I just think that that really showed him that I'm not after him. I want a calm, peaceful home, and a great environment for my daughter. That's all I want."
Throughout all of this, Kenya said that her only priority has been the well-being of her daughter. "My heart is beating in another person. And so for me, all I have ever wanted to do is protect her, and I will to the day I die," she said. "And if that means protecting her from negativity or anything within our home, then I'm going to do that."
This season of RHOA, fans are seeing Kenya and Marc go through a difficult time in their marriage, including a particularly tense dinner out with Cynthia Bailey, Mike Hill, Kandi Burruss, and Todd Tucker (clip above). Kenya said that she doesn't know how Marc feels about his appearances this season of RHOA — or if he's even seen any of the episodes. "We have not had a conversation about it," she said.
Kenya added that she and Marc were in a very different place when they filmed this season of RHOA. "The show is taped six months ago, so we're looking at it backwards, basically," she said.
Neither Kenya nor Marc has filed for divorce since announcing their separation in September. Kenya isn't ruling out the possibility that she and Marc could save their marriage, either. "He definitely wants to stay together, he wants to reconcile," she said. "I'm open to it as long as we really put in the work and that work comes out to be a positive and loving relationship."
Kenya said that she felt like the separation was "a rash decision" during a recent interview with ET. "Once the baby came, things just, you know -- the stress of life made our relationship deteriorate," Kenya said. "And we couldn’t find our way back to it."
However, Kenya said that she and Marc "are better friends now than we have been in a very long time," and co-parenting is going "great." "We are going to be going to counseling soon," she shared. "So, I'm optimistic."
But Kenya said that if she and Marc are going to make things work, they're going to have to make some changes in their relationship. "I would like to stay in this marriage because I still have love for my husband, but it has to change — a lot of things will have to change," she said. "Communication, number one. It has to always be respectful communication, even when you're upset, when you're hurt and when you're angry. Whatever the emotions you might be feeling at the time, you have to always keep in mind that you are a partnership, and you cannot take some things back. Once they're said or done, they cannot be taken back."
"I think, being vulnerable, throwing away ego and pride is very important, because you can't really get to the bones of how someone really feels unless they're able to just put everything out on the table, and be really raw and vulnerable," Kenya continued. "And I think the last part of it is just loving, knowing that you both are in this partnership and you both want to make it work and have a beautiful family. I mean, we have that and I would hate to lose it."
We'll see how Kenya deals with her marital strife as this season of RHOA continues Sundays at 8/7c. Watch a preview, below.
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