While the couple has remained separated in Season 13, in the February 28 episode of RHOA, Kenya revealed during a meeting with her lawyer, Antavius Weems, that Marc had been sending her love songs and had expressed that he wanted their relationship to work. Kenya's lawyer told her that was surprising to hear because he had just been notified that Marc had filed for divorce in New York, where he is based.
When Kenya appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on March 7, she said that Marc "100 percent" did not know he was going to file for divorce when he sent her those love songs (clip above). She also later revealed during the WWHL After Show that one of those tracks was "Need U Bad" by Jazmine Sullivan. "That song is heart-wrenching," Kenya said. "It is so amazing."
Kenya opened up more about those aforementioned legal matters with Marc on WWHL, addressing the request for alimony that appeared to be part of his divorce filing in the episode. "He has never said out of his own mouth that he wanted alimony. He said that we misinterpreted New York law," Kenya explained. "So he withdrew it, the divorce petition, the very next day, and he still has not filed in Georgia, and he has not asked for any alimony or payment."
As Kenya's friend, Cynthia Bailey, prepared to tie the knot herself in the March 7 episode of RHOA, there was a lot of chatter surrounding the fact that she and her then-husband-to-be Mike Hill had not yet signed a prenup with their wedding just days away. Kenya noted in the episode, "I always tell people to have a prenup," and she spoke more about Cynthia's lack of one on WWHL.
"She said she would get a postnup, so I'm hoping she'll still go through with that," Kenya said. "You know, she's in her 50s, and after [her first husband, Peter Thomas], I would just think she would be the first one pushing that paper across the desk. But I think she's just gonna need to make her own decision about that."
However, when it came to not signing a prenup herself before she married Marc, Kenya admitted that she "dropped the ball." "You know, I am such an advocate for prenups, because I do believe they protect both parties, and I think that especially when you're successful, you want to protect what you've earned and what you've fought for your entire life," Kenya shared on WWHL. "And I just think that I was in love, and when he said that he didn't want one because it was forecasting where we would be, I just kind of agreed to it, because a lot of the things I owned, I owned outright before marriage, so I felt like I was protected."
When Andy Cohen asked Kenya on WWHL how she and Marc are getting along today, she said, "As of today [laughs]? Good."
Andy noted that it seemed like the status of her and Marc "kind of changes every time I talk to you," with which she agreed. "It does, because emotions are really high, Andy, and I've never been through a divorce, I've never had a separation, I've never had a child with anyone. So, all of these things are new for me," Kenya said. "And with Marc, I think, he's still in love. I still have love for Marc. We are just in a very difficult place, and no one really wants to pull the trigger."
Kenya explained that filing for custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, was her primary focus at the time. "I had to do what was best for Brooklyn for right now, because I am her primary custodial parent," she said. "So, for me, I needed to file that action, because, obviously, I need to have certain rights."
Marc previously addressed the state of his marriage to Kenya in a statement to The Root in January.
"After recently attending mediation, Kenya and I have agreed to end our marriage. I will always have great care for her and look forward to amicably continuing to co-parent our daughter Brooklyn with an abundance of love and wisdom," Marc said. "As always, in addition to perpetual self-improvement, my primary focus will continue to be helping the underserved and people of color in Brooklyn to recover from the negative impact of the COVID - 19 pandemic. This focus will take shape through using my restaurant as a 'Community Hub' where positive and diverse perspectives on important topics such as economic empowerment, social activism and political engagement can be highlighted in a safe and productive forum. I’m blessed to be a positive change agent for not just my family but also my community."
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Kenya opens up more about Marc in The Real Housewives of Atlanta After Show, below.
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