Kenya Moore Discusses Her Rough Childhood: “I Struggled to Survive”
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Kenya Moore Discusses Her Rough Childhood: “I Struggled to Survive”

On Season 5, Episode 3 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya Moore opened up a bit more about her difficult childhood, and many viewers found the candid conversation between her and Phaedra Parks very eye-opening and endearing.

In a blog from late last year, Kenya reveals why she chose to open up to Phaedra in particular. She writes, “I felt safe enough with her to share with her a very personal story about my mother and my struggles. I’ve been through a lot of pain in my life, but I strongly believe that without that pain I would not know love.”

Knowing a little more about Kenya’s past also helps explain why she was so annoyed when Porsha Stewart got her title wrong when introducing her at the Hosea Williams charity event later in the episode.

As Kenya explains, “Long after I’m gone, my title will remain. I’ve worked hard my entire life from the age of 14. Being from a broken home in Detroit, I struggled to survive and my grandmother kept me off the streets with pageants. I was a gifted student, I am self-made, and 19 years later, I am now a successful businesswoman, film producer, actor, and author. However, my story is still being written.”

“I hope that people remember me as a compassionate, sincere, assertive, honest woman who took pride in a name because it is all we have,” she concludes.

Given the context, we now better understand why Kenya had such a harsh reaction when Porsha screwed up her title. Do you still think she overreacted? Tell us below.