Kenya Moore has officially filed for divorce from estranged husband Marc Daly.
Following months of rumors suggesting the couple could reconcile, the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member’s filing has been confirmed as has Marc’s response.
According to court documents obtained by Radar Online on August 8, Kenya filed for divorce in May in a petition that listed their date of separation as September 19. 2019 and noted that she and Marc had been living in a “bonafide state of separation since that date.”
The marriage is “irretrievably broken,” she continued.
Kenya and Marc wed on June 10, 2017, and they share one daughter, two-year-old Brooklyn.
In her petition, Kenya requested a judge grant her sole physical and legal custody of Brooklyn and asked for an emergency hearing around the same time.
“To date, there are various issues impacting the care, safety and well-being of the minor child that could be continuously impacted if not addressed at least on a ‘Temporary’ basis. Without assistance and direction for this Honorable Court, it is our belief that the un- resolved matters as to the minor child will continue, and could become irreparable,” she explained.
Kenya also said she and Marc “have acquired other joint personal property as a result of their marriage by way of gifts or joint purchases which must be equitably divided as well as martial debt which must be equitably divided.”
Meanwhile, in his response documents on June 11, Marc agreed to give Kenya primary custody of Brooklyn but requested they share joint legal custody and asked the judge to award him his “separate real and personal property.”
In his petition, Marc revealed their marital residence was the home Kenya purchased in Georgia. He also said he wants an “equitable division of the parties’ martial residence” and for Kenya to pay his legal fees.
Amid the court drama, Kenya’s lawyers asked for their case to be sealed.
“The Petitioner is a high-profile individual who has a vested and heightened interest in keeping her private life from becoming public. Due to her public persona, the Petitioner’s life, safety and privacy interests are generally the subject of media outlets and as such,” they wrote. “Petitioner has reason to believe that the information contained in this action might be utilized by said outlets to further harass, molest or aggravate her life.”
While things between Kenya and Marc seemed to be tense, judging by their filings, they embarked on a happy family vacation just weeks later.
“Family time!” she wrote in the caption of a June 27 photo from the Bahamas.
In June of last year, months before Marc confirmed their divorce was back on, Kenya opened up about her plans for a second child.
“It’s a conversation that we’re still trying to figure out, honestly,” she told Us Weekly. “But I really feel, more and more, that I do [want to]. Time is ticking, and I want them to be close in age and … it’s a sensitive subject.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast is expected to begin filming their upcoming 14th season sometime later this year.
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