Following her first dance on Dancing with the Stars, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star opened up about her journey to the ballroom, revealing her partner, Brandon Armstrong, has been extremely supportive.
“I cry to him,” she told Access Hollywood while wrapping her arm around her dance partner. “I tell him I’m going through a divorce and all of these changes in my life. But for me, this is kind of like my happy ending. This is me doing me. This is me finally taking control over my situation, and starting a new chapter of, like, just happiness.”
As for how Kenya’s handling the brutal practice schedule while in the middle of a divorce, she admitted it’s been tough to balance.
“It’s been a lot. I had a court appearance the other day right before rehearsal, so of course I come in all flustered,” she confessed. “And I think I’m over it, but then I’m like, ‘Why did he say that or why did they do that?’ It takes you back.”
She added, “It’s hard. I’m not gonna lie, it’s hard. But I just try to focus on [the divorce in the back of my mind] because this is my future. This is where I’m going.”
As far as her dancing skills, she said she has plenty of room to grow, especially now that she’s “put the trash behind [her].”
Meanwhile, speaking of the court appearance Kenya mentioned, she reportedly rushed to the courtroom to ask the judge to seal the case. According to Radar Online, who has obtained the court documents, the reality star has agreed to share her financial documents in open court, but she’s hoping the judge will agree to keep any other details under wraps.
In the motion, Kenya describes herself as a “high profile celebrity,” and she’s concerned that information in the future filings could be used to “harass” her.
“Under normal circumstances, these things would not be otherwise made available to the unknowing public due to the face that such might subject the Petitioner to heightened scrutiny, harassment and may threaten her safety in as much as she is a public official, should persons learn her financial status or other specific terms of her life,” her attorney wrote in the docs.
Kenya filed for divorce in May, claiming her marriage to Marc is “irretrievably broken.” For the time being, Marc has agreed that Kenya should maintain primary custody of their two-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, but he’s currently seeking shared legal custody so he can help make important decisions in the child’s life.
The judge has yet to rule on Kenya’s latest motion.