Kenya Moore Opens Up About Her Candid Conversation With Her Father “We Both Needed Closure”

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Life hasn’t always been easy for the former Miss USA, Kenya Moore and after watching her talk to her father this week on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, I have nothing but compassion for her. Her formative years were hard, and I’m beginning to see Kenya as a woman driven by the demons of her past and a need to prove herself. I respect that all that she’s accomplished and understand where she’s coming from now.

Kenya is also gaining insight to herself and her past relationships with men.

“During my journey I’ve learned that I have to take the time to address and ultimately resolve some deep emotional family issues that may be the underlying reason I have been choosing the wrong men. I have had some amazing long-term relationships filled with love. However, I have broken up with the majority of those men for reasons I’m discovering now.”

Kenya explains about her father and their fractured relationship.

“It was very difficult, because I have never had a real heart to heart with my dad. He was 15-years-old when he learned he was going to be a father. He was a baby himself having a baby in the ‘70s. I could never understand why I’ve had so many ups and downs with my father. Whenever he had become hurt, he masked it with anger and stormed off and I would not hear from him for months, sometimes years.”

That, coupled with her mother’s abandonment, had to be painful. But Kenya is trying to put her past to bed so that she can work toward her future.

“When he came to visit, I was at a point where I needed resolution and that meant I had to really connect with him and be honest about the pain I have caused him. I have never addressed or apologized to him for running away from his home at 12-years-old. We both needed closure.”

Even with all of their history, Kenya respects her dad.

“He is prideful, strong-willed, and stubborn as hell. I am my father’s daughter. I was shocked to see tears come from his eyes. It broke my heart to hear that I made him feel like he wasn’t good enough. …we spent more than half my life at odds unnecessarily hurting each other. But after having our heart to heart, I realize how proud I am of him… He is not perfect, but he is my family and the only father I have.”

More family drama continues next week.

“…we travel to Detroit together and I finally confront my mother with the support of my Dad. I would not have it any other way. Thank you for being a part of my journey to be a better person and to bring my family together.”

What do you think? Will her mother answer the door or leave her out in the cold once more? And do you have fresh sympathy for Kenya after this episode?


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