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Kenya Moore, 47, welcomes first child Brooklyn

Originally filed Sunday, November 4, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Kenya Moore had her first child Sunday morning named Brooklyn.

People broke the news. 

Ironically, this happened on the same day the show that she parted way with starts its 11th season without her.

Normally, this type of news would have been great fodder for “Real Housewives,” but she alienated the producers when she chose to get married without telling Bravo. Her husband Marc Daly also avoided being on the show until a brief appearance near the end of season 10.

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People said she couldn’t agree with Bravo over money or how much access she and Daly would provide. 

She named her daughter Brooklyn for a good reason: 

“Brooklyn because that’s where we met and fell in love, and Doris after my grandmother who passed away last year and who raised me,” Moore told People.

Moore, 47, went through in vitro fertilization  to conceive her daughter and had some medical issues last week. She had an emergency cesarean after being diagnosed with preeclampsia, which causes severe swelling, water retention, high blood pressure and excess protein in urine.

Over the years on the show, she had talked about wanting a family and a child but had a string of relationships that didn’t pan out until she met restaurateur Daly in 2016. 

Without the show as her vehicle, she has been dispensing updates on her pregnancy via social media, primarily her 1.3 million Instagram followers.

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