‘RHOA’ Producers Say Kenya Moore and Marc Daly’s Relationship Got “Progressively Worse” During Filming
Viewers of RHOA were disgusted by Marc Daly’s treatment of Kenya Moore. Many times, Daly appeared disinterested in his wife and unwilling to compromise. Things have since taken a turn for the better for the estranged couple. But, the production crew of the show has revealed even more behind the scenes drama between Moore and Daly, explaining that things were a lot worse than what was aired.
Kenya Moore and Marc Daly’s marriage fell apart while filming ‘RHOA’
Moore returned to RHOA after taking one season off. She was eager to show fans her happily ever after with her new husband and baby. But shortly before the start of season 12, Moore announced that she and Daly were separating after only two years of marriage.
Their marital issues appeared to stem from Moore suppressing her feelings about Daly’s stern treatment toward her. She admitted in a tearful conversation with Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey that Daly was verbally abusive at times and appeared to be checked out of the marriage.
Daly was also not a fan of the drama between Moore and her co-stars and often took the side of Moore’s nemesis, Nene Leakes, when she and Moore argued. Daly preferred for Moore to take the high road.
‘RHOA’ producers say filming Kenya Moore and Marc Daly was uncomfortable
While fans blasted Daly for his treatment of his wife, producers of the show explained in a recent interview with Bravo’s The Daily Dish podcast that the tension between Daly and Moore was much worse than what was shown on the show. In fact, the production crew explained that it was clear from the beginning of filming that their marriage was not on firm ground.
“It was clear in our opinion that they just didn’t get along,” they said. They also painted the mood as being “definitely uncomfortable” whenever Moore and Daly were filmed. Despite such, they insisted that Moore never tried to hide her marital issues.
“[Kenya] never tried to put a positive spin on her marriage,” they said. “She was very open and honest about what was going on.” But as filming continued, production said the tense moments between Moore and Daly intensified. “It only got progressively worse as we continued filming,” they noted.
It was a known fact that Daly was not a fan of the show and never wanted his life to play out publicly. Andy Cohen revealed during the season 10 reunion that Daly informed producers that he felt the show was a negative portrayal of Black women.
During the episode in which Daly blew up at production during his charity event and told them he would not longer film, production noted that Daly was in a “weird mood” the entire day. The production crew also corroborated Eva Marcille and Cynthia Bailey’s claims of Daly not being polite.
Kenya Moore says Marc Daly has changed and they are trying to make things work
Despite the embarrassment and heartbreak of season 12, Moore revealed at the reunion that she and Daly are trying to make their marriage work. According to Moore, Daly has done a complete 180 and is fighting for his family. She explained that though they currently live in separate cities, the two are in virtual marital counseling.
Now, Moore believes Daly has recommitted to her and their family and truly wants to make an effort. She also noted that she believes Daly seeing his behavior on television was a motivator for him to do better. As long as things continue in a positive direction, Moore is open to repairing their relationship.