Amidst the texting controversies, snarky body comments and goofy impressions of her RHOA castmates, Kenya Moore is serious when it comes to having children of her own. And now she's revealing her plans to start a family.
"I plan to have [one] next year," she tells Life & Style. "Within the next six months, I hope to be pregnant."
Kenya goes on to discuss exactly why and how she plans to achieve this goal, and it's clear that she's put a lot of thought into this life-changing decision.
Kenya, who is currently dating a businessman who she declines to name, says she's considering going to a friend for a "contribution," or to a sperm bank.
"I'm going to do in vitro," she continues. "I just have to figure out whose sperm to use! … I have some options … I wouldn't mind having a modern family."
The most important thing for Kenya goes beyond logistics: as we've seen on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya's relationship with her mom is nonexistent—she was raised by her Aunt Lori—and she wants her child to grow up with the kind of strong, loving relationship that she missed out on with her own mother.
"I want to give my baby the childhood I never had," she says. "I want to be there for my children, and I want them to know they aren't invisible."
What do you think about Kenya's family plans for 2014? Tell us in the comments.
Oh Please! Kenya, I have bets going on if you have a baby or not. NOT. You are a liar and will do anything for fame.
I say go for it.....and for women to say that a single woman cannot pull off motherhood is demeaning to all women..but especially the women who finds themselves divorced or widowed with 2 or more children....
Why should a financially secure woman not consider having children when technology has allowed this feat to happen without tangling in a relationship....is any relationship guaranteed to last forever? I think many of them have an invisible expiration date that usually appears at about year 10 ..
Go for it Kenya
I joined this just so I would be able to make a comment. I predict Kenya will be taken off the show. I wish no one no ill will but I am just tired of acting like she is something, and having all this money. I personally want to fast forward anytime she appears but I cant because I really think the other housewives are true and trustworthy.
Kenya if you are reading this you are a beautiful black woman and I wish you well!!! Your haters are HOPING you don't have a kid because they are scared you are going to prove them all wrong...that you would be a great and fun, loving mother. They also don't want you to come out with a baby as cute as North West. With you and Brandon's genes I'm sure your kid would be so attractive! Lawrence is so so but I think Brandon has the better genes. You are obviously really good with Velvet. That dog has it made! LOL. So I guess if all goes through on the next reunion you will probably be pregnant. Wow. I think this will be a very interesting year for all of you RHOA cast members!
May need to get some therapy before throwing a baby into the mix. Kenya appears a bit unhinged at times.
Kenya is more calmer and she is acting more sensible this season, and that makes her a little more likeable. But she shouldn't have a child just because she feels her biological clock is ticking, or just to fill a void in her life. That was bad advice for her Aunt to tell her to have a baby without a man in her life. And I don't understand Kenya being in a relationship with this African tycoon, and yet she will use a sperm donor if he doesn't want to have a baby. What kind of relationship would that be if he doesn't want to be involved in that? Something is not adding up. This just makes me believe more and more that Kenya don't have a relationship with a African tycoon or anybody else. However, I hope that she thinks long and hard about having a baby without a man/husband.
Based upon her behavior shown on RHOA, I believe she needs therapy before she brings a baby into this world. She acts looney in my opinion. If her character has that many issues with her mother, then she needs extensive help to deal with them. All in my opinion.
I like Kenya Moore. I just wish that she calm down on trying to be the center of attention. She is one of the most beautiful housewives there is. She is funny, intelligent, sophisticated, educated, and so many many more attributes that describe her character. I do not believe is having children without having a marriage mate, We do what we think is best for us without oonsidering what will be best for the child. I'ts okay when the child is young and doesn't know any better but what happens when they reach that age when they want real answers? Just think more seriously about the choice Kenya. Our choices do come with consequences.
During your heart felt conversation with Portia was the first time I could relate to you at all. You became a real person when you discussed you own mother. Loved to see you present as a real human being, not the deceitful person with the fake boyfriends. Kenya, I think you can still redeem yourself.
Lately we've been seeing a new side to Kenya, and quite frankly I like it. She has been opening up about her past with her Mother and it makes her a lot more human in my eyes. I like how she has been more tolerant and kinder to Porsha. It seems like all of the ladies have been getting along more lately and I like this much better than all the name throwing and abuse.
Kenya is a fun person who would make a wonderful Mother. She is wrong to think that having a female child would remind her of her relationship with her own mother. She would be a wonderful Mother to either a male or female child. She is beautiful and sweet and fun. I only hope that the father of her child is handsome because it would be a shame to lose the beauty that she has. I cannot understand for the life of me WHY her mother doesn't want a relationship with her. It is definitely her mother's problem. Why do Kenya's mother's family members let her act that way toward Kenya? They all are at fault.
Kenya, I believe you to be a strong, intelligent, savvy woman. I have two college educated adult children. I was married twice. And yet, I raised both children as a single parent. It was the hardest job I have ever done. Children require and deserve two mature parents. You are a mature woman. The idea of a "modern" family is for the birds!!!! Your child will demand the next 18 years of your life. Please do not have a child because you feel a void in your life. I heard your Aunt say you should look at having a child by yourself. Kenya, if you do this, then your child will feel the way about their missing Dad, the way you felt about your missing-in-action mother.
Find your mate first. One who is willing to support a Life on this planet. Take a look around, this society is going to"hell" in a hand-basket! You deserve true love, find it first.Then you will have enough Love and support to cultivate another Life, your child. Too many single mothers are not nourished enough by their mates so they can "Nourish their children. Its a mistake to think you can do it without a full-time father in your child's life. Be smart Aquarius!!!! You can share your love with children who are all ready here. Look at Oprah.....she's a mother to a lot of girls in Africa and around the world. Kenya, all the best to you!
I really wish all the best for Kenya, when I hear her talk about her mother ignoring her it brakes my heart. Sometimes in life when hurtful things happen we tend to get thick skin. I think a baby for Kenya is perfect and she will be a great mother. She is classy and smart and beautiful inside and out. Her mom lost out by not knowing this wonderful person. All the best in 2014 Kenya!
I think to each his own. I don't know what sort of Mom she will be These tv shows are phony so you cant compare it to the person she portrays on Housewives of Atlanta. I always would hope anyone who decides to have a baby or adopt will be awesome parents and great role models. So, I wish Kendra lots of luck in whatever she chooses to do.
She acts slightly deranged. She should resolve her issues and become more emotionally stable before trying to care for a baby.
I wish her luck. My only advice is for her to watch her temper. It takes a whole lot of patience to raise kids.
Kenya will make a fabulous mom! She is crazy fun & I love her! The girls got moxie!! Wishing her nothing but the best. You go girl!
@viewer1126 I SO SO agree with you. Given the reaction by her family at the dinner, I think they're a little scared of the thought too.
@pblak1220 I do agree with you but I think she would be a great mother for some reason. She just seems fun and innocent when not on RHOA of course.
@Lund1 What show are you watching? She is just as conniving and backstabbing as always. She had one moment in all of her air time that she let her guard down, too bad it didn't last. Just listen to how she throws the girls under the bus on "Watch what Happens" and "Arsenio Hall" show.
@zocola All that so called beauty is FAKE!!!
@zocola Agreed! Her mother's family has probably tried talking to her mom over the years but couldn't get through. You know how when people get a certain age, they are set in their ways.
That was good insight regarding Kenya sharing her love with children who are already here! The more I think about it, Kenya is in the perfect predicament to that. But she chooses to stay involved in stuff which puts her in a bad light. Little girls like getting all dolled up and dream about being contestants in beauty pageants. Kenya's experience as former Miss USA can be her foundation and sounding board to help little girls build their confidence.