Real Housewife Kenya Moore is pregnant with her first child at the age of 47

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Kenya Moore is on Real Housewives of Atlanta. She’s a former beauty queen – she was Miss USA – and she has somewhat regular drama with other Real Housewives. Don’t ask me to recap, because I truly don’t know/remember. There was a beef with Brandi Glanville, right? And I’m almost positive that Kenya has been beefing with Kim Zolciak for years now. All of this sh-t is self-sustaining: if a Real Housewife gets along with other Real Housewives, then there’s no story and no show. The beef is what makes them thrive. Anyway, Kenya is 47 years old. And she’s pregnant with her first child!

Kenya Moore is twirling for two! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 47, revealed on Sunday’s season 10 reunion part 1 that she’s pregnant with her first child — a surprise revelation that happened at the top of the show when host Andy Cohen inquired if a baby was on the way.

“We will definitely be welcoming a boy or girl in late this year,” Moore said, shocking herself. “Oh my God, I said that! I don’t want to talk about the details because I’m still very nervous about everything so I want to get past a safe place.” Asked if she wanted a boy or a girl, Moore said, “I want a healthy baby.”

Her happy news comes 10 months after the former Miss USA married husband Marc Daly in a romantic sunset ceremony on a St. Lucia beach. “We both want to start a family and soon — like, right away,” Moore told PEOPLE exclusively at the time. “We both want a child.”

“We have been really upfront about wanting to expand our family, and we have definitely been taking the proper steps to try to make that happen,” she added on the RHOA After Show in January. Moore and Daly first met met through mutual friend (and fellow Bravolebrity) Chef Roblé Ali back in June of 2016, though didn’t start dating until December of that year.

Since saying their “I dos,” the duo have kept busy, splitting their time between Moore’s house in Atlanta and Brooklyn, New York — where Daly owns and operates an acclaimed soul food fusion restaurant named Soco.

[From People]

I’m sure all of the self-styled fertility experts will start yelling about how it’s perfectly normal these days for 47-year-old women to have babies. And for real, if you have the money, means and time, many 47-year-olds probably do have a good chance at getting pregnant. But it’s not something that happens every day, nor is it common for 47-year-old women to have their FIRST child at the age of 47. This actually made me think of Gwen Stefani and how she probably wants to have a baby with Blake Shelton. Gwen is one year older than Kenya: do you think it will happen for Gwen? As for Kenya… congrats to her and her husband. I wonder if she’ll be leaving the show after this?

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  1. Frome says:

    What was her exact wording? She could be pregnant but somehow I think it’s more likely a surrogate. Either way, congrats to them. I love her for her putting Michael Rappaport in his place.

    • KEEKS says:

      I thought the exact same thing! She didn’t say she was pregnant. She said that a baby would be arriving around late this year

      • DesertReal says:

        The way she phrased it definitely sounded like a firstborn Beyonce baby was coming down the pipeline.
        Whatever makes them happy!

    • N.L. says:

      My thoughts exactly. She never said she was pregnant and chose all her words carefully when asked during the reunion. Surrogate!

  2. Pandy says:

    Well hubby does not appear to want anything to do with her reality life so good luck. 47 yikes. Yeah good luck!

  3. minx says:

    That dress—yowza! She looks amazing and I love the color with her skin tone.
    Yeah, it sounds like it might be surrogate. Congrats to them.

  4. Jag says:


  5. Clare says:

    She seems like a really nasty piece of work on TV… I hope she is nicer in real life than she is on that show/in the media, and that the child won’t be raised by a vicious, temperamental body shamer.

  6. ellieohara says:

    She didn’t say she was pregnant; she said they were expecting a baby. And she was pretty evasive about the whole thing. I would be very surprised if this were true.

    • Peeking in says:

      She went to a fertility clinic in Barbados a few months ago. That’s the gossip, anyway.

  7. Rumi says:

    I don’t know anything about who they are I just thought what a beautiful looking couple
    Congrats hope everything goes well.

  8. Loopy says:

    The way she responded leaves a lot to interpretation, she was very cagey could be because she is waiting for the 3 months ‘safe place’ to pass. But these women are know to cook up an story line or new angle to remain on the shows.

  9. savu says:

    I mean of course, good for them – and good for them they had the opportunity for this, so many don’t.

    My partner’s friend just remarried, between them they have two young boys and one about to graduate high school. She’s almost 40, and allllllllways wanted the girl. Now they’ve gone through the process of IVF only to select the gender. (They didn’t “try” to see if they have any fertility issues, she’s older but super healthy, and their doctor said they had a pretty good chance of conceiving naturally.) I am struggling to be non-judgy on this one! I want to be! They keep saying “this is the new normal” and “everybody can do it if they want.” Uhhhh I know LOTS of people who can’t afford NECESSARY IVF, to pay tens of thousands of dollars just to select a gender is NOT within the realm of possibility for the majority of people.

    • SheBug says:

      The gender selection always weirds me out. A lot of people have a fantasy of the child they want. They’ll root for the same baseball team. Or they’ll just love to dress up in matching outfits. It’s like, you could have a nerdy kid who is really into reading and not sports or fashion. You could have a gay, lesbian, or trans kid who doesn’t conform to your fantasy of what it means to have a little boy or little girl.

      I just never get it, and I always wonder how the kids end up when the parents have such pre-conceived ideas. I know my Mom was disappointed in how sporty I was, and she always took it out on me/was never proud of anything I did. She would call me a dyke and tell me no one would marry me if they found out I played basketball and wore sweatpants to practice in HS. She tried to talk me into dropping out of HS like my brother, or becoming a nun because “no one will marry you.” Just anything to try and sabotage my future.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        How awful for you. Always be happy with the person you are.

        With gender selection, it feels like, if you want someone to dress in frilly clothes, buy a doll.

        If you want to play ball, join a team.

        Kids aren’t there for our unmet needs.

      • FHMom says:

        “Kids aren’t there for our unmet needs.”

        The truth.

        What a horrible way to grow up. I hope you’ve overcome this. Parents can be cruel. A big hug to you.

    • coconut says:

      Just because you’re healthy or super healthy doesn’t mean you’ll have an easy time conceiving and carrying to term. 🙂

      • savu says:

        @whoarethesepeople YES. THAT is the feeling I’ve been struggling to verbalize. Thank you!

        @coconut of course nothing is ever guaranteed – but it was their doctor’s opinion that they should try to conceive naturally because they’d be able to, and there’s no reason she wouldn’t have a healthy pregnancy and baby. (She will carry the gender-selected child.) But they didn’t want to try to conceive naturally, because obviously their chances were 50/50 of getting a girl. I guess that’s what always bothered me – it was never about having a child, it was always about having a girl.

  10. PoodleMama says:

    I will believe it when I see it. She has been on the chopping block of late and is a total stunt queen. Her answer was very vague “we will welcome a boy or girl later this year.” To me, that doesn’t mean they aren’t using a surrogate.

    • savu says:

      I assumed the same thing, maybe a surrogate. I guessed Kaiser had seen “pregnant” confirmed somewhere else, but idk maybe not.

      • Aurelia says:

        I have never heard of fertility specialists using a 47 year old womans egg in a surrogate before.

  11. Frosty says:

    Good for them, that is happy news.

  12. Girl_ninja says:

    Women over 40 getting pregnant actually isnt rare and quite common.

  13. Sayrah says:

    No judgment here. If I had never had children and I really wanted them I wouldn’t care how old I was. Now starting over at 47 after already doing the baby thing 3 times in my 30s? That I couldn’t do. Side note: she’s beautiful

  14. Madpoe says:

    I’m one of many women that can’t afford IVF treatments and just turned 44 this year.
    It saddens me b/c the hubby and I wanted children so badly.
    I’m happy for her either way, congrats!

    • Jackie says:


      Please check out CNY Fertility in NY. IVF was prohibitively expensive for so many years before I found them. Their fees are low and they offer in house financing. Even if donor eggs are suggested, their fee is less than the fee for conventional IVF at most clinics. I’m also 44 and 30 weeks pregnant with a baby boy. This would not be possible without CNY Fertility.

      • DesertReal says:

        Madpoe, hang in there.
        I was a surprise baby that came along yeeears after my parents thought it was a wrap.

        And congratulations Jackie!

  15. kellybean says:

    I am 46 and I can’t imagine having a child at my age. Although, to be honest, I never wanted to have children. I am an active person but have noticed that in the past couple of years that my energy level is not as high as it once was. I just want to sleep on my days off. I can’t imagine running after a toddler in a couple of years. It would be exhausting. But to each their own…

  16. Loopy says:

    IVF seems to be so EXPENSIVE i have heard of stories about people almost going bankrupt. I am not an expert so forgive me for this inquiry… it seems a lot of people are usually unsuccessful on the first attempt, is it possible that these attempts get sabotaged so more money can be spent?

    • Jackie says:

      No, it’s ridiculous just how perfect so many things need to be in order to get pregnant and stay pregnant. It’s actually unrealistic to expect IVF to work the first time.

  17. JoJo says:

    Very happy for her, but it’s almost 100% certainly a donor egg, unless she froze her eggs previously, (which doesn’t seem like the case because I admit to watching the show sometimes.)

    Nothing wrong with donor eggs either! Just that all of these celebs getting pregnant at 46 – 50 never reveal that it’s a donor egg. This is absolutely their right, but the only drawback is that it leads other women to believe they can conceive with their own egg at this age with IVF, which is almost impossible.

    • Jackie says:

      This is what I hate about celebrities who are less than forthcoming about their late in life pregnancies. Of course they owe us no explanations, but the average person who doesn’t know much about fertility is going to come away with the wrong impression. I can’t tell you how many times people would say to me “X celebrity got pregnant with twins at 50!”. It’s so frustrating.

    • Aurelia says:

      Yes unrealistic expectations. I remember Kelly Preston saying it took 17 rounds of IVF to get thier youngest son when she was 47.

      And by the way, sadly frozen eggs thawed out in IVF at a later date have a terrible success rate.

      • Jackie says:

        Yes! So many people think freezing their eggs is a great insurance plan, but it’s not. You can expect to lose eggs at every stage of IVF and suddenly what seems like an excess of eggs can turn into one crappy embryo that fails.

  18. Neva_D says:

    My mother had me at 44 without IVF and had no complications during pregnancy or birth. It might not be common, but that doesn’t mean that women *can’t*do it.

    Whether it’s IVF, adoption or pregnancy, I wish Kenya good luck!

  19. No Doubtful says:

    Gwen had a tough time conceiving Apollo so I doubt if she will get pregnant with Blake. Plus…she’s pretty traditional and religious…I can’t see her having a baby out of wedlock.

  20. HeyThere! says:

    Wait…Gwen I said almost 50 years old?! I want what she is having!!!!!!

  21. meh says:

    Wait, what? She’s 47??

  22. City Girl says:

    Whether it be by IVF, surrogacy, adoption, or fostering, Congratulations to the Happy Couple! Babies are a blessing. Not a crazed fan, but gave been watching RHOA since forever and she has always wanted a family. Warms my cold crusty 💓