Things just got very real for reality TV star Kenya Moore.
The former Miss U.S.A., who made her debut on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” this season, is caught in a reality show scandal now that her on-camera “boyfriend” Walter Jackson has revealed they weren’t seriously dating.
On last Sunday’s episode, the entire “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast traveled to Anguilla on a couples retreat. Throughout the episode, Moore expressed her desire to get married to Jackson and talked about the type of diamond ring she wanted.
Also during the episode, the 41-year-old pageant queen flirted with three different men—among them, Phaedra Parks’ husband Apollo Nida and Cynthia Bailey’s husband Peter Thomas.
Jackson, an Atlanta businessman, looked on emotionless while Moore frolicked with Nida and danced with Thomas.
Now, Jackson has appeared on WVEE’s “Frank and Wanda Morning Show,” where he addressed the relationship and revealed that Moore requested that they date just for the cameras.
He admitted that the couple did previously date, but resumed the relationship at Moore’s request just so that she could appear on “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Jackson said he decided to come clean after learning that Moore made accusations about him being gay on camera to attempt to justify why he wasn’t jumping to get engaged to her. Not only does he deny being gay, Jackson admits to already being in another relationship with another woman in her twenties.
He said that only he and Moore knew of their plan to pretend for the cameras, and none of the other cast members, producers or executives at Bravo were aware of their secret.
There has been major fallout behind the scenes since Jackson’s radio outing of Moore. Sources tell AlwaysAList.com exclusively that Bravo executives were in a “panicked state” on Monday because of what Moore’s “boyfriend” did.
Also, Moore phoned executives “outraged” over Jackson’s admission and wanted them to “go after him for violating his confidentiality agreement.”
On Twitter, she took a different approach. Monday night her message read: “The high road is any action taken or any word spoken with the intention of restoring peace, invoking healing, or advancing love. Good night…”
On Tuesday, she offered: “I want to thank all my close friends who have reached out to me yesterday. I love you all and appreciate your genuine kindness and support. Everyone is so quick to jump to conclusions when people lie. Look to someone’s motivations. I will address the statements later today. Thanks for the support.”
AUDIO: Listen to Walter Jackson’s two-part radio interview below.