Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star Kenya Moore has spoken at length on the show and reunion about the mysterious “African Prince” boyfriend who, according to NeNe Leakes spoke in broken English and was not even rich. The housewife claims to be seeing a wealthy businessman although, to date, she’s declined to give any specifics.
However, now several sources are claiming Kenya’s secrecy is due to her dating a man who’s married with three children.
RadarOnline notes, on May 27, “Moore, 43, tweeted a photo of Cole with his arm around his wife, Sylvia, and holding hands with her, with a Nigerian flag in the background.” The CEO and co-founder of The Sahara Group, MTO also claims Cole is married with three kids.
A fan saw Kenya touring Harvard University with her alleged boyfriend and Kenya has named him on her feed. “Congratulations to Tonye Cole for graduating from @harvard business School,” she tweeted. “It’s an honor to know you. #inspirational.” She also shared intimate Instagram photos with a male whose face was partially obscured.
His wife, Sylvia, is reportedly not amused and is “not taking things lightly with her handsome husband.”
A local report continues, “It was learnt that she has not accepted explanations given by Tonye that the controversial picture was just a mere coincidental shot.” Adding, “Sylvia is said to be devastated at the moment and would not easily swallow excuses given by her husband’s friends, who have reportedly waded into the matter.”
“That moment when you think about closing your eyes or getting hot grits… #tobeinlove #tobesafe #toletyourguarddown #toforgive #toloveunconditionally #topickyourbattles #tobeprotected #toletshitgo #tofightfair #tobecommitted,” the 43-year-old captioned a recent Instagram photograph. “Love is a choice, to trust is a choice. You choose your fate. You can’t let other people and the past dictate how you treat others. #timetoheal.”
She added of a photo where the man is looking at photos of her online, “LOL I’m his motivation #obsessed have a blessed day #behappy #stophating #myfamily note to all the haters: I’m unbothered find someone else to hate stalk.”
Wendy Williams also commented on the alleged romance:
“Many people including me had doubts about this African boyfriend really existing but now we might know who he is. His name is Tonye Cole and he’s a Nigerian oil magnate. He was apparently recently speaking at Harvard University and [Moore] was spotted there with him, walking around the campus.”
The talk show hostess was appalled, adding, “There’s only one problem though, Kenya girl, you got to close your legs to married men. I’m sorry Kenya. We here at the Wendy show…we checked out…his Facebook page, his status and he’s married with kids.
“In certain cultures you’re allowed to have more than [one] wife and children…he’s not from here so he might have a different way. But Kenya is from here. Why would you settle for that, Kenya?” Williams asked.