So much for happily ever after!
Back in March, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore appeared on an episode of Millionaire Matchmaker. The one and only Patti Stanger set her up with a man named James Freeman.
She says they fell in love, but we have a hard time believing it — considering he married another woman just a few weeks after their segment aired!
Statement from Kenya Moore A photo posted by Kenya Moore (@thekenyamoore) on May 12, 2015 at 7:11am PDT
Statement from Kenya Moore
A photo posted by Kenya Moore (@thekenyamoore) on May 12, 2015 at 7:11am PDT
The 44-year-old wrote on Instagram, “Unfortunately, I just learned today that the man I met and fell in love with from Millionaire Matchmaker was married a week after the show aired. I am astounded and devastated to have learned of this news via social media as opposed to from him directly. However, I still believe in love and my heart remains open to the man God has for me. I wish him well.”
Shortly after their episode aired, Kenya posted a mushy Instagram tribute (with the photo below) to her alleged beau that would lead some to believe they were still together — but now James’ wife, Jaimi Gregory, has spoken out to set the record straight!
Kenya and James. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
“James was on Millionaire Matchmaker in September 2014 and I met him in December,” she tells Radar Online, explaining the timeline of when it was filmed.
“We met on Match.com and three months later we were engaged. Then on Good Friday, April 3, 2015, we got married. We just knew right away that we were in love.”
Posted by Jaimi Gregory Freeman on Wednesday, May 6, 2015
She says her now-husband only went on a few dates with the former Miss USA — despite Kenya’s social media indicating otherwise. She alleges the Real Housewife reached out to “celebrate” their high ratings in March, but when James informed her he was involved with someone else, she allegedly became angry he was “hurting her brand.”
And now Mrs. Freeman feels as if Kenya is using her and her husband as pawns in some mind game.
“It doesn’t feel good to be put in this position. James was very clear with his boundaries,” Jaimi says. “She wasn’t respecting him. This was obviously a publicity stunt. I know it was.”