Kenya Moore is enduring a time of bereavement after losing a vanguard of stability in her life who has been there for her since the reality television star was a very small child.
Moore, 46, a co-star on the Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) lost Doris Grant, her paternal grandmother, to Alzheimer’s Disease. This past Monday (July 24th), Moore announced the death of the woman she affectionately called “momma” on Instagram.
“My grandmother who raised me from 3 days old passed away,” Moore posted in her heartfelt message on Instagram. “She has helped mold me into the woman I am. She truly was my best friend,” she continued.
Moore’s biological mother Patricia abandoned her when she was three days old.
At one time during an episode of RHOA, Moore’s father Ronald appeared on the set to tell her that Patricia abandoned Moore in order to prevent salvaging the relationship she had with her own father.
In 1993, Moore was awarded one of the highest national beauty pageant honors that a woman can receive in the United States. She won Miss USA at the 42nd annual competition, which was televised live.
A beautiful photo was taken of Moore after she won the crown with her grandmother and father at her side. In her Instagram post, Moore also spoke to the lively nature her grandmother had regardless of the suffering she endured in her battle with Alzheimer’s.
“She finally lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease but her heart and spirit never failed her. Thank you Jehovah for allowing my last moment with her last month to be her having met my loving husband,” Moore also wrote.
This family tragedy came directly after some corrosive drama between Moore, RHOA co-star Kim Zolciak, and Zolciak’s 20-year-old daughter Brielle ensued during a recent episode of their tacky reality television show.
Hopefully, Moore will exercise her right to spend some time away from the pernicious cameras of RHOA as she deals with her grief.