After becoming rivals over Cynthia Bailey's commercial shoot, the tension between Kenya Moore and Kim Fields just got bigger-- not thanks to Kenya's allegations about Kim's husband Christopher Morgan's sexuality. During a trip to Jamaica on The Real Housewives of Atlanta
season 8, Kenya pointed out that "for the last 10 years, there have been pervasive rumors about Kim's husband," adding that people call him "Chrissy." Now the husband of the Facts of Life
actress addresses those rumors.
"When someone spreads lies about you, you can either go at them in a defensive manner and be seen as defensive, or you can just let a lie be a lie. And she kind of put me in the middle with that situation because how I would handle that situation without the entire world watching is different than I would when someone spreads a lie about you in front of the nation and world," Christopher told E! News
. "There is no one in the industry that calls me anything other than my name, especially to my face. Kimmy and I weren't together in the Living Single days. So, she had to stretch pretty far to get that."
According to Kenya, the rumors about Chris started when she guest starred on Kim's FOX sitcom, which aired from 1993 to 1998. However, Kim married Chris in 2007 so she was married to someone else at the time.
"Now, I understand, I'm a Broadway performer without a real name, as far as Hollywood goes, and when Kim and I first got together, there was all kinds of speculation about me. Was I a deadbeat? Was I broke? Was I a drug addict? Was I a homosexual? There were all kind of rumors about me because nobody knew who this guy was dating, and eventually marrying, Kim Fields. She basically took that speculation, one aspect of it, and ran with it," he said.
While Christopher could not care less about the rumors, what gets to him is Kenya using the Bravo series to spread the lie.
"I've had people speculate all kinds of things about me. At this point, it doesn't bother me. What does bother me is that she took the platform that she did to spread the lie that she did, but at this point Kenya and I have spoken," he revealed.
And while Kenya has apologized for what she did, the damage has already been done so don't expect Christoper to be rubbing elbows with the former Miss USA anytime soon.
"She's apologized. She's apologized quite publicly," he continued. "Maybe there's some room down the road for us to actually be friends. Right now, not at all. We'll see. The people that are watching the show will have to see. I don't know where my lady stands. The bottom line with that is, I'll be completely honest, if the shoe was on the other foot and somebody spread a rumor like that about my spouse, they don't really get back on the Christmas list for a couple years."
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays at 8pm on Bravo.
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