Remember when Kenya Moore from The Real Housewives of Atlanta claimed that she didn’t “play for the cameras?” Well it looks like that might have been a bit of a fib. The man who appeared on the show as her boyfriend, Walter Jackson, claims that their relationship was simply fabricated for TV.

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Walter told the Frank and Wanda Morning Show on Atlanta’s V-103 that he and Kenya had a brief romantic relationship about three years ago, but everything that has been seen on the show is fake. He claims that Kenya asked him to appear on the show as her boyfriend, not knowing that she was playing up the storyline to Bravo that the two would eventually become engaged.

“She said, ‘What do you think about doing reality TV?’ I said, ‘Hmmm, I don’t know. That’s kind of a big stretch there,'” Walter said on the radio show interview. “She said, ‘Well, what if you played my boyfriend on the show.’ I said, ‘Whoa. You know I had to think about it.'”

He then explained that he agreed to play along after he convinced himself it would be just like acting. He also said that the cast and the producers of the show weren’t clued in to their charade, that it was just a secret between he and Kenya.

The only reason Walter feels like he has to come out with the truth now is because Kenya started blogging that his lack of attraction to her must have been because he is attracted to members of the opposite sex.

“I’m not quite sure why she would say that,” Walter said. “I’m not here to bash the show. I’m not here to bash Kenya. I’m just here to tell the truth. I think she’s going through some of her own little problems. I don’t think she knew how she would look on TV, that it was going to be that way, while we were filming.”

Kenya, of course, denies everything that Walter claimed in his interview.

“The truth is and always has been that I want to be in a loving, honest, long-term relationship with someone who genuinely loves me for me,” Kenya told Bravo’s The Dish. “Walter’s recent statements are completely false. I’ve been humiliated enough by appearing desperate for a man to marry me who now admits he had his own agenda. I urge viewers to stay tuned because the truth will come to light. I am moving on from this situation and hope he can as well with respect and dignity going forward. I have heard the fans and my friends loud and clear … I can do better than Walter, and I will.”

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Gina Pusateri

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV