The tabloid headlines read: “KENYA MOORE EVICTED,” but in reality, Kenya Moore simply skipped out on paying the remaining rent due on her leased mansion when she moved back to California.
When Bravo announced Kenya’s addition to the cast of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” season 5 in 2012, insiders wondered how Kenya could be an “Atlanta housewife” when A. she isn’t married, and B. she doesn’t live in Atlanta.
The latter problem was solved when Bravo found a mansion for Kenya to lease during filming. Many homeowners found themselves underwater on their mortgages when the housing bubble burst in 2007. Some homeowners hold off the banks by leasing their mansions to the entertainment industry for music videos and movies.
Normally when a celebrity leases a mansion, they pay most or all of the rent up front. But in Kenya’s case, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” season 5 star was able to work out a deal to pay monthly rent since she wasn’t sure if she would make the cut on the popular reality TV show until Walter Jackson agreed to play her love interest on the show.
According to court documents obtained by Radaronline, the homeowner, Conya Weems, filed an eviction notice in Fulton County, Ga., after Kenya skipped out on paying her May rent when she moved back to her home in Cali earlier this year.
Weems claims Kenya owes the full payment of $3,999 for May on the six-bedroom, six bath home in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell that was featured on the show. According to the documents, Kenya was $848 short on her May rent.
Weems is also seeking $3,999 rent for June, along with more $2500 in eviction fees and damages.
Kenya, whose role turned out to be very popular, successfully negotiated a new contract for season 6. She plans to lease another mansion when filming on season 6 resumes. In the meantime, Radaronline reports that Kenya has been busy performing her single, “Gone With the Wind Fabulous,” at various nightclubs for a small appearance fee of $5,000.
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