What happened to Matt Jordan, Kenya Moore’s ex?

Kenya Moore brought plenty of drama — and of course, some glamor — to The Real Housewives of Atlanta when she joined the cast in Season 5. The former Miss USA winner not only showcased her lavish southern lifestyle, but also gave fans an unfiltered look into her love life. When Moore first joined the cast in 2012, she was single and ready to mingle. One of the reality star’s most polarizing relationships on the show was with her ex-boyfriend Matt Jordan.

Their relationship, which was extensively covered in the ninth season of the popular Bravo show, was fraught with troubles. During a 2016 episode, Moore claimed that Jordan turned violent after an argument which resulted in him smashing her glass garage door. Moore was eventually granted a restraining order against Jordan after allegedly trying to contact her “30 times a day” for months, according to Us Weekly.

The couple’s relationship was undeniably toxic, but some fans may have wondered what happened to Jordan following his split from the former pageant queen.

Matt Jordan was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend

Kenya Moore and Matt Jordan ended their relationship for good in 2016. However, the reality star tried to be friends with her ex after their union broke up. In one of his final appearances on the show, Jordan exclaimed that Moore would be devastated without him. “I’ll be in prison and you’ll be single and miserable. So we’re even,” Jordan told Moore (via People). In an uncanny way, Jordan may have anticipated his own destiny.

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According to Radar Online, an arrest warrant was issued for the personal trainer in June 2019 after he failed to show up for a trespassing hearing in April of that year. And while Jordan managed to evade Maricopa County authorities, he later found himself involved in yet another criminal incident. On July 30, 2019, Jordan was arrested in Arizona after allegedly assaulting then-girlfriend Valerie Bell. Per The US Sun, Jordan hit Bell with a “closed fist.” He then turned his attention to an unidentified witness and snatched a cigarette from her mouth, according to TMZ. Jordan fled the scene before police arrived, but was later arrested at Bell’s home. He was charged with assault, theft, and threats/intimidation with property damage in addition to the trespassing charges. After the arrest, he is said to have checked into rehab.

Unfortunately for Jordan, his troubles didn’t end there, as two warrants were later issued against him through December 2019 after he failed to show up at hearings for both incidents.

Kenya Moore tried to continue but was unsuccessful

After her time with Matt Jordan, Kenya Moore married restaurateur Marc Daly. “It’s a relief. It’s a blessing. I’m over the moon because I’m finally in a great place,” Moore said during an appearance on Bravo’s The Daily Dish. “I’m in a loving relationship and a forever relationship, and I’ve waited my entire life for this.” The couple welcomed their only child together, Brooklyn Doris, in 2018. Moore opened up about her pregnancy – which resulted in her gaining more than 17 pounds in one week.

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Unfortunately for the The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, her relationship with Daly was short-lived. Moore filed for divorce from her husband in May 2021, explaining in court documents that the couple have been in a “good state of separation” since that date, according to Radar Online. Their divorce was messy, to say the least, as Daly accused his ex of hiding their financial records — a claim Moore later admitted. As of this writing, their divorce has yet to be finalized.