Marcus Daly, more commonly known as Marc Daly, was born on August 12, 1973. He is a T.V. personality who is primarily known for his marriage to “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” reality T.V. star Kenya Moore. The couple separated in 2019 and the divorce was officialized in 2021, however. He is African-American and is a practicing Christian. He and Moore share a daughter, Brooklyn Doris Daly, who was born in 2018.
Marcus Daly was born in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on 12 August 1973. He is most famously known for his marriage to Kenya Moore from 2017 to 2019. Moore is a famous reality television star and former Miss America — she has appeared on many seasons of “Basketball Wives: L.A.” and has previously noted in an episode how her partner did not enjoy being filmed. He made a small appearance on the show while attending a small function that Moore arranged. He tries to keep a low profile, so little is known about his prior education and background.
Moore and Daly’s relationship began after just six months of meeting for the first time in 2016 through a friend of Moore’s, Chef Roble Ali. The couple kept their relationship hidden from the public until June 2017, when they announced their marriage by getting married at a private resort on the beach in St. Lucia. The only guests invited were their close friends and family members — there were only a total of 10 people at their wedding. Moore reveals that Daly was in charge of the nuptials. The wedding also created a controversy as Moore did not invite her father, which she later admits she regrets, yet her father was not supportive. Moore and Daly were leading a blissful marriage with no issues until they announced their divorce in September 2019, stating, “Due to recent and ongoing circumstances, I can no longer continue in this marriage.” The exact reason for the separation is unknown. Although Daly is extensively known as Moore’s ex-husband, he also has his own identity.
In 2006 he worked as an investment banker at the Credit Suisse First Boston Bank in New York. He then joined Citibank as a Vice President on Park Avenue. After working as an investment banker for more than 10 years, he decided to start his own business and open a restaurant — a southern fusion restaurant called Soco in Brooklyn.
Daly works as an investment banker for a decade.
Daly meets Moore through a mutual friend, and they begin dating after six months.
The couple ties the knot in St. Lucia in June.
Daly and Moore separate after three years of marriage and begin to live apart.
Daly and Moore announce their divorce after four years which bore them one child.
Why We Love Marc Daly
He volunteers to coach local children’s soccer
During his spare time, Daly enjoys volunteering to coach the local children’s soccer team in New York. His efforts in giving back to the community are admirable.
His favorite actor
In an interview, he stated that his all-time favorite actress is Captain Marvel, Brie Larson. We love that he loves a strong female lead!
He’s down to earth
Daly enjoys his time off by reading his favorite book and cooking a good meal to wind down after the day. His favorite dish is clam chowder and Chinese cuisine. His down-to-earth habits are refreshing.
5 Surprising Facts
He doesn't love the spotlight
Daly has, in the past, always refused to be in front of the camera, only making a handful of T.V. appearances since being with Moore.
He met Moore through a friend
Daly and Moore met through their mutual friend Roble Ali who was a chef.
He has Trinidadian roots
We know his family comes from Trinidad — in an episode of “Basketball Wives,” Moore can be seen asking LaToya Ali for advice on how to deal with Trinidadian men.
He’s not on social media
Daly has no interest in being on social media and won't appear in any searches — he does, however, occasionally appear in photos on his restaurant's Instagram page.
He hates needles
Daly appeared on “Tamron Hall” in a rare T.V. appearance with Moore to discuss the I.V.F. process, and during the interview, he shared that he hates needles.
Marc Daly FAQs
What happened between Kenya Moore and Marc Daly?
As reported by “Radar,” Moore filed for divorce from Daly after four years of marriage, listing the date of marriage as June 10, 2017, and the date of separation as September 19, 2019. She, however, only filed the petition in 2021 but reported that they had not been living together since the split.
Is Marc Daly rich?
He is known most famously for his restaurant, and his net worth is estimated at around $35 million.
Where is Marc Daly now?
While Moore continues living in Atlanta, Daly lives in New York City, where he works full-time as a restaurateur for his new fusion restaurant, SoCo.
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