But all that changed Sunday night when Marc Daly surprised Kenya at her domestic violence awareness event. Kim wasn't there to bear witness to it, but the others were -- and they made sure to throw all the shade on her behalf.
"I just wanna thank the people that hold me up daily, and I just wanna thank you girls--" Kenya said to the crowd of attendees as Marc made his way through the door. "Uhhh, I wanna also thank my loving husband, my knight in shining armor. So without any further adieu, please enjoy our PSA on domestic violence."
"I don't know if he's her real husband, but he's real," said Shereé Whitfield, Kim's closest friend.
"Well, he has definitely improved since being a cardboard in San Francisco," NeNe Leakes added, referencing the time the girls threw Kenya a faux wedding during their trip to California. When asked if Kenya and Marc appear to be truly in love, NeNe replied, "Kenya appears to be truly in love."
Cynthia Bailey, Kenya's only real ally, was the only one who seemed truly happy for the newlyweds.
"I'm so glad to finally meet Marc," she said. "He's kinda sexy, like, Kenya got her a fine husband! Now that the Marc Daly mystery is solved, the haters can just shut up."
Not a chance, Cynthia, but nice try!
Shereé told Marc to his face it was nice to know he did indeed exist, which prompted Kenya to tell Bravo cams, "Shereé, slow your roll. My man has always been real, just like my hair, and so have his checks. Can I say the same for your man?"
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.