• American banker and entrepreneur born in 1970 in Detroit, Michigan
• Owner of the successful SoCo restaurant in Brooklyn, New York City
• Former Vice President of Citibank and alumnus of Credit Suisse First Boston
• Husband of former Miss USA Kenya Moore
• Philanthropist and contributor to The Black Man Lab
• Estimated net worth of $35 million
• African-American man with handsome features and slim build
• Lives in a mansion in New York City
Marc Daly is an American banker and entrepreneur born on August 12, 1970 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is known as the owner of the Brooklyn-based restaurant SoCo in New York City, and as the husband of the former Miss USA Kenya Moore.
There is no information about Marc Jerome Daly’s early life, family and education. He has kept himself out of the spotlight and has no social media accounts, so personal details of his life are largely unknown.
Banking and business
Nothing is known about Marc Daly’s early educational background, it is known that he graduated with a major that led to a business-oriented career, as he has worked for prestigious companies such as Credit Suisse First Boston, and was a banker for Citibank, of which he subsequently became Vice President.
Daly worked in the banking industry for over a decade, but then quit to become self-employed and found the SoCo restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.
SoCo is characterized by the excellent experience it offers its customers through its specialized southern food and strategic location. Thanks to this, SoCo has attracted the attention of area celebrities and workers and has become one of the most successful restaurants in New York, with more than 50,000 followers on its Instagram account.
In 2020, the website BOSSIP reported that Marc Daly’s restaurant SoCo had been cited by health authorities for allegedly poor sanitary conditions. The article stated that the New York Health Department had found several concerns at the restaurant, including food that had not been properly refrigerated and protected against infectious factors, and that cockroaches, mice, and vermin were found in the restaurant found.
Supposedly, SoCo received 28 points for health code violation.
Marc Daly, however, disputed that the restaurant had such poor conditions and functioned perfectly. Through a post to the restaurant Instagram account, he said: ‘We have maintained our A for many years, our staff are great. SoCo standards have always been maintained. Please stop spreading false rumors about a successful black owned company!!!”
Marc Daly is a contributor to The Black Man Lab, a non-profit organization sponsored by Davis Bozeman Law Firm, focused on providing a safe, empowered space for black men of all ages to have inspiring conversations as they a brotherhood.
While Marc Daly is a successful man on his own, his relationship with former Miss USA and reality TV star Kenya Moore has undeniably thrust him into the media spotlight, earning him significant fame.
Daly met Moore through their mutual friend, the chef Roblé Ali, who introduced them at a social gathering in late 2016. The couple became a couple a few weeks after meeting and dated for about seven months until their wedding in June 2017.
The news of the wedding came as a surprise to everyone, as neither Moore nor Daly had previously announced their engagement. Despite the secrecy surrounding the union, the couple happily tied the knot on St. Lucia beach surrounded by close friends and family.
In an interview with PEOPLE magazine, Moore expressed her happiness as a newlywed: “I’m just ecstatic, this man is the love of my life and I’m so happy to start our life together as husband and wife.”
Who is Kenya Moore?
Kenya Moore was born on January 24, 1971. also in Detroit; she began her modeling career at the age of 14 in Chicago, where she worked at the Ebony Fashion Fair. When she was 22 years old, she won the title of Miss Michigan, then became Miss USA in the same year and finally placed fifth in the Miss Universe competition.
She gained great fame in her home country which enabled her to pursue an acting career. She has appeared in several TV shows and is mostly remembered for her roles in ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’, ‘Homeboys in Outer Space’ and ‘Nubian Goddess’.
Moore has also been cast in several films, such as “Waiting to Exhale”, “Brothers in Arms” and “Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens”. Her modeling career has also been successful, appearing on the cover of several fashion magazines such as Essence, Glamor and Seventeen.
In the 1990s, she also appeared in several music videos, including Tupac’s “Temptations” and Jermaine Dupri’s “Money Ain’t a Thang.”
Currently, Kenya Moore is part of the cast of the reality TV show “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, and also appeared in “The Celebrity Apprentice 7” in 2015.
In November 2018, Kenya Moore and Marc Daly welcomed their first child together, a daughter they named Brooklyn Doris — the name has emotional significance, Kenya explained: “Brooklyn because we met there and fell in love, and Doris went to my late grandmother gone last year, and who raised me’.
Baby Brooklyn was born via emergency cesarean section, as her mother experienced preeclampsia, which caused Moore severe swelling due to water retention during the last few weeks of pregnancy.
Marc hasn’t said much about the life-changing event, although he is known to have been present at the birth and was very happy about it, Kenya says. PEOPLE magazine: “He gave me a big hug and a kiss, and then he started joking. That’s just his personality. He’s a happy, happy person.”
It is unknown if Daly has any other children from previous relationships.
Divorce and reconciliation
In September 2019, Kenya and Daly publicly announced their separation. The reason for the split was not clear said Moore does: “Due to recent and persistent circumstances, I can no longer continue the marriage.”
Rumors circulated and speculation about Daly’s alleged infidelity circulated.
While Daly didn’t immediately comment on the rumours, on an episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Moore denied that the divorce was caused by it: “I can tell you it’s all made up; none of that is true. In terms of infidelity, I’ve had no evidence of that. That’s not our concern.’
Despite the drama the couple’s divorce caused, Daly and Moore were spotted together in New York in February 2020, and when asked about it, Moore confirmed that she and her husband were in the process of mending their relationship. However, in March 2020, they sparked controversy when they were seen having an awkward discussion at an event for The Black Man Lab hosted by Marc. Kenya later admitted that the pair were still having issues and confessed that her husband was “furious” at her at the organization’s prom.
Meanwhile, Marc Daly posted a statement on the matter on his restaurant’s Instagram account: “Unfortunately, my sincere effort to do something positive has been jeopardized by my personal situation. For that I sincerely apologize and take full responsibility.
Although the couple reportedly filed for divorce after the incident, they reunited in November 2020 for their daughter’s second birthday party, and Moore hinted that they were trying to have a second child, though they were still trying to end their relationship to get order.
Marc and Kenya currently live in different cities as he lives in New York while his wife lives in Atlanta.
How Rich Is Kenya Moore’s Husband?
As of the end of 2020, Marc Daly has an estimated net worth of $35 million, which is largely a result of the income from his company SoCo and his former banking career.
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Marc Daly is an African American man with handsome features and a slim build. He is 1.75 m tall and weighs about 77 kg.
Mark Daley has defended NeNe Leakes – a recurring cast member of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” – to his own wife Kenya Moore: “I don’t have a problem with the woman. The woman was very nice to me’.
Daly allegedly tried to dissuade Kenya from attending the Black Man Event he organized.
He supposedly still has clothes in Kenya Moore’s house and often visits her.
Marc Daly owns and lives in a mansion in New York City.