I’m going to unpack this Matt/Kenya nonsense as best I can.
Point A: I do think they dated for real; and I also think she’s manipulating him. But why would a man let a woman play him out as violent on tv?
Matt loves her.
Matt is a legit hothead.
Matt is dumb.
Point B: If you listen to Kenya talk about when the relationship was good, she says something like: “In the beginning, Matt was just happy to be in my presence.” The hubris and ego attached to that is intense and also probably A LOT to be around.
Additionally, when Kenya explains why Matt gets mad it’s because she’s successful and famous and he’s just some normal guy. Keep in mind that her stories about why he gets angry are always because she’s so awesome; she’s not just badmouthing him, she’s trying to elevate herself at the same time. Case in point, no way did Matt care about a decades old Jay Z photo.
Point C: What she seems most concerned about with the garage incident, is that it’s embarrassing. Jesus, that’s nuts. I can’t tell where her off-screen manipulations end and her actual mental issues begin.
Point D: And the guy who ghosts on his birthday and you have to call back from CA….is right about to dump you. I see no evidence that Matt is interested in or agreed to meet her dad (super weird). I also believe Matt’s story that she knew he was leaving and setup the birthday party thing to create a story line. All the Housewives are putting on some sort of show, but Kenya’s story lines have historically been some of the most untrue.
Point E: There’s also something about the way she aggressively confronts people who aren’t meeting her needs (see: her MOM) that’s very bizarre and ultimately destructive.