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Discover the Life of Kenya Moore’s Precious Daughter, Brooklyn

Kenya Moore is a proud mom to her daughter Brooklyn, who she often refers to as her “miracle baby.”

The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star and her ex-husband, Marc Daly, welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Brooklyn Doris Daly on Nov. 4, 2018. The former Miss USA conceived through in vitro fertilization and gave birth via cesarean section after testing positive for preeclampsia.

Moore and Daly met through a mutual friend in June 2016 and started dating that December. They were married on a beach in St. Lucia in June 2017, and talked about wanting to welcome a child soon after their wedding. The couple separated in 2019 and Moore filed for divorce in May 2021. The former couple’s divorce was finalized in 2023.

Prior to Brooklyn’s arrival, Moore spoke about her excitement shortly after revealing her pregnancy during the season 10 reunion of RHOA.

“I’ve waited 47 years for this moment,” Moore told PEOPLE in April 2018. “I didn’t really want to announce it too soon because I feel it’s very early on in our pregnancy. But I have suffered so much in my life when it comes to wanting a family around me. So this is the day I’ve been waiting for my entire life. It’s a dream come true.”

Over the years, Moore has shared stories and updates about Brooklyn, who turned 5 in 2023. They celebrated the big day with a pink-themed birthday party, which included a castle bounce house and a visit from Snow White.

“Happy Birthday Princess Brooklyn! It’s just you and me and I love you more than anything in the world! Everything I do is for you,” Moore wrote on Instagram.

Here’s everything to know about Kenya Moore’s daughter, Brooklyn.

She was born in 2018

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Kenya Moore and daughter Brooklyn Daly.

Moore and Daly welcomed their first and only child together, Brooklyn Doris Daly, on Nov. 4, 2018.

After testing positive for preeclampsia, Moore delivered Brooklyn via cesarean section when she was nearly 6 weeks premature.

“We’re so in love,” Moore told PEOPLE in December 2018. “Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong. But she’s such a tough baby; so determined. And every step of the way, she kept surviving and getting stronger. She’s my miracle baby. There’s no other way to describe it, she’s my miracle baby.”

Her name holds a special meaning

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Kenya Moore and daughter Brooklyn Doris Daly attend the world premiere of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” on May 08, 2023 in Hollywood, California.

Brooklyn’s first and middle name have connections to Moore and Daly’s relationship and Moore’s grandmother.

“Brooklyn because that’s where we met and fell in love, and Doris after my grandmother who passed away last year and who raised me,” Moore told PEOPLE in 2018.

In a July 2017 tribute to her grandmother Doris, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Moore talked about their close bond.

“Today I lost the only woman in the world who has ever loved me unconditionally,” she wrote, in part, in a caption for a series of photos with her grandmother on Instagram. “My grandma who raised me from 3 days old passed away.”

As a nickname, Moore sometimes refers to Brooklyn as “BK” and “Brookie.”

Her first word was “neighborhood”

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Kenya Moore and daughter Brooklyn Daly.

When Brooklyn was only 9 months old, Moore revealed that she had started talking — and that her first word was “neighborhood.”

In August 2019, Moore shared a series of photos on Brooklyn’s Instagram account, with a caption about her daughter’s latest milestones.

“I can crawl, I have 2 more teeth coming up top and I’m pulling myself up!” she wrote from Brooklyn’s perspective. “My first word is ‘neighborhood’ no one believes my mommy but I did say it!”

She’s a world traveler

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Kenya Moore and daughter Brooklyn Daly.

Moore has traveled all over the world with her “mini-me,” sharing photos on Instagram of herself and Brooklyn jet-setting to places like Paris, the Bahamas and Dubai.

“She needs to just be prepared. I want her to have a global mindset,” Moore told PEOPLE in May 2023, when discussing that she wants Brooklyn to be able to speak Spanish, French and Mandarin eventually. “It’s something I didn’t have growing up. I just knew about Detroit and my family and my surroundings.

The reality TV star continued, “But then when I got older and I was introduced to international travel and people from around the world, it was eye-opening and enlightening. I saw the world differently, and I want that for my daughter too.”

She’s bilingual

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Kenya Moore and daughter Brooklyn Daly attend the Atlanta screening of “Mean Girls” on January 09, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Brooklyn can feel right at home when she travels to Spanish-speaking countries, because she’s fluent in the language. In a May 2023 interview with PEOPLE, Moore said her daughter speaks Spanish and English and has two au pairs who speak Spanish and French, because she wants Brooklyn to learn the languages. The reality star also shared that she hopes for Brooklyn to learn Mandarin as well.

The mother-daughter duo appeared on camera for an interview with in 2023, and Brooklyn spoke Spanish while talking about her age and what she loves most about school.

“Wow, if only I knew what you said,” Moore said after listening to Brooklyn’s response in Spanish.

Brooklyn had an early introduction to foreign languages. Back in August 2020, Moore also posted a video of Brooklyn counting to 10 in French.

She’s BFFs with another RHOA alum’s child

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Brooklyn Daly and Mikey Todd Sterling Jr.

Brooklyn has spent time with several other RHOA kids, including Porsha Williams’ daughter Pilar “PJ” McKinley and Kandi Burruss’ daughter Blaze Tucker. She’s also particularly close with Eva Marcille’s son Michael Todd Sterling Jr. a.k.a. Mikey. Moore regularly shares photos of the two little friends on her and Brooklyn’s Instagram accounts.

“That forever kind of 💕,” Moore captioned an Instagram post of the kids holding hands in September 2020. “Friends for life … @thebrooklyndaly and @evamarcille baby boy #Mikey.”

Fast forward to May 2024, and they’re still scheduling playdates. In an Instagram post shared on Brooklyn’s account, Moore wrote, “These two ❤️ #mikeyandBrookie.”

She’s mentioned wanting a sibling

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Kenya Moore and daughter Brooklyn Daly.

In an August 2023 episode of RHOA, Moore shared with Burruss and Shamea Morton that she was considering having a second baby using embryos she has with Daly. That same month, another episode of the reality show included a scene featuring Brooklyn bonding with her infant cousin.

“I love her being a total big sister caretaker to a young baby,” Moore shared in a confessional. Later on, Brooklyn joined her mom in the confessional and was asked if she would prefer a baby brother or sister. Her response? “Both.”

“A baby brother for me — [who is] like me, like 4? And I want a bunkbed!” the then-4-year-old continued in the interview.

“I don’t think that I really took it seriously when I thought initially about having another child and carrying another child,” Moore said in a separate solo confessional. “But I think the only thing that matters to Brooklyn is that she has a sibling. And the most important thing to me is being around for Brooklyn should I have another child — and for the other child.”