Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Kenya Moore and her husband Marc Daly announced that they were separating on Thursday, and the news hit fans of the reality star like a bolt of lightening.

MTO news spoke to friends of Kenya who claim that the two are separating because Kenya was “tired” or living apart. Marc currently lives in New York, while Kenya lives in Atlanta with their 10 month old daughter Brooklyn. And according to pals, the distance was too much for the Atlanta Housewife.

But another blogger, the usually reliable B Scott, is claiming another more scandalous reason on his latest podcast.

“Marc Daly has been laying it low and spreading it wide. . . He is out here interacting with other [women] in New York.”

The implication is that Marc was allegedly cheating on his wife, with a woman.

Another blogger, Atlanta’s Tamara Tattles  makes an even more explosive claim. That blog suggests that Marc was “living a down low lifestyle.”

The implication there is that Marc is secretly gay.

Well MTO News spoke with a close friend of Marc- and he is coming out swinging.

The friend told MTO News, “Marc is not gay, far from it. And he never cheated on Kenya, he loves her.”

Marc’s friend claims that he wants to stay ahead of the rumors, and set the record straight.

The friend added, “This is why Marc didn’t want to go on [The Real Housewives Of Atlanta], he wants nothing to do with the f*ckery on the show.”