The 45-year-old is dating Matt Jordan, who is 16 years her junior.
In an exclusive chat with Daily Star Online, Kenya hit out at being called a cougar.
"I don't have a history of dating younger men as a habit, I've dated older men and younger men, men my age. I don't have a preference," Kenya told us.
"I think it's kind of offensive to say a woman is a cougar when men have been doing it for ages and they never get called derogatory names. They never get made to feel ashamed to date someone younger.
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"He's almost 30, it's not like he's some 18-year-old."
In the new season, which begins next week, Kenya's relationship with Matt is put to the test.
"It definitely has its ups and downs and the viewers will see what it's like to basically be conflicted with some of things that go on in my relationship," Kenya revealed.
"I don't know whether or not to deal with it any longer or forgive a person and understand and fight for the relationship."
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Kenya revealed that age can cause issues between them, explaining to us: "I think I'm a lot more seasoned and pretty much advanced on relationship and life, that does come to play. Age is one thing but I think maturity is another and for me.
"I don't really look at the number but it does really matter where you are in life, what your goals are, where you are in your career. I don't think it has anything to do with age."
The new series is set to be the best yet, with even more drama than last season's explosive run.
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"There's some jaw-dropping moments that happen to me in this season and I think it'll leave the audience's hearts beating a lot faster," Kenya said.
"I go through a lot this season, I can't even describe what I go through but it's definitely an emotional rollercoaster."
The Real Housewives of Atlanta season nine premieres Monday November 7 on hayu, reality on demand.