And the other shoe has dropped — Porsha Williams has announced she will be leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta after a decade on the show. It comes just days after Cynthia Bailey announced her exit. Both ladies have been mainstays on the series for years. But rumors about their potential exits have been looming, and it looks like they were true.
Porsha Luther King made an emotional post on Instagram to announce her departure, E! Online reports. “This was a difficult decision to not only make, but also come to terms with,” Porsha said. “It’s one I have put a lot of thought into and because of that, I know it’s the right one.” It’s surprising, but not a total shock.
Her RHOA co-stars weren’t really celebrating her unexpected engagement to Simon Guobadia. That would’ve clearly been a hot topic next season, so she probably just wanted to avoid it. And she’s already secured a spin-off, so she’s probably trying to milk that into a wedding special. She has a little more creative control on a series that doesn’t include Kenya Moore twirling up trouble in the background.
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Porsha gave out her many thanks to the cast, crew, fans and, of course, Andy Cohen. She also teased her upcoming show, memoir and more. Gotta get that promo in, girl. Speaking of Andy, he commented about Porsha’s evolution. “As we discussed, I’m gonna go ahead and consider this more of a PAUSE than a goodbye,” Andy added. That seems right — never say never for a comeback from Porsha. Like Dorinda Medley, it’s more of a see you later than a goodbye.
Kandi Burruss also commented on Porsha’s post to support. “I was hoping you weren’t 4real leaving,” Kandi wrote. To no surprise, Twirl wasn’t the first one to comment in sadness about Porsha’s exit. But we know behind the scenes, she’s definitely jumping for joy that she’s the last man standing. At least, that’s the case for now.
I want to thank Porsha for all that she’s given us. A messy relationship with Hot Dog Dennis McKinley. A legendary feud with Kenya. A redemption story of a submissive housewife turned empowered businesswoman. And of course, all of her hilarious shade.
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