Porsha Williams might have made her departure from Real Housewives of Atlanta, she still has plenty left to give. She landed her own spin off Porsha’s Family Matters and even came out with a memoir. Her book, titled The Pursuit of Porsha: How I Grew Into My Power and Purpose reveals some pretty deep stuff. It includes how Porsha contemplated suicide as a child, homelessness and her harrowing interactions with R. Kelly.
But Porsha also reveals for the first time that she was pregnant at the age of 24. Porsha spoke with Variety with the details. At the time, Porsha was happily involved with NFL player Clinton Portis. She had started a daycare center in Atlanta and was dating him long distance.
Porsha found out that she was pregnant and told Clinton the happy news. But he told Porsha that he wanted to keep the baby and that he would raise it with his mother, not Porsha. Porsha realized this wasn’t going to work out and after “a lot of somber contemplation,” she decided to have an abortion.
With reproductive rights under attack, especially in the state of Georgia, Porsha didn’t want to shy away from her admission. She explained, “Out of everything that I talked about in the book, that was an easy one. The shame and regret, and the hurt and the loss — all of that is the same feeling that a lot of women feel.”
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By publicly revealing that she had an abortion, Porsha hopes that she can help other women who may feel shame surrounding their choice. Said Porsha,“Hopefully, another woman who is going through something like that, or has gone through something through like that, will be able to forgive themselves quicker than I did.” She also admitted that writing about it gave her freedom. Porsha concluded, “I released myself from making that decision! I released myself from the shame.”
We all know that Porsha has gone on to bigger and better things. Despite a break up with fiancé and father of her child, Dennis McKinley, Porsha has found love again. She is currently engaged to Simon Guobadia after a whirlwind romance. While it wasn’t without controversy, it seems like Porsha is finally happy in life and love.
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