Housewives new and old, and from cities far and wide, have all weighed in on Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams’ recent
trainwreck of an engagement. To sum it up, P got engaged to Simon Guobadia, the almost ex-husband of her old friend Falynn Guobadia, after ONE MONTH of dating. The two moved quicker than quick, with Simon giving his new fiance a fat ring and P getting Simon’s name tattooed ON HER NECK. Not even Bravo producers can make up this complete display of nonsense, which includes cheating allegations, an eyebrow-raising timeline and a whole lot of haters.
Thanks to Shamea Morton’s matchmaking skills, we’ll likely have a Bravo special about one of Porsha’s THREE weddings, as she does seem to be a network darling. Andy Cohen says Porsha just loves love, but some people (Marlo Hampton) believe this entire relationship is one big red flag. Porsha hasn’t had the best luck in love in the past, and getting her old friend’s husband before they’ve signed their names on divorce papers is the ultimate betrayal of girl code. This storyline is already beating the drawn-out #BoloGate, and Bravo hasn’t even begun filming Season 14.
Marlo Hampton may not be a full-time Housewife, but she delivered the drama last season on Real Housewives of Atlanta. During the bachelorette party trip, hell froze over when Marlo and Kenya Moore made up. Of course, Kenya wanted to out Porsha Williams as one of the RHOA cast members who got frisky with stripper Bolo. Porsha wasn’t happy to see her friend Marlo siding with Kenya.
Marlo accused Porsha of lying when she denied having sex with Bolo. At the dinner with Big Freedia in New Orleans, Marlo had a melt-down at the table because she was trapped in the middle between warring peaches Kenya and Porsha. Marlo was so extra during that dinner.
Dina Manzo is angry. The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum has a lot of brewing family turmoil. On the positive side, Dina is happily married to new husband, David Cantin. But the road to Dina’s happily ever after was plagued with ugly obstacles from her past. As you know, Dina and her sister, Caroline Manzo were cast on the inaugural season of RHONJ and both were married to brothers in the Manzo family.
According to urban legend, Dina joined Real Housewives to gain financial independence from Tommy Manzo so she could leave his allegedly cheating ass. Dina ultimately got what she wanted, but the demise of her nuptials came at a big price. Dina and David have both been victims of violent assaults and Tommy got popped for hiring the attacker(s). Big sissy Caroline went against her blood to protect her last name. Now the sisterly feud continues to boil as Dina checks Bravo for being “insensitive” during her difficult time.
If this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta could be summed up in two words it would be “friend of”. It seems that Marlo Hampton, Falynn Guobadia and LaToya Ali were the only ones who came with their peaches in hand. Most of Falynn’s drama has been happening off screen and we can’t get enough. But let us not forget when she insulted
Porsha’s new man Falynn’s soon-to-be-ex, causing Falynn to chase her out of her house with a golf club. All in a medusa outfit complete with body paint. Whew.
But LaToya wasn’t done bringing the smoke, pissing off literally everyone. She came for Drew Sidora so hard, I didn’t think Drew would survive the season. And despite coming into the season as Kenya Moore’s new bestie, she certainly didn’t stay that way.
Season 13 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta might have been a bit of a “snoozefest” if it weren’t for Kenya Moore doing what she does best — stirring the pot and being as messy as possible. Whether she was trying to expose who slept with Bolo at Cynthia Bailey’s bachelorette party. Or throwing low-blows back and forth with Drew Sidora, Twirl knows how to play the villain. We also got to see another side of Kenya — her crush on LaToya Ali. This brought out a playful side, especially in the midst of her split from Marc Daly. And she and Marlo Hampton buried the hatchet, which made Porsha Williams pretty upset.
However, one of Kenya’s worst moments occurred at Falynn Guobadia’s Halloween party (you know, back when she was still with Simon Guobadia and he wasn’t engaged to Porsha4Real). Kenya dressed up as a “warrior princess” in a culturally insensitive Native American outfit. She and Bravo apologized after the episode aired and at the reunion, even though she tried to bring Drew down for doing the same thing. However, Drew has a tribal heritage and wore a Native American outfit as part of a cultural celebration, so it ended up looking even worse for Kenya. But to be fair, this is far from the first time a Real Housewives has been called out for cultural appropriation or racist actions. And some of them didn’t even give half of the apology Kenya gave.
Ever since the Real Housewives of Atlanta wrapped up Season 13, Porsha Williams has caused quite a stir on the internet. Her engagement to Simon Guobadia after one month of dating has received many mixed reactions from fans and Bravolebrities alike. Simon is the ex-husband of Porsha’s one-time friend Falynn Guobadia, who she brought on the show as part of her crew of friend-ofs. Simon gave Porsha a MASSIVE diamond ring and while some people are happy she’s found love again, others have plenty of questions. Like, how long has this relationship been going on, for real? Are Simon and Falynn even officially divorced? Has somebody in this love triangle been unfaithful? What has been going on in the group text between Marlo Hampton and NeNe Leakes?
Porsha’s in her own world planning three weddings and prepping for her own Bravo spinoff. And cutting people out of her life who are on the next train to haterville, so Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey. Word on the street is we can blame sidekick Shamea Morton for this whole mess in the first place. Meanwhile, Porsha’s been riding the media wave because we know she’ll never back down from taking center stage, even if she’s receiving hate.
Despite arguably being the OG of OGs, NeNe Leakes’ departure from the Real Housewives of Atlanta was very disappointing. She closed her laptop in the middle of a Zoom reunion never to return, after failed contract negotiations, and rumors of a firing, which led her to forgo her peach. And to put the nail in the coffin, she’s called out the network, Andy Cohen particularly, and has been trying to rally fans to boycott Bravo. No matter how much Marlo Hampton hopes, it looks like NeNe’s time as a housewife really is over for good.
And it’s disappointing because when NeNe was good on RHOA, she was so good. Starting with her feuds with Kim Zolciak-Biermann during Season 1, NeNe delivered reads and one-liners unlike any other housewife from any other city. But it got to her head, which is evident with the demise of her friendship with one-time bestie Cynthia Bailey. While the two somewhat made amends during the reunion, NeNe proved that she let her ego get bigger than the show. And that never works out well, just look at what’s happened to Vicki Gunvalson or Danielle Staub.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams is truly living in her own fantasy universe. She was given a huge rock from HER FRIEND Falynn Guobadia’s soon-to-be (keyword: soon) ex-husband Simon Guobadia after ONE MONTH of dating. Yes, after she spent Season 13 teasing a potential reunion with Hot Dog Dennis McKinley. And (poorly) denying any hoe-like activities with Bolo at Cynthia Bailey’s bachelorette party. Welp, now she’s engaged again, and frankly, I’m exhausted.
Porsha and Simon are on the same planet, posting on Instagram like they’re the C-List version of Bennifer or something. Despite the cheating allegations, a questionable timeline and other women coming out of the woodworks. I’m with Marlo Hampton on this one, the whole thing is just a big red flag.
Despite Porsha’s total lack of respect for her friend Falynn, who she brought on the show and didn’t even negotiate a contract for, she’s still being rewarded. Kenya Moore is still the villain on RHOA for hogging a crabcake and stirring the pot. At least she can own up to her mistakes when she crosses the line with someone’s man. Porsha’s got a 3-part spinoff coming this summer and is toying with the idea of a Bravo wedding. We already know her lapdog Shamea Morton will be a bridesmaid since we can point our fingers at her for getting this whole mess of a relationship started.