Porsha Williams shocked the world when she broke up her relationship with Simon Guobadia, the ex-husband of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ co-star, Faylynn Guobadia.
The world will soon see Porsha from a different angle in Bravo’s new spin-off series, “Porsha’s Family Matter.” her mother too, Diane, her sister, Lauren, two aunts, and her ex-fiancé and CEO of The Hot Dog Factory, Dennis McKinley.
We spoke to Porsha on Thursday, November 18 to talk about her new series and how she implemented a co-parenting plan to support her blended family.
Dennis and Porsha’s former romance was set in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” which also documented the birth of their now 2-year-old daughter, Pilar Jhena McKinley. Their relationship ended because Dennis admitted to cheating while Williams was pregnant. Although they tried to reconcile and got engaged, the two eventually ended their relationship in 2019.
“We have always been good co-parents. We’ve been apart for a while and we’ve really taken the time to work on being co-parents,” Williams explains. “I just feel like when your family is used to someone, they’re used to that person. I am co-parenting with Dennis by turning him into a family member rather than just an outsider who is Pilar’s father. I still wanted him to be with my family.”
She added that “[Dennis] still had a close relationship with my family,” including some who initially resisted accepting Simon because of an already established relationship with Dennis.
“I think when it comes to bringing in someone new. It was like, ‘Where’s the space for this new person? How do we find out? How do we blend?’ But also, ‘How do we do it in a really big way?’” Williams continued. “So you really have to watch the show to really see all the dynamics and see how some people change and take this side and that side. It’s getting pretty crazy, but we’re figuring it out.”
According to the trailer for ‘Porsha’s Family Matter’, there is tension between her ex-fiancé and her new fiancé. On a positive note, however, Porsha and Simon’s engagement is also positive, although they recently called off their wedding plans to turn their first house into a home.
“We just closed on our first house together. It’s so beautiful,” Williams said. “So I don’t really have much planned because we’re moving and stuff.”
She said: “Once I’m settled, I’ll get into the basics of planning. But right now we’re arranging our family.”
At first, many linked Porsha and Simon’s quick engagement to an unplanned pregnancy, though she denied it. Porsha said she hopes to have more children in the future, despite struggling with “large fibroids,” which allow noncancerous tumors to grow in the uterus and affect her ability to carry a child. She had a myomectomy to remove her fibroids in September 2018 and a non-surgical procedure in November this year to relieve symptoms such as pelvic pain and bloating.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Porsha’s Family Matter” premiered on Bravo Sunday, November 28 at 9 p.m. ET.
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