The seventh season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta hasn’t even premiered yet and there is already drama brewing.
TMZ was one of the first media outlets to report that Porsha Williams was demoted from the show because she had become difficult to work with (she’s still beefing with Kenya Moore and clashed with the show’s newcomer, Claudia Jordan) and because she doesn’t want to reveal lots about her personal life, she pretty much had an uninteresting story line.
Porsha has since released a statement addressing the cast change, claiming that she was blindsided. She says:
“This is not an easy time for me right now, but I want [sic] let everyone to know that I loved being a ‘Housewife’ on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and I am thankful for Bravo for the opportunity but it’s not goodbye, you will see me on the show throughout the season sharing and bonding with the other women and I promise to stay connected with my fans as I start an exciting new time in my life.
After a long season of filming, and giving my all, I was blindsided by the announcement from the network that I was demoted from ‘Housewife Status,’ but would remain on the show in a ‘Friend’ capacity.
Unfortunately, I can only be PORSHA, and portraying anything else, would not be genuine nor honest. This moment is bittersweet, but God has been so amazing to me, and I think this is a perfect time for me to spread my wings, and finally focus on all of my upcoming projects.
In addition to having my recurring role on RHOA, I will be able to focus my attention on my career as an Entertainment Correspondent on DISH NATION on Fox, recording my album, building my businesses, and taking baby steps towards nurturing my relationship with my new love!!!
This is the beginning of a new chapter in my life, and I will be giving my fans & supporters another chance to watch my growth as I take on the world in my own special way very soon!! I am so Thankful for all that #TEAMPORSHA does to keep me INSPIRED every day! Stay Tuned…”
I liked watching Porsha on the show, but I have to agree with the producers that she didn’t have much of a story line. Hell, even as and when she and Kordell were married, I didn’t feel like she was interesting in comparison to the other cast members. I actually think she’d do better on a show with her sister.
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