We told you yesterday that Porsha Williams would no longer be a regular cast member of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but would be cast in a recurring role for season seven. Williams seemed positive about moving out of the spotlight on the show, and had this to say on Instagram:
“No more peach for me, but I still love checking in with my girls #Blessed #SomethingMajor #JustHereToSlay #TeamPorsha”
But then rumors started flying soon after news broke, with TMZ reporting that sources close to the show said Williams was actually demoted by producers because she had become hard to work with, and her storyline wasn’t developing the way they wanted.
They claimed that when filming began for this season, Bravo wanted Williams and Kenya Moore to talk things out, but Williams almost came to blows with the former Miss USA again. And she also clashed big time with Claudia Jordan. But most importantly, they also claimed that she wouldn’t be forthcoming with information when it came to her personal life, so producers felt like they didn’t have a story/angle for her.
So what is Porsha Williams saying about all of this now?
She’s kind of hurt. She told her Dish Nation family in a statement that she was “blindsided” by the demotion.
“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…”
What do you think of what Williams had to say about Bravo’s decision?