Porsha Williams Demoted On RHOA, Now She's Just A "Friend"

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was a staple on the show for two seasons, but Porsha Williams is now just a “friend”. Williams has apparently been downgraded from being a regular cast member to merely having a recurring role on the seventh season of the Bravo reality show, which premieres on November 9.

According to RadarOnline.com, Williams issued a statement announcing her reduced role on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Williams said she was “blindsided” by the network’s announcement that she would no longer have “housewife” status, but clarified that she would still remain on the show in the capacity of a friend, “bonding with the other women.”

“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, recording my album, building my businesses, and taking baby step towards nurturing my relationship with my new love!” Williams wrote.

One reported rumor about Williams being demoted to a recurring role on the show involved allegations that she was difficult to work with. Meanwhile, Daily Mail guessed that perhaps her highly publicized divorce from American football player Kordell Stewart in 2013 made Williams less attractive to the show’s producers.

However, Bravo producer Andy Cohen reportedly set the record straight on Williams during his online show Ask Andy, saying she could not provide adequate storylines for the show. “Really, it was about the amount of story we got from Porsha this season. We went into it assuming she would be a full housewife, holding a peach. We just haven’t gotten enough to merit that. She’s going to be in it a lot. We love her. I hope she’ll be on Bravo endlessly,” Cohen said.

Val Powell
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