Porsha Williams has announced that she is following in the footsteps of Cynthia Bailey and also leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta ahead of Season 14.
The longtime Bravolebrity made the announcement earlier today (September 30) on her official Instagram page, following months of rumours about whether or not she would be coming back for another season.
“After ten life-changing, gratifying, incredible years, it is finally time to begin my next chapter. Next season, I will not be returning to the Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise,” she posted. “This was a difficult decision to not only make, but also come to terms with. It’s one I have put a lot of thought into and because of that, I know it’s the right one.”
“I want to thank Bravo, Truly Original, and Andy Cohen for this opportunity, and all the show’s producers, editors, and assistants, for working tirelessly every day to create our show,” she continued. “I have so much love and endless gratitude for my Bravo family and supporters. You’ve made the past decade a truly special one. One where I’ve dealt with unbelievable highs and unbelievable lows, and I can honestly say I would not have made it through some of them without the unconditional love and support I have gotten from all of you.”
She added, “Don’t worry though, I’ll be back on your TV very soon. I can’t wait to share all of my exciting new endeavors with the world-beginning with the release of my memoir, The Pursuit of Porsha, out on November 16. As for the rest, you’ll just have to wait and see! Love ya!”
RHOA Season 14 Cast: Who’s in, and who’s out?
The revelation that Porsha Williams is leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) comes after weeks, if not months, of rumours suggesting that she would be saying goodbye to the lucrative Bravo gig.
According to reports, a bit of a reboot is in the works for RHOA Season 14, which explains why Cynthia Bailey also announced her exit this week. Meanwhile, Drew Sidora, Kenya Moore, Marlo Hampton, and Kandi Burruss are returning in full-time roles, while former OG Sheree Whitfield is also coming back as a Housewife. The network is also planning on hiring some new Housewives to join the existing cast.
While Cynthia is set to appear on The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip for Peacock, RHOA fans also won’t be saying goodbye to Porsha entirely as she is set to receive her own solo show on the network in 2022.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta will return to Bravo in 2022.