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Porsha Williams Guobadia Officially Returns to ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ for Season 16 Reboot

Updated: Feb 13




She’s back!


Porsha Williams Guobadia — who is now going by her married name — will return to “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Bravo announced Tuesday, in the first cast announcement of what will be the show’s rebooted Season 16.



“Who said that Porsha Williams [is] coming back to ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’? That’s false,” the reality star, 42, said in a cheeky video shared via social media on Tuesday.


“But Porsha Guobadia?” she continued, referencing her new name after marrying husband Simon Guobadia in 2022, “is in the building! See ya!”


The fan favorite previously starred on “RHOA” for nine seasons, but announced her exit from the series in September 2021.


After taking a break from reality TV — save for a brief 2023 run on “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” Season 3 — Porsha is ready to reclaim her peach. 


“I’m incredibly thankful for the vision and faith NBCUniversal has put in me to be a larger part of their family,” the “Flatline” singer said in a statement.


“I’m looking forward to being back on ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ and showing the world my new world!”





The series — which concluded its 15th season in September 2023 — has been on a filming hiatus for some time, as a cast shakeup is being explored.


Part of that revamp includes the departure of “RHOA” stalwart Kandi Burruss after 14 consecutive seasons. She announced her decision to leave the show Feb. 4 on the red carpet for the 2024 Grammys.


“I decided I’m not coming back this year,” she told Variety. “It’s been 14 seasons, and they allowed us to sit around for a little too long, but during that time I had started working on a lot of other things, and I got some nice big projects coming soon, so I’m super excited about those things.”


The last installment starred Burruss, 47, Kenya Moore, Shereé Whitfield, Drew Sidora, Sanya Richards-Ross and Marlo Hampton.


Bravo honcho Andy Cohen applauded Burruss for all the years she dedicated to “RHOA” during the Feb. 5 broadcast of SiriusXM’s “Radio Andy.” 


“She was always very true to herself. She has been one of my favorite people to work with in my whole time, first as an exec at Bravo, and then as an EP of the ‘Housewives’ and just hosting ‘Watch What Happens Live,’” he raved. 


“I love how competitive she is, I love how thoughtful and smart she is.”


I love that Porsha is coming back. Now can they offer contracts to Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks? You can leave Sheree at the chateau, and MarLOW at Le'Archive.



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