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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Porsha Williams & Simon Guobadia Break Silence Following News of Divorce




Porsha Williams has broken her silence over the end of her 15-month marriage to Simon Guobadia, who she first began dating in 2021.


via: Today


In an Instagram post on Feb. 25, Williams shared her first public message since news of the split from her husband.


"Thank you for your prayers & support," read the message, which included a praying and broken heart emoji.




Hours before her post, Guobadia shared his own message in an Instagram story, sharing his feelings on the divorce.


“Will Stop Loving My Wife When Divorce is Final,” he wrote.




The former couple's comments come after more than a year of marriage. Williams, who is set to return to "Real Housewives of Atlanta," filed for divorce from Guobadia on Feb. 22 in Georgia's Fulton County Superior Court, according to a court docket.


The docket indicates that the case type is "Divorce — Contested." TODAY.com has reached out to Williams for comment.


Williams and her Nigerian husband tied the knot in November 2022  in a traditional ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, People reported at the time. Among the couple's 250 guests were Williams' fellow “RHOA” stars Kandi Burruss, Drew Sidora, Cynthia Bailey, and Kim Zolciak-Biermann.


The couple, who announced their engagement in May 2021, reportedly followed up that ceremony with an American wedding ceremony in an Atlanta church with 350 guests.


Williams' divorce filing comes less than two weeks after she announced she was returning to the "RHOA" cast for Season 16.


The Bravo star, who was previously listed as Porsha Williams in the show's credits before she exited the series in September 2021, made a point to say she would be using her married name on the show next season.




“Porsha Williams coming back to ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’? That’s false. But Porsha Guobadia is in the building. Haha, see ya, mwah!” the Bravo star said in a video she posted Feb. 13 on Instagram.


She captioned her video, “Season 16 Lets Gooooo #Rhoa Are y’all READY?!,” adding several emoji including a crown of jewels.


In the court docket for the divorce, she is listed as Porsha Dyanne Williams.


The divorce filing comes shortly after the couple celebrated Valentine's Day. On Feb. 16, Guobadia posted a photo of Williams in a bikini next to a bouquet of red roses, red balloons and a red teddy bear.


"All Mine! My Love," he captioned it, adding rose and heart emoji.


Williams posted images from the same photoshoot on her own Instagram account, captioning them, "Happy Wife Happy Life ..."


Williams was previously married to former football star Kordell Stewart. She shares a daughter, Pilar Jhena, with her ex, Dennis McKinley.


Guobadia, who was previously married to Falynn Pina, another former “RHOA” cast member, is dad to five children from previous relationships.


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