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Porsha Williams "Blindsided" by 'RHOA' Demotion: Read Her Statement


After two seasons as a main cast member, Porsha Williams has been demoted to a “recurring” role — but how does she feel about it?! The reality star opened up in a lengthy statement about Bravo’s decision and how she’s coping with it.

“This is not an easy time for me right now, but I want to let everyone know that I loved being a Housewife on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and I am thankful [to] Bravo for the opportunity,” she began, assuring fans that this certainly isn’t the last of her on the show. “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.”

Despite recently making a big career move (she became an Entertainment reporter on Dish Nation), Porsha says she wasn’t expecting a change in her position on RHOA. “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 ‘Friend’ capacity,” she continued. “Unfortunately, I can only be PORSHA, and portraying anything else would not be genuine nor honest.”

Porsha added that this moment in her life is “bittersweet,” and that she plans to use it as an opportunity to “spread my wings.”

“This is a beginning of a new chapter in my life,” she finished. “I will be giving my fans and 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!”

Real Housewives of Atlanta returns on Nov. 9.


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