Yesterday Bravo TV announced a shake up for the cast of Real Housewives of Atlanta and unfortunately Porsha Williams will no longer be holding the Georgia peach.
Season 7 is schedule to air next month and although Porsha will not be an official housewife she will still be part of the show but only as a “reoccurring friend” to the main characters.
According to Bravo’s press release:
NeNe has embarked on several professional pursuits: she’s starred in Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, launched a clothing line, and is prepping for her Broadway debut in Cinderella. Kandi Burruss is ready to expand her family with her new husband Todd Tucker, but faces unexpected road blocks along the way. Kenya Moore is also pursuing her dreams of starting a family while Porsha Stewart has joined a popular local television show as an entertainment correspondent.
But there is still plenty of drama brewing among the circle of women—and their families. Cynthia and NeNe will attempt to rebuild their friendship after having a falling out—and in one emotionally charged scene, we see NeNe fighting to hold back tears. Phaedra Parks is also struggling with raising her two boys after husband Apollo Nida was incarcerated—and he isn’t going quietly after he discovers his wife is allegedly dating a new man.
Porsha Williams will recur as a friend of the Housewives alongside newcomer actress-singer Demetria McKinney. The new season, which is sure to be filled with plenty of drama if the trailer above is any indication, kicks off on Sunday, November 9 at 8 p.m.
The ex housewife also confirmed the news of her demotion via Instagram.
“No more peach for me, but I still love checking in with my girls” #Blessed #SomethingMajor #JustHereToSlay #TeamPorsha
Porsha also called into her new job on Dish Nation to share her thoughts about the situation stated that she was blindsided by the entire ordeal.
Check out her full statement below:
This is not an easy time for me right now, but I want let everyone to know that I loved being a ‘Housewife’ on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and I am thankful for Bravo for the opportunity but 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.
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 a ‘Friend’ capacity.
Unfortunately, I can only be PORSHA, and portraying anything else, would not be genuine nor honest. 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 on DISH NATION on the Fox Network, recording my album, building my businesses, and taking baby steps towards nurturing my relationship with my new love!!!
This is the beginning of a new chapter in my life, and I will be giving my fans & 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! Stay Tuned…