Bravo insists that Porsha Williams wasn’t getting punished for her behavior on the last “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion when they cut her season 7 status.
It was a total surprise to Porsha when she found out that she was not going to be a full-fledged member of the “RHOA” cast this season. At first it as assumed that her demotion came as the result of that beat down she delivered to Kenya Moore at the season 6 reunion, but Bravo exec/”Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen insisted that was not the case.
According to Andy, this was simply a delayed inevitability as she didn’t have going on to justify maintaining a spot on the central cast. “It had nothing to do with anything that happened at the reunion last season. Really, it was about the amount of story we got from Porsha this season,” Andy explained during an online “Ask Andy” session.
After her first season on “RHOA,” there were whispers that she would be cut from the show entirely because her storyline wasn’t compelling to viewers. As messed up as it sounds, her divorce saved her spot on the cast for another cycle so that Bravo could follow her during her devastating divorce from Kordell Stewart.
With their split finalized and Porsha getting back into the dating scene—and certainly after her attack on Kenya—it looked like Porsha would survive to see another season. Technically she is, but she’s getting the Marlo Hampton treatment this time around.
“We went into it assuming she would be a full housewife, holding a peach,” said Andy. “We just haven’t gotten enough to merit that. She’s going to be in it a lot. We love her. I hope she’ll be on Bravo endlessly.”