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Porsha Williams Was Almost Fired From 'RHOA' After Her First Season, Says Andy Cohen

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By Maurice Cassidy

Though she has one of the most compelling storylines on the current series of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Porsha Williams was almost fired after her first run on the show, according to Andy Cohen.

The famous TV producer and talk show host stopped by Jenny McCarthy’s podcast on January 31, where he made the shock revelation that Porsha was close to being cut from the cast.

Producers had been going back and forth on whether the 38-year-old would make a return because they didn’t think she brought enough to the show during her first run.

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Porsha Was Almost Fired After Her First Season

Porsha Williams on 'Watch What Happens Live'
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There was an interest to look for other housewives in replacement of Porsha, but when the ladies gathered to film their reunion in the midst of Williams’ breakup from Kordell Stewart, it seemed apparent that there was more to the reality star than she had shown to the cameras.

“At the end of Porsha’s first season, she was at the reunion and it’d just been announced like a day before Kordell [Stewart] was leaving her,” Andy gushed during his interview with Jenny.

Her Split From Kordell Stewart Saved Her Place On 'RHOA'

Porsha Williams at a radio event
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“And there was a fairly healthy dialogue amongst the producers about whether Porsha was gonna come back at that time. This was the end of her first season and she got up there at that reunion, and I was watching her and I was like, ‘Oh my God. I stand for Porsha. That was incredible!’ And she cemented her place on the show.”

Had Porsha not publicly addressed her split from Kordell and how her split with Kordell wouldn’t define her moving forward, Andy admitted he’d underestimated the mother-of-one, resulting in her placement on the show to be secured after all.

Porsha Was Demoted After Fighting With Kenya Moore

Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore at an event
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The closest that Porsha Williams has been to getting fired from “RHOA” was when she physically attacked Kenya Moore in the midst of a heated argument at the show’s season six reunion taping.

It was quite an unforgettable moment on “RHOA,” and while fans entertained by the feuds and drama, it was Porsha who suffered the biggest consequences after being demoted to a “friend of the show” for season seven.

Moore had also pressed assault charges against her co-star, and it went without saying that Williams’ demotion could very well have led to her removal from the show entirely.

Porsha Plans To Work Through Her Problems With Her Fiancé

Porsha Williams and her fiance, Dennis McKinley
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Fortunately, though, Porsha has always remained a good relationship with Andy and the rest of the crew on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

In recent episodes, the radio personality has opened up about her crumbling relationship with her fiance, Dennis McKinley, following a string of cheating allegations that emerged while Porsha was still pregnant with their baby, Pilar Jhena.

Despite it all, however, Williams has been determined to work through her relationship issues and hopes that she and Dennis can come out stronger on the other side.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” continues Sundays at 8 PM on Bravo.

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