Andy Cohen has revealed that Porsha Williams was almost fired after her first season on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The Bravo boss appeared on The Jenny McCarthy Show about Porsha’s near-ouster before the fans really got to get to know her.
Andy, 51, said back in 2012, RHOA producers doubted she was the right fit for the show. Porsha was then married to former football player Kordell Stewart. “At the end of Porsha’s first season, Porsha was at the reunion, and it had been announced about a day before, that Kordell was leaving her and there was a dialogue amongst the producers about whether Porsha was even going to come back or not at that time. This was at the end of her first season,” Andy told Jenny.
The host said “wow,” and Andy explained that Porsha, now 38, proved her mettle at the RHOA reunion. “She got up there at the reunion and I was watching and I was like, ‘oh my God’ I left and was like, ‘I stand for Porsha, that was incredible’ and she cemented her place on the show.”
The Watch What Happens Live said, “It’s interesting how things change through the season. Even you could be saying, ‘oh well I don’t think this person’s coming back’ and then something could happen at the reunion where it changes.”
Andy also noted about Porsha, “She gave like a two minute soliloquy about who she truly was and how she was going to live her life going forward and this was not going to define her and she is stronger than this and I was like, ‘oh my god’. I totally underestimated this woman and look at where she’s now on the show.” As RadarOnline.com readers know, Porsha, who divorced Kordell in 2013, is now in a big mess with her baby daddy fiance!