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RHOA Star Porsha Williams Files For Divorce From Gobadia After Short-Lived Marriage

Williams is reported to be the one who initiated the divorce, but signs of marital issues between them have been apparent for some time.


Written by Rachel Davis

On Feb 24, 2024 – 3 minutes read

Porsha Williams files for divorce from Simon Guobadia

Porsha Williams, celebrity star of the popular reality TV show The Real Housewives of Atlanta, has reportedly filed for divorce from her entrepreneur husband Simon Guobadia. The divorce filing comes after 15 months of married life. The couple got married in two extravagant wedding ceremonies in November 2022.

The End Of A Tempestuous Romance

Real Housewives' Porsha Williams splits from Simon Guobadia

Williams and Guobadia’s relationship skyrocketed from the very beginning. They appeared first in public as a couple in May 2021 with Williams revealing about her “beautiful” new relationship with Guobadia in an Instagram post. At the time, she confessed that the relationship might seem rushed, stating “Yes, we are crazy in love” and he said she knew it was fast but they were living life together each day to its fullest.

Previously, Guobadia was married to Falynn Pina who also appeared on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. When Williams and Guobadia’s relationship became public, it caused a stir among fans and critics because Guobadia was still not divorced from Pina at the time. However, Williams stated that their divorce was in effect before she started dating him. 

Just a month after the dating was made public, Guobadia proposed to Williams and the pair got engaged in May 2021. Two separate ceremonies were held in November 2022. First, a traditional Nigerian native law and customary ceremony at the lavish Four Seasons hotel in Atlanta were held. As next, an American-style ceremony at a local church was held on the next day. 

Back To Single

The whirlwind romance did not last long and Williams filed for divorce from Guobadia on Thursday in Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia. As per the filing records, the 41-year-old celebrity star mentioned that the marriage is irretrievably broken” with “no prospects for a reconciliation.”

However, no specific reasons for the breakup were mentioned while, in the filing, Williams requested the court to enforce the prenuptial agreement she and the 59-year-old business tycoon had signed days before their wedding. She also wanted Guobadia to pay her legal fees in connection with the divorce proceedings. 

It seems that Williams is the one who initiated the divorce, but signs of marital issues have been apparent for some time. The couple acted in an eight-episode spin-off series titled Porsha’s Family Matters, which premiered in November 2022. However, the show was discontinued amid reports of conflicts and fights between the newlyweds.

Williams was previously married to former NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart before she entered into a second marriage with Guobadia. The couple’s relationship eventually ended in divorce and it was played out in front of Bravo’s cameras on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. 

William is mother to a 4-year-old daughter named Pilar from a previous relationship with a businessman Dennis McKinley. Their relationship proceeded to engage but broke up before getting married.  

This split marks the fourth divorce for Guobadia. The Nigerian-origin businessman has five children from his previous three relationships, including his most recent marriage to Falynn Pina. He got divorced from her in 2021 just before he began dating Williams.

What Is Left On-Line For The Stars?

The future seems to be uncertain for both Williams and Guobadia as they stand on the brink of divorce proceedings. Williams intends to return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta for the upcoming 15th season. It is anticipated that her personal life and the incidents that to the divorce are likely to be a major storyline. 

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As Guobadia is the founder and president of a major petroleum company in Atlanta named Simcol Petroleum, he seems to be heading to his business affairs now. The rich entrepreneur is also an investor in movies and restaurants. He is an avid golfer and car collector too. His business endeavors are enough to make him engaged, though his personal life has taken another overturn.

  1. Instagram Account Of (n.d) Porsha Williams [Online] Available At:

    https://www.instagram.com/porsha4real/?hl=en

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