Porsha Williams fans have been perplexed by her sister Lauren’s close friendship with her ex-fiance Dennis McKinley.
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But Williams says she’s happy her family makes an attempt to keep McKinley involved. Their family dynamic is currently playing out on Williams’ The Real Housewives of Atlanta spinoff series. Viewers were wondering whether or not Williams was upset by Lauren and McKinley’s discussion about her fiance Simon Guobadia.
Lauren Williams and Dennis McKinnley talk about Porsha Williams’ engagement
During the first episode of Porsha’s Family Matters, McKinnley and Lauren meet for lunch to discuss Porsha’s engagement. McKinnley is confused by the timeline of the quick engagement as he admits that he was in constant contact with Porsha before she began dating Guobadia and was under the impression that they were working on their relationship.
Per McKinnley, three months before Porsha’s engagement, they spent Christmas together and Porsha asked for her engagement ring back. When he declined, he says Porsha seemingly felt there was no hope of reconciliation. He feels the relationship between Guobadia and Porsha moved too quickly and questions her motives for getting married, hinting at believing Porsha is with Guobadia for his money. Lauren disagrees but admits she feels things moved too fast.
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McKinnley also tells Lauren that the relationship is not a good look for Porsha, considering that Guobadia was still legally married to Porsha’s co-star at the time. Lauren also says she wishes she was more vocal to Porsha about her feelings.
Porsha Williams says she understands her sister’s relationship with her ex
Porsha isn’t bothered by Lauren and McKinnley’s closeness. In a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live, she says Lauren gave her a heads up about the lunch scene between her and McKinnley.
“Of course, as a sister, she wanted to give me a head’s up on some of that,” Porsha said. “But I don’t even think she was able to describe what all was said at that luncheon.”
She also says she’s happy with the growth between McKinnley and Lauren. Fans of RHOA remember when McKinnley cheated on Porsha during her pregnancy and Lauren’s refusal to accept McKinnley back into the family.
“They have had their ups and downs when him and I were on the outs because of family stuff. They went through it, too,” she added. “So they got back together and are cool, and I love that. That’s all about being family.”