Porsha Williams’ relationship with Simon Guobadia remains under a microscope. In addition to the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star becoming engaged to Guobadia while he was still legally married, now whether or not Guobadia believes in monogamy is in question. Guoabida is offering an explanation.
Porsha Williams previously defended Simon Guobadia’s culture
During a recent appearance on The Tamron Hall Show, Williams explained that monogamy is not a concept that Guobadia was raised in. She cites his cultural practices as the reason.
“Let’s start with, he’s Nigerian,” she told Hall. “That’s his culture. It’s just called Nigerian culture. They are allowed and are open to having multiple wives. Some have two [wives], his father had two, his grandfather had 25 and 60-something grandkids. But you know, Simon has been in America since he was about 17 years old and I’m American, so we’re gonna have one wife and one husband. Now as far as the cheating goes, no one’s perfect,” she explained.
She says polygamy will not be tolerated in their relationship, noting that Guobadia is in agreeance. “When I met Simon, he was literally at the same place I was for the past two and a half years,” she said. “I’ve been working on myself. I’ve been in therapy. I’ve been praying and doing my self-care. And it was very different to meet a man who had done the same thing and we met at the same place.”
Simon Guobadia says he is a one-woman man
Guobadia took to Instagram to clear up any confusion regarding whether or not he intends to have more than one woman while with Williams. “My Nigerian culture and law allows for a man to have multiple wives, and this can vary by regions and part of Nigeria,” he wrote in part. “The reality however is that most Nigerian relationships today are one man one wife,” he captioned a post. “I have a responsibility to ensure I’m accurate in my utterances regardless of the platform I use to share my opinions and thoughts.”
The businessman said his father has 2 wives, while his grandfather had 25. He admits to not being faithful in previous marriages but wants something different with Williams.