A lot has changed since Porsha Williams fans first met the Atlanta peach on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. When Williams joined the franchise in Season 5, she was the proud trophy wife of former NFL star Kordell Stewart. By the end of the season, Stewart filed for divorce, days after he was a no-show at the reunion special.
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The cracks in their marriage were evident to viewers and co-stars. In the following season, fans watched as Williams tried fighting for her marriage, despite her claim that Stewart blindsided her by filing for divorce while they were still living in the same house.
Williams walked away from the divorce with nothing and determined to rebuild her life, which she has. She’s now a fan favorite on the show, has a successful radio and television hosting career, is a mother to a daughter and is newly engaged.
But there have been bumps in the road, including physical fights, beefs with co-stars, how her parents divorce impacted her, battles with depression and suicidal ideation, and more. And Williams is revealing all in her forthcoming memoir The Pursuit of Porsha. In an introduction to the book, Williams explains why she’s ready to bear it all, saying she hasn’t had the chance to do so with just an hour of television each week.
“After starring season after season on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, I felt there was still so much I never got a chance to say in those confessionals or never got to express at the reunions between throwing shade and receipts,” she writes in the excerpt. “So I’ve opened up my life here, page by page, to share my truth, my strength, and my pursuit of the real Porsha.”
In the book, Williams opens by recalling being at a Bravo event just two weeks after Stewart filed for divorce and the microscope she was under. She’ll also touch on her childhood, family dynamic, and show scandals.
She doesn’t take her success for granted, admitting in the intro of the book, “I went from being homeless while starring on The Real Housewives to owning two successful businesses.”
The book is now available for pre-order and will be released in November. You can read the first chapter here.