A new trailer for the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has just hit the net and Porsha Williams is not thrilled.
Bravo has downgraded Williams from a housewife to a recurring role. According to Williams, she was blindsided by the demotion. Williams has been replaced by reality TV and radio personality Claudia Jordan.
Williams released a statement via her new job Dish Nation Here’s what she had to say:
“This is not an easy time for me right now, but I want to let everyone to know that I loved being a ‘Housewife’ on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and I am thankful for Bravo for the opportunity but it’s not goodbye, you will see me on the show throughout the season sharing and bonding with the other women and I promise to stay connected with my fans as I start an exciting new time in my life.
After a long season of filming, and giving my all, I was blindsided by the announcement from the network that I was demoted from ‘Housewife Status,’ but would remain on the show in a ‘Friend’ capacity.
Unfortunately, I can only be PORSHA, and portraying anything else, would not be genuine nor honest. This moment is bittersweet, but God has been so amazing to me, and I think this is a perfect time for me to spread my wings, and finally focus on all of my upcoming projects.
In addition to having my recurring role on RHOA, I will be able to focus my attention on my career as an Entertainment Correspondent on DISH NATION on the Fox Network, recording my album, building my businesses, and taking baby steps towards nurturing my relationship with my new love!!!
This is the beginning of a new chapter in my life, and I will be giving my fans & supporters another chance to watch my growth as I take on the world in my own special way very soon!! I am so Thankful for all that #TEAMPORSHA does to keep me INSPIRED every day! Stay Tuned…”
You may recall Jordan from “Celebrity Apprentice,” but she was also Miss Rhode Island Teen USA and Miss Rhode Island USA, becoming the second Black woman ever to hold the title. Currently, Jordan is a co-host of “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”
Also, actress Demetria McKinney will have a recurring role. She is best known for her character Janine Payne on Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne.”
The new season premiers Sunday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. Check out the trailer below.