Bravo exec Andy Cohen has revealed that Porsha Williams was almost fired after her first season on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Cohen spilled the beans during a recent appearance on The Jenny McCarthy Show.
“At the end of Porsha’s first season, Porsha was at the reunion, and it had been announced about a day before that Kordell was leaving her, and there was a dialogue amongst the producers about whether Porsha was even going to come back or not at that time. This was at the end of her first season,” Cohen told Jenny.
He shared that it was Porsha’s performance at the reunion helped her hold on to the gig:
“She got up there at the reunion, and I was watching, and I was like, ‘oh my God’ I left and was like, ‘I stand for Porsha, that was incredible,’ and she cemented her place on the show.”
He continued, “It’s interesting how things change through the season. Even you could be saying, ‘oh well, I don’t think this person’s coming back’ and then something could happen at the reunion where it changes.”
Cohen added that “She gave like a two-minute soliloquy about who she truly was and how she was going to live her life going forward and this was not going to define her, and she is stronger than this, and I was like, ‘oh my god.’ I totally underestimated this woman and look at where she’s now on the show.”