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RHOA star Porsha Williams files for divorce from Simon Guobadia after 15 months of marriage

Simon was previously married to Porsha's RHOA co-star

RHOA star Porsha Williams files for divorce from Simon Guobadia after 15 months of marriage
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Porsha Williams is divorcing her husband Simon Guobadia just over a year after they first tied the knot.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 42, filed for divorce from the Nigerian entrepreneur, 59, on Thursday in Atlanta, according to court documents obtained by People, after rumors swirled online about Simon's citizen status.

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 22: Simon Guobadia and Porsha Williams attend Porsha Williams Private Birthday Celebration on June 22, 2021 at Republic in Atlanta, Georgia.(Prince Williams/Wireimage)© Prince Williams
Simon and Porsha married in 2021

The cause of their divorce is presently unknown, although documents suggest it is "unrelated to recent allegations involving Simon's past".

Porsha confirmed her engagement to Simon in May 2021. He had previously been married - and recently divorced - from her co-star Falynn Pina. 

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 30:  Falynn Pina attends A Posh Peach Dinner: Celebrating Marlo Hampton at Tribeca Restaurant on April 30, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)© Paras Griffin
Falynn Pina, Simon's ex-wife

The couple got married back in November 2022, holding two ceremonies: a traditional Nigerian law and custom ceremony, as well as an American ceremony back in Atlanta. 

Their divorce comes as the reality star announced she would be returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta for the sixteenth season, after she stepped away from the Bravo series two years ago.

Porsha has also signed an overall scripted deal with NBCUniversial on "scripted project opportunities across the company's broadcast and streaming properties."

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 23: Simon Guobadia, Porsha Williams, and Pilar McKinley attend Game Four of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs at State Farm Arena on April 23, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)© Paras Griffin
Porsha, Simon and Pilar

She said in a statement: "I'm incredibly thankful for the vision and faith NBCUniversal has put in me to be a larger part of their family." 

"I’m looking forward to being back on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and showing the world my new world!"

As well as her successful career as a reality TV star, her entrepreneurship and her bestselling book The Pursuit of Porsha, the 42-year-old is the mom of four-year-old Pilar. In marrying Simon, she became stepmom to his five children from previous relationships: Quentin, Nicole, Christian, Benjamin and Ximena.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 6: Simon Guobadia and Porsha Williams attend Ladies Love R&B Wednesdays at Red Martini on December 6, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)© Prince Williams
Simon and Porsha at Ladies Love R&B Wednesdays

Simon is the CEO and founder of petroleum company Simcol Petroleum Limited Company, which supplies refined fuels in the southeast United States.

Ahead of their marriage in 2021, Porsha told People that she was "ridiculously excited" and "not even nervous".

"I know I'm marrying the love of my life, and it's going to solidify our relationship and our family bond. I'm calm and excited", she explained.

Simon was "surprised" that his then-fiancé wanted to do a traditional wedding "because it's not something you hear every day".

He added: "To embrace my culture and want to be married in that fashion is something that blows my mind. The journey has been phenomenal. I couldn't have asked for a better future wife."

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