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Porsha Williams

Porsha Williams is an American reality TV star and actress. She is best known for starring in Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Personal Life

Early Life

Porsha Williams was born on June 22, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia. She has a half-sister named Lauren and a brother named Hosea. Porsha went to Southwest Dekalb High School, located in Decatur, Georgia. For college, she attended the American Intercontinental University and got a degree in business information technology.

Her two parents were entrepreneurs, which inspired Porsha to open a daycare at age 24.


Porsha Williams is well known for her past relationship with football player Kordell Sterwart. The two married in 2011 and their wedding was filmed for Platinum Weddings, the TV series. Kordell has a son named Syre, who Porsha became a stepmom too.

Two years later in 2013, the two got a divorce. Porsha found out about Kordell filing for divorce over social media and she stated that she was blindsided by the divorce.

In 2018, Porsha got engaged to Dennis McKinley. The two have a daughter together named Pilar Jhena McKinley, who was born March 2019. The two have had an on-again-off-again relationship in the past and are currently broken up.


Porsha Williams made her debut on The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 5 in 2012. Kenya Moore, another housewife, made her first appearance on the show this season as well. The two immediately clashed at a charity event and continued to feud the entire season. Later seasons showed Porsha’s messy divorce, as well as controversial statements she’s made. Porsha is still on the show presently.

Porsha also has dipped her toes into the music world. In 2014, Porsha released her first single “Flatline.” She has also made various television appearances since her debut on RHOA. Porsha has appeared on Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, The New Celebrity Apprentice, Steppin’ Back to Love, The Real, and many other shows.

In The News

Lately, Porsha is in the news for her latest feud with housewife Marlo Hampton. Porsha’s latest feud with ex-friend Marlo Hampton has all the housewives confused. The two’s friendship’s ended suddenly due to Porsha refusing to reveal personal details of her relationship with Marlo.

Porsha has also been a dedicated activist to the Black Lives Matter movement, attending various protests over the summer.

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