Two days after Bravo aired the explosive “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” part one reunion special, one report is claiming that star Porsha Williams has been fired from the hit reality TV series.
According to MediaTakeOut.com, Williams, 32, the ex-wife of former NFL player Kordell Stewart, was let go from the program this week after assaulting co-star Kenya Moore during a reunion special taping last month. “Any person that they believe has ‘the propensity for violence’ is out,” an insider told the gossip site, adding that Moore, 43, was invited back to star in season 7 of the series. “Kenya received her contract this week,” revealed the insider.
The reports follows previous rumors that Williams was on Bravo's chopping block after her recorded brawl with Moore at the Biltmore Hotel in Atlanta last month. According to a report from Radar Online, an insider revealed that Williams had "yet to receive her walking papers" but that her future on the series was unknown. "Was she fired? No. Would she potentially be? Who knows? Anything is possible right now, clearly," said a source.
While some “RHOA” fans may be sad to learn of Williams' final curtain call, she isn’t the only cast member rumored to be getting the ax. While longtime stars and fan favorites NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks and Kandi Burruss reportedly are being asked to return, MediaTakeOut.com is claiming model Cynthia Bailey, a casr member since season 3, is getting the boot. The cast's on-screen friend and part-time star Marlo Hampton is also rumored to have been given her pink slip.
Why the need for the casting shakeup? According to the report, Bravo producers are looking to add new women to the popular reality show. “While they were generally HAPPY with the ratings this year, the producers feel that they want ‘real drama’ among the Housewives, and not manufactured storylines. So they're looking to bring in NEW WOMEN - who have REAL LIFE DRAMA in their lives,” reads the report.
Contradictory to the Bravo network’s rumored decision to fire Williams, “RHOA” fans voted in favor of the singer on a recent IBTimes poll, which asked the question, “Which RHOA cast member do you want to see on season 7”? Out of 813 voters, an overwhelming 593 voted to keep Williams on the program, with only 220 siding with Moore, a former Miss USA.
Part two of the “RHOA” reunion special airs Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT on Bravo.