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Here’s Why Porsha Williams Thought She Was Going to Be “Fired” After Her First Season of RHOA

The RHOA cast member said she "literally was doing everything" during the Season 5 reunion.

By Jocelyn Vena

Porsha Williams is now nine seasons in as a cast member on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. But when she first joined the show way back in Season 5, she wasn't so sure about her future, as she recently shared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

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When a fan asked her what advice she would give her Season 1 self, Porsha shared that it would be, "Girl, you ain't gonna get fired. You ain't gonna get fired by Andy [Cohen]. You're gonna still be there, girl."

Porsha then elaborated on why she felt like she might get fired: "When I was sitting on that couch [at the reunion], and I had asked my ex[-husband Kordell Stewart] to come to the reunion, and he didn't come, I was like 'Lord, this is big.'"

Andy then confirmed that she was, in fact, "on the bubble at that reunion," but that "you saved yourself. You became Porsha Luther King, and you started preaching. Yes, you did, you sang 'Amazing Grace.'"

Porsha laughed, "I literally was doing everything."

Andy previously opened up about how that Season 5 reunion shifted things for Porsha's RHOA future during an episode of WWHL earlier this year.

“Going into her first reunion, there was a dialogue about whether she was going to be picked up for a second season. And she was so great at that first reunion— she had just broken up [with] Kordell, that marriage had just fizzled — and she started preaching at that reunion, and I think all the producers saw a side of her that we didn’t know existed,” Andy said. “I left that reunion like, ‘Oh my god, I am so sold on her.’”

At BravoCon in 2019, Porsha opened up about how hard that first season was for her and how it left her in tears. "I had never seen or knew how I would come off to the public, and so I was very critical of myself," she said (more on that in the video above). "And it wasn't until over the years, I started just letting the cameras see who I really was."

And that is definitely the case. Porsha will take fans into her life as a mom to daughter Pilar Jhena McKinley and inside her work as a social activist during the current season of RHOA.

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