Bravotv.com: What was going through your head after the confrontation with Cynthia?
Porsha Williams: I was honestly in disbelief. In the past, Cynthia and I have tended to use the b-word in a playful way. Actually, there have been many times that Cynthia has used the b-word as a term of endearment towards me. She even used the b-word with my friend Shamea telling her, "Show them how a real B goes down the slide," while on the boat! I never thought in a million years that Cynthia would ever think that I was using this term with negative intent or with the intention of being disrespectful towards her. I am truly sorry that my tone was misread. While on the boat, I thought we were playing in a fun, loving way, and I believe Cynthia overacted during the entire situation. I actually missed three days of work from Cynthia's kicks. I was diagnosed with abdominal contusions and bruises on my arms and legs. Thankfully with a lot, and I mean a lot, of prayer, I got through it and I forgave her. I feel like Cynthia's circumstances got the best of her, she hit a breaking point, and ended the day with physical violence towards me. However I do believe everyone deserves a second chance and the opportunity to explain their reasoning behind their actions.
With that said, Cynthia was under an enormous amount of stress. Perhaps it can also be said that her struggles with Peter played a part in her volatile and sensitive reaction. I truly have compassion for Cynthia, and if I had known my words weren't going to be taken in jest, I would not have said them. After prayer and reflecting on this situation, I know Cynthia is a pretty cool person and I can relate to her current struggle. I have been there. I know exactly what it feels like to have your relationship with your husband put under a microscope on national TV. I know what it feels like to have your marriage fall apart because of possible affairs, but in Cynthia's case, she can fight for it. I still believe that no matter what, you fight for your marriage. Even until the last day, until the last moment, because marriage is between two people who have made a vow with God. If there is one thing that I've learned in life, it is to never give up. God willing, ten years from now, Cynthia and Peter can look back on this time and laugh. Personally, there were days that I didn't want to get out of bed and I probably wouldn't want to be on a boat having a party either! Thank you, Kenya, LOL!
Bravotv.com: How did you feel about the conversation with Kenya?
PW: Kenya is another story. Talk about cruel intentions. I hate to say it, but it's as if Kenya loves it when something bad or negative happens in someone's life. She gets so excited to exploit any negativity or pretend she is a friend, ultimately intending to manipulate a situation. At the end of the day, Kenya is out for Kenya. I agree with Kandi 100% that Kenya needs to start taking responsibility for her own actions. The same way I have done. I have apologized to Kenya, yet she continues to scream from the roof tops that I haven't taken responsibility for my part in our encounter last year. She is always pointing out the flaws in all of us, but never recognizes any flaw in herself. Have you ever had someone in your life that would pretend they had your back or wanted good things for you? Someone who pretends that they were a peacemaker or someone you could talk to? Kenya is toxic. This is the same woman who had a megaphone and held a metal scepter in my face throughout an entire reunion and provoked me to the point of no return. I often feel that Kenya wants to see me fail and doesn't have my best intentions in mind. This will never happen, because no one can take away what God has in his plan for me, and I won't give her the satisfaction. And as for Kenya making reference to shielding pregnant Kandi away from me, let's all remember Kenya threatening Phaedra, who at the time was 8 months pregnant at the Season 5 reunion. Kenya’s the one who said to Phaedra, "Don’t be disrespectful, because you will be picking up your teeth off the floor, pregnant and all." How sad. Let’s all lift her up in prayer...
Bravotv.com: Were you and Cynthia truly able to squash the issues between you?
PW: Yes, Cynthia and I truly squashed the issues between us. Looking back, I wish none of this happened, but you can't change the past. You can only make your bonds stronger and try to reflect on the root of the problem. I wish her all the best. Kisses!