One peach will not be returning for this season of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta.
RHOA star Porsha Williams is calling it quits after 10 years in the Real Housewives franchise telling fans that the decision to leave was not an easy one.
“After ten life-changing, gratifying, incredible years, it is finally time to begin my next chapter. Next season, I will not be returning to the Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise,” Porsha shared via an Instagram statement on Thursday. “This was a difficult decision to not only make, but also come to terms with. It’s one I have put a lot of thought into and because of that, I know it’s the right one.”
The reality star gave thanks to everyone who worked on the show including finale host Andy Cohen, “I want to thank Bravo, Truly Original, and Andy Cohen for this opportunity, and all the show’s producers, editors, and assistants, for working tirelessly every day to create our show.”
She continued to thank her fans and costars for sticking with her for this past decade, “I have so much love and endless gratitude for my Bravo family and supporters. You’ve made the past decade a truly special one. One where I’ve dealt with unbelievable highs and unbelievable lows, and I can honestly say I would not have made it through some of them without the unconditional love and support I have gotten from all of you.”
She concluded, “Don’t worry though, I’ll be back on your TV very soon. I can’t wait to share all of my exciting new endeavors with the world-beginning with the release of my memoir, The Pursuit of Porsha, out on November 16. As for the rest, you’ll just have to wait and see! Love ya!”
Cohen commented on Williams’ post considering her departure from the show as only a “pause,” “What a run. What an evolution. As we discussed, I’m gonna go ahead and consider this more of a PAUSE than a goodbye ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.”
Co-star Kandi Burruss commented in disbelief, “I was hoping you weren’t 4real leaving. Wishing you the best on all you’ve got going on! ❤️.”
Real Housewives of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant wrote encouraging words for Williams’ next adventure, “Onwards and Upwards! 👏🏼👊🏽💪🏽.”
Williams was a staple in the RHOA franchise and we can not wait for what she has in store next.