Source Shares What Caused Porsha Williams’ Split From Simon Guobadia After 1 Year of Marriage for the RHOA Star

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Source Shares What Caused Porsha Williams' Split From Simon Guobadia After 1 Year of Marriage for the RHOA Star

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Porsha Williams‘ whirlwind marriage to her now-estranged husband Simon Guobadia seems to have been a bit too intense for the Real Housewives of Atlanta star to handle.

Weeks after Porsha, 42, suddenly filed for divorce from Simon, 59, following just 15 months of marriage, a source has revealed that their split was a case of “too much, too soon,” as they claimed that Porsha and her friends didn’t appreciate how “controlling” Simon reportedly was with the reality star.

“It was a case of too much, too soon,” an insider close to Porsha told Life & Style magazine in their latest issue. “It wasn’t enough time to really get to know someone, but Porsha was swept off her feet by Simon.”

As RHOA fans will recall, Porsha and Simon announced their engagement in May 2021, just weeks after they began dating — and shortly after he called off his marriage to her former co-star, Falynn Guobadia, and she split from former fiance Dennis McKinley, with whom she shares their 4-year-old daughter Pilar Jena.

“Friends found Simon controlling, and that was a problem for Porsha, who is so independent,” the source alleged. “It’s not her style to be told what to do and when to be home.

Porsha did once say, “I don’t need permission to be fabulous.”

After Porsha confirmed her long-awaited return to RHOA in mid-February, telling her Instagram followers, “Porsha Williams coming back to the Real Housewives of Atlanta? That’s false. But Porsha Guobadia is in the building,” Simon was accused of fraud and sham marriages as reports claimed he’s been denied U.S. citizenship.

Days later, news of a $814,000 lawsuit against his company over a past-due bill for the use of a private jet was shared. And, shortly thereafter, Porsha, who did sign a prenup, filed documents against her estranged spouse, demanding that he refrain from destroying any financial documents or selling off any of their property.

Amid the drama, an NBCUniversal representative confirmed producers hadn’t yet started filming season 16. That said, they reportedly had no idea that Porsha’s marriage was ending when she signed back onto the show, nor was it a deal-breaker.

“Porsha is a star on her own without Simon. He was not important to Bravo,” an insider told Radar Online, adding that “fans love” Porsha regardless of whether she’s married or not.

No word yet on when filming will begin on The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 16.