Porsha Williams and Shamea Morton were once the best of friends, but after season 9 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta wrapped — everything changed.
Their fallout stemmed from the explosive rumors spread by Phaedra Parks — who spread gossip that Shamea participated in a sexual threesome with Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker. The fact that Porsha went along with the chatter, instead of defending her friend, severed their friendship.
Shamea previously told Bravo’s Daily Dish how shocked and angry she was at Phaedra for making those claims. But it was what Porsha didn’t say that really upset her.
“I didn’t care about what Phaedra said as much because she’ll do anything to get herself out of the hot seat. The thing that hurt me was having Porsha not defend me, or even go as far as co-sign it, in a sense, even though she said that wasn’t her intention,” Shamea recently told The Daily Dish. “The least she could have done is remove herself from that conversation, not add to it. That was very hurtful.”
“I told her I felt like in her blog she was being more neutral, and saying she didn’t want to be in the middle of it and not necessarily sticking up for her friend. I just felt like there was no apology,” Shamea said. “I was planning my wedding, and Porsha was supposed to be there with me, it’s very disheartening.”
And by the time the explosive season 9 RHOA reunion aired, the former pal’s friendship seemed irreparable. However, time heals all wounds, and when Shamea‘s tea party bridal shower took place this weekend, Porsha Williams attended the function. See a photo below from the shower — Porsha‘s standing right by Shamea‘s side.
Despite Porsha‘s betrayal, Shamea remains hopeful that their relationship can get back on track.
“I am hopeful that we can, but at this point it’s just going to take a lot on both sides. I’m actually kind of drained and I’m tired of trying. I continue to tell Porsha to be careful,” Shamea explained. “I would have never done anything like that to Porsha, especially not to someone she already had some sort of past drama with. I don’t know if we can ever get back to that place. Would I like for us to? Absolutely. I love Porsha, and I want nothing but the best for her. I just don’t know if her loyalty lies with me anymore. I’m afraid that in the future she might meet someone, a new friend, and then her loyalty would change again. It’s going to take some time.”
Shamea is set to wed her beau, Gerald Mwangi, in July. The wedding ceremony will take place in her fiance’s homeland of Kenya (Africa). The RHOA friend and her soon-to-be husband took part in a traditional dowry ceremony in April.
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This past weekend was my "Kuracia & Ngurario" (Dowry & Traditional Kikuyu Wedding Ceremony). It was BEAUTIFUL! We were surrounded by so many of our friends and family! My father in law gave me the name "Mumbi"- she was regarded as mother of the Kikuyu people. We are looking forward to our Western ceremony in Kenya in July!!! 🇰🇪🇰🇪😍😍👰🏽👨🏾 #africanwedding #kenyanbride #love #marriage #bride #groom #wedding #kenya #eastafrica Hair: @rikyataylor Makeup: @cjtaylor_mua Dress: Aunt Joyce Morton