Porsha Williams’ fiancé Simon Guobadia was forced to defend himself and his Nigerian upbringing after details of his father and grandfather’s polygamy circulated online.
“My Nigerian culture and law allows for a man to have multiple wives, and this can vary by regions and part of Nigeria. The reality however is that most Nigerian relationships today are one man one wife,” he captioned a post. “I have a responsibility to ensure I’m accurate in my utterances regardless of the platform I use to share my opinions and thoughts.”
Despite Porsha and Simon being caught in a media storm after they announced their engagement, there has been no evidence to suggest that Simon has been stepping out on her or that he is intent on having more than one wife.
A woman did come forward to claim that she had been seeing Simon for a brief period, but her claims were quickly brushed aside by the happy couple.
Fans of the former Atlanta Housewife have been given a glimpse of the happy couple’s life in a “RHOA” spinoff. In October, Bravo premiered “Porsha’s Family Matters.”
While promoting the spinoff, Porsha addressed the issue of polygamy on “The Tamron Hall Show.”
“Let’s start with, he’s Nigerian. That’s his culture. It’s just called Nigerian culture. They are allowed and are open to having multiple wives. Some have two [wives], his father had two, his grandfather had 25 and 60-something grandkids. But you know, Simon has been in America since he was about 17 years old and I’m American, so we’re gonna have one wife and one husband. Now as far as the cheating goes, no one’s perfect,” she explained.
“You know, I cheated on my first boyfriend and that was a horrible experience. Some people do it at 30,40,50, it doesn’t matter. The point is to learn from those experiences and decide what kind of man you want to be and what kind of husband you actually want to be. And when I met Simon, he was literally at the same place I was for the past two and a half years. I’ve been working on myself. I’ve been in therapy. I’ve been praying and doing my self care. And it was very different to meet a man who had done the same thing and we met at the same place.”