AceShowbiz - Porsha Williams was almost let go by "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" executives, according to host and executive producer Andy Cohen. During his appearance on "The Jenny McCarthy Show", the Bravo boss revealed that Porsha was nearly fired after the first season of the popular reality TV show.
The 51-year-old host spilled Jenny that the executives doubted that Porsha was the right fit for the show. "At the end of Porsha's first season, Porsha was at the reunion, and it had been announced about a day before, that Kordell was leaving her and there was a dialogue amongst the producers about whether Porsha was even going to come back or not at that time. This was at the end of her first season," Andy revealed.
Jenny responded, "Wow," before Andy later continued, "She got up there at the reunion and I was watching and I was like, 'oh my God.' " He shared,"I left and was like, 'I stand for Porsha, that was incredible' and she cemented her place on the show."
"It's interesting how things change through the season," the "Watch What Happens Live" host went on saying. "Even you could be saying, 'Oh well I don't think this person's coming back.' And then something could happen at the reunion where it changes."
He continued gushing over Porsha, who is now a mother of daughter Pilar Jhena whom she shares with fiance Dennis McKinley. "She gave like a two minute soliloquy about who she truly was and how she was going to live her life going forward and this was not going to define her and she is stronger than this and I was like, 'Oh my god.' I totally underestimated this woman and look at where she’s now on the show," admitted Andy.