Porsha Williams and Simon Guobadia's Relationship Timeline: The Couple's Shaky Road

Fans are convinced that Porsha and Simon were dating way before they announced their relationship in May 2021.

Tatayana Yomary - Author

Mar. 21 2024, Updated 12:09 p.m. ET

Back in May 2021, after Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams announced her engagement to Simon Guobadia — aka her co-star Falynn Pina's ex-husband — some Bravo viewers side-eyed the couple due to the timing and overall optics of the situation.

Some fans felt that the Porsha Family Matters alum and the Nigerian entrepreneur may have been fudging the details of their relationship timeline, too.

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Below, we take a look at what is known about how Porsha and Simon's relationship apparently unfolded — and ended.

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Porsha and Simon first met during the summer of 2020.

In case you’ve been MIA, Porsha revealed to her sister Lauren that she initially met Simon in the summer of 2020 at his now-closed restaurant in Atlanta. Keep in mind, this is prior to Falynn Pina Guobadia’s pool party on Season 13 on RHOA.

Falynn also shared with Kandi Burruss on her YouTube series, Speak On It, that she initially was introduced to Porsha by Simon. Apparently, Simon and Dennis McKinley (Porsha's baby daddy and ex-fiancé) were friends with one another and conducted business together.

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Simon first filed for divorce from Falynn Pina Guobadia in January 2021.

In Falynn’s interview on Up and Adam! with Adam Coy Newell, she revealed that Simon initially filed for divorce in January 2021 without her knowledge. Once she found out about the divorce filing, he retracted it a week later. Simon then went on to file for divorce again in February 2021.

In now-deleted Instagram posts, Simon also shared his divorce filing timeline and cited Falynn allegedly cheating on him as the reason for separation.

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Falynn and Simon announced their divorce on Instagram in April 2021.

As expected, Falynn later revealed that she and Simon were getting a divorce. In a lengthy Instagram story, Falynn went into detail about their relationship and asked for support.

“After two years of marriage and five years of friendship, Simon and I have made the difficult decision to go our separate ways," Falynn wrote, per People. "We are deeply thankful for the impact we have made in each other's lives, as well as the bonds formed with each other's children. This mutual decision was not made lightly, and despite our current willingness to be transparent, we only ask our friends and supporters to be respectful of our privacy as our family gets through this very difficult period."

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In May 2021, Porsha and Simon broke the internet with the announcement of their engagement.

Making matters more shady, Porsha and Simon soon went on to announce their relationship. The news came just a week after the divorce announcement came to light.

Social media users instantly side-eyed Porsha for allegedly being a homewrecker and bad friend after starting a relationship with her co-star’s ex-husband. However, Porsha confirmed on Instagram that while the relationship moved very fast, they were in love.

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On Porsha Family Matters, Simon shared that his relationship with Porsha started after she DMed him on Instagram to check up on him in light of the divorce news. And after consistently talking, the pair decided to give a relationship a shot.

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Simon went on to announce a day later that he and Porsha were actually engaged. He also made it a point to thank people for supporting their relationship.

But even though Porsha and Simon shared that their relationship started in May 2021, some viewers were convinced that they were lying. For starters, many fans believed that the timing of the relationship moved too quickly to be entirely true.

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What's more, blogger Tisa Tells thoroughly dissected the relationship timeline and had receipts that revealed Porsha and Simon had allegedly been together way before the May 2021 announcement.

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Porsha and Simon got married in November 2022.

The couple had two weddings — first a traditional Nigerian ceremony on Nov. 25, followed the next day by an American ceremony at a Methodist church.

Porsha told People ahead of their nuptials: "I definitely want the Lord to be in the place. I want the Holy Spirit to usher us into being a husband and wife. I'm from the south, so I love being in church. I've never been married in a church, and Simon's never been married in a church, so it's going to be a new experience for both of us."

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Porsha filed for divorce from Simon in February 2024.

People reported that amid online rumors of Simon's citizenship, Porsha filed for divorce — though the outlet's source claims the divorce filing was "unrelated to recent allegations involving Simon's past," and that the reason for their breakup is an "ongoing matter."

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