Somebody Call Hugh Grant, Real Housewives' Porsha Williams Is Planning Three Weddings And A Funeral With Simon Guobadia

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When Porsha Williams revealed she was engaged to Simon Guobadia, the ex to one of her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars, it stirred up quite a bit of controversy. She broke up with her ex-fiancé and father of her child last year, and many accused her of rushing into this marriage after a month of dating with the pursuit of only Guobadia’s reported wealth. Now Williams is sharing more details about the upcoming nuptials, which sound a bit Hugh Grant-inspired. The Real Housewives shade master claims that actually three weddings, and a funeral, are in the works.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star said on the Dish Nation radio show this week that there will be no themed wedding to fiancé Simon Guobadia – just multiple versions. It might not be four weddings, per the 1994 Hugh Grant film, but it’s pretty close. She said,

He’s African, so we’re going to have a native law and custom ceremony, and a regular wedding, and then we’re going to have another wedding at one of the houses that is out of the country.

Three weddings that cross cultural and country lines sounds like a huge undertaking for Porsha Williams. Even bigger than her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Cynthia Bailey’s controversial wedding (and scandalous bachelorette party) in the middle of the pandemic last year. Hopefully Williams, at least, won’t need to contend with any of the crises and partner switches that befell Hugh Grant’s character in Four Weddings and a Funeral. According to Williams, though, in her cheeky Instagram post, the plans do include “a funeral for the haters.” Looks like she isn’t concerned in the slightest by the controversy surrounding her engagement to Simon Guobadia.

The prelude to Porsha Williams’ reveal of three weddings on Dish Nation was a discussion, in fact, about Blake Shelton. He’s supposedly not taking part in the planning for his own upcoming wedding to former Voice co-judge Gwen Stefani because he would make it “classless.” Apparently, though, the Real Housewives star sees the similarities to her own situation. She stated:

[Simon Guobadia] did say, ‘Oh babe, it’s okay. Just do whatever you want. It’s your day. I want you to experience it all.’ So yeah, I think he kind of put it all on me, too. I think I’m feeling Gwen Stefani’s pain here.

Empathizing with both a Hugh Grant character and Gwen Stefani isn’t what one typically hears about huge life decisions. It’s too bad Real Housewives of Atlanta just concluded its thirteenth season and won’t be catching it all on film. Though there is still the possibility that Bravo will be filming “Three Weddings and a Funeral,” as part of Williams’ limited spinoff series set to premiere later this year. It would be one hell of a remake, that's for sure.

Lauren Vanderveen
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