For weeks now, there’s been some buzz on the internet about Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Porsha Williams and her fiance Dennis McKinley possibly breaking up. The couple announced their pregnancy in September 2018 on social media and during the filming of RHOA. Soon after, McKinley planned an elaborate proposal and asked Williams to be his wife.
Although Williams previously told ESSENCE that she planned to wed McKinley in a beautiful New Year’s Eve ceremony in Atlanta, rumor has it that those plans are now canceled. The speculation began when Williams unfollowed McKinley on Instagram (he eventually returned the favor and hit unfollow as well.)
It also appears the reality star deleted many of the photos she once posted of McKinley, keeping a few sweet moments with him and their three-month-old daughter, Pilar. Fans also noticed her left hand has been missing that hefty engagement ring.
In an conversation captured by ESSENCE at the American Black Film Festival, Williams addressed the rumors by simply claiming there’s “nothing she’s trying to hide” in regards to her relationship with McKinley, and that her focus is protecting her family. Reps for Williams had no comment when we reached out, but here are just a few known details of the alleged split that we’ve gathered.
The Split Came Eight Months After McKinley’s Proposal
According to E! News, Williams and McKinley broke up eight months into their engagement. The split came amid rumors that McKinley had cheated on his fiance with another woman.
McKinley Denies Any Foul Play
McKinley spoke out denying the rumors of having an affair with another reality star. “These false and slanderous allegations against me are made solely to damage my reputation, jeopardize my ongoing businesses, and negatively impact my family,” he said in a statement.
Porsha’s Father’s Day Message Raised Questions
This past Father’s Day, Williams wished McKinley a happy Father’s Day. “Happy 1st Fathers Day Dennis! Pj @pilarjhena is blessed to have such a wonderful dad like you,” she writes. “It’s beautiful to witness the bond you have with our tiny angel.” The gracious message actually raised suspicions among Williams’s followers. “Yep!!🤦🏽♀️ They not together anymore,” one follower wrote. “That was that co-parent Fathers Day [shout out].”
McKinley Wished Williams A Happy 38th Birthday
In an Instagram post, McKinley wished his estranged love a happy birthday. The photo posted seems to be a throwback from when the two first dated. The comments for this post were turned off, but could this be a sign McKinley is working to get back in his lady’s good graces?
Williams’s Cryptic IG Messages
Based on introspective posts like these, many think Williams is going through the breakup blues while trying to hold it together for the sake of her little one. Stay strong, Porsha!