Porsha Williams’ fiancé Dennis McKinley says he cheated on the #RHOA star because sex wasn’t the same when she was pregnant and when she was battling postpartum depression.
Williams and McKinley are just now rekindling their relationship following a troubled past of affairs on McKinley’s end, but the two are gearing up for marriage once again, and this time they’re using counseling to help. The couple met with Williams’ therapist, Dr. Sherry, on Sunday night’s episode of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” to discuss their relationship.
McKinley opened up about his cheating, calling it a mistake, but Williams corrected him. “It’s not a mistake. I mean a mistake to me is like, take the wrong exit. You don’t make mistake and set up with someone and cheat,” said Williams. “You know, we had a rough pregnancy all the way from start to finish,” he said on the therapist’s couch. “Sex in our pregnancy was nothing like, you know, a man wants to do.”
“I mean, we had sex throughout the pregnancy. You do realize that I saw the inappropriate texts after I had PJ?” Williams pressed. “Yeah, and after PJ got here, postpartum was very real,” he continued. “We cried together like every night. And that’s not a good enough why, but that’s the why.”
“I mean all the rough stuff that he said I went through, he was literally by my side, like, and that’s one of the things that’s been really difficult,” Williams told the doctor. He then said the choice he made was a “bad decision and it’s a selfish decision.” “I’m terribly disappointed and I’m hurt so — Dennis, it’s just been really hard,” Williams said. “All these choices that I’ve had to make, I’ve been having to be strong because we have a daughter. She needs to know that at the end of the day, if Dad is here, he wants to be here. He’s going to be faithful, he’s going to be great to her mom, he’s going to be great to her.”
“I haven’t wanted to tell him that because I feel like he didn’t deserve to hear that,” she then told Dr. Sherry, turning to McKinley. “I felt like I was giving you something, but I have to let that go about giving you something. I have to let that go about, ‘Oh, he’s going to know I forgave him so now he won’t be sorry anymore. ‘F–k that.’”
“At the end of the day, this is a serious situation,” she continued. “Our daughter is growing up by leaps and bounds every single day. If we’re going to be together for her, we’re going to have to start working on it … if you’re going to live how you want to live because that’s just what your loins want, we can move on with our co-parent life. But if you are really trying to make a commitment over here, that’s what I want to know from your heart.”
McKinley didn’t want to separate though, telling her, “I want us to be together, and that is not a co-parent situation. I apologize again.”
“I am pissed, but through all the hurt and the pain, I realize I do want my family,” Williams responded. “It’s a work in progress. I can’t just like, start trusting you overnight. It’s not going to work like that.”
“Honestly, I do not know how long it’s going to take me to forgive Dennis because if we get back together, it has to be real,” she explained in a confessional. “Because what I’m not going to do is have my daughter be in a house with fake love. Whether it takes six months, whether it takes a year, I’m going to take my time.” The couple is seemingly ready to move forward, as there are now working on another baby.