Falynn Guobadia, a newcomer to the Real Housewives of Atlanta, is telling her side of the story.
On Thursday, the model shared an emotional interview with Adam Newell. She discusses her former husband, Simon Guobadia, being engaged to her RHOA co-star, Porsha Williams, and debunks claims that she cheated on him.
“After two years of marriage and 5 years of friendship, Simon and I have made the difficult decision to go our separate ways,” Flynn said of her separation from Simon in April.
In May, Porsha and Simon announced that they were engaged. When Falynn was asked if she blames her divorce from Simon on Porsha, she responded with a flat-out “no.”
“No, no one has that power over my life, my husband’s life, and our marriage,” she replies. “However, Simon and I were the ones who are married to one another; we’re the ones who created a family together and built a life with one another. I blame both of us. He’s to blame, I am to blame, and that is all. Whatever came after that. I’m not saying it was right. I’m not saying it was wrong. But no. No one has that power besides Simon and I.”
During the interview, Falynn revealed that she found out about the two being engaged at “the same time as everyone else. I did not know. As a matter of fact, I remember receiving a phone call around 8 a.m. that morning when everything started making headlines.”
While a couple of people asked her if it was true, she was taken aback and told her friends, “No. My husband is a lot of things, but he would never do that to me. That is just not who he is. And they said, ‘Are you sure?'” The news was later confirmed, and she was devastated.
“Everyone has their own way to deal with pain, and my husband is hurting just as much as I am,” she says. “But this, this took the cake. It hurt. That’s the best way I can describe it; I was in pain.”
Falynn had been with Simon for five years, with a nine-month hiatus in the middle. During their time together, she revealed that he proposed twice. “Marriages are not easy,” she said when asked what happened that prompted Simon to seek divorce.
“Everything started to change. Marriages are not easy,” she explains. “Marriages are hard work. Within our marriage, it was hard work. Where it changed, I’m not exactly sure because Simon is the one that filed, but it mostly started to change; where I noticed it started changing was after we started filming the show. I don’t think it was the show’s fault. We weren’t even on there like that for the show to be the ruin of our marriage. But I don’t know; it seems like other things were going on that I didn’t necessarily know about. I’m still kind of lost on that part.”
Simon accused Falynn of cheating on him with another man after publishing a teaser of her interview last week. When questioned about the claims leveled against her, she said, “No. I never cheated on my husband.” As for Simon cheating on her, she said, “You know, I’ll say this. Simon and I are not new to couple’s therapy, and during one of our therapy sessions, I will never forget it; I’ve never forgotten it actually, the therapist had asked him, ‘Have you ever cheated on Falynn? Or would you ever cheat on Falynn?” She continued, “And his response was this, ‘Simon doesn’t get caught unless Simon wants to be caught.’ And those words have stuck with me ever since…When it came to my marriage, like most women, I was very tenacious. I worked d*mn hard to keep my marriage.”
According to her, they were in couples therapy, where she thought they were making progress when he filed for divorce in January. When it comes to when Porsha and Simon met, they claim they were dating for a month before getting engaged. When questioned if she believes her husband cheated on her with Porsha, she said, “I don’t know who I was married to. I can’t answer that one. I don’t know.”
Check out the full video of Falynn’s interview