The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) is back!! If you watched the show last season, you noticed there have been a few cast changes; Sheree is back, well at least temporarily; Claudia is now an extra at Kenya’s product launch party; Kim Fields, is a new addition and so far sweet and comical; Nene is gone, for now (I think the cat is out of the bag that she will return in a dramatic fashion); and last but not least Porsha has reclaimed her peach as a housewife. So there have been a few changes, good changes, with the exception of an absent Nene because let’s be real, she is the Real Housewives of Atlanta! This tea is not about the cast changes so much, but rather one cast member in particular. Now that Porsha Williams is back as a main peach, we’re seeing a lot more of her business ventures and personal life. It is her personal life that brings me to this discussion because there has been quite a bit of gossip about Porsha’s new boyfriend, Buffalo Bills player Duke Williams. I don’t know if they are still dating since the show was taped months ago, but their budding romance as it is portrayed on the show, has a lot of spectators talking.
In a nutshell the tea is that Porsha is dating a man who is speculated to be either gay or bisexual. I’ll be honest, when I first caught a glimpse of Mr. Duke Williams on the show with Porsha, I immediately thought he was gay. I won’t go in detail as to why I thought so, but I will say there was just something about him that prompted me to think he was not a straight man. Since the first episode where viewers were introduced to Mr. Duke Williams, recent episodes show gossip headlines of Mr. Duke (my new nickname for him) in a sexual encounter with transgender model. Talk about tea!! What could one make of this revelation?? Well apparently for Porsha, such gossip does not seem to bother her, at least for now. Some headlines insinuate the rendezvous happened while Porsha and Mr. Duke were dating, but the truth is I don’t think anyone truly knows when it happened or for that matter if it is true. That is neither here nor there. What immediately crossed my mind with this tea is whether or not I could date a man who had been with a transgender woman. Personally this would be a deal-breaker for me; I would not be comfortable to move forward with dating someone knowing this information upfront or discovering it through the course of our courtship. What are your thoughts on this tea? Could you date someone who had been in a sexual encounter or relationship with a transgender?
In addition to the transgender news, another awkward scene was the going away party for Mr. Duke. Porsha seemed so desperate to fast forward her relationship with Mr. Duke. The comments Porsha made to the ladies about her plans for Mr. Duke, rather than with Mr. Duke was interesting. There did not seem to be a connection with Mr. Duke himself, but rather a connection with the idea that they were ready to move forward, buy a house, and have babies. Whaaat???? It was one thing to throw a going away party for your bae, but to use it as an opportunity for him to meet your family, without him being prepared, is just a desperate act. The look on Mr. Duke’s face was priceless as Porsha guided him from one family member and friend to another. The party has less to do with him going away, and more to do with Porsha showing off her new boo. I thought Mr. Duke handled himself the best way he could because it had to be a tough predicament to be in. What would you do? How would you handle being thrown into a situation of “meet the parents?”
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