Porsha Williams, Simon Guobadia, Divorce

Porsha Williams Divorcing Simon Guobadia After 15 Months Of Marriage Amid Reports Into His Citizenship

Porsha Williams and Simon Guobadia are headed for Splitsville just 15 months into their marriage. 

Porsha Williams and Simon Guobadia are headed for Splitsville just 15 months into their marriage. 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star filed for divorce from the Nigerian businessman in Atlanta on Thursday, February 22, People reported. Sources said the divorce is over an “ongoing matter” and has nothing to do with “recent allegations involving Simon’s past.”

The divorce filing comes days after a report claiming Guobadia is facing deportation after allegedly being denied U.S. citizenship. He is accused of multiple felony crimes including credit card fraud, bank fraud, identity theft, and a fake marriage to obtain a green card.

A timeline details Guobadia’s alleged scheme to marry American women following his initial arrival to the U.S. on a six-month visitor’s visa in 1982. His first marriage was allegedly deemed a “sham” after he used the nuptials to submit an “Adjustment of Status” application that was ultimately denied. After his first wife revealed they never lived together as a couple and the marriage was never consummated, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) initiated deportation proceedings, with Simon voluntarily leaving the United States.

He returned to the U.S. in 1986 on another visitor’s visa and from 1987 to 1991, Guobadia was accused in two separate cases of bank and credit card fraud. In 1992, Guobadia was forcibly removed from the U.S. He is accused of obtaining a green card in 1992 under an alias that has not been made public.

In 2016 and 2020, Guobadia reportedly made additional attempts for citizenship which were denied due to “his temporary resident status was unlawfully granted” and because his his temporary status was “based on a different identity” and “disqualifying criminal inadmissibility that was willfully concealed.”

In 2022, he sought a trial to review his citizenship application but was denied. In 2023, he sought to have the government’s refusal overturned, but that was also denied.

Now, amid reports of his possible deportation, Williams is pulling the plug on their marriage. This comes amid her announcing her return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta” for its upcoming sixteenth season, following a two-year hiatus from the Bravo series.

Williams exited the show at the end of season 13, weeks before she shocked fans by announcing her engagement to Guobadia, who appeared as the husband of a guest housewife that season. Williams and Guobadia dated for a few months before tying the knot and enjoyed three different wedding ceremonies throughout Atlanta and Nigeria.

On social media, the couple didn’t shy away from showing off their lavish lifestyle in what appeared to highlight how happy they were together. Just last week, Guobadia boasted how Williams was “all mine” in a Valentine’s Day post.

However, one week later, Williams is filing to divorce her second husband. The details of what caused the split might be revealed in RHOA season 16.

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