By Joanne Rosa
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams is happy, healthy, and pregnant! She confirmed the news exclusively to People earlier today.
“It’s just the sweetest moment of my life right now.”
This is Porsha’s first pregnancy, and she’s not going through it alone. Boyfriend Dennis McKinley will be by her side to welcome their first child. “The thought of me getting that blessing after praying for it for so long and getting that blessing with someone who is just as excited as me—it’s Dennis’ first child, just like me—and it’s something we’ve both always wanted,” Porsha gushed in her interview. “It’s like a dream come true… I believe he’s probably shed more tears during the process than me!”
Like any new mother, 37 year-old Porsha was filled with excitement and fear when she found out about her pregnancy. After going through a miscarriage six years ago, Porsha’s feelings were valid. “I suffer with fibroids and had to have a myomectomy. So just the fear of, ‘Is the baby going to be okay? Will I make it full term?’ All those questions that you ask if you’ve had a miscarriage before,” she explained. “Going into the first appointment and being able to see baby and hear baby and know that baby is fine, then I can really wrap my mind around actually becoming a mommy… It’s just the sweetest moment of my life right now.”
Porsha and Dennis don’t know the baby’s gender just yet, but the doctors do. “I don’t know if we want to know early, or if I’m gonna do like, a gender party later. But, I feel like it’s a boy! Dennis is going back and forth between thinking it’s a boy, thinking it’s a girl,” Porsha told The Daily Dish. “I’m thinking it might be a boy because the baby was like, super-duper active… Just having a little mini me. Like, a little being that I will love forever and I know will be attached to me and love me forever, I think that is just the sweetest thing. To be able to experience unconditional love.” As far as names go, Porsha told People Dennis wants to name the baby after Porsha. If it’s a girl, the name will be Porsha Jr. If it’s a boy, the name will be P.J., an abbreviation of Porsha Jr., though Porsha isn’t totally on board with the name (yet).
Although Porsha made it clear on RHOA that she’s wanted a baby, the pregnancy came as a surprise to her and Dennis. “It definitely has brought us closer together because you realize when it sets in that you are actually bringing a life to this world, that you have become family overnight. So now a lot of the things that we had talked about are a reality, and we work really hard at wanting to be a good couple and build a strong foundation for our new family that we’re going to have.”
Congratulations Porsha and Dennis!