‘RHOA’: Why Porsha Williams Wanted to ‘Capture Every Moment’ of Her Pregnancy With Daughter Pilar Jhena McKinley

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams gave birth to her daughter, Pilar Jhena McKinley, on March 22, 2019. Before Pilar, nicknamed “PJ,” entered the world, the TV personality openly shared her desire to get pregnant on the show. Once she became pregnant, she wanted to document the journey through photos and an RHOA spinoff. 

In honor of PJ’s birthday, Williams left several photos of them on her Instagram page. The Bravo star also expressed why she frequently posted about her pregnancy. 

'RHOA' star Porsha Williams holding her baby bump on Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live'
Porsha Williams from ‘RHOA’ smiling and holding her baby bump while pregnant with Pilar Jhena McKinley on ‘WWHL’| Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

‘RHOA’ stars Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore were pregnant around the same time

Williams joined The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast in season 5. Bravo added her and Kenya Moore to the show to replace original RHOA series regulars Sheree Whitfield and Kim Zolciak-Biermann. In their first season together, Williams and Moore budded heads after the former pageant queen attended her event. As the seasons progressed, the women had a physical altercation at the season 6 reunion.

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While Williams apologized for her actions, the castmates continued to argue well into RHOA’s later seasons. However, their relationship took a positive turn when both cast members became pregnant. Moore gave birth to her daughter, Brooklyn Doris Daly, in Nov. 2018, four months before PJ. 

After becoming mothers, Williams and Moore reconnected. When the Trois star returned to RHOA for season 12, she and the Dish Nation host apologized for their past actions in the season premiere. However, the relationship has shifted in season 13 following Cynthia Bailey’s bachelorette party. Nonetheless, Williams told Us Weekly in 2019 that they bonded over their “new experience.” 

Why pregnancy photos filled Porsha Williams’ Instagram page 

Once Williams learned that she and her ex-fiance, Dennis McKinley, were expecting their first baby, the TV personality gleefully shared photos of her pregnancy on Instagram. As the pregnancy progressed, she also filmed a spinoff for Bravo. In 2019’s Porsha’s Having A Baby, viewers watched as Williams documented living with McKinley, the couple’s engagement, a baby shower, and PJ’s birth. 

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On her daughter’s second birthday, Williams explained why she decided to post about her pregnancy so much. Underneath several throwback Instagram photos, she said she was “excited” to finally have a “healthy” pregnancy after having a miscarriage six years prior. 

“Man sitting here reminiscing on how excited I was to finally be healthy and pregnant with my Lifesaver!” Williams wrote. I wanted to capture every moment, as you can tell lol. I dreamed of carrying my lil angel, and there I was filled with anticipation & joy until the day I would meet you @pilarjhena #AWaitingMyPrincess.” 

Porsha Williams’ daughter has an Instagram account

Although she frequently posted about her pregnancy, Williams didn’t let up once PJ was born. The RHOA star, who currently has 6.2 million Instagram followers, shares several momentous occasions with PJ, including holidays and birthdays. Additionally, Williams created an Instagram page for her daughter in 2019. 

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As for a new baby, fans of RHOA might have to wait a little longer. In Dec. 2020, Williams shared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that she and McKinley are no longer engaged. However, the exes remain good friends for PJ.