‘RHOA’: The Real Reason Porsha Williams’ Fiancé Dennis McKinley Asked For The Engagement Ring Back

As we settle into Season 12 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, things are already getting juicy. Last year, fans watched as Porsha Williams seemingly got her happily ever after. After some past troubles with the men in her life, Williams met businessman, Dennis McKinley and he proposed in September 2018 after a whirlwind romance. 

The couple welcomed their baby daughter, Pilar, aka PJ in March 2019. However, Williams abruptly called off her engagement to McKinley in June– when her little one was just three months old. Rumors had been circling Atlanta and the internet about McKinley’s infidelity and Williams was finally confronted with the truth.

She also dropped a bombshell about her engagement ring once she called things off with McKinley. Here’s what we know.

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Dennis McKinley was unfaithful to Porsha Williams throughout their relationship and early engagement

Though Williams seemed head over heels for McKinley, who proposed to her in September 2018– a ton of people including other Real Housewives of Atlanta cast were unsure. McKinley is known throughout Atlanta for his womanizing ways.

Though she was too humiliated to speak about the subject previously, Williams finally came clean about the reason she ended things with her daughter’s father at the beginning of summer. While having lunch with Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey on a recent episode of RHOA — Williams revealed that McKinley’s mistress — showed up at Burruss’ restaurant to humiliate her. 

She went on to tell Burruss and Bailey that though she was too embarrassed to talk about the details of McKinley’s cheating, she was heartbroken. Williams explained that she wasn’t sure if they could work through their issues. When Burruss asked if cheating with their only problem, William’s refrained from answering, only reiterating that the businessman was disloyal and “broke my trust.”

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Dennis McKinley asked for Porsha Williams’ engagement ring back

Since he’d been openly unfaithful — McKinley was probably shocked when Williams pulled the plug on their engagement. His ego caused him to ask her to return the 13-carat engagement ring he proposed to her with. The RHOA star explained it all to Bailey and Burruss.

“Wait a minute. You gave him the ring back?” Burruss asked. Williams responded, “No, he asked for it back.” Bailey exclaimed, “Hold on now. Hold this — hold the hell on.” Burruss added, “Oh, time out.”

Later in an interview, Bailey shared, “Let me get this straight. So, there’s all these rumors of cheating and drugs and animals — and Dennis gets to take the ring back?” We’re just glad that Williams stuck to her guns and never returned the jewelry.

Porsha Williams and Dennis McKinley are back together

At the end of last night’s episode of RHOA — Williams and McKinley went to couple’s counseling — their first session made the former model distraught. However, since their breakup this past summer, the pair seemed to have worked things out, and the reality star has been wearing her massive engagement ring again.

In a recent Instagram post, Williams congratulated the entrepreneur on the success of his restaurant, Hattie Marie’s Texas Style BBQ and Cajun Kitchen. Williams, who has just undergone extensive foot surgery and must be in a wheelchair or scooter for some time, did not let that stop her from showing up to speak at the Women’s Expo in Atlanta this past weekend.

No matter what happens between herself and McKinley — Williams is adamant that their issues won’t affect their daughter.