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Porsha Williams fires off warning to estranged husband Simon Guobadia

The longtime ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star is taking precautions against her husband who’s been convicted of corruption in the past
Porsha Williams
Porsha Wiliams (Photo credit: Shutterstock.com / Jamie Lamor Thompson)

As Porsha Williams initiates the process to terminate her marriage to her estranged husband, Simon Guobadia, she fires off a stern warning to the embattled businessman.


According to the court documents obtained by Page Six, Williams‘ legal counsel cautions Guobadia against taking actions to “destroy, conceal, or alter any video, audio, paper, or electronic files or other data” until the divorce has been finalized. 


Williams, 42, filed in a Fulton County courthouse in Atlanta in February 2024 after just 15 months of marriage. They both signed a prenuptial agreement just before their whirlwind wedding in November 2022.

Porsha Williams’ husband’s application for citizenship has been denied repeatedly

The reason for this warning is obvious to fans who have followed Williams’ journey, which includes returning to the RHOA reality show that made her famous. As has been widely reported, Guobadia is in the crosshairs of the U.S. government after his latest application for citizenship and naturalization was denied. Investigators point to multiple instances of corruption, illegally entering the country, and overstaying his visas in multiple cases that date back to the 1980s. Guobadia is subject to probable deportation back to his native Nigeria.


“After a petition for divorce has been filed, no transfer of property by either party, except a bona fide transfer in payment of preexisting debts, shall pass title so as to avoid the vesting thereof according to the final verdict of the jury in the case,” the divorce documents read, according to documents also obtained by Hollywood Unlocked. 

“Pending the final determination by the court of the right of either party to alimony, neither party shall make any substantial change in the assets of the parties’ estate except in the course of ordinary business affairs and except for bona fide transfers for value,” Williams’ petition continued. 

Porsha Williams’ warning is stated clearly

As the filing reads, Williams’ legal team warns Guobadia “not to destroy, conceal, or alter any video, audio, paper, or electronic files or other data in connection with this pending litigation, including, but not limited to, any of the following items that are either presently in your possession or control or which may come into your possession while this case is ongoing,” the statement reads.

This includes “any financial records or statements; all income records; all tax records; all expense records; all recordings or evidence reflecting relevant conduct by either party; any item that supports any defense raised by you to this complaint’ and/or any item which supports any claim made by you in any counterclaim or pleading filed in this matter. You are further notified that a failure to comply with this notice may result in sanctions for any destruction or failures to preserve any such evidence, including without limitation adverse inferences against you at trial, as well as an award of expenses and attorney fees necessitate by such conduct.”

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