Porsha Williams Requests Simon Guobadia Not ‘Destroy’ Financial Records and Prenup Is Enforced After She Filed for Divorce

The ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star filed for divorce after 15 months of marriage last week, PEOPLE confirmed

Simon Guobadia and Porsha Williams attend the game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena
Simon Guobadia and Porsha Williams attend the game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena. PHOTO: PARAS GRIFFIN/GETTY IMAGES

Porsha Williams issued a formal request of her husband, Simon Guobadia, after she filed for divorce.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 42, filed a legal complaint against Guobadia on Feb. 22 as she requested that the Nigerian-born businessman not “destroy, conceal or alter” any financial documents relevant to their ongoing separation, according to documents obtained by PEOPLE.

In the filing, Guobadia was officially notified of the requirement under Georgia law for him to “exercise reasonable care to protect and preserve evidence relevant” to the case, which includes financial records, income records, tax records and expense records, as well as any documents “reflecting relevant conduct” by him or Williams.

Williams also requested that her prenup with Guobadia be “enforced” by the court, per the filing. The agreement was signed on November 17, 2022, per the documents, just days before the pair wed in a traditional Nigerian native law and custom ceremony, which they followed up with an American ceremony.

“The weddings were a dream come true,” she told PEOPLE at the time. “It was all of me and all of Simon represented that day. And all the people who love us and support us were there for us.”

In the filing, the Bravo star cited the marriage being “irretrievably broken” as her reason for the divorce, while also requesting that Guobadia be held financially responsible for her legal fees associated with the case.

Porsha Williams and Simon Guobadia
Porsha Williams and Simon Guobadia. PORSHA WILLIAMS/INSTAGRAM

News of the couple’s split comes as rumors swirled online about Guobadia’s citizen status. However, a source told PEOPLE the divorce is “unrelated to recent allegations involving Simon’s past,” but, rather, the cause of their split is an “ongoing matter.”

On Monday, Williams shared her appreciation for her fans and followers amid the divorce news.

“Thank you for your prayers & support. -PW,” she wrote over a black screen in a post on her Instagram Story.

Later that same day, Andy Cohen weighed in on the split as he revealed that he and the other RHOA producers were in the dark about Williams’ marital issues prior to the filing.

“Wanted to talk a little Housewives news,” Cohen, 55, said on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live. “First of all, Porsha announced last week that she is leaving Simon and I gotta tell you something, I was saying to the other producers of Atlanta, when the news started breaking about Simon and some of his immigration issues, I was like, ‘This is not…’ I was so surprised.”

Porsha Williams Called Estranged Husband Simon Her ‘Ride of Die’ 5 Days Before Divorce Filing
Simon Guobadia and Porsha Williams attend the 2023 Pink Awards at Riverside EpiCenter on February 25, 2023 in Austell, Georgia.DEREK WHITE/GETTY IMAGES

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Cohen denied that the 42-year-old reality star’s relationship status was a factor in her upcoming return to RHOA, which was announced earlier this month.

“None of us knew any of this was on the horizon and this was really meant to be Porsha’s happily ever after kind of victory lap season,” he shared. “So it’s just, I was so surprised and taken aback and listen, we wanted Porsha on the show for Porsha.”

The Watch What Happens Live host continued, “We would take Porsha married, single, picking up the pieces of her life, on high, on low, however she wants, you know, however she’s gonna be, but we didn’t know, and this is really a big right turn from the story that I think all of us thought we would be telling, so sending love to Porsha.”

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