RHOA - Dennis McKinley Reveals The Reason He Cheated On Porsha Williams
The most recent episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta was an emotional one for Porsha Williams and Dennis McKinley. The couple went to a therapy session with Dr. Sherry Blake amid their relationship troubles, and McKinley finally revealed the reason he cheated on Williams after their daughter Pilar “PJ” Jhena was born.
As fans know, Williams and McKinley have reconciled since they shot this episode. But, they briefly split after Williams found out about McKinley’s infidelity. For months, fans have wondered why McKinley was unfaithful, and he finally admitted during the therapy session the reason behind his actions - Williams’ postpartum depression.
“We had a rough pregnancy, all the way from start to finish,” McKinley said. “Sex during pregnancy, it’s nothing what a man wants to do … and after PJ got here, postpartum was very real. We cried together like every night. That’s not a good enough why, but that’s the why.”
The 43-year-old added that it was a poor and selfish decision, and he made a mistake. McKinley insisted he had done his best to let Williams know that he loves her and that he is sorry for his mistakes. Ultimately, he said his top priority was their daughter.
Williams responded by saying that McKinley didn’t make a mistake because to her a mistake is “taking the wrong exit.” She explained that you don’t make a mistake and set up with someone and cheat. She added that in order for her to heal, McKinley needs to be in a place where he is taking full accountability for his actions.
“No matter how it looks and feels. It insults me when he says mistake,” said Williams.
The RHOA star found out that McKinley had cheated when Pilar was three months old, and she said the one thing that made it so difficult was that McKinley had stood by her side during her rough pregnancy. Williams said McKinley’s cheating disappointed her, and she was hurt.
“It’s just been really hard,” Williams told McKinley. “All these choices that I’ve had to make, I’ve been having to be strong because we have a daughter. She needs to know that at the end of the day, if Dad is here, he wants to be here. He’s going to be faithful, he’s going to be great to her mom, he’s going to be great to her.”
Williams also struggled with telling McKinley that she loved him because she didn’t feel like he deserved to hear it. At the end of the day, Williams said this was a serious situation because their daughter is growing fast. And, if they are going to stay together for her, then they needed to start working on their relationship.
However, she said that if he wanted to go live how he wanted to because that’s what McKinley’s loins want, then they needed to move on with their co-parent life. Williams wanted to know if he was trying to make a commitment, and if that came from his heart.
Dennis McKinley said he wanted to be with Porsha Williams, and it wasn’t a co-parent situation. He apologized again, and added that he hoped they could get to a place where they start to communicate more so she would give him another chance.
It looks like he got what he was hoping for.
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