A few days after their breakup was confirmed, Dennis McKinley paid tribute to Porsha Williams with a simple message on her 38th birthday.
It was confirmed that Williams and McKinley had split on Thursday eight months their engagement, but that did not stop the Atlanta businessman from reaching out to the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star on June 22.
Porsha Williams & Dennis McKinley at their daughter’s Prayer Party in October of 2018. | Photo: Instagram/#PorshaWilliams (@porsha4real)
McKinley kept his message simple and void of the mushiness that previously characterized their communication with each other.
The most prominent was the one linking him to “WAGS Atlanta” star Sincerely Ward.
McKinley put up a throwback picture of Williams celebrating her birthday last year. The snapshot was one of the reality star holding a bouquet while seating on a plane, and her estranged beau wrote: “Happy 38!” adding a red heart and prayer emoji.
McKinley disabled comments on the post and so far, Williams has not responded to his shout-out. Shortly after the tribute to his baby mama, McKinley posted a second one to their daughter, Pilar Jhena “PJ” McKinley.
The adorable tot, who they welcomed on March 22, turned three months on Williams’ birthday. “3MONTHS old 3/22/19 @pilarjhena” McKinley captioned the photo of him cuddling PJ. He disabled the comments on that post as well.
Fans were first alerted to trouble between the celebrity couple in May when Williams unfollowed McKinley on Instagram. The “RHOA” star followed her man back shortly after but the initial act was enough to get the speculations rolling.
Not too long after, infidelity allegations mounted against McKinley. Of the accusations, the most prominent was the one linking him to “WAGS Atlanta” star Sincerely Ward. YouTube blogger Tasha K (real name Latasha Kebe) insisted that the entrepreneur cheated with Ward.
Screenshot of Sincerely Ward. | Photo: Instagram/Sincerely Ward
McKinley denied the allegations, going as far as threatening legal action against Tasha K, and Ward claimed she had never met McKinley a day in her life.
Williams assured McKinley’s mother, Mama Gina, that they were planning a New Year’s Eve wedding
More recently, however, Williams refused to shut down the speculations that McKinley cheated on her. Instead, while speaking at the American Black Film Festival, the new mom said he will always be her “daughter’s father.”
Dennis McKinley's birthday message to Porsha Williams. | Photo: Instagram/Dennis McKinley
“I’m pretty much doing everything in my own time,” she explained. “Not that there’s anything I’m trying to hide or run away from, but if you love someone and you make a mistake, or he makes a mistake, or whatever’s going on, you gotta make sure that y’all are good at the end of the day.”
“What I will always do is make sure I protect family. He will always be my daughter’s father, and I will absolutely love him forever,” Williams added.
During a May episode of her RHOA spinoff series “Porsha’s Having A Baby,” Williams assured McKinley’s mother, Mama Gina, that they were planning a New Year’s Eve wedding, but now it looks like those plans have been put to rest.