Who is Simon Guobadia?
Simon Iyore Guobadia was born in Benin, Nigeria, on 2 June 1964 – his zodiac sign’s Gemini, and he holds both American and Nigerian nationality. He’s a businessman, investor, car collector, and a philanthropist, but who’s perhaps known best for being the fiancé of American TV personality, author and actress Porsha Dyanne Williams.
Early life and education
Simon was raised in Benin alongside his two sisters, one of whom has passed away, by their parents about whom very little is known, as Simon respects their privacy; it’s believed that his father was a businessman – which was why Simon became interested in being a businessman at a very early age – and that his mother was a housewife.
He grew up being focused on his education, and studied at the boarding school Loyola Jesuit College in Abuja, Nigeria. Simon was into several things during his time there, as he enjoyed playing soccer with his peers, excelled at math, and delved into chemistry in the school’s lab.
He matriculated in 1982, and although Simon’s yet to talk about his further education, it’s widely believed that he attended college, and that he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1986.
Simon worked various jobs between 1980 and the early 2000s, but hasn’t shared a lot about that period of his life with his fans.
It’s known that he joined the company Deloitte in August 2004, working as their tax manager, and where he spent two years. In January 2010, founded his own holding SIMCOL Petroleum Limited Company, and Simon has since been working as its CEO.
In September 2017, he opened Simon’s Restaurant in Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia but closed it in May 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
He also became CEO of KLC Petroleum Transport, LLC in January 2019.
Love life and relationship with Porsha Williams
Although Simon’s not that open when it comes to talking about his love life, his fans will be happy to know that his other half’s not that secretive. Simon’s girlfriend Porsha revealed in May 2021 that she had become engaged to Simon, and while neither has spoken about whether or not they’ve already set a date for their wedding, it’s believed that they’re going to marry in the summer of 2023.
Simon had previously been married to American TV personality Falynn Pina from 2019 to 2021, while Porsha was married to former American football quarterback Kordell Steward from 2011 to 2013, and suffered a miscarriage while married to him. It’s also known that she was engaged to American entrepreneur Dennis McKinley, and that she gave birth to their daughter Pilar Jhena in March 2019.
Simon’s engaged to Porsha Williams as of September 2022, had previously been married to Falynn Pina, and has five children.
Hobbies and other interests
Simon has a muscular body, mostly because he works out at the gym nearly every day.
He’s followed by close to 250,000 people on Instagram, and has uploaded over 750 pictures and videos onto the network, most of which nowadays feature him spending time with Porsha.
Simon’s passionate about travelling, and has his own private jet; he’s been all around the world, mostly for work but also for pleasure, and his dream travel destination’s Cairo, Egypt. He’s sensitive about his roots, and travels back home to Nigeria at least once every year.
Simon’s not a big fan of movies, but still has his own favorite actor and actress: Will Smith and Angelina Jolie. His favorite film’s “Men in Black”.
Age, height and net worth
Simon’s age’s 58. His hair and eyes are brown, his height’s 5ft 11ins (1.8m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).
His net worth’s been estimated at over $40 million as of September 2022; what contributes to his net worth are his shares in many multinational companies, his mansion in Atlanta, Georgia which is valued at close to $5 million, and his collection of expensive cars, which includes Ferraris, Bentleys and Rolls-Royces.
Who is his fiancée Porsha?
Porsha was born in Atlanta on 22 June 1981 – her zodiac sign’s Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She’s probably known best for having starred in the reality show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” between 2012 and 2021. It was created by Scott Dunlop, today stars Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey and NeNe Leakes, and follows the lives of some of the most popular ladies in Atlanta; the show has been airing since 2008, and has been nominated for six awards. Porsha left the cast in 2021, wanting to focus on starring in her own reality show – “Porsha’s Family Matters”.
She was raised in Atlanta alongside her brother Hosea and younger paternal half-sister Lauren, by her entrepreneur parents; her grandfather Hosea Lorenzo Williams was an activist, civil rights leader, businessman and politician.
Porsha studied at Southwest Dekalb High school, and upon matriculating in 1999 enrolled at American Intercontinental University in Schaumburg, Illinois, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in information technology in 2003.
She launched her career in 2005, having opened her own daycare facility, and began modelling in the same year.
Porsha eventually launched her acting career in 2014, with her portrayal of Zombie in the action horror comedy “Not Another Zombie Movie… About the Living Dead”, directed by Jack Johnson and Donte Williams, and which starred Jay Davis, Harold Dennis and Will Cummins II. It follows Mike and Franklin who’ve found themselves trapped in zombie-infested Cyrene City, and are now trying to take other survivors to safety. Porsha went on to make her debut TV series appearance in the 2017 episode “Infamous” of the musical drama “Star”, while her three following roles were in the 2017 animated family adventure “CarGo” (voice role), the 2017 action adventure comedy movie “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming”, and the 2020 romantic film “Steppin’ Back to Love”.
She was nominated for a 2020 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Reality TV Star, for her performance in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”.
Porsha became an activist following the murder of George Floyd, when the movement Black Lives Matter was launched. She was amongst the 87 protesters who were arrested on 15 July 2020 in front of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s house.
She published her memoir “The Pursuit of Porsha” in 2021.