Former Pittsburgh Steelers football player, Kordell Stewart, filed a petition for divorce on March 22nd in Fulton County, GA from The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Porsha, according to Access Atlanta.
The petition states: "Petitioner, after marrying respondent, a cast member on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, on May 21, 2011, is seeking divorce as the marriage is irretrievably broken."
The couple has had some ups and downs this season on RHOA, including several of the other cast members expressing concern over Porsha’s relationship with Kordell. While on a girls trip to Vegas, Porsha refused to go with the rest of the ladies to a strip club, claiming “Kordell would not be OK with that.”
Porsha has repeatedly claimed that she loved her position as a “black trophy wife.”
“Being a trophy wife per se is not just about your outer looks. It's about the man who has put you on the pedestal and him admiring you and thinking well enough of you to put you up there," Porsha told ABC News Radio. "And I think it's important for our little girls to know that they can be princesses and they can have it all...So I feel proud to represent -- and I use the word lightly -- the black trophy wife."
So far, there’s no word on how the couple’s finances will be divided. Reality Tea previously reported that Kordell and Porsha do not have a pre-nuptial agreement.
In a teaser for Sunday's season finale, Porsha and Kordell are seen at therapy, and later getting into it with Peter. Watch:
Clearly, Porsha isn’t going to let the drama keep her down. According to her Twitter account, she’s focused on staying positive in the upcoming days.
Morning Dolls Today is the 1st Day of the rest of your Life! Make It GREAT! #PS❤U
— PORSHA D STEWART (@PorshaDStewart) March 26, 2013
My daddy always told me that just because he's paying the bills, doesn't mean he can control you! Tell him and anybody else who tries to control you to kiss off!
Hang in there Porsha, there is a reason for the mis carry. He is not the right man. I think he thought he was your father.
You deserve to be treated better . I hope things work out but if not, their was another plan meant for you..As hard as it may be and as disappointing things turned out ,it was for a reason.A reason that will benefit you, in the longer run.
Stay blessed, stay strong.
Porsha was heading for a mess of trouble with Kordell. What you all have to say is unfortunately to true. I am sorry that this happened to you, but luv thank God every night tha this is how your relationship ended with this man.
My girls and I just had a convo regarding our concerns with Porsha and Kordell's relationship on our Youtube show: Back to Reality. It's a sad ending but hopefully Porsha will learn, grow, and fine true happiness..Kordell as well. They both seem like good people, just maybe not for each other.
So sorry Porsha he is a jerk. Move on and find a better person someone that loves you not themselves.
when all you are to a man is a "trophy wife", you really can't expect it to last. it seems as though he was in control of everything, right down to what you wore. in order for a marriage to work, a woman has to have an identity and be strong and let her voice be heard. hopefully, this will empower you to be a strong woman who stands up for herself and to not think that it's only about pleasing the man. when you lose yourself in a relationship, you lose your dignity and self worth; don't ever let a man define who you are or should be. Good luck to you; you did one smart thing- you didn't sign a pre-nup. i think now is the time to show him what a grown-up you really are!
You are so much better off without him. He came across very controlling. You are a young, beautiful, smart woman who has her whole life in front of her with unlimited possibilities. Keep the faith and stay strong!!
Porsha...so sorry to hear about your divorce. As long as you keep the faith and trust in God, you will be just fine. Stay strong!
I for one am happy for you! Now you can learn who you are, your wants, needs, desires, and do what ever the Hell you want to! I think you confused (as I once at your age) old fashioned values with demented male control. Yes, he is a classic control freak. Not to mention how seriously dangerous this control issue can become. Glad to see you get out before he took your self esteem, sense of who you are, and happiness away. Best wishes on becoming your own woman :)
AddictedToBravo25 You said the damn truth because that's exactly how that shit goes. When it comes to women we are so emotional we can't get passed our feelings. You stay strong Porsha. But I totally agree with this comment.
Kodell is a coward and does not know or have any class, be glad to be rid of him, you have too much class, morals, and bueaty for a low life, he couldn't have sat down and talked to you, he just ran and filed for divorce leaving you to find ou in the news media. Did he consult the news media when he asked you to marry him? I know you are hurting now, however; you will be ok just keep your head us , There are millions of people praying for . Love, peace and happiness to you . God heals us all in his own time, Keep you eyes on God and your hand in God's hand and you will make. Love you pretty
Soooo!sorry about the upset in your home Mrs. Porsha you know what you need to do & when to do it we are on the outside looking in all of your viewers are rooting for you.
Sad but not surprising!! NeNe called it!!! Hopefully Kordell will come to his senses!! Realize that woman can have it all, a career and family!!
Everyone is jumping to conclusions, blaming, but the truth is, no one knows. How many of our marriages and relationships could last, if we were plastered on the Tv. When they took their vows to love, honor and obey - did they know the tv show and all of the drama would become a part of their lives??? Who would sign up for that? It is bad enough when your family is trying to get in your business, but when strangers are running their heads, talking trash, etc., it is probably really overwhelming. Even as they face this crisis, people are make comments, passing judgment. Just think, what if this were you and your relationship? I hope both the Stewarts keep a clear head, open minds and hearts, ignore the backseat quarterbacks, and PRIVATELY do what ever God leads them to do.
Girl keep your head up and in the game. Yes you will cry; you will feel deserted, and yes you will feel betrayed. Kordell is such a sexist, chauvinistic male who is no longer domineering on the football field, he tries to tackle you and sack you with every chance he gets. He cuts you off in the middle of your sentences, is not sensitive to your feelings, and treats you like a dismissive wife. I never really liked the way he talked to you or treated you. If his behavior off camera is the same as on-camera - then good riddance to a bad affair!!!! YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL, COME FROM A HERITAGE OF PRIDE, STRENGTH AND COMMUNITY. YOUR GRANDFATHER WOULD HAVE KICKED HIS BUTT IF HE WERE STILL AROUND; SO BE GONE. SORRY YOUR MARRIAGE DIDN'T WORK OUT, BUT HE HAS TO WANT IT JUST AS MUCH AS YOU IF NOT MORE. PRAYING FOR YOUR.
Oh By the Way: I love your sense of values, faith in God and your lady-like ways; don't let those other bammas take you down that dusty road of ignorance, cursing and foul-cranky behavior.
I don't usually write or make coments but i totally agree with MA_27 especiall on her last coment. Don't ever walk away or allow anyone put you down for your Faith in God and your values. I think you should stay on the show to be an example of a Women who can hang and be part of this crazy world without losing herself in it.
I comment you and I was so proud of you when you didn't let these other ladies pressure you in to going to the strip club. You stood your ground... No decent young lady needs to go to a strip club to see other ladies dancing nude and throwing money at them. So you go Girl and know that their are alot of people praying and watching you.
Sorry about your marriage i myself have been married now 25 yrs. Kordel didn't deserve you he didn't respect you and was always talking down to you. Marriage is a partnership you grow together and lift eachother up. He did neither.
1Peter 5:6-7 therefore Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
@thinkthin @MA_27 couldn't have said it better......marriage is a partnership, its an equality. Husbands and wives look at a situation, think about it, pray about it, and together make a decision. That is how you deal with it. God doesn't create us to be bossed around. If my husband was gonna control me and make me choose, I'd choose me. God bless
Porsha your a great lady up hold your grandfathers dream! And move on .. you will grow n leap & bounds.god bless!!
Dear Porsha, After seeing a few episodes of Kordell's insecure behavior, it was obvious that he was not the man for you. You are a beautifully blessed and wonderfully made woman who is smart, educated and some men aren't maturely equipped to handle that. A real man would never make his wife choose or put unwanted demands on her. Without sounding negative, a clear sign that it was not meant to be was when you had your miscarriage. This was God's way of showing you that He had better plans for your life and His protection was to remove someone who was not beneficial for your life. I believe that He will send you a better man. A man who will love you, nurture, protect and show you the good things that life has in store for you! Stay strong, beautiful and always remember that, THIS TOO SHALL PASS! God bless, Karen M. New York
Really not surprised, just did not expect so soon, apparently he is in control! Wish her the best, she had a name before Kordell, she will be bigger after him..
After observing Kordell’s resistance to having a child, I surmised that he already had children which he does. Apparently Kordell facilitated a bait and switch scheme to entice you to marry him, but then reneged on the most fundamental expectation of married life which is to have children. If this theory is correct, be thankful because you have video of his fraud and complicity and the information should be factored in your divorce proceedings. Furthermore, Kordell is not fit for marriage because he requires half of his mates' ‘being’ to fulfill his own deficiencies.
P.S. There is no shame in this event as we have all experienced unpleasantness…Learn, be Strong and Move On!
i wish there were some way to show porsha what wonderful things and people are waiting for her in the future. someday she may hardly even remember who kordell was.she has the world at her feet even though she probably doesn't know it at this time. fortunate that they have no children together i just hope if she chooses to marry again she will pick the right person who will treasure her and be supportive of her.
I have only watched the show a few times. But from what I have seen, it does appear the Kordell controls Porsha. Porsha is a smart woman and knows what she wants. A real man would NEVER make his partner choose no matter what the situation. However, having children and wanting children are things that should be discussed before two people even get engaged!!!! I have a feeling a lot of divorces would be avoided if people took the time to really get to know each other. GOD bless!!!
Porsha keep your head up! Get your money and spiritual life together and move forward. I wish you nothing but the best. I dont know if you want to remain on the show but if you do keep being yourself and not influenced by the other women. You have your entire life ahead of you! Good riddence Kordell! You obviously didnt appreciate what you had in a wife!
I thought he was smart enough to appreciate you but "oh well". I say, "No problema---next?".
Kordell probably ran off with Walter. I think they deserve each other. Both of them have treated their woman badly.
Porsha, l know you did not see this coming , but just go down your knees and pray the lord will comfort you .i don't want to take sides, because l don't know went went wrong.never take any thing for granted when is comes to this men.
Porscha, you are waaaaay toooo pretty for him anyway! On some real $hit, his jaw line, really his whole mouth would have messed your kids looks up. My momma always told me, if you want pretty babies, don't marry an unattractive man! Be glad and blessed you never got pregnant by him. You'll thank yourself later, when you find you a better looking man and have PRETTY babies!
I am very saden by this announcement. The Stewarts were very exemplary as a husband and wife on that show. I watch very closely when the Stewarts were on the screen. I listened very carefully. I know this man loves his wife. I am so sad that Porsha was not able to STAND FIRM in the arrangment she and her husband made before the marriage and before she got on the show. The women on the show IMO secretively envied her. The commenters that were always calling Kordell controlling probably had no great relationship going on in their lives. Kordell was not controlling, he was the head of his home as he should have been. A very good example for men young and old to follow. The problem today, especially in certain Ethnic groups is that the women are constantly emasculating their men or undermining them......just plain show no respect . I can just imagine how many women are jumping for joy because of this divorce, and not because of any controlling issue, but because this Black Man had the NERVE to marry a black woman, put her on a pedestal, provide for, protect, guide when necessary,love truly, and wanted a family that is intact. Porsha can take a lesson from a couple of the housewives on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Those women don't give a hoot what anybody says about their husbands, they keep on catering to them, praising them and moving right along. This really sadden me.
@EloiseM I can only image what type of oppressed relationships you have had. I feel sad that you don't see women as being worthy of being treated with respect. It seems as if you close your eyes to the fact women are intelligent enough to raise their families on their own, have great careers, and be leaders in the world...why don't we deserve respect and fairness in marriage? You've already been left behind.
Arnette EloiseM Agreed. Women don't want to necessarily raise families on their own.but if the have to, we can certainly rise to the occasion..Kordell, sadly , didn't not understand what Honor your wife means..
@EloiseM I think your crazy if you didn't think he was controlling. Also, Cordell filed for divorce not her. She was standing firm. He's the one that gave up so fast.
Porsha let him go...He is tooo controlling and arrogant. You will beable to get you a great man because you are Barbi Doll Beautiful. I'm sure it hurts like hell but sometimes you just deserve better than what you thought was good.
To me he seemed like he was on the down low. It seemed like he and Walter had a special connection. He was very controlling and not a nice person. I am not even a fan of Porsha but I wish her good luck.
Bravo to Bravo for teaching women everywhere that there is no such thing as the "picture perfect life" fairy tale that Porsha thought she had. The Disney princesses should all be rounded up by Nene and taught what the New Normal is for young girls to aspire to.
Kordell seems like a major narcissist and the best thing to do with that is to get as far away as possible. There's no fixing a narcissist, because they're perfect in every way...also have to wonder if he would have turned violent at some point down the line after having kids...*shudder*...Porsha should count her blessings.
Porsha dahling, your grandfather didn't dedicate his life to achieve what he did for you to end up being controlled by any man. Dry your eyes over the fairy tale crap, take his page from the history book, and find a cause you believe in and follow your dream.
Porsha deserves better. I hope she is able to be strong through this and finds someone that she loves and loves her back!!!!
kordell act more like her daddy to me,and when he tell her he dont wanna her the drama she just stop talking like Oh ok...wth? He is very much controling to me,and if I was her I would try to make a name for myself and stop living off other ppl's name.
Jordell act more like her daddy to me,and when he tell her he dont wanna her the drama she just stop talking like he her daddy..wth? He is very much controling to me,and if I was her I would try to make a name for myself and stop living off other ppl's name.
Porsha, there's a saying about being grateful for unanswered prayers....thank heaven this chapter in your life is closing. Learn from it, take your time before moving onto another relationship, find out who you really are (which I think is a pretty special person!), and throw yourself into your philanthropic work. Give yourself time to heal and to have a true perspective on what you want in a life partner. Good luck!!