Kordell Stewart Files For Divorce From Porsha Stewart
After almost two years of marriage, Kordell Stewart is bailing on his wife, Porsha Williams Stewart who's a castmember on the "Real Housewives of Atlanta." Last week, the 40-year-old ex-NFLer -- who used his nickname "Slash" -- secretly filed divorce papers in Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia on March 22. According to the filing, he's seeking divorce because the marriage "is irretrievably broken." He's asks the court to find there are no marital assets to divide and Porsha, 31, is “an able-bodied person, earning income, and is capable of supporting herself.” He asks that neither side be ordered to pay alimony. Obviously, the couple was having issues, but Porsha claims she was blindsided when served with divorce papers. In a statement, her rep says: "Mrs. Stewart had held off on filing for a divorce herself and remained committed to the marriage because Mr. Stewart promised to work on the marriage with her. Instead, he misled her and she found out about the filing in the media. Mrs. Stewart hopes to resolve these personal issues privately with the support of her family, friends and strong faith." Privately? Ha! Good look with that. The couple was married on May 21, 2011 in a lavish made-for-TV wedding ceremony and have no children together, although Porsha suffered a miscarriage due to uterine fibroids. Kordell has a son named Syre with Tania Richardson.
Sidebar: Did you hear the rumor that Kordell is gay? The rumor began after it was alleged he was arrested in Pittsburgh's Schenley Park -- a major cruising spot -- for preforming a sexual act with another man in public. We don't know if he's gay or not, but since almost half of professional athletes and every man who lives in Atlanta is either gay or on the DL, it would not be a surprise. Back when he played with the Pittsburgh Steelers, his teammates heard of the rumors, too, but were afraid to broach the subject fearing it would make things "uncomfortable." Then teammate Plaxico Burress wrote about it in his book, saying the rumors impacted Kordell's game on the field. "If some player was gay, I don’t think he could come out while he was still playing. It would be real hard. It would mess a team up mentally and it wouldn’t be good for that person.” Plaxico adds that the rumors caused Kordell to withdraw from teammates. “He had to watch the people that he hung around with. Just hanging out with your friends, or your boys and your cousins, all those things come to the surface. I think he just insulated himself after a while.” He didn't call Kordell gay, but between the lines. How you doin, Kordell!
Update, March 29: In her official response to Kordell's divorce petition, Porsha is demanding he pay her alimony and claims the marriage "set her way back professionally ... because she quit her job for two years while they were married (and even sold her businesses) in order to care for Kordell's kid from another woman." She also wants the home they share. Yes, the home that's prominently featured on the reality show every week.