Kordell Stewart has written a new book, Truth: The Kordell Stewart Story, where he opens up about his tumultuous marriage to Porsha Williams, finally confronts controversies about his sexuality, and opens up about what divorcing Porsha has taught him.
On The Steve Harvey Show, Kordell reveals that he does not blame Real Housewives Of Atlanta for his marriage failing. Actually, he has “no regrets” about appearing on the show or how he was portrayed.
Guess what?! Far from Porsha being the demure church lady she played on her first season of Real Housewives Of Atlanta, the former NFL quarterback claims she was actually a mess when they met. But Kordell’s not here to throw shade…
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It seems the marriage was doomed from the get-go. Hindsight is 20/20.
“When we were about to get married she had lost her daycare [business], and I was there for her, and I wanted to be that rock to make sure she understood that it’s gonna be alright; don’t worry about it. I loved my ex-wife,” Kordell sighs, “[But] that’s old and that’s over with.”
Kordell dismisses rumors about his sexuality, which where “fueled” by Porsha during their acrimonious split, and he denies that he left her with nothing. The two were married for only about a year.
“She came in with a tough situation and then she came out with the Atlanta Housewives show, with making five to six figures – something more than she’s ever had,” explains Kordell. “So when people say ‘I ran her off’; ‘she left with nothing’ – she left with a lot.”
“And that’s why I never felt like I needed to go out and throw mud or shade. If she wanted to talk to help herself, go ahead – enjoy yourself,” Kordell shrugs.
Porsha left with a career, and a sure-fire way to get people on her side by speculating about Kordell being gay and a controlling, abusive husband.
Despite the way things ended, Kordell seems sad that it did. He believed his marriage was for the long-haul, and he believed in Porsha. He never expected it to fail, however, enter the Bravo cameras…
“When it comes to the institution of marriage, I think it is the highest levels in the Super Bowl of a relationship,” admits Kordell. “And you have that someone that you say, you know what, ‘I want to be with you for the rest of my life’ – you know, breath stink and all, I want to just be with you forever.”
“That breath I was smelling, was the one I wanted to be with for the rest of my life,” he laughs, “but it got to the point where it started to get a little too stinky.”
The marriage dissolving was perhaps a blessing in disguise. Kordell is raising a 13-year-old son, and that’s his priority, not Porsha’s reality TV shenanigans.
“You know, what I’ve seen of my ex as of lately, conducting herself, just imagine if we were together for five more years with two children,” says Kordell. “That wouldn’t have been good.”
“Even though that was a rocky road, that was a lesson for me in this life,” Kordell elaborates. “I want a woman, Steve. I don’t want a child that’s trying to play the role of a woman.” [SHADE!]
Well Porsha, you lost a good man but gained a naked empire.
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