The Real Housewives of Atlanta was responsible for the demise of Kordell Stewart’s marriage, the NFL alumnus says in his new memoir.
Well, that and the minor detail that he was married to Porsha Williams.
Kordell was married to Porsha for just two years before it unraveled, as you know if you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online.
Why? People watching The Real Housewives of Atlanta, according to him.
It’s not that the show single-handedly wrecked something amazing, but it didn’t help, making a tough situation demonstrably terrible.
“As I unlocked the doors and allowed Bravo’s camera crews into our house and our lives,” he writes, everything began to fall apart.
“All existing problems in our marriage seemed to be brought to light.”
The 44-year-old former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is delving into the split in the forthcoming Truth: The Kordell Stewart Story.
“Over time,” he writes, “I felt like my only choice was to file for divorce.”
A single dad to pre-teen son Syre, he also accuses the series’ “lifestyle” of having a “negative impact” on his “young, impressionable” boy.
We don’t doubt that it did for one minute, but … had he never heard of Bravo, or the Real Housewives franchise, before signing up?
According to Stewart, divorce in the spotlight can get very, very ugly.
“The show made the divorce worse, but I chose to keep my mouth shut,” he says of his breakup with the mercurial, combative Porsha.
“Whenever you see people running their mouths about things, it’s difficult, especially when those things are not true,” he says.
“But the reality is that I have a child who is more important than a foolish reality TV show and people who are trying to make themselves relevant.”
Now, without Williams, “my family is ten times better,” he adds.
“I can be around my son and have the right, positive energy.”
Of course, drama – and Kordell Stewart gay rumors – followed the Colorado Buffaloes collegiate standout long after his divorce was finalized.
Porsha Williams herself hinted at his sexual orientation being something of a gray area, claiming her ex-husband didn’t want to have sex.
And tales of a sordid hookup resurfaced with the memoir.
“A Pittsburgh cop had supposedly arrested me in Schenley Park for performing lewd acts with a transvestite,” he recalls of a 1998 scandal. “
“The rumor was so absurd it was almost funny.”
Almost. But clearly not at all for the bitter Stewart.
Kordell later made a cameo on the series as an acquaintence of Claudia Jordan, but the two never took things out of the friend zone.
Porsha … has had quite the run in recent years.
Williams beat the f–k out Kenya Moore at a reunion taping that will go down in history even by the wild reality TV standards of today.
She was the subject of a police investigation and later demoted to “friend of the housewives” status, but is back in full force nowadays.
As for Kordell … if nothing else, he always has this: