'Real Housewives' Husband Files for Divorce That We Never Saw Coming

Porsha StewartIn shocking news this morning, a Real Housewives of Atlanta star is reportedly headed for a divorce. According to TMZ, Kordell Stewart has filed for divorce from his wife, Porsha Stewart

The former football star reportedly filed March 22, according to the Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia, because the "marriage is irretrievably broken". Wow, did anyone else NOT see this coming at all?

I knew they had some issues, but nothing that seemed threatening to their marriage. We saw Porsha talking to a therapist this past week on RHOA about her miscarriage and how Kordell didn't really understand how hard it was for her. We also saw the other ladies' concern in Las Vegas that he was too controlling after Porsha refused to go to a strip club. But that aside, they really seemed in love to me and on the same page, with their traditional views on marriage and gender roles.

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This is the woman who proudly calls herself the "black trophy wife". She recently told ABC, "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."

Their views on having children did seem to conflict a bit, but I thought they'd work through them. When he seemed relieved she wasn't pregnant, she said it was because he didn't want to put too much pressure on her to get pregnant again, and that seemed believable. You just have to wonder if her appearance on the show is what ultimately broke the marriage down. It's certainly been known to happen before. In fact, I believe this would put the tally of Housewives who have divorced at 35. Yikes!

One thing we do know is that there's no pre-nup in place for the couple. Earlier this year she took to her Bravo blog to explain her views on them:

In my opinion a marriage is a sacred union between two people coming together as one with love being that foundation -- being one in mind, body, and spirit. This means I want to agree with my husband and have like minds, I want to bond with him in the flesh (meaning anything that has to do with the natural things, whether it’s a sexual, monetary, or family issue etc.). I also want to become one spiritually with my husband so that we are equally yoked. We have the same beliefs when it comes to God and how WE have our purpose shown to us by God. So through bonding with him in mind, body, and spirit there is no place for a piece of paper to stand between us.

I wonder if she's rethinking that now?

In any case, it just goes to show once again that nobody knows what happens behind closed doors except the two people behind them ... even if the rest of your life is broadcast to the world.

Are you shocked to learn that Kordell has filed for divorce?

 

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Serab... Serabelle

Wow, this actually does surprise me! They dis seem to really love each other, and yes they had some issues, mainly it seemed like communication issues, but I didn't think they were this bad. I feel for Porsha, she seemed like she bought into this perfect fairy tale of a life, ans now she's going to learn that the fairy takes lied. Good luck to them both!

Cheryl Legnosky Dorman

I am not surprised at all...he didin't love her...trophy wives can't make waves...they are there to serve their husbands and look pretty...obviously, he didn't care about her or he would have stuck it out for more than a year or two...She is much better off without him!!! 

Debbie Page Lazzara

I feel really bad for Porsha, but maybe its for the best ,Kordell did seem controlling. And I think Porsha really wants to be a mommy and Kordell not feeling it so much. Best wishes for you Porsha.

Haneen Toropov

I thought she would be the first one to leave. But that's what happens when you buck the system of a controlling husband. I hope she realizes she is better off and finds a man worthy of her.

SNAPA SNAPA

Not at all...if the way their lives were edited for our viewing pleasure, then their disconnect was loud and clear.  She seemed way too invested in him and his needs--and her naivete was irritating...she went from being a semi-video vixen to this "deer in headlights" chick.  And he just seemed wayyyyy too controlling---treating her like his daughter...it was just too much.

nonmember avatar Tiffany xx

Not at all surprised. Kordell spoke down to her any chance he got, could care less about her ept stick being negative, said she couldn't get a nanny, & was making her choose between a career & a baby!!!! It's 2013 Kordell black women are not slaves anymore in case you didn't know.

Kim Cutlip

With the age difference and her immaturity and going on a reality show I did not see it being a long term marriage He got himself a trophy wife and the shine wore off


She seemed nice enough 


Him Im sure he will be fine anxious to see how they handle it on the show bad

Tawana Nlyeishea Cummings

no im not he is a selfish man all about him
and since she wanted a kid and try to have her own life aside form his that is why he is leaving her cause he can not control her no more lets be real here a man like that will never love a woman nor allow her to be her own person unless its for his needs and for her she knew what the hell she was getting into she just wanted to be the miss thang of ATL social networks so maybe now she will stop being fake and live for her and find the real deal her
i said my peace on it

nonmember avatar SLawless

She's highly uneducated, I'm pretty sure a big part the reason what made him file had to do with how dumb she looks and sounds on T. V. That makes him look bad too. On another note, I think he's a jerk anyway!

nonmember avatar SLawless

She's highly uneducated, I'm pretty sure a big part the reason what made him file had to do with how dumb she looks and sounds on T. V. That makes him look bad too. On another note, I think he's a jerk anyway!

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