It’s hard to believe we’re living in an age when viewers can get a front-row seat to the dissolution of a marriage, and the public finds out about that divorce at the same time as one of the parties involved.
But that happened as we watched self-proclaimed trophy housewife Porsha Stewart cry through arguments and therapy sessions about her marriage of less than two years. And yesterday, we found out via TMZ that her husband, former NFL player Kordell filed for divorce at the same time Porsha learned about it.
Her representative released the following statement to Us Magazine:
Mrs. Stewart is disappointed about her husband’s recent filing for divorce. 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.
Many view Kordell’s “beat you to the punch” strategy as his final act of manipulation and control. The news is especially troubling when you think of how committed Portia seemed to be to submitting to him and working on their union.
Only three days ago, she was tweeting #TeamStewarts and declaring:
“A Marriage can last forever when two people decide to remain as one and conquer trials & tribulations together!”
But Porsha was in that fight alone. She was criticized harshly by cast mates and viewers alike for being obedient to her husband and letting him take the lead on decisions that affect her life without, at times, even expressing her disapproval. Porsha defended her position, painting herself as the submissive, loving wife only to end up in the middle of this public and embarrassing split.
She appears to be leaning on her friends and faith in the wake of the divorce news. A friend told Us Weekly:
“She felt like a prisoner…She’s young enough to find someone that’s really right for her now.”
And her fellow castmates have voiced their support.
“I’am good judge of character! I will stand by & support my little sister @PorshaDStewart”
And even Kenya wrote:
“Even though @porshadstewart and I have had our differences, I would never want to see anyone in pain. I wish her well.”
Hopefully, Porsha can come out of this debacle stronger, wiser and ready to rewrite her fairy tale on her own terms.