Every detail of Porsha Stewart’s messy divorce from ex-football star, Kordell Stewart, has been publicized and dissected by the masses. Today on The Wendy Williams show, she revealed that she plans to keep his last name after the papers are signed: “I’m going to keep Stewart. A lot of people say, ‘Why?! Give him his name.’ It’s not his name, it’s my name. I was Porsha Williams at one part in my life before I got married. Marriage has taught me so much. I’m a whole other woman now so I’m going to own that last name. It belongs to me.”
I’m on the fence about keeping a last name. If you truly want to break ties from that chapter in your life and start fresh, would it make more sense to change back to your maiden name? Or does a last name belong to a woman if she’s created an identity based on that new nomenclature like Porsha claims? What are your thoughts, Clutchettes?
Porsha also spoke on her decision to be a “1950s housewife,” her relationship with Kordell’s son and gay rumors about her ex-husband via Necole Bitchie:
Porsha On Kordell wanting a 1950s housewife
If anybody decided to be a 1950s wife, it was me. I was an independent woman. I had my own businesses and I was the boss and I had a lot of responsibilities. So when I met a man that I could just cater to and make him my world, I decided to be that way with him. I decided to make him and his son my everything. So that was all on me.
On Kordell’s son
He came to live with us as soon as we got married. Right after we got married he moved in.
On her relationship with Kordell’s son’s mother
Well, she moved to LA so I stepped up. I love my husband so therefore I love your son. So I’m gonna take care of you.
On if her stepson’s mother has reached out to her now that they’re both exes
No, we haven’t gotten to that place. I haven’t had any communication with her whatsoever. It was difficult towards the end and it’s definitely difficult having a child involved in the middle of the situation.
On if the divorce is finalized
No, in about 30 days it will be finalized.
On the time Kordell locked her out of the house because she came home late
NeNe and I, we had a couple of drinks. We filmed all night. We were at a get-together at our filming. So when I got home it was around 11pm maybe and I was on the phone with NeNe while this happened. I pulled up to the house and there was a security guard there. I pulled in my driveway, he gets out the car and he’s standing in front, like, ‘I have been told to tell you not to come into this residence.’ It just got really, really ugly, really, really fast.
On if Kordell’s gay
What I can tell you is this. Whether he is gay or on the down-low that had nothing to do with our breakup quite honestly. To be very, very frank with you. The breakup had to do with the treatment that I was receiving as a wife.
On there being rumors that Kordell was gay before they even met
Oh yeah, since I was like 16 years old.
I didn’t know who he was. He was a retired football player so I didn’t know about him until he came to a family event. My uncle was taking pictures so I found out at that point. A couple family events later on I kept hearing so much about it that I said I’m going to talk to him about it. There’s no way I can move to the next step and not talk to him about this.
We were in the car on the way home. He was just very detailed about the whole situation and at the end of it he basically said there was no records so I guess it can’t be true because there was no records. I don’t know, take what you want from that.
On being airy
I can say this though. Last season I understand that I came off as a little airy and all that but that was me because I showed one side. I was being a loving, catering wife so people didn’t see who I really am.
So you regret being on the show?
Not at all, I live by the motto ‘No regrets just lessons learned.’
It’s a precarious situation all around but Porsha seems to be keeping her head above water.
Watch video of the interview: