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.

Nene tweeted:

“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.

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  • Tina

    I wonder if he was truly as dismissive of her as he seemed to be on TV. The older women used to say pay attention to how a man handles disagreements with you and others when you’re getting to know him because that’s the person you may be dealing with someday times ten. He seemed really petty, -itchy, and over involved in the rather minor spats between the ladies.

    Porsha comes across as a sweet, though ditzy, person on TV. Perhaps she’ll grow up a little and find someone who truly deserves her. She was definitely Kordell’s better half.

  • Natalie

    One good thing is that there isnt a child involved because that would make this matter worse. I pray for the best.

    The other positive was that it happened after the reunion was aired…

  • Wow, that is really rude to have her find out that way. I have never been much of a Porsha fan, but I do wish her all the best through these upcoming trials and tribulations.

  • Starla

    Yesterday I wrote on the post that I thought it was a calculated move and a chess play on his part. Now to have it confirmed, he didn’t even have the diginity to inform Porsha and even had his lawyer wrote her name in the press piece as Porsha Williams.

    She better get a very good lawyer and a private detective because he is up to somehting. Plus, if he has decided to draw first blood it means he has some idea of where he stand in this. Gloria Allred where ya at?

  • Look y’all no man worth his salt will tolerate his wife being on House Wife of Atlanta or any other reality TV show for long unless he is broke and don’t have any money!