It appears the Wacky World of Reality TV has torpedoed another marriage.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Kordell “Slash” Stewart is taking a wrecking ball to his marriage. The sportsman, 40, has filed for divorce from wife Porsha Stewart, a self-professed “Black trophy wife” who is currently appearing in her freshman season of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA). According to documents filed in Fulton County Superior Court last Friday, Kordell says the marriage is “irretrievably broken” and claims the two are currently separated.
The soon-to-be exes were married on May 21, 2011 and have no children together. The issue of children was apparently a sticking point for the pair; Porsha, 31, wanted to have kids and a career in charity work, Kordell told her she had to choose.
The couple’s relationship was often criticized by Porsha’s RHOA costars, who found Kordell too controlling of his wife. The accusations started early in the season, after Porsha — the granddaughter of civil rights icon Hosea Williams — told a castmate that she isn’t allowed to entertain company when her husband isn’t present. During the March 10 episode, a girls’ trip to Las Vegas hit a snag when Porsha decided to sit out a night at the strip club because she didn’t think Kordell would approve.
Never one to mince words, RHOA star NeNe Leakes was vocal about her reservations surrounding the Stewarts’ marriage. She told Bravo boss Andy Cohen this month:
“I can only tell you what these eyes see and these ears hear. When I look at Porsha and Kordell, it seems as if he is controlling. Yes. It seems like she’s talking to her dad rather than her husband saying such things as I can’t have company when Kordell is not home. That’s what I tell my son. That he can’t have company when I’m not home.”
For her part, Porsha is reportedly “disappointed” after learning that she’s back on the market via reports online. According to the socialite’s rep:
“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.”