Kordell Stewart files a petition for divorce from Porsha Stewart
By Florence Anthony
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, it looks like former NFL player Kordell Stewart, estranged husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Porsha Stewart, will be back on the market soon. Kordell- whom many of the other housewives pegged as being too controlling-filed a petition for divorce March 22 in Atlanta’s Fulton County Court. The document stated “Petitioner after marrying respondent, a cast member on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” on May 21 is seeking divorce as the marriage is irretrievably broken.” He also states that he doesn’t want to pay her any spousal support.
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