I try not to watch The Real Housewives too much. I find that after a few episodes, I begin to wallow in the premature terror that I too will turn 40 and regress back into the junior high. We don’t have many representations of older women in our culture — but the ones who do have aren’t positive (i.e. the entire Real Housewives table-flipping franchaise)
But considering that I’m spending this week packing up my apartment, I thought I’d let a couple go in the background while I wrap my wine glasses. I was somewhere in the most recent season of Real Housewives of Atlanta when Porsha Williams had a tense conversation with husband Kordell Stewart. He was lecturing her on why she needed to choose between having a baby or a career à la Mad Men, while also implying that he would not assist in the childrearing — nor would they be hiring a nanny. I was thinking to myself, “Wow! She’s crying and looks really unhappy. She should totes divorce that guy.”
Turns out that guy is totes divorcing her.
TMZ reports that Kordell Stewart, a former Pittsburgh Steelers player, has filed for divorce from the woman he “let” go on a trip to Las Vegas without him.
As fans of the show will note, the couple has no children (although Kordell has a son from a previous relationship). Soon to be ex-husband and ex-wife were just a couple of months shy of their two-year anniversary.
The Atlanta couple are reportedly separated. Divorce documents include Kordell describing the marriage as ”irretrievably broken.” He’s also not looking to give her any kind of alimony:
“[She's] an able-bodied person, earning income and is capable of supporting herself.”
Details suggest that the couple did sign a prenup. Glad to know Kordell didn’t demand that she choose between that and a baby either.