Porsha Stewart ‘enjoyed’ working on ‘RHOA’

    Porsha Stewart is prepared for all the drama and criticism that comes along with being on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

    Though the new season of "RHOA" has yet to start, Bravo’s newest housewife said she’s been having a ball working on the show so far.  She credits that largely to being her authentic self—whether or not cameras are rolling—and not making any excuses for her behavior.

    "It was a good experience. I really enjoyed myself," Porsha told a Birmingham radio station recently. "The main thing I told myself was, ‘You know what? Just be real. Just be you and if you just commit to who you are and own every action—every up and down of relationships with friends—you’ll be alright.’"

    Porsha, who is married to retired NFL baller Kordell Stewart, said that although she is a little different from her castmates, she knows how to handle the show’s shenanigans. "There are certain situations I put myself in, and I know exactly how to act," she said.

    From the supertrailer for season 5 of "RHOA," it certainly looks like Porsha knows how to take care of herself in the face of confrontation. Not unlike many of the other housewives, she was a relative unknown before being linked to the show. When Bravo approached her, one of her immediate concerns was how it would affect her new family.

    "I was shocked and I thought, ‘How is this going to be for him to open up our doors?" Porsha shared, referring to her husband. "Once I told him what my mission was and what I wanted to get out of the show—which was basically, I’m a newlywed. Marriage is not easy by far. I’m also a new mother, I have a 9-year-old. And I’m trying to work all of it out, and I’m trying to come out on top."

    Luckily it didn’t take much convincing on her part. After she got her point across, Porsha said her hubby was onboard. "He was like, ‘You know what, Porsha? Let’s do it,’" she recalled.

    Speaking of her husband Kordell, there have been rumors that he is gay. Porsha dismissed the gossip.

    "In life, you’ll have haters whether you’re on the camera or whether you’re off the camera. If you and your husband have an understanding, you are blessed," said Porsha. "You’ll be good to go."

    The couple seems to have had a great understanding when they got married. Take a look inside their wedding, below!

    Porsha’s confidence translates to her vocal skills. Yes, like many Bravo housewives, Porsha fancies herself a singer, and she’ll have an opportunity to silence her skeptics when she performs the National Anthem at the Magic City Classic on October 27.

    If she could compare her sound to anyone, Porsha stated, "I would say Beyoncé a little bit." 

    Find out more about Porsha when you flip through the slideshow, below!




    —Sonya Eskridge




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