Porsha Stewart held her own Monday on Wendy Williams when the talk-show host described her actions as “less than smart.”
“It seems like you’ve been coddled and spoiled by your mother and by Kordell [Stewart] and that never helps us as women when we get out into the world,” said Wendy. “From my perspective, as a fan, you are a gorgeous woman who has the world at your feet. You have no children, which is a plus in this particular situation…I think that you should live on your own.”
Porsha explained why she felt it was necessary to stay with her mother immediately after splitting from Kordell.
“While she is making breakfast, she is laying that wisdom on me very morning. She is trying to strengthen me before I go back out,” Porsha said. “Sometimes when somebody knocks you so far down, your family and your support system is who brings you back up.”
Kordell, who’s blamed Porsha’s wavering commitment to his family as the reason he filed for divorce, seemingly wanted a ‘50s-style family with his wife home every night to cook and serve dinner, and Porsha took responsibility for initially trying to meet his marital expectations.
“If anybody decided to be a 1950s wife, it was me. I was an independent woman. I had my own businesses. I was a boss. I had a lot of responsibility. When I met a man who I could just cater to and just make him my world, I decided to be that way with him. I decided to make him and his son my everything…So, that was all on me,” said Porsha who will be officially divorced in about a month.
Though she’s ready to go her own way, Porsha said she’s not going to return to her maiden name.
“I’m going to keep Stewart. It’s not his name. It’s my name. I was Porsha Williams and I was at one point in my life before I got married. Marriage has taught me so much. I’m a whole ‘nother woman now. So, I’m going to own that last name. It belongs to me,” she said.
Of course Wendy had to ask Porsha about the persistent rumors about Kordell’s alleged sexual preference for men, and Porsha didn’t deny or confirm to the gossip.
“What I can tell you is this, whether he is gay or whether he is on the downlow, that had nothing to do with our breakup,” she explained. “The breakup had to do with the treatment that I was receiving as a wife.”
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