After only a handful of episodes, it was very apparent that Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Porsha Stewart held the thoughts, feelings and opinions of her former NFL player hubby, Kordell Stewart in high regard. It was also quite obvious that Kordell was very protective of his wife and had no qualms with intervening on her behalf. While some took their behavior as a husband simply being his wife’s shield and confidant, others perceived the relationship to be a tad bit controlling, including some of Porsha’s co-stars. During this week’s episode, the ladies got a bit annoyed with Porsha for her refusal to go to the strip club during their Vegas trip and began hinting that Porsha was allowing her husband to control her. In her latest Bravo TV blog entry, Nene Leakes chose to expound on her thoughts regarding Porsha and Kordell’s relationship. An excerpt extracted from her post reads:
“Let me break it down to you this way — I have been to strip clubs and worked in one when I was in my early twenties. Now I have moved on too much bigger and better things! I really like Porsha, and even feel like a big sister to her. If Porsha didn’t want to go to the strip club herself, that’s fine! The message I think we all were trying to send to her was to use your own brain and let this be your decision. We’ve all been around her and heard her say things that sound like she’s being controlled. Maybe Kordell feels the need to control her, because he knows what he’s working with.
Maybe Kordell thought she would dance like a “professional dancer,”, because we’ve all seen that too. I have been in a relationship with the same man longer than any of these ladies have been in their relationships. I don’t want to judge Porsha’s relationship, because I obviously don’t live with them. I can only tell you what these eyes and ears hear and see. I watch the show just like you do, so based off everything I’ve seen and heard myself, it appears that Kordell is talking to his daughter and not his wife! Porsha can’t seem to do much without getting permission from Kordell. This is not my relationship, so if Porsha likes it, I love it, and I really don’t give a sh– what Porsha and Kordell do! I’m entitled to my opinion!
I personally view a marriage as an equal partnership. I think you should treat each other with respect, consider each other’s needs, and support one another’s dreams and goals and work together as a team. This is NeNe’s point of view, and I’m sure you have your own opinion too! Being on a television show is not the place to say “don’t judge me,” because we are all putting ourselves out there to be judged! I have stated my opinions, and none of them are facts. I will never talk to Porsha about her relationship again, but if she ever wants to talk to me, I’m here!”
While we’re on the subject of Porsha’s marriage, during this week’s episode, Kandi Burruss made a comment where she sort of mocked Porsha’s decision to sit out on the strip club outing.
“Okay, you scared your man gonna be mad because you went to the strip club or something?” Kandi said.
The newly engaged “Prayed Up” singer expressed that she found fault in the comments she made about her co-star’s marriage and offered an apology.
“Sometimes I look back at an episode and disagree with my own self about things I may have said. This episode is one of them. I felt bad as I looked back at how we were questioning Porsha about her marriage. So let me say, Porsha, I apologize. My mom always says you’re not supposed to speak about other people’s marriage unless they ask you to. Porsha did not ask me for advice, nor should she. I am not married YET, therefore I can’t say what Porsha should or should not do. I respect the fact she stood her ground,” she wrote in her most recent Bravo TV blog post.
It was very big of Kandi to come back and apologize.
Peep footage of the debate below. What do you think? Does Porsha allow Kordell to control her?
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