“I Had Moved Too Far Away From God” Porsha Stewart Talks Divorce, New Music, & Being Bullied
Porsha Stewart is on a quest for fame honey. So it’s not surprising that she’s talking to any and everybody about the thing that makes her the most interesting thing about her right now the drama surrounding her divorce from Kordell. In a recent, very in depth interview with Vibe Vixen, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star talked about everything from why she’s decided to keep her name to opening up a teeth whitening line because she was so bullied in high school. She also opened up about the next man she dates, wanting children and the jealousy that’s ever present in Atlanta. Check out some of the highlights from the interview here.
Why she’s keeping her name
Life is a journey. I was born Porsha Williams, but I was given to a husband that didn’t work out, but at the end it still was a part of my life. I’ll give up that name when I meet my next husband, but until then it’s really not necessary. The name [Stewart] meant something to me, there’s sentimental value with my name it’s not like ‘oh I hate him so take his name back’ it’s my name too. It’s the name that everybody knows. At the end of the day, this is business. I’m on a platform and I’m building businesses and people know me as Porsha Stewart and when you build a brand you have to work with what you got.
So what has been the hardest part of dealing with the divorce?
You find yourself at different points in your life and you realize that you have to refocus. I need to secure my future. I’m not even concentrating on the divorce, I’m trying to move past that.
After that she listed what she’s looking for in her next man. She specifically mentioned spirituality and then the interviewer asked her if Kordell was spiritual.
Do you think Kordell is God-fearing?
He’s spiritual. But, you don’t know when somebody prays—you don’t know their relationship with God. They could be praying on the toilet, so I really can’t speak on his spirituality. I just know that I had moved too far from God towards the end of my marriage and I felt like once it ended I needed to get back to that place and once I got back to that place it came right back. I got my joy back and that’s one thing that nobody can take from me.
Her love-hate relationship with Atlanta
Atlanta is home so I’ll always have a home in Atlanta, but I wouldn’t mind having a condo somewhere else just so I can be able to get out. Sometimes when you’re in Atlanta for too long and you start moving and shaking and doing things in Atlanta people can get really jealous. Sometimes you have to mix it up and get out and come back, but I try to keep myself around people who are positive. I want to learn something from them, and hopefully they get something from me.
Tell us about the music project you have coming up.
I’m working on a song right now called “Perfectly Worthless”. I’m working with a producer named Pierre. I’ll be releasing that single within the next couple of months.
The song is all about passion and pain. I feel like this song is going to be a woman’s anthem for her to gather herself up and move on and realize who she is and what she’s worth. I went into the studio at a very emotional point in my life and I’m very proud of that. I also have a teeth whitening line. It’s not out yet, but it will be soon.
Wow! Why teeth whitening?
I was bullied in junior and high school—people talked about me having big teeth for years, and now that I’m an adult I’ve grown into my teeth. I became obsessed with teeth whitening, so I actually tried different products and I landed on one that I loved. It’s perfect!
How did you reach this point of self-awareness
Prayer. I was most aware of who I was and who I belonged to right before I got married when I was 25. I was very spiritual and very much into the church and for me I was just lost after the divorce. I hadn’t really been going to church that much.
Hmm… a whole lot going on here.