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If you thought things couldn’t get any uglier (or messier) in the icky divorce dispute between Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Stewart and her estranged ex-NFL player hubby, you were horribly mistaken. News surrounding the pair’s tit-for-tat legal motions have died down drastically in recent weeks. Things have been so quiet that many have even begun to question whether or not the divorce was a huge publicity stunt to keep Porsha’s storyline relevant on RHOA, especially since the two have been living under the same roof since Kordell filed for divorce a few months ago. Of course, this is an accusation that the pampered princess profusely denies. From the looks of Porsha’s most recent filing, the split appears to be pretty legit though.
Porsha has filed a report with Georgia’s family court, claiming that Kordell has changed the locks on their home in an effort to keep her out, says TMZ. Sources claim Porsha is currently staying in her mother’s Atlanta home since Kordell locked her out. According to documents filed with the courts, she is petitioning for a judge to either order Kordell to let her back into their home or supply her with enough money to move into a “suitable alternative residence.”
The documents also reveal that Porsha made a recent attempt to smooth things over with her estranged husband during a mediation session, but the attempt was unsuccessful, as Kordell had no interest in making nice and even called the meeting a “waste of everyone’s time.”
Last month during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Porsha revealed the living situation she has with Kordell is pretty uncomfortable – something most of probably already imagined.
“Yes [we're still living together]. I’m from Atlanta. I’m born and raised in Atlanta. I have friends and family so I spend time away, I spend time home. It’s a difficult situation right now,” the reality star told Andy Cohen.
“We’re in the same house. I didn’t say we speak and I didn’t say I’m cooking. It ain’t no eggs and bacon and ham hocks no mo,’” she continued.
Ironically, just a few weeks ago Kordell seemed to be dropping hints that he wanted to reunite with Porsha. But then again, we’re talking about a man who allowed his estranged wife to find out that he was divorcing her on Twitter. It’s pretty hard to take anything he does seriously at this point.
Unfortunately, the bitter divorce saga continues.
What do you think of this?
Seriously, not cool.
Yesterday we told you that Kordell Stewart filed for divorce. The news came as a shock to many because judging from what we saw on the show, the two still seemed very much into each other. It appears that Real Housewives of Atlanta fans weren’t the only ones surprised by headlines that told of Kordell’s legal filing, Porsha was thrown for a loop as well. A representative for Porsha told US Weekly that the former NFL player deceived his wife into believing that they would be working on their marriage, then turned around and filed for divorce, leaving her to learn of his decision via media outlets.
“Mrs. Stewart is disappointed about her husband’s recent filing for divorce. Mrs. Stewart had held off on filing for a divorce herself and remained committed to the marriage because Mr. Stewart promised to work on the marriage with her. Instead, he misled her and she found out about the filing in the media. Mrs. Stewart hopes to resolve these personal issues privately with the support of her family, friends and strong faith,” the representative revealed.
“Thank you for your Prayers,” is the message she wrote to accompany the following photo.
Meanwhile on the other side of town, TMZ caught up with Porsha’s co-star Kenya Moore as she seemed to be finishing a workout. When asked about Kordell and Porsha, Kenya told TMZ that she believes the pair can work out their differences if they’re willing to put in the work.
“It’s unfortunate. You never really want to see couples breakup. I’m a fool for love and I wish they could make it. It seems like they just need to maybe iron some things out in their relationship. Maybe they can still make it work,” Kenya expressed.
She went on to say that cast members had a clue that there was trouble on the homefront when Kordell pulled a no-show at the reunion show taping and revealed that although they’ve had their differences, she did reach out to Porsha to offer her support.
Turn the page to see footage of Kenya chatting it up with TMZ. What are your thoughts on all of this?
Last week we reported on the over the top and seemingly uncalled for Twitter rant being served up by Chad Ochocinco. In what appeared to be his attempt to throw more dirt on her name and hurt her feelings, Chad hurled a tirade of insults towards his ex-wife, Evelyn Lozada. During the rant, the former Miami Dolphins player tossed around accusations of infidelity, hinted that she’s a hypocritical Christian, implied that she’s sleeping around with someone from YMCMB and even began attacking her publicist. While it’s unclear exactly what pushed Chad over the edge, it seems that the reality of all that has gone down in his life over the past year is certainly beginning to sink in.
Whatever his deal is, Evelyn has made it clear that she refuses to be his verbal punching bag. While she didn’t lash back out at her ex-husband on Twitter, she communicated both loudly and clearly that there will be legal action taken if he doesn’t put an end to the shenanigans. TMZ is reporting that 37-year-old Brooklyn native had her attorney send Chad a cease and desist letter on Thursday, warning that if he doesn’t quit attacking her online, she’ll have no choice but to see him in court. Sources are also saying that she is considering getting another restraining order against him.
Chad is scheduled to appear in court today for a hearing regarding the early termination of his probation, but a source also says that the prosecutor is aware of the latest incident and has expressed concern. Some believe that it could serve as a possible hinderance to his case. Why Chad would wait until he’s just days away from an early probation termination hearing to start acting the fool, the world may never know.
What do you think of Evelyn’s decision to send Chad a cease and desist letter? Was she justified in her decision or being overly dramatic?
Last week reported that after a lengthy custody battle, a judge awarded Deion Sanders primary custody of his two sons. And now, we’ve just learned that the retired football star has also been granted custody of his 9-year-old daughter, whom he also shares with estranged wife, Pilar. This appears to be the final blow for the model because while she fought for her husband for custody of the boys, she retained custody of their daughter.
Pilar’s camp tells RumorFix that she was caught off guard by the decision and wasn’t aware that she lost custody until she went to pick her daughter up from school.
“Pilar’s legal team was caught completely off guard. She found out as she was driving up to pick up her daughter at school today. The whole thing is unbelievable. She has been a stay at home mother all there children’s lives,” said one of her reps.
Pilar’s publicist, Kali Bowyer struck back in the media, suggesting that the judge presiding over the case was somehow corrupted.
“Unbelievable. Whose payroll is this judge on? Certainly not the taxpayers.,” Bowyer told the NY Post.
The mother of three took to her Twitter to express her disappointment about how things went down.
She also vowed to be the voice for other mothers who have “unjustly” lost custody their children.
According to reports, the courts have arranged for Pilar to see her children every Thursday for two hours and on the first, third and fifth weekends of every month, she’ll have the children from Thursday to Sunday.
What do you think of the court’s decision to grant Deion primary custody of his daughter?
Yesterday we told you that television producer and girlfriend of Deion Sanders, Tracey E. Edmonds testified in the seemingly never-ending child custody case between Deion and his estranged wife Pilar. Today it was announced that the courts finally reached a decision. According to TMZ, Deion was granted full custody of the couple’s two sons, who are 11 and 13. Pilar and Deion will share custody of their 9-year-old daughter.
Deion quickly took to his Twitter page to celebrate his victory.
“GOD IS SO GOOD AND FAITHFUL! !!! GOD IS SO WONDERFUL! TRUTH,” he tweeted.
“Thank all of you whom prayed for me and my children. The Truth is what it is. Never doubt God! Truth”
Meanwhile, Pilar thanked her supporters, despite her loss.
“Thank U So Much 2 Every1 Who Has Supported n Prayed 4 Me & My Babies! 4 Those Who Came 2 Tell The TRUTH Thank U 4 Not Being Bullied Down,” she tweeted.
“I’ve never seen anything like this! WOWOWOW!”
She also tweeted a cryptic message to Bishop T.D. Jakes and Pastor Omar Jahwar, accusing them of committing unspecified, but underhanded deeds. Many believe it has something to do with her custody battle.
We’re not 100% sure what that’s about, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted. So far there has been no word from Bishop Jakes or his representatives.
Are you shocked by the outcome of the case? What do you think of the shot Pilar took at Bishop Jakes and Pastor Omar Jahwar?
Terrence Howard has been rather vocal about injustices that he believes he’s had to suffer lately. Just last week, we told you that he blamed the controversy surrounding his departure from the Iron Man saga for ruining his career. And now, the Dead Man Down actor is calling out Black media outlets and journalists for attacking his decision to marry an Asian woman. Howard expressed his plight in an interview with Hip Hollywood.
“We have a crab mentality where we try to pull each other down because of choices we make, because I chose to marry an Asian woman instead of a Black woman. I think as Black people, we have to start helping each other and congratulating each other for being morally strong and doing the right thing by that. If you dont have something nice to say, then don’t say nothing at all.”
If you recall, Howard went through a rather bitter divorce with ex-wife Michelle Ghent, that resulted in infidelity and abuse allegations against the actor. He also alleged that his ex-wife was a racist who sought to extort him with private recordings that she snagged from his personal computer. The former couple finally reached a settlement in their divorce last August.
The Academy Award nominee also hinted at a possible acting hiatus.
“I think maybe I’ve done enough. I’ve played enough in this field and I’d like to see what other mediums I can aspire towards. I feel like I would like to challenge myself.”
Terrence is an undeniably talented actor, but possibly some downtime out of the spotlight would do him some good.
Check out footage of Terrence Howard’s interview on the next page. What do you think of his claims about Black media? Were outlets too harsh when reporting on his divorce?
Back in January during a Knicks vs. Celtics game, things got a bit heated between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett after Anthony fouled Garnett. The tension was said to have gotten even worse once the game ended, as Melo, still upset over whatever comments Garnett made to him on the court, attempted to confront his Celtics opponent, which got him suspended. Carmelo’s reaction to Garnett caused many to wonder what Kevin had actually said to him, and somehow it got out that Kevin told Carmelo that his wife Lala “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios.” As a result of the drama, speculations regarding a possible divorce between Lala and Melo began to circulate. In a recent interview with Ear Candy on Demand, the reality star finally addressed the controversy. Here’s some of what she had to say.
On Kevin Garnett telling Melo she tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios:
“I was the one thrown in the middle of everything, just because… I had to be able to laugh about it because that was a little crazy. Someone says ‘Your wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios’ and everyone believing that and running with it. That’s not what was said. Kevin Garnett did not say that about me. He just said some things to my husband that he didn’t like, that he felt like one man doesn’t say to another. They’re perfectly fine now. It happens in the heat of battle. People don’t know what goes on on that court. Garnett’s known for [trash talking]. So it got under my husband’s skin and things happen but it wasn’t about me.”
On finding humor in the controversy:
“To be in the middle of that whole entire thing you had to laugh. If you don’t laugh that stuff will start messing with your head and making you feel upset and down so I laugh about it. I have great friends and family who are sending me pictures on Honey Nut Cheerios boxes, and we’re making jokes about it. I mean, you gotta laugh at stuff… I’m like hey, he could have said a lot worse things and people could’ve made up a lot worse things.”
On divorce rumors:
“We’ve been together for 10 years and I always say if people tell you their marriage is perfect they’re lying. We’ve been together for ten years. We go through ups we go through downs just like everyone else. But we’re doing great and we’re raising an amazing son Kiyan whose about to turn 6 in like a week. He’s so sweet and such a good kid. So definitely we’re working through it and things are good.”
We’re glad to hear that all is well in the Anthony household.
Listen to Lala’s interview on the next page. Thoughts?
‘I Just Really Want My Future Husband, Very God-Fearing:’ Evelyn Lozada Talks The Possibility Of Remarrying
With ex-husband Chad Ochocino making headlines for being in hot pursuit of women, many have been wondering whether or not reality star Evelyn Lozada is also open to meeting someone new and loving again. The Jasmine Brand recently caught up with the 37-year-old Brooklyn native at Tami Roman’s nail polish launch event. During her interview she discussed finding love after divorce, her relationship with Iyanla Vanzant and coping with critics. Check out a portion of her interview below.
On what she desires in a future husband:
“I just really want my future husband, very God fearing. That is something that is really important to me especially the last eight months. People say that you go through stuff and your God’s best friend; He truly got me through so much that is first and foremost. What ever he looks like is fine, I guess that will all come. And this time I’m like ‘I’m not choosing…’ I’m going to let Him bring whoever that person is to me…even if it takes three years, it’ fine, I’m cool.”
On becoming accustomed to being harshly criticized:
“I’m so used to it, I’m so used to controversy so if there isn’t any… I’ve grown to have thick skin. I’ve grown to know everybody’s going to have an opinion and I’ve been called every name in the book. It’s just a part of putting yourself out there.”
On continuing her relationship with Iyanla Vanzant:
“Iyanla has been such a blessing to me. We recently talked over text. She has just really helped me through my whole process. She just really helped me open my eyes to things that you don’t think about, or things growing up that effect you today. She’s been great and she came at a time in my life when I really needed some type of guidance. It made say, ‘Why am I the way I am?’ Why am I so angry and why do I accept the things that I accept. She’s just been great.”
Watch footage of her full interview on the next page. What do you think of her decision to allow God to choose her next mate?
Just last August, news of an ugly domestic violence occurence between former Miami Dolphins player, Chad Ochocino and reality televsion star, Evelyn Lozada broke. The incident untimatley resulted in a divorce between the two VH1 personalities and Chad doesn’t appear to have been the same since. Despite the life-changing event that left Chad wifeless and jobless just five months ago, the 35-year-old former wide receiver is rumored to be on the prowl again, reports Gossip Extra.
Television meteorologist, Jennifer Reeves filed for divorce from her estranged husband, Brad Reeves on January 23rd, and according to a few loose-lipped industry insiders, Chad Johnson is already knocking down her door. It seems that Chad has been utilizing his Twitter account to bombard his friend and Reeves’s fellow NBC 6 anchor, Christina Hernandez with questions about the meteorologist’s availability. So far there’s no word of Jennifer taking Chad up on his offer, but it would be surprising if she did, considering his history and all.
According to reports, Jenny’s soon-to-be ex-husband was floored when he learned of Chad’s interest in Jennifer.
“Good lord!” he responded.
“We had a great marriage, so this was not my choice. Sometimes, things don’t work out between two people.”
Sadly, Brad revealed that he’s undergone three surgeries in related to his skin cancer diagnosis since Jennifer left him back in August. He also expressed that he still “loves her to death.”
That Ochcocinco is an interesting character, isn’t he? Forget not waiting for the ink to dry, this woman’s official divorce agreement hasn’t even been signed yet! I wonder what Jennifer is going to think of that massive ankle-tattoo that Chad has of his ex-wife Evelyn’s face.
What do you make of this?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
Last month we told you how after nine long months of being taunted by Drake’s infamous “You wasn’t with me shooting in the gym” line from his verse on Rick Ross’s “Stay Schemin” track, Vanessa Bryant had finally broken her silence via Instagram. She informed her followers that she didn’t need to be with him “shooting in the gym” because she was taking care of home. If you recall, in that particular line, Drake was referencing the healthy chunk of change that Vanessa would’ve been awarded back when the two almost divorced. Up until recently, Kobe remained fairly quiet regarding the matter.
The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard recently tweeted about enjoying morning tea with his wife when a fan and Twitter follower reminded him of Vanessa’s absence during those long hours he spent in basketball practice.
“@kobebryant @LadyVB24 but… #SheWasntWithYouShootinInTheGym,” the fan tweeted.
Kobe calmly came to his wife’s defense.
“@lukashMAYYN No, she wasn’t. She was busy raising our kids #nonanny #respectmothers”
It’s good that Kobe is finally coming to his wife’s defense in this matter, especially since he used to seem thoroughly amused when fans would chant the phrase in an effort to demonstrate their support of him. It may have something to do with the two being officially back together and dismissing their divorce action, which Vanessa announced last month via Instagram.
Now that Kobe has spoken, hopefully we can put this overused, abused and misused one-liner to rest once and for all. Although, it was a bit humorous to see fans actually walk up to Kobe and say it.
Check the next page to see awkward footage of fans chanting “She wasn’t with you shooting in the gym” while Kobe attempts to grab a bite to eat from a diner.
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