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Less than a year ago we learned of Porsha and Kordell Stewart’s impending divorce. News of Kordell’s divorce filing took most fans by surprise, as the Real Housewives of Atlanta star seemed to be extremely dedicated to her marriage. However, for whatever reason, Kordell decided that he wanted out and secretly filed for divorce after only two years of marriage. Unfortunately, he failed to inform his wife of his decision. She later confessed to learning that her marriage was over on Twitter. Quite a bit of time has passed since then, and Porsha admits that she’s optimistic about moving on with her life. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Go N*ked Hair founder revealed that her divorce from Kordell is pretty close to being finalized.
“We’re towards the end of the process. In the next month, it should be actually over, and hopefully Porsha Stewart will be turning fully into Porsha 5.0! [Laughs] Finally, I’ll have some closure and peace,” she said.
If you’ve noticed that during the past two episodes, she’s a bit feistier than she was in the previous season, Posha says that it’s because the heartbreaking experience sent her into “survival mode.”
“I was in complete shock, devastation, and I felt like I had been betrayed. I was more than ever just disappointed in Kordell and the way that he handled everything. I was in denial for a moment, but then I had to go into survival mode and ask myself, “What am I going to do?”
As for what “survival mode” is…
“Well, I did get locked out of my home, which was just horrible. Nobody should have to go through that. You made a place to live, and all of a sudden, when you don’t feel comfortable being there, you get locked out. Bravo did catch that entire process of my things packed up and put out by somebody else and the cameras caught that in real time. So in a practical sense, I literally need to figure out: where am I going to stay, live, and move forward.”
Porsha went on to address Kordell’s recent claims that their marriage suffered because she was uncomfortable around his son from a previous relationship.
“I didn’t hear the interview, and I really don’t care to comment on anything Kordell has to say. He’s saying it for a reason and wants everybody to think of me in one way. At the end of day, Kordell knew who I was to him and what I did and how I felt about his son. I don’t have to justify that at all.”
She also discussed her ongoing feud with Kenya Moore.
“Kenya and I don’t have a personal relationship. There are some women you just don’t connect with. I just don’t deal well with foolishness and lies being told.”
Speaking of Kenya Moore, Porsha also took to Instagram to blast her rival for negatively commenting on her divorce. In case you missed it, Kenya criticized Porsha for implying that Kordell is gay and taunted her for claiming that she has a “picture perfect life” in the previous season.
“I find it quite disturbing that Porsha and her family go on and on about the fact that Kordell may be gay. After all, she told the world she had a ‘picture perfect life’ and married the ‘man of her dreams.’ Cut to Porsha sitting with the attorney agreeing to take him back if he abided by a ‘list.’ Well, a thinking person with a brain would ask the question that if the main problem was that he is possibly gay, why would you want him back? I don’t think Porsha is telling the whole truth. That’s always been my opinion of her and it remains the same after listening to her recall the “facts” about their marriage,” Kenya wrote.
Porsha responded on Instagram with bizarre looking photo of Kenya, accompanied by a caption that reads:
“I’m supposed to care what ‘THIS’ is saying! Keep my mom name out ya mouth. Don’t be mad at me be mad at the Dr you went to. #itriedtobenice.”
Here’s the photo.
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
Although It Probably Wouldn’t Hurt, A Judge Ruled That Siohvaughn Wade Doesn’t Have To Undergo Psych Testing
Back in July, Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade filed a motion requesting that his ex-wife, Siohvaughn Wade, undergo a court-mandated psychological evaluation, as a part of their ongoing child custody war.
“S.L.’s [Funches-Wade’s] statements, behavior, and her demeanor in court reflect that she is presently lost, angry and desperate. Her behavior is not in the children’s best interests…D.T. [Wade] requests that this Court immediately suspend S.L.’s timesharing…pending the results of a psychological evaluation of S.L.,” the motion reads.
Siohvaughn, however, responded by saying that her ex-husband’s request was just another malicious attempt to keep her away from their children.
“This is Mr. Wade’s ongoing pattern of behavior. I have noticed that after I speak out publicly and say what Dwyane has done to me, my children…Mr. Wade responds by running into court and asking the judge to terminate my visitation with my children in an effort to stop me from seeing my children anymore,” she said.
If you recall, Dwyane filed the motion around the time that footage surfaced on the Internet of Siohvaughn sitting on a Chicago street with a homeless sign, screaming to passersby about how she’s struggling financially while her ex-husband lives the good life. She also lamented about her ex-husband’s alleged attempts to block her from seeing their children. Though most would agree that her behavior was a bit extreme, according to the Miami Herald, yesterday in court, a judge shot down Dwyane’s request for psychological testing. According to the judge, the video did not provide sufficient evidence for a court-mandated evaluation.
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Me & this guy met right in the middle of our respective divorces. What was supposed to be a two week rebound for me turned into 4 months–we came to genuinely care for one another. I broke if off gently, saying we should give one another some time to heal. I go to therapy, he goes straight to the next girl (and therapy). However, we “hang out” regularly, and of this his gf is aware. I doubt she knows it’s every weekend. She definitely doesn’t know I sleep over (just sleep for now).
Months pass and for some reason, the chemistry’s still there. The old me woulda cut this off as soon as I heard about the new chick, but since I’d gotten so close to the family, I felt that would be wrong of me. Besides, his parents, brothers, and friends love me and I came to love them too-they were super supportive through my divorce since my parents couldn’t be.
More months pass and he’s still seeing the same girl, but the chemistry between us remains. I try to avoid him as much as I can. Now it’s been a year since he and I stopped dating each other. I’m still not dating by choice. he’s still dating homegirl, still calling me twice a week, and we’re hanging out almost every weekend. I’ve since moved outta state but like an idiot started sleeping with him right before I left. He still calls me twice a week without fail. I’ve been lying to get outta taking his calls for a couple weeks now.
I’ve finally accepted he has no plans to do any self-reflection any time soon, and I want out of whatever kind of relationship this is (side chick? Ex? whatever) and I thought putting a couple states between us would do it. Talking to him just causes me a lot of anxiety, but I still talk to his parents regularly. How do I gently convince this guy to leave me in peace, hopefully without alienating the fam? Or has this ship simply sailed?
- Bad with Breaking It Off
Just yesterday we told you that the wife of famed producer Timbaland filed for divorce after just five years of marriage. Unfortunately, it looks like Master P’s wife, Sonya Miiller is singing a similar tune.
According to TMZ, Sonya is petitioning for a divorce from her music mogul hubby after twenty-four years of marriage. Court documents reveal that Sonya is claiming that the marriage is broken due to “irreconcilable differences.” She is requesting full custody of their four underage children. In addition to full custody, Sonya is requesting spousal support.
What’s interesting though, is back in 2011 many thought that the couple had already divorced because Sonya took her estranged husband to court for child support. It turns out that the former couple has been separated for a very long time, but up until recently, neither made steps towards actually filing for divorce. In addition to their four minor children, they also share 24-year-old son, Romeo Miller. The pair have yet to publicly comment on the split.
They’ve been together for a very long time, hopefully they can find a way to handle the divorce amicably.
Just because a man is divorced doesn’t mean that you should rule him out completely. However, there are some things you’ll want to know before dating a divorced man to ensure this is a journey you want to go on. Here are 14 of them.
Dating after divorce is much different from your dating experiences in the past. In fact, dating after going through a divorce can be pretty tough, confusing, and exciting all at once. But, with the right advice and information in tow, dating after being divorced can be a lot easier and much more pleasurable. Here are 14 tips to remember, especially when you are getting back into the dating scene after divorce.
Kevin Hart is arguably the hardest working comedian in show business these days and he’s adding a new untitled divorced-couple comedy to his body of work for ABC.
The comedy series looks to give viewers a raw look inside the life of a couple after their divorce, as they attempt to be friends in order to co-parent their children.
Writers and producers Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, from “Community” and “Scrubs,” will work on the project, which is based on Kevin Hart’s original stand-up material.
But if the show does get picked up, we shouldn’t look for Hart to be its star; although he may take a recurring role. His main role will be executive producer, along with 3 Arts’ Dave Becky, Goldman, and Donovan.
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‘Preachers Of LA’ Star Deitrick Haddon Predicts How Fans Will React When They Learn More About His Shocking Divorce
The gospel music world stood still for a moment when gospel recording artist Deitrick Haddon first announced that he and his wife of 15 years, Damita Haddon, quietly divorced and that he was set to marry the mother of his infant daughter. During a recent interview with ESSENCE, the reality star revealed that fans will be offered a bit more insight into that situation and expressed that he believes the public will understand his story.
“Millions of people have gone through that, and I certainly won’t be the last. I think the public will understand it, especially those who have been divorced before. Once someone tells you their story, you have to either respect it or keep it pushing,” the “Well Done” singer said.
He went on to say that he’s not too concerned with negative responses.
“If people have anything negative to say about it, I really don’t have any energy towards that. You have to walk in my shoes in order to understand the decisions that I’ve made.”
As for why he signed on to do the show, he says that he wants to show the world that preachers are men of integrity.
“You can’t live your life according to what has been or what has passed. It’s up to you to redefine the situation. I definitely knew there was a negative history on reality shows. But I knew that this show would kind of change the game because it’s about preachers. Preachers are people who have a certain standard about themselves and they are people of integrity. Especially the guys that were hand picked for this show.”
He also addressed the stance that many Christians have on religious leaders venturing into the world of reality television, which is that the two don’t mix well.
“I’ll say they don’t read their Bible. The Bible is a reality show. You should see the stories about Paul. Before he became Saul, he was a murderer. David was a fornicator. He messed up, but he was still anointed by God. The Bible shows you the truth about every man of God. It shows you everything about them. The Bible is real. I think [reality TV] is the perfect place for Christians.”
Did you check out the first episode of Preachers of LA? What do you think so far?
Kendra Rae Davis is calling it quits from her 19-year marriage with former NBA player Antonio Davis. And she’s had it with the ex-Chicago Bull player blowing through hundreds of thousands of dollars from their joint account, TMZ reports.
Kendra, a former interior designer for Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Kim Zolciak, filed for divorce back in June. It was in July, Kendra claims, that Antonio pulled out $133,510 from their joint funds. Antonio also allegedly took out $563,041 to buy himself a new house.
According to TMZ, Antonio rebuffed Kendra’s claims of theft in a letter, essentially saying, “… the house purchase was in the works before divorce papers were filed, so tough.”
Nonetheless, Kendra expects Antonio to return the loot and pay her legal bills.
“[W]e wonder how much of that money came from his NBA contract and how much of it she actually earned herself?” Bossip asked. Although it’s questionable whether Kendra, an Atlanta resident, earned the money Antonio withdrew from their bank account, but that’s irrelevant since Georgia divorce law states:
Even if one of the partners never earned one dollar, that partner is considered to have contributed to the family’s property (or wealth) and has rights to a percentage of that property.
According to a source from Forbes, a spouse can withdraw any amount of cash from the joint account only prior to any legal proceedings. But after the divorce papers are filed, “certain restraining orders kick into place,” Kelly Chang, an LA divorce attorney, said.
“As to the amount it is wise to withdraw [after legal proceedings], Chang notes that ‘technically, if it’s community [property], then you can withdraw up to 50%… the problem is, the other spouse may have reimbursement claims, etc., and because there is a restraining order, you may run into problems if you have a vindictive ex,’” the magazine says.
Chang would’ve told Antonio to “withdraw any and all funds you deem necessary prior to filing a divorce. That way you don’t run into any problems with violating court orders and such.” If Antonio blew more than half of their joint funds, Kendra may have a case here.
R&B Divas: LA star Chanté Moore recently opened up to Juicy Magazine about rumors regarding her ex-husband, Kenny Lattimore’s, sexuality and why she feels uncomfortable discussing it.
On rumors about Kenny’s sexuality:
“I don’t know where they [sexuality rumors] started. I wasn’t personal friends with him for long. I was an acquaintance before we dated so I don’t know anything about that. That really isn’t a comfortable thing to talk about. Being that he isn’t my husband anymore, I leave it up to him to answer because that’s his life.”
On if issues with Kenny overshadowed her storyline on R&B Divas: LA:
“No, not at all. He isn’t somebody that I really want to talk about. I’m still pissed off about stuff that happened but it [child custody battle] was something that happened. Otherwise it wouldn’t have been something that I brought up. If you want to know any more about what happened about my relationship buy my album because I wrote a whole album about it on Moore is More. Check the record because there’s things that I won’t talk about that I will sing about.”
On her relationship with Kelly Price prior to R&B Divas:
“We would see each other out and about occasionally. We weren’t like call you on the phone, get together friends but we were acquainted with one another. Every time I did see her, we were happy to see one another before.”