A few weeks ago news broke that Porsha Williams walked away from her divorce from retired NFL star Kordell Stewart without alimony, a cash settlement, real estate or health insurance. This of course was a bit odd, since word on the street was that the couple didn’t even sign a prenuptial agreement prior to saying “I do.” The 30-something “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star spoke out about the settlement during a recent appearance on “Bethenny” and according to Porsha, she walked away with nothing by choice.
“I didn’t ask for anything,” the “Flat Line” singer simply stated. “Right now in the press it’s, ‘Porsha didn’t get anything, poor Porsha,’ and people are feeling bad for me and feeling sorry for me because I didn’t get anything and they think that we went to trial and I lost.”
She adds that a widespread misconception about the divorce is that her and Kordell went to trail when in fact, they did not.
“I didn’t go to trial, I chose not to go to court. So there was no judgment.”
It turns out that the entire process was emotionally draining, which is why she opted not to go to trial.
“It just tore me apart to go through this divorce,” Porsha explained. “It was so traumatic! And it ruled over my life. Every single day. And I wanted the freedom – I wanted to be done with it.”
“Before we had court the next week, I woke up, I called my attorney… ‘I said listen: I’m done with this. Get the divorce decree I’m coming to sign it.”
One thing she did request, however, was for Kordell to cover her medical bills.
“I said the only thing I want him to do is pay for my hospital bills,” she said before confessing that Kordell didn’t have health insurance on her or his son. “I didn’t have insurance. He didn’t have insurance on me or his son.”
Kordell agreed to pay Porsha’s medical bills and she says all is well.
“So I’m good! I’m completely independent.”
And there you have it.
What do you think of Porsha’s decision not to go to trial?