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Kordell Stewart's divorce from his wife is final

  • Article by: JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.
  • Associated Press
  • December 5, 2013 - 3:35 PM

ATLANTA — Former Pittsburgh Steeler standout Kordell Stewart's divorce from his reality show wife is final.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge John J. Goger issued final a decree in the case Thursday.

Stewart, 41, who retired from the NFL last year, filed for divorce from Porsha Williams in March, claiming the marriage was "irretrievably broken."

Randy Kessler, Williams' lawyer, said the couple is glad to have amicably resolved the matter. The pair used to appear together on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Williams is still on the show.

Williams said she first learned of the divorce from the media and felt "disappointed," her lawyer said.

Stewart's initial filing said the two married on May 21, 2011, and have no children together. Stewart has a son from a previous relationship. Williams filed a counterclaim about a week later.

Shiel Edlin, Stewart's lawyer, said in a statement that the divorce process was "very difficult" for his client and son.

"As a single dad, Kordell wanted to put his best foot forward by doing what was in the best interest of Syre," Edlin said. "However, the lack of truthfulness by Porsha during the divorce process has been very confusing and hurtful to Kordell and his son."

Reached by phone, Edlin would not elaborate on whether he was referring to Williams' insinuations about Stewart that he might be gay. She hinted as much during episodes of "Real Housewives" after Stewart filed for divorce.

Stewart, who is a sports talk show host in Atlanta, went on another local radio show to strongly deny it.

Stewart was a sensation in Pittsburgh in the late 1990s and was nicknamed "Slash" for his versatility as quarterback, running back and wide receiver. He helped the Steelers reach the Super Bowl in 1996 and made the Pro Bowl in 2001. He finished his last two seasons with Baltimore in 2004-05.

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