Porsha Stewart keeps on keepin' on. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 31, made her first official public appearance since news broke last week that husband Kordell Stewart had filed divorce papers after less than two years of marriage. The reality star was among many, many other Real Housewives and "Bravo-lebrities" for the Wednesday April 3 Bravo Upfronts bash in NYC.
The Georgia native hit the party's blue carpet in a flirty green dress and metallic silver pumps, gamely smiling for the cameras. It wasn't easy, she admitted to reporters. "This is a very difficult time for myself and my family," said the season-five newcomer, who was blindsided by former NFL pro Kordell's filing. "I'm just trying to remain strong. That's all I can do and stay prayerful and lean on my friends and family."
During the couple's first season on the show, they butted heads over having kids, Porsha's career plans and Kordell's controlling ways. Porsha counterfiled with her own divorce papers late last week, asking for spousal support and use of their Atlanta mansion.
How is Porsha getting by with her newly single life? "Well, when you have strong arms and strong family around you, they cover you – that's what they're there for," she explained. "So that's who I'm leaning on. And it's really a blessing to see people, supporters and fans are standing up and just really showing me the love."
Also at the bash, former castmate Kim Zolciak offered her two cents on the split. "I would never wish divorce upon my worst enemy," said the married mom of four. "If your marriage is not sound and strong, I do think there are problems. . . I definitely would not expose myself on television if [husband Kroy Biermann and I] were not in a really great place."
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Porsha Stewart Resurfaces After Kordell Stewart Split: "This Is a Very Difficult Time"