'Real Housewives' Star's Startling Divorce

Former NFL player Kordell Stewart filed for divorce from "Real Housewives" star Porsha Stewart.
2:29 | 03/27/13

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"The real housewives of atlanta" are no strangers to on-screen shake-ups but it's thrown a real-life curveball for portia stuart's husband, kordell stewart has dropped a major behind-the-scenes bombshelby filing for divorce. I know. Abc's diana perez has the details. Oh, my god. Reporter: Kordell loves to dress me. I'm his barbie doll. Reporter: The quintessential george peach and he's a gridiron great. Former pittsburgh steelers quarterback. But together portia and kordell stewart were one of hotlanta's hottest couples until their love seemed to go cold with nearly 4 million viewers watching. I'm disgusted. Why can't you act right? The tension played out between kordell and portia. Her wanting to maintain a career and kordell maintaining she should either be a mother or choose a career but not both. Not trying to sound like your daddy. Reporter: Even fellow castmates d trouble in paradise. I guess papa kordell didn't sign her permission slip to go on a field trip. Reporter: Now stewart is filing for divorce calling his nearly two-year marriage irretrievably broken and the man nicknamed slash during his football days is slashing spousal support calling her an able-bodied person capable of supporting herself. From the filing it appears as if they have a prenuptial agreement. In addition, they have no children together. The only issue left would be is she entitled to any spousal support and for how long? Reporter: Mr. Stewart claims the two have been separated for some time but a rep for his soon-to-be ex-wife tells abc news she was blindsided saying stewart misled her and found out about the filing in the media. This is hard. It's emotionally hard. Reporter: Overnight s took to twitter thanking fans for their prayers but like so many reality show romances it seems this real housewife's drama could turn really ugly really fast. For "good morning america," diana perez, abc news, new york. The other housewives may have figured there was trouble in the stewart marriage when kordell didn't show up for the taping of the reunion show, something all of the husbands usually attend. That was a clue, robin. I am just looking down. Whew. That's going to be quite a reunion show. Thank you, lara.

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