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Meet Porsha Williams Stewart, the newest ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ cast member

Porsha Williams Stewart, grand-daughter of Hosea Williams, shows up for the first time on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" this Sunday. CREDIT: Bravo

Porsha Williams Stewart, grand-daughter of Hosea Williams, shows up for the first time on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" this Sunday. CREDIT: Bravo

Bravo seems to like to cast women on this show who have married athletes. DeShawn Snow. Lisa Wu Hartwell. Sheree Whitfield. Kim Zolciak. And now we have Porsha Williams Stewart, who is married to former NFL player Kordell Stewart (who joined 92.9/The Game last month).

She was cast mid-way through production and only appears for the first time this Sunday, season 5’s third episode.

Trailers show her clashing with the other newbie Kenya Moore, who is already causing waves with Cynthia Bailey.

Stewart is grand-daughter of the late great civil rights icon Hosea Williams. She runs a charity Key to Giving, that raises money for Hosea Feed the Hungry.

“He called me his little peach,” she said. “The best little peach of the world. He always talked to us about civil rights and stories about Martin Luther King Jr. And I marched with him in Forsyth County when I was younger.” (That was 25 years ago if you want to read more details about the march here.)

Would Hosea approve of her doing a reality show like “Real Housewives”? “He would trust my judgment,” she said. “I’m just like him. His motto was ‘Unbought and unbossed.’ I have all of that in me. I’m young and sweet but you can’t take me for granted.”

She’s a newlywed and she promises “we’ll get to see the ups and downs of a brand new marriage.” Her husband has a son from a previous relationship so that adds a level of complexity.

She wants to show herself as a woman steeped in Atlanta and focused on philanthropy.”‘I’ve always had a respectable family and a family that supported me,” she said. “I’m happy to show who I really am. I’m big on respect. If I feel disrespected, I will explain to you what you did. I speak my opinion. I’m outspoken. I am not the one talking about you behind your back. I will say it to your face. I can seem a little harsh but it comes from a good place. At the end of the day, you may love me or hate me or love to hate me.”

And she isn’t going to say a bad thing about “Real Housewives.” “I feel like the ladies on the show have done a good job. They’re independent women making it on their own. At the same time, women are the same whether they’re in Atlanta or LA or New York. Someone’s going to be catty. Not everyone’s going to like everybody. What I say with my friends on the show, it’s reality.”

Her quick takes on each of the other women:

Phaedra Parks: “She’s really sweet. She’s got a classy way about her.”

NeNe Leakes: “She’s just funny.”

Cynthia Bailey: “She’s becoming more outspoken.”

Kandi Burruss: “She is also born in Atlanta. She and I are down to earth. We have this experience that’s beautiful and fabulous. We’re country girls at the end of the day.”

Kenya Moore: “I haven’t had the opportunity to get to know her for who she is.”

Kim Zolciak: “She’s really a family girl. It’s all about family for her now.”

And why Kordell Stewart? “I fell in love with Kordell because he really wanted to know who I was. He was just very intense. He was passionate from the beginning. Those were qualities I felt were genuine. I knew I could trust him right off the bat.” They met at Luckie Lounge in downtown Atlanta in 2009, three years after he had left the NFL. She didn’t even know he was an NFL player. And he only later found out her connection with Hosesa Williams. Coincidentally, Kordell helped out with the charity on Thanksgiving four years earlier.

When she was younger,Stewart ran a couple of day-care centers. Her mom Diane T. Williams is still in the day-care business. “I started working with her at age 13,” she said.

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31 comments Add your comment

Catgut

November 16th, 2012
7:34 pm

Another wanna be with no talent but being a sack chaser who smells money, how impressive.

Ricky Martin

November 16th, 2012
10:31 pm

Kordell Stewart has a wife? I thought he was on our team.

gail mitchell

November 17th, 2012
9:36 am

just surfing tne net and found my way back to Atlanta after a long spell; found this story regarding Porsha Williams Stewart./well, her grand-pa is a Homeless Activist here in Sanfrancisco and someone We from Atlnta,Georgia knew years and years ago in respect to the Civial Rights Movement./she Porsha Williams Stewart is the grand-daughter of Hosea Williams and a native of Atlanta..my hometown as well, i grew-up in the Perry Homes Projects and purchased it about 6-months ago.i still reside in the state of california/oakland.just wanted to share that piece of knowledge with you;and by the way …my brother”sonny” worked with th newspaper there in atlanta before his murder in 1975; i lost my mother Sara Frances to a murder the year before 1974. just a piece of info for you… from the reat state of california. happy thanksgiving and Bon appette.

She's not attractive.

November 17th, 2012
10:13 am

Porsha Stewart is not attractive, even with all that weave.

Kat

November 17th, 2012
11:04 am

@gail mitchell: I hope that either your screen name or your story is false.

I remember the march in Forsyth County. It’s been 25 years???!!!

I love how each of these “housewives” say to the camera – “I’ll tell it to your face. I’m real.” And then, they are talking behind people’s backs in the next scene.

Zoe

November 17th, 2012
11:55 am

Splendid! Another artificial, no name, no talent wannabe. Would she be on this show if not for her husband? There is no intelligent life left in Atlanta.

Perry Homes Girl

November 17th, 2012
11:56 am

@gail mitchell. Is this your real name? I too, grew up in Perry Homes in the 1970’s-1990’s.

MATTYG

November 17th, 2012
1:32 pm

It’s a man baby…….

Reality

November 17th, 2012
1:37 pm

This show should be on BET. It projects Atlanta as some sort of oasis for rich black people, when in reality only about half of Atlanta is black, and that population is declining. They should put some asians in the mix on the show since they’ve increased 60% there in the last ten years.

'tainmentatitzbest

November 17th, 2012
1:41 pm

They all run charities we’ve never heard of. New Birth’s Snow did too. How is NeNe’s Twisted Heart doing, would love to see an update of how much has gone to that one. All keep it real by talking behind each other’s back, Housewives Shows would be rather boring if they didn’t include gossiping.

Rodney Ho

November 17th, 2012
1:59 pm

Egads, people. I’ve had to delete a half-dozen comments off this blog entry already. Please settle down! It’s a beautiful Saturday! Enjoy that instead!

Real not

November 17th, 2012
2:29 pm

Thanks for the update. I was wondering about that.

Georgia Born N Raised

November 17th, 2012
2:52 pm

I miss the OLD Atlanta before all the transplants came to town, when people think about Atlanta nowadays, two things come to mind; A lot of black people and a lot of homosexuals!!! SMH

Mixmaster Mark aka Sweet Cheeks

November 17th, 2012
3:03 pm

oh i just love this girl! we go shopping, get our nails done and hang at the beauty salon. i got her to wear a UGA t-shirt too…. she looks so darn cute. love ya sugar!

Stepchild

November 17th, 2012
3:56 pm

Georgia Born N Raised….I’m glad OLD Atlanta isn’t that way anymore. I am glad to see it more diverse both racially and sexually….and I hope politically as well. After all that is the direction the USA is headed anyway…even more diverse. Those not tolerant of others need to head for the hills and stay in the back woods. Atlanta will never be all segregated like before….shake your head at that, jerk!!

Rodney Ho for president.

November 17th, 2012
6:18 pm

President of something — let him choose, except not president of the U.S, or anything else important.

Joe

November 17th, 2012
7:49 pm

@ Georgia Born N Raised

November 17th, 2012
2:52 pm
I miss the OLD Atlanta before all the transplants came to town, when people think about Atlanta nowadays, two things come to mind; A lot of black people and a lot of homosexuals!!! SMH

Man you might as well pack up your trailer home and head to someplace like Jasper or Bartow. Black people are moving here faster than ever and the homosexuals are going anywhere. Thank God!!

Joe

November 17th, 2012
7:50 pm

correction

aren’t going anywhere. Thank God!!

Kordell S.

November 17th, 2012
10:19 pm

Quit hating on my beard people! My special friend John Travolta doesn’t like all the negativity.

Dum-Bass

November 17th, 2012
11:05 pm

To be on this show you either have to be black or a white blonde. Probably being a member of the GLBT crowd would get you in too these days!

juicee fruit

November 18th, 2012
7:36 am

oh nooooo. not another one. this show does not highlight Atlanta’s attributes. The SUPERWEAVES are so TIRED. Phaedra, you are the true Belle on this show. The others, not so much.

Jaye

November 18th, 2012
10:28 am

Kandi Burress is a very impressive business woman and I would love to see more women like her on the reality show. She can teach valuable life lessons and she seems like a normal well grounded fun person.

juicee fruit

November 18th, 2012
11:25 am

Kandi is nice. I respect her business acumen. As a parent, I just wish she would not use so much foul language. Kudos to her

koury

November 18th, 2012
10:41 pm

stop hating on Mrs. PORSHA WILLIAMS STEWART, you guys are all neg- tht had something bad to say abt her 1st of ALL Atlatna is full of great ppl and she happens to be one of them and she always did live well and she married well why are yall made cuz yall are not on tv making checks SHE IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE WOMEN OFF OF RHOBH … AND OF OF THOSE WOMEN MARRIED WEALTHY MEN TOO…

Debra Mason

November 19th, 2012
3:03 pm

I’m loving ms Williams -Stewart!!! Kandi better hurry up and do something besides
Shacking up with another short man…. She will be gone like Lisa, sheree
And the rest of the boring chicks!!!!!

patricia

November 19th, 2012
3:03 pm

How is that possible… Porsha is 25. The march was 25 years ago, so when did she march with Hosea????????????????????

Niecy

November 19th, 2012
8:57 pm

Porsha seems to be a pretty nice and down to earth woman. She doesn’t seem to be superficial like the rest of the women on the show. She just happen be married to a rich athletic man who wants to take care of her what’s wrong with that?

K

November 20th, 2012
12:28 am

How cam she not know her grandfather died in 2000 not 1998.

patricia

November 20th, 2012
9:28 am

You know we really have to take this Porsha thing more seriously. She is making a mess of her grandfather’s name. Her aunt has worked hard to build this organization to want it is today.

PLSCANCELSHOW

November 20th, 2012
7:18 pm

Someone should have had the COMMON sense to advise Porsha NOT to come on the show. There is no way anyone with a spec of sense would believe that her demeanor, extravant lifestyle, childish behavior, immaturity, and lack of real skills would encourage continued support during these economic times (RECESSION; the word she appeared not to be familiar with) to donate to her grandfathers charity. No one wants to donate to an organization where you appear to be funding a spoiled childish wanna-be access to shopping, shoes and fine dining. DUMB idea.

Ms.Supreme

November 22nd, 2012
2:54 pm

@PLSCANCELSHOW, I couldn’t agree more! This girl is clueless and needs to stay far away from any working microphone! I couldn’t believe how much she mis-spoke on the show. She’s that dingy girl you come across every once in a while. It’s ludicrous to 1) flaunt your wealth, Chanel cakes and diamonds on the show and 2) say things like “My life is the sh-t! Whatever I ask for, God just gives it to me… it’s perfect!” when your “legacy” is supposed to be about feeding the needy/less-fortunate. And the fact that she was searching for the word “recession” — my goodness, really? That’s a term you should’ve learned years ago since your family deals with underprivileged people — those MOST impacted by the recession. She didn’t just become dingy this year, that’s who she is clearly. Her family knew better than to let her go on that show. SMH…