Who is Porsha Williams?
Porsha Dyanne Stewart was born on 22 June 1981, in Atlanta, Georgia USA, and is an actress, model, and television personality, best known for being a cast member in the reality TV show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” since its fifth season. She is also a regular member of “Dish Nation” and was the eighth place finisher during “The New Celebrity Apprentice” which aired in 2017. She was married to former professional football player Kordell Stewart.
The Wealth of Porsha Williams
How rich is Porsha Williams? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $500,000, earned through success in her various endeavors, elevated by the divorce settlement from her husband, who has a net worth at $16 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Porsha was born into a family of entrepreneurs, plus her grandfather was civil rights activist Hosea Williams. She grew up with two siblings, attended Southwest Dokalb High School, and after matriculating, enrolled at the American InterContinental University located in Schaumburg, Illinois, where she completed a degree in business information technology.
After completing her education, she desired to pursue a career in modelling, and started looking for projects in Atlanta, and in 2005 she appeared in a pin-up calendar for the Atlanta Dymes and also worked at the Luckie Lounge in Atlanta. She also opened a daycare facility, as she wanted to start a business similar to that of her parents. After she met and married Stewart, her fame was bolstered, and this allowed her to gain opportunities on television. She also expressed her desire to have children with her husband but it led to marital problems. She visited a therapist but it wasn’t enough as they eventually separated.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
In 2012, Williams and Kenya Moore were cast in the reality television series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, joining with other regular cast members such as Kim Zolciak, Kandi Burruss, and NeNe Leakes. Her first appearance had her in a conflict with Moore during a Feed the Homeless charity event, and the rest of the series played out the feud, and conflicts with cast member Cynthia Bailey. During the sixth season of the show, cameras documented the continued conflict and deterioration of her relationship with her former husband, and she was even hospitalized due to ongoing stress from various aspects of her life.
She received criticism from viewers after she made a statement believing the Underground Railroad was an actual railroad line. She later apologized and said that she only had a lapse in thinking. During her time with the show, she also started another business, a line of hair care products, and subsequently tried her hand at acting on stage, being cast in the musical entitled “A Mother’s Love”.
In 2014, Porsha released her debut single entitled “Flatline”, indicating her foray into the music industry. She also had another altercation with cast member Moore during the filming of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”. Moore implied that she was not being faithful during her marriage, calling her various expletives and derogatory titles from a megaphone, after which the two began fighting in public – Moore threatened to quit the show if Porsha was to remain. Later in the year, she was arrested for speeding with a suspended license, but the issue was resolved the same day.
The following year, Porsha was given a contract to be a full-time housewife on the show once more, this time joining newcomer actress Kim Fields. In 2016 she was a contestant for “The Apprentice 15” also called “The Celebrity Apprentice 8” and “The New Celebrity Apprentice”. The show was the final installment of “The Celebrity Apprentice”, showcasing the debut of former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger as the host; now President Donald Trump left his original duties with the show as he was focused on his campaign at the time. However, it is also known that he no longer has a good relationshis with NBC which airs the series.
For her personal life, it is known that Williams married Kordell Stewart in 2011, with their marriage being featured on the show entitled “Platinum Weddings”, which chronicles the lives of couples who are planning lavish weddings. According to reports, the two met while she was working at the Luckie Lounge. She became a stepmother to Kordell’s son from a previous relationship. However, within two years the two separated, and finalized their divorce within the same year. She gained none of his earnings or property through the settlement.
Porsha accused Stewart of blindsiding her during their separation, saying that she did not know they were already separated until she read about it on social media. Infidelity may have been a cause for the divorce, based on the accusations of Moore, but has never been confirmed. She had also suffered a miscarriage which added to the problems within their relationship. In 2018, it was reported that she was engaged to Atlanta-based entrepreneur Dennis McKinley, and that she is also pregnant. She continues to appear regularly in her television role, and also does minor acting projects during her free time.