In recent years, Kordell Stewart‘s career as a NFL player was overshadowed by his stint on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, his short lived marriage to Porsha Williams as well as rumors that he was homosexual.
Now the 43-year-old is addressing all of the controversies in his new book, “Truth: The Kordell Stewart Story.”
“My autobiography, is a book that’s trying to bring forms of transparency to [my] fan-base,” he said.
On how RHOA affected his marriage he shared, “…again, it’s about transparency for me, because when you’re a celebrity, when you’re a figure in society that people know and they can’t touch you or understand you, I think we get lost when rumors start.”
On if there was hope that he and Porsha would ever get back together, Kordell revealed, “I don’t talk to [Porsha]. I tried to reconcile the last five or six months of our relationship. I was madly in love with my ex-wife.”
In an interview with the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the former football player shared that his professional career began a downward spiral nearly twenty years ago at the onset of the gay rumors.
“It started in ’98 and the rumor then was that I allegedly had been arrested for lewd acts in a park by a transvestite. But that didn’t happen. I was never arrested. And because I never responded it took on a life on its own. With this book…I felt like it was important that I got a message out about transparency and stick to your core values.”
With his friends Apollo Nida in jail and Peter Thomas claiming he’s done with reality TV, now would be a great time for Kordell to sign up for the new season of RHOA. While he may be able to get to the New York Times Best Sellers list on his own, Kordell’s chances of having his autobiography fly off the shelves would increase if he were to make a deal with the
devil…show executive producer Andy Cohen.
Think about it Kordell. You’re a single dad and you need to sell books. Getting back on reality TV to spite your ex (which gives Porsha a storyline) while promoting your latest endeavor is a win-win.