Porsha Williams: Kordell Stewart's Beard or Better Half?

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Was Porsha Williams anything more than Kordell Stewart's beard?

This topic came up last night on The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 6 Episode 17, when the gang traveled to Mexico for some sun, and shade (throwing).

Kenya Moore's welcome dinner quickly turned into a discussion of Porsha Stewart's marriage to former NFL star Kordell Stewart and whether it was a PR stunt.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star sort of admitted this was true.

"His celebrity was tainted," said Porsha Stewart, 31. "I had a plan for us. My plan was to be the ideal couple. I told him all those rumors I would help him erase that."

"That sounds like, 'I signed on to be your beard,'" said Moore.

"When I found him, he was wounded," Stewart continued.

"Porsha sounds like a broke down Olivia Pope," Moore said, referring to Kerry Washington's character on Scandal, who's renowned for fixing PR disasters.

Kordell, for his part, explained why the couple decided to end their marriage, and gave some of the most ridiculous reasons in the history of relationships.

The former couple finalized their split in December.

Stewart's lawyer, Shiel Edlin, said that the athlete is "very disappointed" that their two-and-a-half-year union fell apart, as he expected to be "married for life."

However, he slammed Porsha Williams for allegedly spreading rumors about the former Pittsburgh Steelers star on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

"For reasons we cannot understand, [Porsha] displayed a reckless abandonment of anything close to the truth over the last eight months," his attorney said.

"We are hopeful that Porsha will stop villifying Kordell at every opportunity," the attorney added, and last night isn't likely to help heal any old wounds.

In fact, both parties involved have done their fair share of pointing fingers ... and as we saw Sunday, this apparently is showing no signs of slowing down.

Why do you think they really pulled the plug? And was it a sham all along? Was she really his "beard" or was there genuine love and affection there?

Follow the link to watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online and see the evidence for yourself, then weigh in on the Stewarts' complicated relationship ...

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