Kordell Stewart is praying and defending himself against recent claims of abuse made by ex-wife Porsha Williams.
After Williams, the 32-year-old "Real Housewives of Atlanta" personality, told "Access Hollywood" that her ex-husband used to hit her, Stewart is giving his side of the story. Stewart filed for divorce from Williams last year in an emotional ordeal that fans witnessed on her Bravo reality television series.
Now, Stewart said Williams is no longer the godly woman he fell in love with.
"It seems she is willing to do anything to try and keep herself relevant. I married my wife because she was a godly woman who had accepted her calling as a minister," he told HipHollywood. "The bright lights made Porsha lose her way. I no longer know
the person she has become."
Despite denying her claims, Stewart insists he wishes Williams well.
"I hope and pray she can turn her life around soon. I loved my wife, supported her and invested in her success," Stewart told the publication. "As a reminder, I divorced her. At no time has there been any findings against me, during or before the divorce proceedings, to indicate anything less than a loving and supportive husband."
Now, the former NFL player says he is ready to move on and focus on parenting.
"I'm focused on raising my son and being a single dad. That is a big enough job, without having to continue to respond to her false claims and foolishness," he insisted. "I have moved forward in my life and I hope she can move forward and stop bringing me back into her life. I was done over 14 months ago with our relationship and marriage."
Stewart's response comes after Williams told "Access Hollywood" about the "several different occasions" physical and emotional abuse took place at the hands of her ex-husband.
"When you're in an abusive situation, it kind of just builds, and it starts to get worse and worse," Williams said. "And people ask me, 'Why didn't you tell anybody or call the police, or what have you?' I thought that I could make it better … It doesn't work like that."