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Porsha Stewart recently made her first red carpet appearance since her estranged husband Kordell filed for divorce.
The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star stepped out with her co-stars for the Bravo Upfronts event, which was held in New York city Monday. On March 22, Kordell, 40, filed for divorce to end their almost 2-year marriage.
"This is a very difficult time for myself and my family. I'm just trying to remain strong. That's all I can do and stay prayerful and lean on my friends and family," Stewart told Us magazine about her divorce.
"When you have strong arms and strong family around you, they cover you – that's what they're there for. So that's who I'm leaning on," she added.
The 31-year-old reality TV star was reportedly blindsided when Kordell filed for divorce, but she is now said to be focused on rebuilding her life. She revealed that she is grateful after receiving overwhelming support from fans.
"It's really a blessing to see people, supporters and fans are standing up and just really showing me the love," she said.
It is still unclear why exactly Kordell, who shares no children with Stewart, filed to end their marriage, but the couple was often seen arguing on the hit Bravo TV show. While Stewart's co-stars previously criticized her marriage on the show, the former video model confirmed that they have been supportive during her divorce.
"Absolutely, absolutely, everyone has reached out to me," Stewart told HollywoodLife.com.
NeNe Leakes reportedly referred Stewart to her former divorce attorney Randall Kessler. Stewart has since retained Kessler as legal counsel.
"NeNe Leakes has been so close to me at this time. [She's] just making sure I'm okay and I appreciate it for sure," she said.
Stewart, who is a granddaughter of civil rights leader Hosea Williams, has reportedly requested spousal support from Kordell along with exclusive use of the family's Atlanta home.
"Mrs. Stewart is disappointed about her husband's recent filing for divorce. Mrs. Stewart had held off on filing for a divorce herself and remained committed to the marriage because Mr. Stewart promised to work on the marriage with her," Porsha's representative told Yahoo.
"Instead, he misled her and she found out about the filing in the media. Mrs. Stewart hopes to resolve these personal issues privately with the support of her family, friends and strong faith," the representative added.