Porsha and Kordell Stewart

It’s hard to tell what’s real when it comes to fake reality shows these days.

With so many tiresome and boring reality shows crowding the television landscape, producers struggle to come up with unique ways to keep viewers tuned in. It is not unusual for reality show stars to involve the courts — and even the police — who unwittingly provide drama to boost TV ratings.

Lawsuits are often filed, but after the season ends, the lawsuits are quietly withdrawn; or the legal paperwork is filed incorrectly so the case is tossed out on technicalities.

One well-known producer, who shall not be named, will discover a cast member’s criminal past in advance of signing them to a contract. Then, before filming begins, other cast members are tipped off to the criminal reports which then becomes fodder for the show. But Mona Scott Young always insists that her shows aren’t scripted.

Now comes word that Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member and former NFL player Kordell Stewart filed for divorce from his wife, Porsha Stewart.

In the petition, filed in Fulton County on March 22 (just in time to be featured in a future episode), Kordell writes: “Petitioner, after marrying respondent, a cast member on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” on May 21, 2011, is seeking divorce as the marriage is irretrievably broken.”

Why was it necessary for him to include the part about Porsha being a cast member on RHOA? I smell a fraud.

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