(NEW YORK) — Real Housewives of Atlanta newbie Porsha Stewart is the consummate housewife, or “black trophy wife” as she likes to call herself. For her husband of barely two years, Kordell Stewart, Porsha cooks, cleans and hosts charity events for Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, a charity started by her grandfather civil rights activist Hosea Williams.
“Being a trophy wife per se is not just about your outer looks. It’s about the man who has put you on the pedestal and him admiring you and thinking well enough of you to put you up there,” Porsha told ABC News Radio. “And I think it’s important for our little girls to know that they can be a princesses and they can have it all…So I feel proud to represent — and I use the word lightly — the black trophy wife.”
It’s true. On the series, viewers don’t see much of Porsha outside of her charity work and alongside her husband during trips with the other housewives. Still, the Atlanta native has other business ventures up her sleeve: a music career.
“I’ll be coming out with a project,” she revealed. “…I’ve been working with different producers to get that together. It’s a very serious thing to me. It’s not just play-play. I’m not just trying to put out a one hit wonder.”
Porsha said her project will center on love and relationships, and hopes it will be “[the] soundtrack to our life.”
Yet, viewers already know how her husband Kordell feels about her career and how it affects her other goal of becoming a mother. Viewers however don’t see that Porsha is already mom to 9-year-old Syre, Kordell’s son from a previous relationship.
“He’s a nine-year-old little boy. He’s my stepson and I absolutely adore him,” she revealed to ABC News Radio. “We did make the decision not to feature him on the show. [Real Housewives] is something that I decided to do and Kordell signed up to support me. Syre…doesn’t have a place on the show for me.”
Still, the couple is trying to have a child together on their own, a task that has proven difficult. And when viewers thought that her husband Kordell was relieved that his wife wasn’t pregnant in a previous episode where she took a pregnancy test, Porsha clarifies that actually her husband was trying to ease the pressures of her getting pregnant.
“With me suffering a miscarriage before that was difficult for both of us and…at that moment he doesn’t want to put too much pressure on it because he knows how much that means to me,” she said. “And really when you’re trying to have a baby the best thing to do is to just not concentrate on it, just let it happen.”
“I felt as a newlywed, you know a lot of times you go through things behind closed doors and you feel alone,” Porsha said of her story. “And I just felt somewhere in there, me telling my story, would help someone.”
Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
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