Phaedra Parks

So Phaedra Parks is a bit less, um, genteel this season, wouldn’t you say? Don’t get me wrong, she’s still wants to seem like a refined Southern Belle, but her words are more Mad Dog 20/20 even if her voice is as smooth as a mint julep. Come to think of it, most Southern ladies (myself included) can be that way, so maybe she’s right on point!

I do know, however, that the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s next career path should be that of a tree farmer. Phaedra is all about the shade this season! Granted she’s been through a lot with the Apollo drama, but I think she may just be coming a bit more out of her shell! Ooh how she came at Kenya Moore on this week’s episode, and Krayonce wasn’t even wielding a bullhorn!


Now that the craziness has dissipated a bit, Phaedra is speaking with about the events surrounding Sunday’s show. The reality star dishes on her house cleansing, her revived friendship with NeNe Leakes, and that nasty little rumor about her moving on with another man so soon after Apollo landed himself in jail. It’s just not the case y’all!  That’s next season’s story line. Check out what she has to say below!

Why did you decide to perform an exorcism at the house? Do you think it helped?

I was raised in the church. Both of my parents are pastors along with eight of my uncles. I believe in spirits and energy. The energy in my home was noticeably different so I wanted my Apostle to bless and tarry in our home in an effort to bring a renewed and positive energy into the house. Regardless of whether or not you believe doing such a thing actually works, it is a way for all of us to reset ourselves, let go of the negativity, and move forward with our lives. I know prayer changes things and calms the atmosphere. Following Apostle Canada’s visit we rested better and there was a spirit of peace and tranquility in our home. We have begun the next chapter of our lives and are focused on the future.

You and NeNe have grown a lot closer. How did that come about?

I consider NeNe a good friend. We have not always been on the same page, however we have found a common ground of being like-minded, successful entrepreneurs and mothers of sons. When I needed a friend the most, she was there and I will always remember that. It is easy to find friends when life is going well, but it is the ones who are willing to support you during the storms that matter. During the months when my life was spinning out of control, NeNe called me every single day to see how I was doing despite her busy schedule. She sent encouraging text messages when she could not reach me. I was grateful that I had her and Porsha [Williams] in my corner because they helped me through some of my most difficult days.

What was going through your head when Kenya brought up the rumor?

Well, in actuality it was Cynthia [Bailey] who brought up the rumor. I was disappointed that Cynthia, a fellow wife and mother, would be so insensitive to repeat such an absurd notion less than 24 hours following my husband’s incarceration and the drama that occurred with it. At no point have Cynthia and Peter ever reached out to check on me or my children. I was amazed that she was more interested in spreading a lie than supporting me as a woman and newly single mother. I guess the purported class she touts must have been on winter break, because that was the most classless thing I have ever witnessed. As far as Kenya is concerned, I never expect much from her, but as always her obsessive interest in my life, plus her extreme actions and emotional state, further corroborate the affair between her and Apollo.

To me, all of these women act pretty much in the same manner towards one another but then have much higher expectations as to how they should be treated. Cynthia gets caught up in the gossip, but when the tables are turned she’s a wounded bird writing friendship contracts. It’s all a big ol’ “they can dish it but they can’t take it” mess, which clearly makes for good television! Plus, with shade like that coming from Phaedra, Cynthia and Krayonce need not bother with sunglasses or parasols ever again!


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