I knew the peace between Phaedra Parks and Kenya Moore was too good to be true. I enjoyed watching them get along this season on Real Housewives of Atlanta, but I was always waiting for the other shoe to drop. I just didn’t think it was going to happen on the group trip to Hawaii. They seemed to be on good terms – until Kenya threw that divorce party in her honor.
I see both sides on this one. Kenya was just trying to encourage optimism and growth during a tough transitional period. Still, I understand why Phaedra would not want to “celebrate” the end of her marriage and co-parenting with an ex-husband who is in prison.
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In an interview for her Bravo blog, Phaedra opened up about why the divorce party bothered her so much.
Phaedra declared, “I do not deem divorce an occasion for celebration. Divorce disrupts lives and has an adverse impact on everyone involved, especially children. Why would someone want to celebrate that?”
That statement is totally valid, but I don’t think Kenya was trying to “celebrate” divorce. The party seemed more like a gesture to make the best out of a tough situation and have a positive outlook. Obviously, Kenya could have been way more sensitive with the idea or maybe she should have just asked Phaedra about it beforehand. Either way, we all know this friendship was not going to last in the first place.
Phaedra continued, “I have great reverence for the sanctity of marriage, and the fact that she felt it was appropriate to celebrate the demise of any marriage informed me of how very different we are.”
When asked if that argument ended their friendship, Phaedra answered, “While we had called a truce and were working in a positive direction, I am not sure we ever actually arrived at the intersection of friendship and trust. ” Well, yeah. They were frienemies at best.
Phaedra preached, “True friendships are not easily built nor are they quickly destroyed by a mere disagreement. I’m mature enough to know our differences make us unique, however, indifference and disrespect create discord.”
I love how there was no mention of the text message where Phaedra name called Kenya and regressed to discussing their problems from years ago, but then again I’m not surprised.
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