Phaedra Parks hasn’t been on Real Housewives of Atlanta for years now but who could forget her? She dominated the hilarity on the show for years. And her reads were way funnier than NeNe Leakes could ever hope to be. Yes, I said it! I regularly use Phaedra-isms in my everyday life. The phrase “oatmeal pie face” is actually more useful than you would think.
But Phaedra is not without controversy. She got busted for setting up castmate Kandi Burruss and Porsha Williams. Phaedra claimed Kandi and her husband tried to drug and rape Porsha. And that was the end of her time on RHOA. Which was the right call. Despite being dropped from Bravo, Phaedra has stayed in the spotlight and has decided to return to make a return to TV on Marriage Bootcamp: Hip Hop Edition. No, she’s not married. But she is booed up with Medina Islam, who is partaking in the show with her.
We know Phaedra and Medina have been together for a minute. Now Phaedra has a surprising revelation for us about their relationship. On a recent episode, Phaedra revealed that she and Medina have never had sex.
Phaedra explains to HollywoodLife, “Well, it’s a decision I made [myself]. Medina was definitely totally against it, but for myself, I needed to know him in an intimate way outside of a physically intimate way because prior to Medina I dated a guy in Chicago. And that was a long distance relationship and it was very passionate, but when we became physical, it hindered us getting to know each other intimately on any other level.”
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She continues, “And so I wanted to make sure that this time [that] I wasn’t blinded by the passion and that I really knew who Medina was as a person. Because that can sometimes change your thoughts about a man in a good way and in bad way. I wanted to know that I was not rushing into a physical relationship in this scenario. He was obviously totally against it, but I had to do what was best for me.”
Well, I can’t really argue with that. Phaedra makes some good points, provided that her claims are true. Let’s not forget this is the same woman who wanted us to believe she was getting induced at 6 months to cover up conceiving before marriage.
But back to the story. In the latest episode of Marriage Bootcamp, it was pretty obvious that Medina wasn’t really into Phaedra’s decision to abstain. But in Phaedra’s eyes, they have bigger issues to work on. Like their long distance relationship and difference in communication styles.
Phaedra says, “In my opinion, of course, we’re bi-coastal. And unlike a lot of women out there, I have a lot of masculine traits because I work in very male dominated fields. Being a lawyer with mostly men, in the funeral business it’s mostly men, and so in working with men all the time I think that some of the traits that guys, generally have and I think that can sometimes be hard for me and because they’re probably used to women who are a little softer and, you know, a lot different for me. So, communication can be hard for me because I’m constantly working, I’m very type A, and sometimes I’m a hard nut to crack.” Indeed.
Regardless of their issues, I’m curious to see how these two will shake out. Sex or not.
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