Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks has always been a polarizing figure on the show. She was an attorney and also became a licensed mortician and funeral director. The mother of two divorced her husband, Apollo Nida, after he landed back in prison.
But she spread a vicious lie that RHOA stars Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, wanted to allegedly drug and rape Porsha Williams. So, Phaedra and all her southern shadiness were dismissed, and she lost her peach.
Phaedra and her new boyfriend, rapper Medina Islam, recently joined the cast of Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition. Phaedra told HollywoodLife that the couple hasn’t been intimate yet. Really, Phaedra? This reminds me of when you joined RHOA and didn’t know your due date for your first pregnancy–all to hide the fact that you conceived before your wedding.
Recently, Phaedra helped direct the funeral services for Rayshard Brooks. USA Today reported that on June 12, Brooks was shot and killed by police in a Wendy’s parking lot near downtown Atlanta.
In an interview via video with Entertainment Tonight, Phaedra discussed her feelings about the service. She said, “That was a very heavy moment, but I was happy to serve the family, happy to have moments with his beautiful wife, his beautiful children and, just to be present. It’s just very heartbreaking to know there are now four young children that are… without their dad,” the former RHOA star stated.
Now Phaedra has made some comments about the Covid-19 crises that are, in my opinion, inexcusable. Page Six reported that during an interview with Phaedra on it’s podcast, We Hear, she gave an update on her funeral business. “Oh my gosh, it’s going great, didn’t you hear about that pandemic, girl? We are booming,” Phaedra stated. “Unfortunately. We have been jam-packed since the pandemic started.”
Phaedra continued to make more tone-deaf comments. “I’m not a physician, however, I do have a mortuary and I’ll tell you this: Normally in the summer months, we’re waiting for a boating accident or a motorcycle crash, because otherwise, we’re pretty empty. We are jam-packed,” Phaedra shared. “We are working like it’s our heaviest season, so… I tell people when they say, ‘It’s a joke, it’s not that big of a deal,’ well, let me put it to you in real terms, I’m getting 17 calls a day for pickups and that’s at one location. Last week, all of the people were under 59.”
Those numbers are scary, but so is Phaedra’s blasé attitude. She commented that she has seen many people in their 20’s die from coronavirus.
“It makes it extremely frightening… I’ve seen several mothers come in burying their children. The pandemic really wreaks havoc on families, so we’ve buried three or four people in one immediate family,” the RHOA alum said.
Phaedra added, “It’s really sad. It definitely takes a toll on you emotionally seeing a mother, a father, a son, an aunt… this pandemic is really serious, and people should realize that, because it’s not a joke.”
Well, we can all take a deep breath and stop worrying about the pandemic. Business is “booming” for Phaedra, so isn’t that all that matters?
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