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“I Was Unmoved”: Phaedra Parks Was Not Here For Apollo’s Apology To Kenya Moore

November 21st, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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On Sunday’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” viewers saw Apollo Nida go out of his way at Cynthia Bailey’s Ebony magazine spread party to apologize to Kenya Moore. In an attempt to wipe his slate clean before going to jail, he admitted that he lied about the nature of their relationship to Phaedra Parks and to the public. Moore never offered him a blow job, and she never encountered him in Los Angeles as he had claimed for two years.

We told you that Moore felt vindicated by his admission, but still was hoping that Parks would apologize sometime in the future for calling her a ‘whore’ based on a lie:

“Phaedra has called me a whore 99 different ways. As I stated, I may be a lot of things, but I have never been anyone’s whore. Even if she chose to believe her husband, she never checked his story out before publicly slandering and defaming me. As a lawyer herself, I was appalled she would behave in such a way. Apollo clearly has the propensity to lie. With that said, Phaedra chose not to even speak to me about it at all, prohibiting me to even have a response, prove my innocence, or defend myself. Yet, she was more than willing to go to the media to spread this fictitious story.”

But after finding out the truth, what did Parks think of that whole scene and situation? In her Bravo blog, she kept her thoughts on that messiness concise and clean:

“I was unmoved. Right now, I am completely focused on my children and keeping them, and myself for that matter, in a stable, healthy, and happy place. I am not paying attention to any of the chaos that is going on, because it’s not productive.”

Guess that means Moore isn’t getting that apology she wanted from Phae Phae. But who really thought she would…?

Kenya Moore Speaks On Apollo’s Lies, Why She Was Dead Wrong For Texting A Married Man, But Why Phaedra Still Owes Her An Apology

November 20th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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If you watched Sunday’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” you know that Apollo Nida surprised a lot of people by apologizing to Kenya Moore. Turns out, he lied for about two years now when he said that Kenya Moore had come onto him when they supposedly saw each other in L.A., and she even tried to offer him fellatio. All lies. He admitted that he was pissed off with her after she put him on blast for texting him behind Phaedra’s back during the season five reunion show, so he didn’t think twice about making her out to be a homewrecker.

On Sunday’s episode, Moore said she felt vindicated but would feel even more vindicated if she could get an apology from Phaedra for calling her a wh*re and more for so long. In this week’s RHOA blog, she spoke on Apollo’s apology, regretting her poor choice to text him without Phaedra’s knowledge, and why she thinks Phaedra should say sorry for helping to spread Apollo’s lies.

 

If you are tired of the “Apollo and Kenya” drama, imagine how I feel. This feud goes all the way back to a business deal gone bad. From that point on, Phaedra started to malign my character and drag my good name through the mud. According to her, I then became an alcoholic, bipolar, and broke. She added home wrecking whore to her list after I outed Apollo for texting me without her knowledge.

I was wrong for responding to Apollo’s text knowing Phaedra and I were not friends at the time or if people believed it was more. The texts were innocent and I have proven that, and I have apologized to Phaedra publicly many times. We all make mistakes and I can admit when I am wrong, apologize, and hopefully, never repeat the same behavior.

I have proclaimed many times that I never saw Apollo in Los Angeles or any other place outside of RHOA. Ever. Therefore, the lie he told about seeing me at a party and according to Phaedra, later showing up at his LA hotel and subsequently offering him fellatio, never happened. I have never wanted Apollo, never offered him sexual favors.

Phaedra has called me a whore 99 different ways. As I stated, I may be a lot of things, but I have never been anyone’s whore. Even if she chose to believe her husband, she never checked his story out before publicly slandering and defaming me. As a lawyer herself, I was appalled she would behave in such a way. Apollo clearly has the propensity to lie. With that said, Phaedra chose not to even speak to me about it at all, prohibiting me to even have a response, prove my innocence, or defend myself. Yet, she was more than willing to go to the media to spread this fictitious story. Imagine how I felt having my family or 5-year-old nieces ask my [sic] why I would do something like that?

The same people who do the most talking and the most damage fall silent when they are proven wrong. The negative headlines become global when it’s something negative. Yet, when the truth is revealed, no one has anything to say. Porsha stated on WWHL she believed “something happened,” NeNe stated I lied to Phaedra on the recent WWHL episode, and Kandi stated that she “looked at me differently” but would never say why. Do I deserve an apology? Yes, without question. Will I get one? …Have I ever?

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After the truth came out, some people still felt that something did indeed happen between Apollo and Kenya. I’m not so sure about all that. I do think she inappropriately flirted with him on the show, but did so just to get under people’s skin. I don’t think she really has any interest in him…No matter what though, everyone involved in this messy triangle was wrong.

But that’s just my thought. What do you make of her statements? Do you think Phaedra should apologize too?

Apollo Says He And Phaedra May Save Their Marriage: “I’m Hopeful That We Can Stick Things Out”

November 19th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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At this point, we were all pretty convinced that thing were over between Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida, but according to the troubled reality TV husband, there’s a possibility that their marriage will be saved. In his first interview from behind bars, Apollo told InTouch Weekly that he and Phae Phae are now on speaking terms.

“Yes, we’ve had problems — especially over the last year — but we’ve gotten on terms now where I can call her and it’s cordial,” the father of two explained.

Not only is he allowed to call his estranged wife, but he also claims that they speak frequently. Apparently, this are going so well that he’s under the impression that their marriage has a chance of surviving his lengthy prison stint.

“I’m hopeful that we can stick things out.”

Apollo says that the pair has been discussing Phaedra bringing their two sons, Dylan and Ayden, up to the prison to see him.

“There’s a plan to get them up here.”

Unfortunately, it appears that Apollo’s wish for reconciliation may be nothing more than that—a wish. According to Phaedra’s publicist, the divorce is still on. He did, however, admit that the attorney is considering taking the boys to see their father.

“The divorce is proceeding as planned,” her rep explained. “While Phaedra and the boys [Ayden, 4, and Dylan, 18 months] do speak with Apollo regularly, there have been absolutely no discussions about reconciling.”

While I would hope that Phae Phae’s publicist is simply misinformed and Phaedra and Apollo have been trying to work things out, the chances of her rep releasing a statement on this sensitive matter without her approval is unlikely. As previously reported, when asked if she would proceed with the divorce while Apollo is still behind bars, Phaedra replied with a simple “I don’t know.”

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Why I Believe Phaedra Didn’t Know About Apollo’s Thieving Ways

November 13th, 2014 - By Kendra Koger
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Like my last article addressing Apollo and Phaedra, I must start this off by saying that I have no idea what their marriage was like.  All I can do is speculate, because, like in most marriages, the only people who know what really happened are the two people involved.  With the use of reality television you get somewhat of an insight, but even that’s flawed, because you only see what the people involved, the cameras, and the editors show.

Now that I got all of that out of the way, can I just say that I think that some people are being a little too hard on Ms. Parks.

When Apollo was first arrested, and with the release of Ms. Stanton’s book, a lot of people said that Phaedra had to have known.  There was also the phrase of:  “Where did she think the money was coming from?” and “What type of wife was she not to know?!”

As someone who was married, now separated, soon to be divorced, I have to say that I can see how she could have been in the dark about a lot of things.  Let’s dissect the situations that people claim should have pinpointed Apollo’s wrong doings and have pointed to Phaedra’s willing participation.

His Past:

Some people think that his past should have been a good indication, but Phaedra was blind to it because of how he looked.

However, I honestly think that she thought that his past was behind him.  If someone is telling you about the wrong that they have done, and they’re being so open with it, you begin to think that they are recognizing their faults.  You begin to think that they are so open with discussing it because they’re not interested in behaving in that way ever again, so their past follies are now only anecdotes to a forgotten path that they have discarded.

On top of that, you look at the person and you begin to feel bad for judging them because you have a past too.  You think:  well, I wasn’t always on the up and up, and I’ve messed up too.  Just because they got caught, or theirs was on a larger scale doesn’t mean that I should hold it against them, I mean, he/she seems like they’ve changed.

So, you begin to believe them.

 

His lack of a Job:

To my understanding, Phaedra always talked as if Apollo was employed.  On one reunion special when some of the other wives suggested that Apollo was living off of Phaedra, she proudly admitted that he worked, made his own money and was employed as in the Asset Recovery field.  Even Kandi jumped in to explain it a little better.  There was even a scene two seasons ago where he came in with a bookbag on and said that he just came from work.  Granted, we now know that he was in field of stealing assets, but I don’t think she really knew that.

How many times do adult people tell you that they do something and you actually check on them?  How often do you go to your spouse’s or boyfriends jobs?  Even if you do, how often do you see them in action?

There are many people who lie about their jobs, and they do so because they are embarrassed.  People lie about credentials, background, and for having a higher position than they actually do.  Heck, I knew a guy in college who always talked about going to class and working on papers, when we all knew that he was kicked out of the University.  It didn’t stop him from strapping on a bookbag, sitting in different lectures, and carrying a yearbook around to give the impression that he was still in school.

Most of the time if someone you love and trust is telling you that they are doing something mundane, and they’re leaving for a set number of hours each day, are you going to follow them?  You’re gonna take their word, because why would anyone lie about that?!

On top of that, Apollo was a reality star, and most reality stars supplement their wages by doing appearances.  When he talked about throwing thousands of dollars in the strip club, maybe he told Phaedra that he got that money from work or from a series of appearances?  It’s plausible!

 

Penultimate, his attitude.

Now, I don’t ever want to come off like I’m anti-Apollo.  I don’t even know the guy.  But what I saw on the show was a guy who didn’t like to be questioned.  He was portrayed as a guy that he was highly offended if Phaedra questioned him and didn’t take his word.

I’m not saying that Apollo was threatening, and Phaedra was scared.  But what I’m saying is, when you’re married and have kids, you try to minimize as much drama as possible.  For some people, it looks like trying to bypass anything that makes their spouse angry, so you try not to overly question or make them feel like they’re being interrogated and take them for their word, because (as some of them say) “you act like you don’t trust me.”

Marriage is all about trying to find a good way to live a life with a person who has a life outside of you that includes other stressors.  So, many people toe that line with their spouses.

 

Finally, her behavior.

I remember about three to four months before I left my husband and decided to go at things alone, I buried myself in work.  At the time I was book editing full time, and I was ed-it-ing.  I would do a book in the morning, a book in the afternoon, and a book a night.

For me, there was such a tangible sense of powerlessness that was going on.  My marriage was disintegrating, my husband didn’t seem to want to talk about it, our newborn was being a newborn, and we went from a two income family to one.

When things in people’s lives get out of control, they might try to find solace in something that they can control.  That’s the basis of some people’s eating disorders, addictions, abusive behaviors, and other habits.  For me, it was working, it gave me the ability to feel like I had something to control when every other area of my life was out of control.

So when Phaedra started getting all of these extra degrees, putting on animal funerals, and redecorating, I didn’t see it as she was trying to cover for the unknown source of Apollo’s income.  I saw it as her finding a sense of control.

Like I said, none of this is based off of knowing these people, because I don’t.  But because I know how difficult a marriage can be, and how people will look over signs that are obvious to others, it causes me to be a little bit more sympathetic.

Love truly does cover a multitude of sins, and when you’re tied to a person you might be more likely to believe that hogwash that they’re feeding you.  You’re more willing to look for rain clouds when they’re obviously peeing on your leg, because you want to believe that the person they showed themselves to be when you were first dating is still there.

However, when you realize that you’re actually eating chum, instead of sushi is when you finally decide to move on, which is what Phaedra is doing now.  She might have had blinders on all this time, but she’s obviously seeing clearly now.

 

Kendra Koger is now craving sushi (thanks article), and tweeting @kkoger.

“Phaedra Is Always Assuming I’m Siding With Apollo”: Is There A Rift In Kandi And Phaedra’s Friendship?

November 12th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Ever since Phaedra Parks joined the cast of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” in season three, she has been very close with Kandi Burruss. They have been there for one another through marriage, childbirth, momma drama, and now, divorce. But have differing opinions about the way Parks has handled things when it comes to Apollo Nida’s legal troubles caused some tension between them?

In a chat on the Bravo blog earlier this week, Parks was asked about what support she’s received from her cast mates during this tough time, and she didn’t mention Burruss:

NeNe and Porsha have been extremely supportive of me and very attentive throughout this entire ordeal, and for that I am extremely grateful. Unfortunately, some of the others decided to use my personal crisis as an opportunity to further their own interests and talk to the media to get press for themselves. The lack of compassion was, at times, shocking.

I didn’t think anything of the omission of Burruss’ name, as most people are well are aware that she is more than just a “cast mate” to Parks, but damn near like family. Plus, we’ve seen Burruss be supportive during last season and in Sunday’s premiere episode. But when Burruss spoke to Bravo yesterday about Parks feeling like she takes Nida’s side too much, I wondered if there is actually something going on between them at the moment? Here’s what she told Bravo about the struggle of being friends with both Parks and Nida as their marriage crumbles:

It’s very hard. Phaedra is always assuming I’m siding with Apollo, which isn’t true. Todd and Apollo became pretty good friends, so I would say he takes Apollo’s side a lot. Todd and I have serious debates over their issues. Sometimes I get to the point where I’m like, “Listen Todd, we shouldn’t be arguing about their problems.” It’s crazy really… At the end of the day Phaedra is my girl. I’m always going to be honest with her about what I think. Sometimes we have a difference of opinion, but it’s not because I’m taking anyone’s side against her. Never that! It always sucks when two people that you really like are going through something as crazy as this. I’ve always heard that when a married couple goes through a divorce the people close to them end up going through the divorce with them. I never understood what that meant before, but I do now.

And it probably hasn’t helped that Burruss has talked about what’s going on with Parks and Nida in the media over the last few months, but she’s never really said anything negative. When asked about Parks’ situation by the Breakfast Club in September, she had this to say:

For me, if it were my husband or whatever, I wouldn’t leave him just because he was going to jail. I wouldn’t. But if it was about the other stuff that was going on that would be different. If he was just doing me wrong all the time, I would be like, ‘I don’t have time for this.’ There are certain things that could put any relationship in a bad position. But I would just say that I would have been fed up before the jail situation ever came…

They’ve been thick as thieves for so long, I’m sure it’s nothing they won’t talk through in time and move on from. But as Burruss said, divorce can be hard on everybody.

“You Reach A Point Where You Are So Numb”: Phaedra Parks Defends Her Decision To Ditch Apollo And His Sentencing

November 11th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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After Sunday’s premiere episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” conversations were had about whether or not Phaedra Parks made the right decision by not attending Apollo Nida’s sentencing, but instead, taking their sons and staying at a motel. Many have had a lot to say about the situation, but Parks is finally speaking out about what prompted her to not be there for Nida at a time when he probably could have used her support (even if the love was gone) the most. She shared her side on the RHOA blog and said that by the time Nida was finding out his fate, their marriage was over, even if they hadn’t formally said that it was.

How Hard Apollo’s Legal Issues Have Been On Her Family:

Words cannot express the turmoil this situation has caused our family, and I can’t even begin to articulate how hard it has been. When you face a situation like this, you can choose to either break down or stay strong; I chose to stay strong because I have two young children that need a parent to give them stability and keep the ship sailing. I’ve been criticized for not being at Apollo’s hearing, but the truth is I had been there for him in so many ways for such a long time. By the time all of this went down, it was apparent the marriage was over and my focus needed to be exclusively on the wellbeing of our children. I don’t think there’s a parent out there who wouldn’t agree.

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Support She’s Received From Her Castmates:

NeNe and Porsha have been extremely supportive of me and very attentive throughout this entire ordeal, and for that I am extremely grateful. Unfortunately, some of the others decided to use my personal crisis as an opportunity to further their own interests and talk to the media to get press for themselves. The lack of compassion was, at times, shocking.

How She Felt About Apollo Revealing That He Wanted A Divorce On The Show:

I have been on such an emotional rollercoaster that there really isn’t anything that would have surprised me. After a while you reach a point where you are so numb that nothing fazes you anymore. And again, by that point my attention was exclusively on the children’s needs and doing everything I could to minimize the impact of this on their lives. My children’s health and happiness will always be center stage.

You can check out her full blog over at Bravo, where she also talks about what she’s been up to since last season, and since Nida went away to serve his time.

 

“I Don’t Want To Be In This Relationship No More” Phaedra And Apollo’s Marriage Implodes After Sentencing: RHOA Premiere Recap

November 9th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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“Real Housewives of Atlanta” is back! There are new cast members and there is new drama, but before we can get to all that, we have to get over the big a** elephant in the room. Yes, episode one, for the most part, was dedicated to dealing with Apollo Nida’s legal troubles, the aftermath of his sentencing and how his choices have impacted his relationship with Phaedra Parks. By the end the of the episode the D-word was even used: “divorce.” So let’s talk about it, and everything that went on in the premiere episode.

 

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NeNe Gets Her Hustle On And Kandi Is Now Kandi Burruss-Tucker

After being looked at as something of a major negative Nancy last season, NeNe Leakes is doing her best to avoid the drama as long as she can. As the episode opens, Leakes is in Las Vegas preparing for her role in the Cirque du Soleil show “Zumanity,” getting her hair and makeup done. So while other cast members spend their time talking about her (which we will talk about in a few slides), she’s counting them checks.

And married life has begun for Kandi Burruss-Tucker! It’s already come with big changes, including Todd Tucker’s daughter coming to live with the couple. The two have a conversation about how they parent after Kandi asks her hubby if he will give his daughter his old Range Rover. While Kandi showers her daughter, Riley, with gifts to make up for times when she can’t be present (including two 60-inch TVs), he doesn’t want to spoil his own daughter. I don’t know about you, but I’m interested in seeing how this new family dynamic will work out with all four people under the same roof…and what Mama Joyce will have to say about it.

“The Woman That I Thought Was Supposed To Be There For Me Is Nowhere To Be Found”: Apollo Talks Phaedra In New RHOA Sneak Peek

November 6th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Who will be tuning in to “Real Housewives of Atlanta” on Sunday? Yes, the show, now in its seventh season, will return this weekend with what looks to be quite a bit of drama. As always, a lot of that will surround Apollo Nida.

In a preview clip for this season, we get to see where Nida and Phaedra Parks were and what they were doing on the day he was sentenced. While Nida was at home gathering up his clothes and cooking himself a hot meal to prepare for court, Parks had already picked up their kids and taken them out of town to a hotel. Wanting to keep them away from the foolishness surrounding his case, including paparazzi she claimed were everywhere, Parks bolted.

“I spoke to him briefly. He was sort of upset that I took the kids and brought them to the hotel and upset that I’m not going to come to court. But whether I go to court or not, it’s not going to change anything…I’m not going to subject my kids to any of this crazy press stuff because I don’t want them to have any idea of the disaster that’s going on. I gotta be a parent first.”

Of course, he didn’t appreciate what he felt was a lack of support during a very dark time.

“The woman that I thought was supposed to be there for me and cherish me, she’s nowhere to be found.”

Check out the clip of what you can expect starting Sunday, and let us know what you think (and live chat with us on Twitter on Sunday night!).

On a sidenote: Are all the men going to be doing confessionals this season? Thanks a lot, Peter…

“I Will Always Love Him” Phaedra Says She’ll Never Publicly Bash Apollo 

November 4th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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I must say, for all the madness Phaedra is going through with her husband Apollo Nida and their pending split, well at least legally, she’s handled it pretty well.

And by well I mean she hasn’t publicly dogged him out, cursed his name or spilled any type of tea about what went wrong in their marriage, you know, aside from the fraudulent activity.

And during a recent, and slightly uncomfortable interview with Access Hollywood, Phaedra explained why.

First, she addressed the rumors that she was cheating on Apollo with an African man named “Mr. Chocolate” and why she was so upset when Kenya threw that rumor in her face.

“It was very upsetting to me because when she made that accusation, my husband hadn’t even been in prison for 36 hours at the time. It came at a time when I was already very emotional.  It’s very hard to be in the public eye, under such public scrutiny and have the type of trauma that I’m having in my personal life and have everyone make their own crazy suggestions.”

“First of all I believe in the sanctity of marriage. I have been a very faithful wife. I think I’ve been an excellent wife. But I have two small children and I’m raising my two sons to respect women but I respect myself. So it is ridiculous to think I would do anything inappropriate.”

On whether or not she’s dating other people

“I’m married and I’m not dating anyone, so let’s be very clear.”

On whether or not she’ll divorce Apollo while he’s in jail. 

“I don’t know.”

And then the hosts tried to get a little too much info, asking if Apollo had wronged her in any way, to which she responded:

“Marriage is between two people and those two people would be Apollo and I and so I really don’t care to discuss all the specifics. I’ve made a decision. There’s no benefit in mudslinging because we have two very young children. Who I want to be able to look back and say that their mother is not only respectful but handled her affairs with a lot of dignity and class and so I would never diminish my husband at any point, whether we are married, divorced, estranged or whatever because he will always be family and I will always love him and we will always have two wonderful children together.”

You can watch Phaedra’s whole interview in the video below.

 

15 Celebrity Pairs Who Should Be On The Next Season Of “Couples Therapy”

October 15th, 2014 - By Whitney Larkins
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If we are honest with ourselves, many of us have to admit that it is hard not to envy the life of the rich and famous. But don’t be too envious, because they are people just like the rest of us who also experience relationship drama from time to time. Take a look at the couples, past and present, who we think would be great on the next season of “Couples Therapy.” It most likely won’t happen, but hey, you never know. And even though some of these couples have already bitten the dust, it’s never too late to make things work!