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As more details emerge regarding the infamous Real Housewives of Atlanta “textgate” scandal involving the very married Apollo Nida and Kenya Moore, things aren’t looking so good for Apollo. Last week Kenya finally released images taken from the text conversation between herself and Apollo. Though we can’t say for sure whether or not Kenya deleted any of the messages prior to releasing the screenshots, we can say that the messages Apollo sent to her were out of line. His wife, Phaedra, who has been defending him from the very beginning, seems to think so too. During an appearance on Bethenny, the mommy of two discussed the scandal and she seemed pretty fed up with her husband and his “inappropriate” behavior.
“They’re just two inappropriate people acting inappropriately,” Phaedra said of the incident.
She adds that although she doesn’t mind Apollo texting other women, she feels that when her friendship with Kenya ended, he should’ve stopped communicating with her as well.
“We were friends at a point, but then when we stopped being friends, any other conversations should’ve ended.”
“I’m not saying that it’s not allowed ever, but when I’m no longer friends with someone, you should no longer be friends with them because we’re a team.”
Phaedra also confessed that although she has worked through her marital issues with Apollo regarding the messages, it was pretty difficult to relive it all once the episodes aired.
“It was very intense. As far as like me and my husband, we’re fine. Well of course [we're reliving it]. It obviously brings back the same emotions of that day or that evening.”
“Marriage is hard. Obviously the TV show adds another dynamic. You know, you have 4 million people weighing in on the topic, but at the end of the day, you know, the marriage has to be between you and your partner. You have to make a decision as to how you’re going to handle any pressure—whether it be good or bad.”
She seems to be handling the situation well.
Watch Phaedra’s interview on the next page. What do you think of her publicly calling her husband “inappropriate?”
If Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks don’t fully nip this texting situation in the bud, their impending divorce might be featured on the next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Since this issue of the text messages between Apollo and Kenya Moore just won’t go away, Apollo decided to talk to TMZ about it a little more. He told the gossip site that he was only texting Kenya about the possibility of her collaborating with he and Phaedra on the dvd projects they were both working on, nothing more and nothing less.
He said the collaboration never took flight because once Phaedra got wind of it, she nipped it in the bud before hearing his proposal.
Okay…see. Listen, either they’re milking this for everything they can (and the cow is about dry at this point) or Apollo really is a fool. Almost everything he says about this situation sounds like a lie. On last week’s episode, the way he denied any wrongdoing made it look like he was being less than truthful and now, his deeper explanation – one that he didn’t offer on the show – makes it sound even worse.
Perhaps Apollo and Phaedra have nothing else to add to the show so they keep pushing this one thing, but as we hear more and more about it, this sounds like something that needs to be handled off the show and out of the media. The couple needs to work on their relationship and try to get it back in tact if they can.
By the way, I’m sure Kenya will want to respond to Apollo’s comments in due time.
The ladies of Real Housewives have riled up their cast member, Kenya Moore. If you watched Sunday’s episode, I’m sure you noticed all the shade that was thrown her way by both NeNe, and of course Phaedra, whose good graces Kenya fell out of after texting Apollo. When speaking on why Apollo didn’t want somebody like Kenya, Phaedra made the comment that he didn’t want an “old beauty queen with scrambled eggs,” which was a dig at Kenya’s age (obviously) and alleged infertility issues. And as for NeNe, she insinuated more than once that Kenya couldn’t afford a nice penthouse in Atlanta, hence the reason she was staying in a hotel in “the ghetto.” Kenya didn’t appreciate all the jabs she witnessed during the episode, and took to her Bravo blog to set both of the women straight…or something like that:
On Phaedra and Apollo:
I didn’t initiate the texts. Kandi confirmed this when she read them for herself. When I called Apollo out for initiating texts with me from the reunion, everyone, including him, took it to mean they were sexual in nature. From that, he lashed out with an outrageous fable of me stalking him in LA and him changing hotels…
It’s obvious something happened in LA, but I was not there. Did Phaedra learn of another woman or why he was at a different hotel than he claimed to be? Clearly their marriage is in trouble, but I’m not the issue. I was the convenient fall guy for texting Apollo back. With that said, Phaedra continues to malign and attack me on every level including my fertility and age, yet, Phaedra is older than I am. Attacking her looks would be too easy for me, so I won’t stoop to her level. Why is my age or looks an issue for her? Further, what kind of woman who claims to be a Christian uses a woman’s fertility as an attack against another by referring to “scrambled eggs.” No Christian is cruel. These comments are an all-time low, consistent with a devil, not any Christian.
The real issue is Phaedra’s troubled marriage and what is Apollo really doing with other women and why he can’t keep his eyes ON her. I’m not the issue. If she really wants the truth from Apollo she should threaten to cut him from her payroll, I’m sure he’ll sing like a bird.
I can call foul and say NeNe was throwing shade in her interviews about my living arrangements. The truth is I was at the Georgian Terrace, which is a 4 star hotel with valet parking in a 2 BR 2 BA suite while the other side of hotel was being renovated. It may have looked like an apartment of some kind, but I can assure you it was not. The juxtaposition of the two places was funny, and I’ll take this one to the chin. But no one should try to count my money, especially when one has never owned a home of their own.
Things are starting to get ugly this season! And while Phaedra’s comments were a bit mean, Kenya doesn’t really get to talk because she was low-down for inappropriately communicating with Apollo via text when Phaedra didn’t know about it. As for NeNe, well, Kenya should have just known better…
What do you think of what the ladies said about Kenya and her response?
Kenya Moore is stopping at nothing to clear her name of those homewrecker allegations. For some time now, Kenya has been accused of using text messages to seduce her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Phaedra Parks’ husband, Apollo Nida. Now, in an attempt to prove her innocence, Kenya has released the screenshots of what she claims to be their conversations to TMZ because she wants “to put an end to these false and defaming speculations and judgments against me.”
Aside from Apollo’s suspicious and seemingly inappropriate eagerness to hang out with Kenya, nothing really looks too incriminating. However, as most iPhone users are aware, individual messages can be deleted from text convos, which means that these screenshots really don’t prove much.
Kenya also responded to Apollo and Phaedra’s allegations in her most recent Bravo TV blog titled, “Apollo is a Liar,” insisting that she isn’t the issue on Phaedra and Apollo’s marriage, Apollo’s wandering eye is. The post reads:
The real issue is Phaedra’s troubled marriage and what is Apollo really doing with other women and why he can’t keep his eyes ON her. I’m not the issue. If she really wants the truth from Apollo she should threaten to cut him from her payroll, I’m sure he’ll sing like a bird.”
You find yourself in the unfortunate position of having to search for a divorce attorney. One of your home girls, who claims to have a “wonderful relationship” with you, is an attorney. But she never offers to represent you. A situation like that would probably raise a few questions, which is why folks are wondering how come Phaedra never offered her services to Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Porsha Stewart when she learned about her icky divorce. The self-proclaimed southern belle recently shared her reason during an interview with the Rickey Smiley Morning Show. And while we’d love to amuse you with some messy or shady answer, her explanation is actually pretty simple and to be honest, understandable.
“Well you know, I really don’t like divorces. I’ve never really liked divorces and after I worked with Bobby and Whitney through their divorce, I said I would never do another one. I really don’t care to divorce people,” the mom of two explained.
Although Phaedra made it clear that she’s not trying to divorce folks anymore, she shared during a recent interview that she does offer legal advice to Porsha Stewart.
“After it was announced, unfortunately, that she would be getting a divorce, she and I began to talk frequently. I wanted her to know I supported her and I wanted to give her good and accurate advice on the legal system. I just wanted to be there for her,” said the Secrets of a Southern Belle author.
Honestly, considering the way things worked out with Sheree, it’s probably best that Phaedra refrain from representing her friends.
Listen to Phaedra’s interview on the next page.
I know this whole triangular texting debacle between Phaedra, Kenya, and Apollo is getting old, but I, for one, can’t understand why these people won’t just show us the real messages that were exchanged between Ms. Moore and Mr. Nida. Ever since the reunion for season 5 of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” we’ve been trying to figure out who’s actually in the wrong here, and though Phaedra and Apollo pretty much already have their minds made up, Kenya Moore is taking none of the blame.
On her Bravo Blog today, Kenya addressed the numerous issues going on in her life right now, including this drama. Under the telling header, “Phaedra The Great Fake,” she wrote:
“I have been the unwilling recipient of Phaedra’s unrelenting lies from last season. She called me every name in the book, lied, and called me an alcoholic, bipolar, fake, amongst other cruel monikers. I pushed back with my own insults. We are both responsible for attacking each other. So she can’t pick and choose what insults were acceptable to her or not.
“When Phaedra gets you in her crosshairs, she shoots to kill and she is the dirtiest player in this game. Regardless of what she claims, I NEVER OFFERED SEX, ORAL OR OTHERWISE, TO APOLLO. Clearly she must be a less than stellar attorney, since her claims are based on her motive to throw dirt on my name and not the facts. The FACTS are, I immediately showed my phone during the reunion. The facts are, I have never offered nor been offered sex by Apollo. The fact is, I have nothing to hide or lie about with regard to him. Additionally, I could have retaliated for the lies Apollo tried to spew in reaction to when I suggested that he discontinue texting me, however, the truth will be made crystal clear very soon.”
They say there are three sides to a story, but all of the sides involved here seem to be spilling nothing but BS. What kind of proof do you think Kenya will come up with you prove the “crystal clear” truth? And do you actually think she propositioned Apollo?
The has been quite a few feuds between the Atlanta housewives over the years. We’ve had NeNe vs. Kandi, Kenya vs. Porsha, NeNe vs. Phaedra and so on. But never has there been any visual tension between Phaedra and Porsha, so it came as a bit of a surprise when Phaedra seemed to throw a little shade Porsha’s way during Sunday night’s episode. In case you missed it, Porsha debuted her new short hair cut and the only comment Phaedra could muster up was “She has a very small head. Small heads mean little brains.” That of course, wasn’t a very nice thing to say; especially since the ladies refer to each other as “friends.” During a recent interview with Wet Paint, the mom of two tried to explain the comment.
“You know, I love Porsha. She and I, we have a wonderful relationship. Last season, I didn’t get to know her very well. But after it was announced, unfortunately, that she would be getting a divorce, she and I began to talk frequently. I wanted her to know I supported her and I wanted to give her good and accurate advice on the legal system. I just wanted to be there for her. Since then, we’ve hung out; she celebrated my birthday with me a week ago and she comes to my home quite often. I think she’s a wonderful girl,” Phaedra said.
After having said all of that, she went on to imply that Porsha is kind of an airhead—with “a lot of sense.”
“That said, we all know Porsha’s somewhat of a… blonde sometimes. I don’t think she thinks she’s going to be the next astronaut, you know, but she’s a beautiful girl. Beauty and brains it’s a great combination, but beauty is sometimes even better.
I did say she has a small brain because she does say some things that are very…comical. But at the end of the day, she’s become a formidable businesswoman. She’s got her hair line and she’s also doing interior decorating. She’s actually helping me with some things. Under all of that hair, she’s got a lot of sense.”
The remark still seems pretty mean if you ask us. But hey, who asked us?
What did you think of Phaedra’s “little brains” comment?
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
What had you talking from last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta? Was it Phaedra and Kenya discussing the inappropriate texting that had been going on with Apollo? Was it Porsha’s hot short wig vs. Kandi’s fuchsia curls? Mama Joyce basically calling Todd a broke buster? Or what about Porsha saying she and her sister were as close as “Siamese cats”? There was a lot going on with last night’s episode of RHOA, and in case you missed it, we broke it down for you here:
Kenya Wins Case Against Her Landlord
This past summer, Kenya’s landlord was having a ball running the reality star’s name through the mud, claiming Kenya wasn’t paying her rent and that she wasn’t taking good care of the space she was renting. But after some messy court dates, a judge eventually threw out an eviction judgment against Moore. After winning the bout with her landlord, Kenya laughed it up with her assistant Brandon and her lawyer, and was flanked by paparazzi! I mean, if you consider two guys with Nikon cameras and a guy pretending to be a reporter “paparazzi.” Too bad we all know those were randoms called by Bravo…
Last year, Kandi Burruss finally decided to take her former friend Kim Zolciak to court, claiming that Zolciak infringed upon her copyright by unlawfully licensing, distributing and selling the song “Tardy for the Party.”
Zolciak claimed from the jump and even filed legal documents of her own stating that because Kandi was suing her four years after the song had been released, it was obviously a publicity stunt. Kim said that all Kandi was trying to do was drum up some attention to herself so she could promote her now canceled show The Kandi Factory.
Well, according to TMZ, the judge ruled in favor of Kim Zolciak. While the full decision was not immediately disclosed, TMZ says the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star beat her former cast mate primarily due to a “technicality involving federal court jurisdiction.”
So that’s that. Kandi, who was represented by fellow RHOA star Phaedra Parks, will get what Kim Zolciak says she made off the song: nothing.
It seems like through all of this back and forth, Kandi learned not to do business with people who likely don’t have their buisness together and Kim learned not to sing again!
On that front, there’s a win for everyone!
Just four months ago Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks gave birth to her second child, Dylan Nida. During a recent interview with E!, the feisty southern belle invited the world in to see how her family is adjusting to having a new member, Dylan’s adorable nursery and to discuss season six of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
“He’s magnificent,” the two-time mom said of her 4-month-old baby boy.
She also revealed that her 3-year-old, son, Ayden is very involved when it comes to his baby brother.
“He becomes very protective. Even when, you know, some of our staff comes in to help out with the baby, he’s very adamant. No one can take the baby. It’s his baby.”
As for whether or not they plan on adding to the family, Phaedra’s hubby Apollo Nida says that won’t be happening anytime soon.
“As of right now, we’re going to take it easy,” Apollo confessed.
“I’m extremely busy. Being a good mom takes a lot of time too. I wanna make sure that I can nurture my children. Right now I’m definitely not looking to have another baby,” Phaedra added.
The Atlanta attorney ended her interview by discussing what we can expect from the new season of RHOA.
“When you put six ladies together with very strong personalities, there’s always going to be lots of drama, but also, lots of interesting times together. We will definitely deliver again this season. It’s going to be a great season.”
Watch Phaedra’s interview here.