Phaedra Parks On Keeping Her Cool While Filming RHOA

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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Pheadra Parks is known for her Southern-Bell charm and her calm attitude when there’s tension and recently she opened up to Rolling Out magazine about what it is like getting caught up in the drama of a reality TV show.

“The way I’ve conducted myself has set me apart because I really try to think before I speak,” she says. “I try not to say things that I can’t come back from. I’m always very careful, and just because you’re thinking something doesn’t mean that you should say it. But there’ve been a lot of times where I wanted to rip somebody’s wig off.” Phaedra’s children, Ayden and Dylan, also play a role in her decisions. “If my children are watching this show 10 years from now, I don’t ever want there to be a moment where they’re disappointed or embarrassed, because at the end of the day, you are your children’s role model.”

And as she has experienced her difficult times in the public eye-recenty with her husband Apollo Nida who is now serving an 8-year prison sentence, Parks hopes to be a role model to others going through a similar feeling.

“In this past year, people have seen how I’ve dealt with my husband being incarcerated, and I became a single mom in front of the world,” she explains. “But I think that on the flip side, people saw me as a pregnant woman, going to school and getting my degree. I had both of my children on the show. And I was still able to come out of all of that unscathed.”

“People have seen me at the best and at the worst of times. They’ve seen me in heated situations where I handled myself respectably,” she continues. “I can speak to the students because I know what it’s like to stay up all night studying. I know what it’s like to be pregnant and go to school. I can speak to the person who is in a marriage with issues; I’ve been that person. I’ve been in many adverse situations where I’ve succeeded and didn’t compromise my morals. I think a lot of these things resonate with people because these are things that we all deal with. Tests build testimonies. As long as you’re questioning, ‘God, why am I here?’ and not accepting defeat, that’s when you know you have the option to get out.”

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8 Replies to “Phaedra Parks On Keeping Her Cool While Filming RHOA”

  1. What’s the freaking point of keeping your cool while on a reality TV show ?

    Phaedra sounds as though she has no story during this season…she may be gone for the next one

    1. So, she can’t love an ex-con and believe in God? For some reason I always remember Jesus preaching forgiveness and love. Being that Jesus spent his time with sinners because all men are. I believe Phaedra really loved Apollo and believed in him when they married. He was and is a low life, always going to strip clubs and speaking about it on camera. Talk about humiliation. Se stayed married to him and stood by him for a long time. They have two beautiful little boys together. I hope she divorces him and never takes them to see him. It’s bad enough having a cheater low life for a husband, always having to fight against people like Keeney trying to make her jealous, Apollo doing things like lifting Keeney and throwing her in the pool. Keeney throwing around the fact he was an ex-con, made me so happy when she pounded her at the reunion about the sperm bank. Keeney is someone only an Aunt could love she is so despicable. That satire she did with Phaedra being the butt of the “joke”
      It shows how mean spirited she is and no matter how she might try to fix her sullied reputation, her actions toward others will always be there. And all the while whining about how the other women don’t see her pain in that she doesn’t have kids. Hypocrisy at it’s finest.
      I think it’s great that Phaedra has a law degree and a lot of smarts, not just education. She will be just fine with or without the show and any “storyline”

  2. Yes you did behave yourself with grace most of the time, however, you lost your moral high ground when you said those vulgar things to Kenya during the reunion.

    1. When she said the stuff about the sperm bank, I said YEAH, YOU GO GIRL. Because Keeney had been trying to take her down from the beginning. Saying insulting things about her and she sat and took it for a long time. I LOVED what she said to her after she had tried to get in between her and her husband for years. Up to the talk in Mexico, I think it was, when Phaedra wasn’t there at first, and when she saw her coming she got her flirting, smiling face on just to cause problems. Even God understands fighting back. And ex-con or not, she isn’t the one who committed the crime. She did know he was an ex-con, but I don’t think she knew he was doing it again. Because she was an attorney I bet he went to extreme lengths to hide it from her because he knew she didn’t approve. and I think he did hide it. Team Phaedra.

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