When the Real Housewives of Atlanta traveled to Manila in Sunday night’s episode, Phaedra Parks opened up to new Housewife Claudia Jordan about the difficulty of divorce.
Claudia shares with Porsha that when she got divorced her ex-husband’s family begged her not to go through with it, but she reached a point where she had to. Jordan asks Parks when her breaking point was with Apollo.
“I’m not really going to discuss that with you,” Phaedra says. “I’m real private so I don’t go around chatting with a lot of people.”
When Claudia insists she isn’t trying to pry, Phaedra continues, “I see this as a major trial. I just have to get through it, but I have to surround myself with people who have my back. NeNe and Porsha… they’ve been extremely supportive. Obviously, it’s very tough… not because of me but because it affects my kids so much. You have all kinds of weird stares and stuff. My oldest son is very much traumatized, asking those difficult questions like, ‘Can we apologize?’ and I can’t explain that.”
In her confessional, Phaedra says, “It’s just unfair that my innocent children will have the whole world looking at them sideways because of something that their father did. I can only pray that the stares and judgement will fade with time.”
Claudia then asks Phaedra why she didn’t mention Kandi’s name when she was sharing who had been supportive and asks if they are still tight.
“We’re cool,” Phaedra says, elaborating about her relationship with Burruss in her interview. “Everyone has different expectations about friendships. It’s easy to find someone to ride with when everything is good… it’s when you’re sitting on four flat tires and you need someone to help you and pick you up and give you a ride, that’s when the true friendship comes into play.”
Watch the show highlight below.
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