Two years after announcing that she was separating from her husband Apollo Nida, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks is reacting to the news that her former husband is now engaged to a new woman. Parks also reveals what kind of relationship her sons have with their father.
“They talk to Apollo, so I don’t inflect any of my thoughts about it. They have a relationship with their dad, so we dont have conversations,” Phaedra told The Daily Dish when asked about the conversations she has with their sons around the holiday season during his absence. “They speak to him themselves very regularly.”
As for Nida’s engagement. Phaedra said, “I wish him all the best.”
While their father may not physically be around, Phaedra shares that she has plenty of great male role models around in their lives.
“Well you know being a single mother is definitely a big responsibility because you are the sole provider of all the financial resources, in my case, but you are the parent [and] you’re the mom [and] you’re the dad,” she said. “And as a woman I can’t be a dad cause I don’t have the genitalia and the mindset of a man, thank God. And so it’s important for me to not only be my best self, so that means that while trying to be an awesome mom I also have to take time out to make sure I’m taking care of myself personally so I can be happy. I can be stable emotionally and physically so that I can participate in all their activities.”
Phaedra adds that “it takes a village” when it comes to bringing up Ayden and Dylan. “I’ve got two awesome parents who step in all the time. They’ve got uncles that come around all the time. My ex-husband’s parents are very helpful as well. So we spend time with them,” she said. “So it’s a blessing to have good friends who will come in and play a part in their lives as male role models. They just make it a part of their routine to come and help me out so that I can do stuff like travel, get my nails done, and keep myself beautiful.”
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