“Phaedra you started out to be everything that a lot of young girls want to be and that is a lawyer or at least somebody that requires a lot of education,” she exclaimed. “You went from being a smart lawyer, who gave an ex-con a chance, which is forgiving, I give you a plus for that, but you’ve tumbled down to just being ratchet.”
After episode one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion special, Phaedra Parks calling out the “credibility” of “urban bloggers” . She was trying to deflect co star Kenya Moore’s insinuation that Moore’s work out DVD “Stallion Booty” was outselling Phae’s “Phine Body” Exercise DVD series (It hasn’t) which was released weeks earlier. Parks told Moore to not rely on “urban bloggers'” claims because they did not match that of Amazon.com’s official rankings. Fine, but did you have to just throw the main source of media you get under the bus that way, Phae Phae? No. You don’t see NeNe dissing the gays when she is in a spat like how Marlo Thomas did during one ill-fated South African trip one season ago, do you?
Ok. I rest my case. But she kind of apologized on her blog, so cool.
I’m back on her side again (and covering the rest of her pregnancy), especially after watching all she was dealt during episode 2 and 3 of Bravo TV’s reunion special.
During episode 2, her nemesis Moore threatened to beat up poor pregnant Phaedra during some back and forth hurling of insults. Phae called Moore’s body fake, referred to her as a plastic barbie and said her body was “made in Mexico” to which Moore replied in a fight between the two she’d win and Phae would be “picking up” her “teeth off the floor, pregnant and all.” Wow!
Crazy. I do think she got carried away and didnt’ realize how mean she sounded threatening a woman carrying a child that way.
Husband sexting drama:
Then in episode 3 (Bravo sure knows how to milk a ratings-cash cow, doesn’t it?), we learned that Kenya had propositioned Phae’s husband Apollo Nida.
To deflect from Parks’ accusation in episode 2 that Moore solicited her husband with a “sexual act”, Moore brought up the fact that Nida is an ex-con and suggested that Parks considers getting an AIDS test. And with those words, Moore succeeded in reigniting old unfair stereotypes about released inmates who have served their time for their crimes. Not cool.
Afterwards, Nida and Moore exchanged words and Nida said things started cordially and business like but that Moore continued to text him. Moore suggested it was Nida that was initiating text contact. He say. She say.
Finally, he came out with it, admitting that Moore told him she’d “do things that his wife can’t”… allegedly! Gasp!
Just when I was navigating to Team Kenya, she reveals some pretty bizarre behavior and we learn of some pretty unscrupulous things.
Parks replied that her husband shared the text messages that Kenya had sent to him. She also called Moore a whore.
To try to save face after that embarrassing allegation, Moore showed host Andy Cohen the text messages. He confirmed they were all cordial and none inappropriate. In any event, Nida didn’t share any saved texts Moore had allegedly sent to him with her indecent proposal. Whoa! How humiliating.
Wendy Williams throws her under the bus
Then to add insult to injury, this week, loud mouthed TV host Wendy Williams hauled off on Parks during her show this week calling her ratchet and declaring that Parks should be the housewife to leave the show next season.
Well Parks isn’t leaving the show. Yesterday, Moore sort of suggested she would leave when she posted some long drawn out goodbye post on her Bravo TV blog, “Addressing the Apollo rumors.”
It didn’t illuminate much to me. Go check it out, if you care, and decide for yourself.
In sum, Moore is too old (45) to be so petty, immature and full of drama and illusions of grandeur. If this isn’t her acting for the show then Kenya may have a personality defect.
One thing’s for sure, her antics do make for good TV. Everyone loves a good villain and she has managed to secure that role pretty well, I’d say.
No one’s leaving but NeNe Leakes got a big raise as the last of the original castmember still around. She will reportedly earn $1million for the season . Wowza!
Phew! What a three part finale! Anyway Parks took a beating during it and is set to have her baby, a second son, any day now. How stressful.
Hope all goes well and at least she can rest assure the season is done.