ATL's Newest Housewife Phaedra Parks Talks Ex-Con Hubby & Being A Southern Belle
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" fans should get ready for Phaedra Parks. At least that what she says. She's a hard-hitting attorney (Bobby Brown was a client), married to an ex-con, gives birth on the show, and prides herself on being a southern belle (which, of course, irritates other cast members).
YBF chit chats with the newest ATL Housewife when you read on...
Phaedra Parks comes to RHOA with her own money, a long career and a big personality. She tells YBF that she joined the show because of everything it could lead to.
"I want to enjoy the ride and what comes with it,” Phaedra tells us.
If you are wondering if we will get a showdown with Phaedra and castmate Nene Leakes, or perhaps Phaedra vs. Sheree, she's not revealing.
“Everyone has strong personalities, its explosive," she says. "I got to know each of the ladies in a different way and in different perspectives. I formed a relationship with all of them."
The self proclaimed southern belle's personal business has already been dragged through the press. She fell in love with an ex-con and everybody seems to have an opinion about it.
“People always talk, but I know who he is and I know who I am. I have a wonderful marriage with him and we have a wonderful family.”
She says people love to talk but that doesn’t change or stop them from loving each other. Her husband, Apollo Nida, was convicted on racketeering charges, a white-collar crime, in 2004. And Phaedra says we should not hold a person's past against them.
She came off a bit blah and didn't want to dish anything (maybe that's why Nene called her "boring and unfabulous"). But what she did reveal about what you'll see from her on the show: Her stressing the importance of being a Southern belle. And by that, Phaedra says you are a Southern belle just by being born in the South, but you have to work on embracing Southern culture, being a Renaissance woman and wearing your heritage proudly.
Guess that didn't rub off on her castmates.
Here's promos from the new season:
Watch NeNe get into it with former BFF Dwight:
It all goes down tonight on Bravo at 9p ET. Will you be watching?