During the last two episodes we see everyone expanding their personal brand. Kandi decides to move forward with her adult pleasure line, NeNe explores the possibility of becoming a restaurateur, while Peter and Cynthia open Bar One and The Bailey Agency. In this economic environment where business closings are more prevalent than business openings, I applaud my friends for being so courageous in their endeavors. Statistics show the national unemployment rate is 8.6%, which is down from last December’s 9.4%. While that appears to show a move in the right direction, ten years ago in December 2001 it was merely 5.7%, which means in laymen’s terms that everyone who wished to work could find a job. In a time where jobs are scarce, we should be grateful that we are able to open new businesses and flourish in our current careers.
Phaedra you are a breath of fresh air! You are intelligent, business minded, funny, spiritual, confident, and down to earth all rolled up in one. The glory of God is definitely all around you girl! LOVE your transparency and positive outlook on life. Bless you!
Everybody knows....Phaedra is the most favorite housewife of any of the RH franchises. Love you on the show!
Merry Christmas Phaedra. You are becoming my favorite. You are so funny and seem to be a fun person.
So if you want to put the pettiness aside why are you still throwing digs at Cynthia? "If Cynthia can trick people into paying her and make them think they are going to be models..." I mean what the heck is that? So contradictory to what you've posted in your blog. Which one is it Phaedra? I'm really confused at this point and don't know what to believe. As far as Sheree is concerned I'm glad you dodged that bullet. There is no telling if that check would have cleared or not. Then for her to be around town talking badly about you after you tried to help her just made me sick!! You really dodged the bullet on that one really. Thank your lucky stars honey....and Merry Christmas to you too!
Merry Christmas Phaedra, Apollo and baby Ayden. Thanks for the Christmas message, as always, positive and moving it along to higher ground. This is Ayden's first Christmas, no? Many blessings
Phaedra!! I am so happy you are a bright spot on this show! You and Kandi are too cute together are friends! You have your good man and beautiful baby son!!! This season has brought so many changes across the board! You can see a true friendship between you, Kandi, Sheray and Kim! Women who enjoy eachother. I feel for Cynthia. She wants to belong and I worry Nene will dump on her or just dump her as she has done to others on this show! And I'll put it out there now!!!! MARLO LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE!!!! Stay true to you!! It's what your fans are coming to truly enjoy about you and your Phaedra'isms, "everybody knows...". Love them! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
Thanks so much for focusing on the positive and not the negative. God bless you and your beautiful family!!! Merry Christmas
Phaedra thank you for a classy blog with no digs at anyone! That's how it should always be. Now if some of the other ladies that you do talk to would do the same I think things would be much better.
Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family
Honestly I did not care for you last season, however you have grown on me and I like you now. With that said can you please use your blogs to address the episodes.
PHAEDRA YOU SHOW MORE CLASS THAN ALL OF THE OTHER WOMEN, EVEN WITH THE STRIPPER STUFF WHICH IS ALL IN GOOD FUN ANYWAY. IT WASN'T MEANT TO HARM ANYONE AND IF THEY DO NOT ENJOY IT THEY CAN LEAVE THE ROOM . YOU ARE CUTE, FUNNY, AND LEVEL HEADED. YOU LOVE YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR WORK. AND YOU SHOWED A LOT OF CLASS BY LETTING SHEREE FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO TAKE HER CASE. SHE WAS NOT EXACTLY APPRECIATIVE OF WHAT YOU DID FOR HER ANYWAY. I WAS NOT CRAZY ABOUT YOU AT FIRST BUT THINK YOU'RE THE BOMB NOW. :)
I love you you are a strong intelligent black woman and I love the way you carry yourself. I am happy you came to the housewives episode. I like the way you told Kim about being a black woman in the South. She acts like one of these California white women why is she even on the show. Ya should kick her off.....lol. She would neva understand are they will neva understand what it is like to be a black women.
Phaedra, you are becoming my favorite housewife...... I also hope and pray that you and your handsome husband stay together forever.... regardless of what people say. Everyone has issues in their life but when a person gets in trouble and they turn their lives around... what's stopping them from becoming a productive individual... brush off what others say, they are jealouse, and what you had you worked for and did not get because of a reality show like NeNe.......
Thank you Phaedra. May you and your family have many blessings in this New Year! I love your spirit!
The unemployment rate is actually higher - the 8.9% does not reflect the ppl that unemployment has run out.....very sad!!!
(applauding) Phaedra i swear you write better than you speak..which can only mean you will say anything before thinking it through..lmao
Phaedra, Happy Holidays to you and your family. I agree that we should unite and put aside our petty differences. However, I must bring to your attention that every opportunity you get you bash the career of models. It is so many successful models that I couldn't begin to name them all. Last season you stated that Cynthia's daughter should not follow in her mother's footsteps of being a model, but a doctor or lawyer instead if she wants to make money. On the last episode you said that maybe Cynthia could fool the girls into giving her their money and they would have enough self esteem to go to school to become a doctor or lawyer and make some money. Being a model has been very lucrative for many. I think that Tyra Banks, Beverly Johnson, and Iman would beg the difference with you. Stop with the petty remarks about models, because "everybody knows" you do not have the body for a model.
Ms. Phaedra - Very well said. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY...
You have the best manners of all the AHW's but your birthday gift was not very well thought out LOL ! I love how your carry yourself and will go to any party you feel you or your family has offend and make amend's. Thats classy something very lacking with your fella cast members !
Jesus is the reason for the season! It's classy ladies like you that demonstrate positive character in their everyday life! Love you on the show, keep setting the example for the other ladies. I hope many blessings for you, your family and the other ladies!
I enjoy reading your blogs Phaedra. You are my favorite housewife and I especially love you for keeping it real. Thank you for showing America what a well-rounded African American female looks like! Smart, beautiful, hard-working, successful, caring mother, in a committed relationship, classy, tough, down to earth, and most importantly God-fearing. Musiq Soulchild's 1st album had a song with the lyrics, "She can switch it up from corporate to ghetto, either way she gone REPRESENT!" Those lyrics remind me of you! It's nothing wrong with keeping it real, being true to yourself, and at the same time not forgetting where you came from. Continue to bring a positive prospective to TV
Who would have thought that when you first appeared on the show you would have blossomed into such a warm, witty, charming and above all loving "star". You bring a smile to my face each and every time you are showcased. Your baby and husband are such a beautiful edition to your life and it is wonderful to see you stand up for loving Apollo, even if, like others , he is not perfect. He does appear to be a good, decent fit for your life...be proud. I would bet if Bravo would give you your own show, it would be a hit. Happy Holidays to you and yours.
I AM IN LOVE WITH PHAEDRA!!!! SHE IS THE SEXIEST HOUSE WIFE ON THE SHOW.......HANDS DOWN!!! I LOVE HER SWAG......Mmmmmmmmm
Phaedra: I am glad you kept things positive. Everyone expected Kim and Nene to ruin Cynthia's party, yet they didn't. Thank you for focusing on what is important--jobs, having a blessed holiday with loved ones and family. Take care and God Bless all of you!
You are so cute.. and I just love your accent. Beautiful Classy voice.. please do not stoop to Ne Ne nay nay whatever her ghetto name is or any of those others level. Hold it high girl.. you got it !
Phaedra, I wanted you to know that I feel you are such a classy lady and have continued to amaze me with your instinctively "proper" responses to every questionable situation you have been placed in, during the show. I applaud you for taking the high road with Sharee over your continuing to represent her in her lawsuit for child support (and you did this with such class). I couldn't believe Sharee took the "attitude" she did... considering she knew nothing of the legal system which you are specifically trained to know. WAY TO GO GIRL....you are the most level headed, responsible, and "well breed" woman on the show. Thanks for making the show worth watching and please ask the writers to show us more of your son and husband. Merry Christmas.
You are truly marvelous! I have incredible admiration for your success, strength, intelligence and love for your fabulous husband (without a doubt--you greatest love and support--like my own husband) and your beautiful son! You are so above the petty arrogance of other women and men around you. You are a true inspiration to me! Thank you!
Phaedra, I must agree you have become one of my favorites on the show. You never take cheap shots at your friends or friends removed. It is nice of you to wish all your friends well in their business endeavors. Nothing but good can come to you when you celebrate your friends instead of criticize them. There is life and death in the tongue. People need to know when you constantly shoot others down with negativity. Your blessings are delayed if not denied. Sheree can afford to follow your lead and Love thy enemies and watch her situation change. Hint, hint, Sheree!
Phaedra I think you should stop making some of the comments that you make to the camera. As far as Sheree goes you need to address the issue with her. Sheree doesn't take responsibility for anything that she does. She also runs her mouth about how she is on top of everything but get mad when it falls through because she didn't do any work herself. If she didn't pay the other lawyers why would she pay you. And then after you told her you would do work for free she said no but is telling everybody that you didn't do your job. Wake up.
Did you all see how she left sheree oot of the woman that are doing things with there lives...LOL..not one mention...LOL i am NOT a Faketra fan, becase why is it so easy to bash the other ladies, but when her friend bashes her on WWHL about being fake and telling lawrence thier business she does not say anything back?
it is so easy to call Nene fake and a fraud, but at least she is moving ahead in life...now the friend you are protecting is bashing you.....
it is best to just be a lawyer, and leave the bashing to the other woman.
Love you this Season!!! You have said all the right things.....about everything. Merry Christmas to you and your Family. Your baby is ADORABLE!!! And your Husband....The Hottest House Husband in the History of the Housewives!!! You lucky, lucky girl :)
Phaedra you have definitely become my favorite housewife. You try to steer clear of all the gossip and debauchery that constantly plague your co-stars. That was a very smart move to give Sheree back her check, because "everybody knows" Sheree's checks BOUNCE!!! Also, baby Ayden is delicious, please give him to me, lol!!!
You seem to be a very intelligent business person. You are a bright spot on the show, but a few things in this episode made you lok bad. Why do you always make snide remarks about Cynthia. I don't see her talking behind your back the way you do hers. I don't know if she did you something off camera, but I have not seen her be rude and make bad comments about you. She has responded in the blogs about things you have said but I have not seen scenes of her downing you. The other thing, was collecting your attoney fee in the parking lot. That did not seem very businesslike. Not recpt. or proper documentation of the payment. That was odd for a business smart person like yourself.