Phaedra Parks

Phaedra thinks that in the spirit of the holidays, everyone should put aside their petty differences.

on Dec 21, 20110

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. 

164 comments
JustGiGi
JustGiGi

I like how you stay neutral in all the drama. Stay that way!

Tobias F.
Tobias F.

Everybody knows that Phadrea Parks is the Most Popular Housewife from Atlanta. Phadrea, you are the best. We have a viewing party each and every Sunday just to see what your going to say next. KEEP IT UP

Light
Light

YOU ARE SO OUTRAGEOUSLY FABULOUS!!! I cannot get enough Phaedra and Kandi together. Both of you have the best chemistry of the entire group, two real strong Black women with clarity when it comes to business and straight talk. Both of you have to deal with so much drama around you and neither of you have ever stop being lady-like at any point. You have class to impart and open schools all over all the other housewives that do not know how to control their mouths, Miss Connoisseur of Nudity Art. Hahahahahaahahahha!

Ranah
Ranah

Phaedra, I love your attitude and outlook on life. You are smart, witty, funny, successful, yet down to earth. And you have a beautiful family.

Viewer99
Viewer99

Your baby is so cute, and so is Aidan.

You have a nice body. You are the good housewife. Luv you.

pinkinGA
pinkinGA

Your commentary on the show during the show always keeps me rolling. I think everyone viewing the real housewives can relate to you by the fact that you have an actual job and a successful one. You also seem like a great mom and wife, you have alot going for you and you worked hard for it. Sometimes its hard to stay happy and upbeat and have such a great personality with so much going on, but you do. In addition to this comment, I was very touched at the nice things you had said at the funeral. Love & Light!

RHONJ fan-11j
RHONJ fan-11j

Phaedra!! I Lovity love you! You are so awesome, beautiful, funny- and real!

Maggio
Maggio

I love an educated lady and girl you are it! I love your attitude and your work ethic. I am in college now in my undergrad doing pre-med and I, without a doubt, look up to you! You are a strong women no wonder you married a man like Apollo. And you be careful with Marlo, you know if you lay down with dogs you are going to get fleas.

Hospiceismyname
Hospiceismyname

If there was any ATL Wife that I could relate to most...it would be you! Now I see why everyone calls me crazy (in a loving type of way). Girl lll...you know you know how to, "Make yo $$ and don't let yo $$ make you"!) But yet have such a humble spirit...I love it. Phedra, keep up the good work, keep smiling and God bless you.

Glori
Glori

Phaedra love to see you and Apollo what a great couple. please have them fire cyntha her loser husband. nene because she is so declassa. if they do that...the show would be great!

Anna Canci
Anna Canci

Phaedra you're the housewive who is Proud of her Roots and you have culture!!! The least housewive with culture is Nene!!! Nene is just jealous of your handsome husband, Cute Baby and your career!!! You keep it Real!!! You're a good Friend. Is nice to see a housewive who owns her company and has a happy family.!!! I appreciate you trying to teach people around you their heritage!!! Nene needs to take some history classess. There is a couple of people around you that wish they had what you have in your life. You're a role model for the young girls out there.!!!!

Konnah
Konnah

Phaedra with or without the show you are a star. sherre did you so wrong. You run a successful law business and for her to put you on the spot like that was dirty. If you never enter the show you would have it going on. Sherre needs to get a job and stop depending on Rob. The trip to Africa was a nice touch. Powerful black women should go to Africa like others go to Rome or Paris. Much Much love and respect to you Mrs. Parks!!!!! Appllo is hot !!!! Good for you.

LisaLegezs
LisaLegezs

Phaedra......Hey girl I just want to say that I really love your personally and class abt ur self. U have a natural sinse of humor about ur self. I plan on coming to the ATL this year please we have to go out for drinks with the girls

honoluluhottie
honoluluhottie

Phaedra, You are my phaevorite housewif this year. Love your style, you wit and the fact that when you screw up you take it seriously and make amends (Kim's baby shower, ridickulous, etc) That is the sign of a real woman. And, you are the only reason my husband will watch the show (sorry apollo)!

Nursecarolyn
Nursecarolyn

Phaedra, Just saw the preview for the Africa trip, and could not believe NeNe was so rude to invite Marlo on the fly. Yep, NeNe's going to ruin the trip, I can just see it now. She will have to war with someone , and Marlo will help her do it. Well, it appears to be in her nature.. Momma would say, "lack of upbringin'" ! I hate to rag on NeNe, because there are so many things I love about her, but damm.

nottadoll
nottadoll

go pheadra!!!!!!!! girl i love you. im so glad you dropped sharee she is too messy. honey just please don't get caught up in all that mess. keep it classy like you have since the beginning. you represent us well. im glad to say im a georgia peach.

AngieB92
AngieB92

"Everybody knows" ... you're MY phaevorite!

Hot Butter Pecan
Hot Butter Pecan

Phaedra,

I love your silliness and good ole country southern belle charm. Keep up the good work. Your future holds many blessings. Sheree is a user and a loser. She's not your friend or anyone else friend.

zaaire
zaaire

Sup Phaedra,

Yourself ,Nene and Kandi are my favorite people to watch on tv. I know you are a business woman and always working towards capitalism, but I would love to work with kandi and would love for you to introduce me. Holla back.

Olivia Jenkins
Olivia Jenkins

HELLO MRS.PHAEDRA I WATCH YOUR SHOW ALL THE TIME. AND I CAN TRULY SAY THAT YOU ARE A REAL SOUTHERN BELL I'M POSTING THIS COMMENT BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE YOUR HELP OR JUST YOUR SOME INFORMATION ON HOW TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL. I WANT TO OPEN A LOUNGE THAT CATERS TO AN OLDER CROWD. I'M A SINGLE PARENT OF TWO YOUNG MEN. I WORK TWO JOBS IN THE MEDICAL FIELD WORKING TWELVE HOUR SHIFTS. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME AND LET ME HOW TO MAKE MY LIFE BETTER. THANK YOU.

kellyS33
kellyS33

I just wanted to tell you that you are what I consider the "truth"! You say what's on your mind and continue to be yourself! People need to quit hatin and inspire to be more "like" you! A true woman making progress in all aspects. I watch the show faithfully and you never let me down. Doing your own thing living life to the fulliest. I wish I was blessed with the direction to know where I wanna be, but everyone is not blessed with that, but I keep prayin for the direction I need to move forward. In closing, I just want to remind you that you have a beautiful family! And for all them haters; get in where you fit in!!!!

peacockcalif
peacockcalif

Hello Phaedra I love to see the love between you and your husband and the fun and laughter you all showed on the last episode...that lil baby boy of yours is soooo cute, just like daddy ;). I hope to see more interactions between the two of you that is positive. You are very blessed!

Glori
Glori

love you and your family...Let the church say amen...amen

Drake322
Drake322

Mrs. Phaedra, i agree on your comment. i'm not a hater i'm a realist that husband My! MY! MY! what a leach and a loser he need to step up and support you on the funeral home venture(i know it will be successful) remember a beggar can't be a chooser. he's making real men look bad stop being lazy and help your wife she a Gift.

Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant

Phaedra, stay real, don't get caught up in the drama of the other ladies that have no life but are faking it. You are Kandi are the only ones with any substance. Sending Sheree on her way was the best thing you could have done. She is two faced and she fronts. Begging for money, but at the same time building mansions and buying 100,000 cars. Get real!

CharNae
CharNae

Hello Phaedra!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Finally, I have stopped to write a few words to you. It's been a while since I began writing to you, however, I want to encourage you to look at doing business with the State of Georgia and the City of Atlanta. I have copied the url address for the procurement office, and want to share it with you. Call and ask if they have a commodity book ONLINE. If so, talk to hubby about it, and see what services he may be interested in offering to the STATE OF GEORGIA AND THE CITY OF ATLANTA. I do not know if Georgia provides certification for their vendors or not. The STATE OF TEXAS does so. I have been HUB certified to do business with the STATE of TEXAS, and wanted you to look at this for your husband. I know that you are very interested in the funeral business, and I want to truly encourage you to go forth in it. You really appear to want to do it. It takes a very special person to work in this particular industry. One must be very spiritually gifted and in touch with GOD to deal appropriately with those in need of their services. Do if you truly desire to own or partner with someone in that type of work. Love you dearly. God Bless and keep you! http://www.atlantaga.gov/government/procurement.aspx http://www.georgia.gov/00/channel_title/0,2094,4802_5035,00.html http://doas.ga.gov/StateLocal/SPD/Pages/Home.aspx (supplier & procurement list) State Purchasing Services Phone: 404-657-6000 E-mail: statepurchasing@doas.ga.gov

ShiningStar
ShiningStar

Phedra, it is apparent that Apollo does not want to be a partner in the funeral business. Most people wouldn't want to deal with that either. Just because he is your husband doesn't mean that he should be pressured to be in the business if he is not comfortable with it. That's totally not right to expect that of him. And I think that the only reason that he finally agreed to be in the business is because you said that if Apollo didn't agree to be in the business you wouldn't pursue going in the business. He feels backed in a corner and he don't want to be blamed for not making the business happen. You are the real money maker and bread winner and he feels that he has to go along with your visions, whether he likes it or not. I hope you success with your funeral business but you should never expect anyone to want to be a part of something that you are passionate about if they are not on board with it; not even your husband.

CEDAR HILL TX
CEDAR HILL TX

You are beautiful and funny and you have a great family. I like the way you get your point across. Your presence on the show is much needed. Very classy! I think you are my favorite if i had to pick a favorite. The rest of the woman are not my cup of tea. But i do like Kandi Burress also.

I agree with the suggestion below:

Hello there I just had a few comments. I am a nobody so you probably won't listen, but I hope you do. I don't think its fair to try to force your husband into the funeral business. That is what YOU want to do and just because someone is your life partner doesn't mean they have to to EVERYTHING with you. If this is something you want to do, do it for yourself, by yourself. As long as he says baby I support you, he doesn't have to be lugging around dead bodies or things to that effect. Maybe you should make the business within your first family circle, you and your brothers.

ALFREDA HARVEY
ALFREDA HARVEY

Hi Phaedra does your firm give scholarships to help deserving students continue their law education. I know of one who is a freshman at Clark Atlanta and has a 3.9 gpa she may not be able to go back due to her financial aid status.

aliceb
aliceb

Someone must of lit a match under Apollo's butt, cuz it seems like he's come back from the dead! This is the first time he smiled and showed you any love! We were starting to wonder what is up with him - - did he want to be there or not??? Phaedra, you and Apollo have a beautiful son! He is adorable! Glad you don't work for Sheree anymore. I'm not sure if I am the only person who caught this, but you really started that mess by offering to represent her by telling her that you would get your money from him (your legal fees) but then, later . . . you said that you were going to have to charge her. I used to work for attorneys and you pulled a "pro bona" on her to get her as a client and then changed your tune as the case really got started. Your profession is just like everybody else's "all about the money" - you all lie to get it so pls stop puttin down models or rappers - only difference is your tuition was more expensive.

julia vaughn
julia vaughn

Phaedra, that funeral business it's not fair to drag Apollo into it. He can't stand it. It will be the end of your marriage. Do not do it.

SWGA BORED viewer
SWGA BORED viewer

I want to say at this point that Phaedra is absolutely the most point blank member of the cast--girl, your attorney sense to all aspects renewed my feelings about 'haterATL' LOL. Take care of all that 'junk' we see!! :-)

deshawnda coleman
deshawnda coleman

Phaedra, I dont know what you did to get Apollo to jump on the idea of starting a funeral home, but you must have worked it in the bedroom! His whole attitude has changed! like a kid with cake! Work it girl and you are the best housewife ever on the show!

Nursecarolyn
Nursecarolyn

Phaedra, My baby sister and I slapped each others leg raw laughing at you and Apollo, talking about the funeral business. Phaedra you kill me.

 addicted 44
addicted 44

Phadra I love you and your husband's relationship! You have a beautiful family!

shannetta stone
shannetta stone

You got Gumption chica! That's all I can say. If we had more real women like you in the world we'd get more respect. Make your money and do you.. and let the haters hate. By far one of my favorite newest cast members!! Keep on getting and 2012 Ball Out!!

NYC RN
NYC RN

You are my hands-down FAVORITE housewife! Love your sense of humor, lighthearted approach to life. Savor the sweetness of life--a good man, a beautiful, healthy baby boy and a great mother. Wishing you a wonderful 2012 full of prosperity, health and happiness!

p.s. Sheree is cool and all, but you told her azz to put her ex in jail. Now look at her hot mess situation-- he is totally clowning her. And because she's embarrassed, Sheree is trying to make it look like you didn't know what you were doing. Far from it. We can see it, even if she can't.

Nursecarolyn
Nursecarolyn

Miss Phaedra, I really like you and that handsome husband of your's, Apollo! And yes, you are so right, in this day and age our young women need security and empowerment , and of all of the housewives you do foster that mindset.Education first! Your husband showed remarkable restraint at Kim and Kroys baby shower.

Carrington
Carrington

You sometimes start the gossiping and hateful comments, and then you'll step back. You aren't innocent in all of this and, just because you're a lawyer, it doesn't mean that people in other professions can't be successful as well. You seem to always make your co-stars feel that their success is second to your own. And that isn't so. You've been blessed with a lot, and I hope the positive message in your latest blog is what we can expect to see from you going forward.

daggybee
daggybee

Hi Phaedra, I think you're just great! You and Sheree are my favorite housewives. Your on air comments are hysterically funny, and I love the way you conduct yourself and the way you treat others. The first season I thought that you were a little snobby and also had that impression of Sheree.....but now that this seasons' episodes have aired it's obvious that it was just editing, and that you're a very nice person. Like another poster to your blog, I also noticed that Apollo seems unappreciative of you, on this seasons episodes. It was really noticeable to me, because I can totally relate to this situation. I hope that he realizes how lucky he is to be with you, before he blows the whole relationship. Best of luck to you and your family, and Happy New Year!

Amanda martin
Amanda martin

Love you the most you try to stay out of the bs ,you baby boy is the sweeties thing , sender lots of love from Tennessee !!!

Nursecarolyn
Nursecarolyn

Phaedra, I love your keen sense of humor! When the others are getting on my nerves, you chime in and make me laugh. Some real knee slappers! And your handsome husband showed remarkable restraint when Peter was disrespectful at Kim and Kroys baby shower. You two have a lot of class.

Becca J
Becca J

Phaedra, I hope that your holidays were full of family, love, and many blessings. You are my fav housewife I love your southren charm and sweet personality. The way you handled the Shree situation was the best choice, I would have done the same and preserved my friendship and not be her attorney. I think they way she reacted to the first court apperance was just not right...then making those comments at dinner was not cool! I really enjoy watching the show and good luck with the funeral business!

kallessi
kallessi

Thank you so much for keeping it so fantastic & fabulous on the show! I'm always looking forward to your jokes and your sense of humor is really refreshing. It can get VERY dramatic, but I think you keep your cool and keep Atlanta lookin HOT! You have a beautiful family as well. Thank you for showing other women how to be successful professionals and take care of their home life too! Whoop whoop! =) Much love from all your fans in Hawaii!!

s.beatty
s.beatty

Phaedra, You go girl! You and your husband's son is so adorable! CUTIE PIE!!! :)

Living Large Lisa
Living Large Lisa

hello,

I really enjoy you on the show. You are classy but sassy. Just like me.

desimommy
desimommy

I think you are the most likable and coolest housewives on bravo!

So funny, wish you a Happy New Year!

mona3021
mona3021

really i don' t see why anybody want sheree as a friend she is very 2faced and is always say something about somebody she needs to get her stuff together