Cast Blog: #RHOA

Kim and Kenya's Harsh Critiques

Cynthia on Her Drama-Free Trip

Has Kenya Found Love?

Claudia: Kordell was Barely Flirting

Kenya on NeNe's "Embarrassing" Behavior

Claudia: "These Double Standards are Killing Me"

Kandi: "I'm Not Two-Faced"

Phaedra: I Appreciated Demetria's Apology

Are Demetria and Phaedra Cool?

NeNe on Her Apology

Cynthia: Claudia Can Read with the Best of Them

Claudia: NeNe's Behavior Needed to Be Checked

Kenya on "The Beasts"

Phaedra: Demetria Took Things Too Personally

GIF Recap: Lessons in Reading

Phaedra's Ignorant Comments

Claudia: I'm Not Surprised by NeNe's Ugly Demeanor

Kenya: NeNe Doesn't Want to Like Me

Cynthia: I'm Moving Forward in Grace and Love

Kandi: "I Wasn't Trying to Set Demetria Up"

Phaedra on Being Recognized by the Bar

NeNe: "I'm Not a Fake Friend"

Demetria Responds to the Rumors

Cynthia: Forgiveness is a Process

Phaedra: My Mother is My Rock

Kenya: "An Acknowledgement is Not an Apology"

Claudia: I Do Not Own a Flip Phone

Cynthia: It Was Awkward Seeing Phaedra Uncomfortable

Demetria: I Have No Beef with Kenya

NeNe Explains the Wig

Phaedra: I Was Hoping Apollo Wouldn't Create a Scene

Kenya's Not Interested in Roger Bobb

Claudia: "I'm the Samantha of the Group"

Kenya: Cynthia Commanded the Runway

Phaedra: You Don't Often Come Across Hair Burglary

Cynthia: "I Pray We Can Make Peace"

Claudia: I Could Relate to Cynthia's Insecurities

Cynthia's "Non-Conversation" with NeNe

NeNe: The Pit Bull Act is Not a Good Look

Kenya: If It Looks Like a Fraud...

Phaedra: "I Moved Past This Years Ago"

Kim and Kenya's Harsh Critiques

Phaedra was troubled by Kim and Kenya's criticism.

As we enter our fifth season, much has changed but more has remained consistent. New friends have joined our circle while old friends have parted ways. Some of us are busy with work while others are busy being busy bodies. Nevertheless, it is great to be back. Thank you for continuing to tune in to watch our heartfelt moments, crazy antics, and most importantly, our personal journeys to self-actualization.



During Episode 1, we see how busy everyone is -- NeNe has joined the stars in Hollywood; Kandi has found the love of her life and dream home; Kim is happily married and expecting a new baby; and Cynthia's modeling agency is flourishing. My life, similar to that of my friends', is equally as busy as I juggle the demands of being a wife, mother, business owner, philanthropist, apprentice and full time mortuary student. While we should all be ecstatic for one another because we all have what matters the most -- devoted families and wonderful friends -- the old cliché of "actions speak louder than words" always prevails. And sometimes our words are more caustic than fire. My Mama always taught me "if you don't have anything nice to say, well just don't say anything at all." During this episode some of us should have taken my Mama's advice. I was troubled by Kim's criticism of Kandi's prestigious neighborhood and gorgeous home and equally if not more disturbed by Kenya's harsh comments to the young aspiring models. While I hope that none of the comments were meant to be as hurtful as they sounded, I found them highly offensive. As women, we must always realize that it is not always what we say but more importantly when, where, and how we say it that counts most. In closing, "wisdom has two parts: (1) Having a lot to say (2) Not saying it." -St. Bernadine (Catholic Church: Baltimore, MD).


Again, thank you for your continued support. I am most appreciative. Please visit www.phaedraparks.com to learn more about me and my upcoming ventures.

Xoxo,

Phaedra
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