Happy New Year! Last year was awesome and I know 2014 will be even more spectacular. As always, my life has been moving at meteorite speed. Between my family, work, and social commitments, the little free time I have is devoted to some much needed sleep. Every New Year, many of us reflect and resolve to do better and more than the prior year. In 2014, I aspire to be a better mother, wife, friend, and servant to my community.
Now that I have finally finished mortuary school, I have been touring my book and meeting many loyal supporters. Having the opportunity to personally speak with supporters has been incredibly rewarding. With each story and introduction my life is enriched. For those who have asked about the tour; upcoming tour dates are as follows:
Friday, January 31, 2014: City Hall, 68 Mitchell Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 at 12:00pm.
Friday, February 14, 2014: Garb Boutique, 2108 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 at 4:00pm.
Saturday, February, 15, 2014: Barnes & Noble, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey, LA 70058 at 2:00pm.
Sunday, February, 16, 2014: Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral, 10020 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70127 after worship services.
Monday, February, 17, 2014: Schnacks Fine Jewelry, 1438 Dorchester Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301 at 3:30pm.
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014: Barnes & Noble, 6646 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA 71105 at 4:00pm.
Thursday, February, 20, 2014: Barnes & Noble, 1000 Highland Colony Pkwy Ste 3008
Ridgeland, MS 39157 at 4:00pm.
Friday, February 21, 2014: Alabama State University, 915 S Jackson St, Montgomery, AL 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104 at 1:00pm.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014: Western Carolina University, 1 University Way, Cullowhee, NC 28723 at 7:00pm.
Girl, how are you bible thumping with all the skeletons coming out your closet. The love of money is the root to all evil. Take some of those coins and give it to some needy child in your children's names for Christ sake. They can look back on that not these over the top adult parties you keep giving!
Was it me or was the tea bag scene a little loopy. Girl I hope you are not taking Anti-Depressants. With that husband of yours I'm sure you're taking something.
i was puzzled when apollo said his profession was 'asset recovery'..
i finally understand what 'asset recovery' is..
if that isn't putting lipstick on a pig, i dont know what is!!
Phaedra every episode I am left wondering what it is you could possibly see in Apollo. You are a beautiful successful woman with class. If I had to guess from his behavior on the show, he does not respect you and seems like a selfish narcisist. I realize you are a family and want to support your husband only it seems his only interest is himself. You deserve much better.
Fakedra, Fakedra, Fakedra. Girl what a mess you have allowed your good clean man to get you into. No good clean man would expose himself and his family to such craziness for the world to see. He has no respect for you, your children or your family name. To go on live t.v, screaming about spending 8k on hoes a week non the less. You are delusional. Girl quit the show stop thinking coins, coins and think about integrity, dignity and self respect. I knew that you are over the top trying to convince folks that you are this southern bell.Birds of a feather flock together. oh yeah and become officers for fictitious companies. What did you say a good clean man. I betcha Cynthia's passive aggressive ass is having a good laugh right in front of your donkey face
I like you but think Apollo is not in your best interest. Who knows what happened with he and Kenya but regardless he should have never been texting her or going to strip clubs and spending all of that money. You should remain on good terms with him and be friends and co-parent and support him in his recent legal troubles but I think you deserve better in a husband. Good luck. Also I really thought it was sweet and genuine how you tried to comfort Kandi when she was crying.
Your husband is a brute and you may feel you have to take up for him but look at the mess he dragged you into. I hope you had nothing to do with his little illegal game of fraud. Stop being so mad at Kenya, she said she did not go after your husband and it was true. He already had some young thing hanging off his arm. You and your'e showing off has to have cost your family a fortune. I hope you take a good long look at your life up to now and I wish you good luck with your adorable boys.
Shady Phae Phae! How shady are you and your homophobic husband. Stop enabling him and start rehabilitating him!
Phaedra, you hold yourself up as the epitome of a "true Southern Belle" yet you have remained silent about the beating Apollo gave Brandon. In fact, in last Sunday's episode you almost applauded your husband's violent and thuggish actions. Because of your comments and the recent developments about your husband, I ordered Angela Stanton's book about you and will be reading it with a new perspective...
You are one of the few at the beginning who expressed shocked at what your husband Apollo did. You did not get all defensive and you stayed out of the physical part. Wish you would blog so that we can get an insight of your thoughts for the "pillow talk" night.
Phaedra. You and Nene are my favorite housewives on the show and I cannot tell you how many times I burst out laughing because you are so hilarious! (Love the broken tea bag scene!) I must tell you that I watched the fight that broke out and the way I see it, I really thought Branden was roughing up Peter when Peter originally stepped in. I thought Apollo didn't like the way Branden was hitting Peter to get past him and that is why Apollo got up. Then, when Branden was down on the sofa he was kicking upwards at Apollo and Apollo fought back. I really don't think Apollo needed to apologize for that. I watched this scene a few times and really don't see it different it is flat out what happened which is why I am so amazed by some of the comments on here. Once again, I am not a blogger by any means, but I really felt the need to come on and say this.
It was actually funny to watch Apollo in that kitchen scene with Phaedra after the fight. He was like a little boy who knew he had behaved badly and was waiting for his mommy to reprimand him for being naughty and just wanted to get it over with. loll
Pheadra, I adore you! I think you always conduct yourself appropriately. I know you were upset with Apollo, and you should have been. However, I think he was sincerely upset with himself. I hate to see anything happen to him of a legal nature; I heard some rumbling that he is in trouble and I hope it is not true. If it is, I hope he gets out of it appropriately. I like him.
To my view of the situation at the party, Brandon was inappropriately involved as most were. He needs to reassess his loyalty to Kenya; she always is up to NO GOOD. She is NO GOOD. I hope the show can be done with her - she is an idiot wrapped in insincerity.
Phaedra, it is very sad and disappointing that so far, neither you nor Apollo have issued a public apology for what happened at the party. I can only hope that you two have spoken to Brandon privately and sincerely thanked him for not pressing charges, out of consideration for the kids. I saw that you were heavily affected by the battles and recognize that you know how to set your pride aside and apologize when you feel the need. May Apollo get the therapy he needs for whatever anger issues made him deliver those brutal blows.
Not that this is an all important subject but I wanted to compliment the ladies Makeup on episode 14 . I loved Phaedra and Candi's pink eye shadow highlights. You both looked great ! :-) All the ladies are lovely but just wanted to put out a compliment .
Phaedra is distant and not sincere to me. It's all about her. For her to be a southern christian girl, she sure haven't learned forgiveness. I commend you on your work ethic but you can tell your not a people person. Which is okay, but not on the show.
Well a simple "I'm sorry" says a lot about who you are as a person. Apollo should have apologized to Brandon for his actions. Regardless to if he felt he was at fault or not. Brandon thought about your children before himself and that says a lot about him. Apollo on the other hand is in court NOW for a reason. God don't like ugly and he's not too fond of pretty!
When things get heated, Phaedra tries to change the topic. She did it at the Spa, she did it when Kenya tried to talk to her on the trip to Savannah, and she also did it last season when Cynthia confronted her about the unintentional voicemail message.
Phaedra, Apollo was in a traumatic situation and needs healing as demonstrated by his extreme reaction to Brandon. That was simply not deserved!
He is the father of your children - for their sake, get him therapy and let him heal before putting him in those potentially volatile situations!
I actually commend you for loving a man like him; but, don't underestimate the effect of 6 years of incarceration!
You and he should both apologize to Brandon, and thank him for not pushing for charges to be filed! That was not self-defense. Peter was holding Brandon down, and Apollo pummelled him! Even if arguably you believe it was self defense, it was excessive!
What business did he have jumping in? Christopher grabbed and squeezed a woman's arm - you know with all your alleged education and training that was inappropriate regardless of how you feel about Kenya!
What kind of women applaud and agree with men making comments about a woman, and laying hands on a woman!
Natalie is a big girl and could take care of herself - and if she can't, she should not have been gossiping about Todd and Kandi to gain entrée into the show.
Shame on you all!
My heart goes out to you Phaedra, and you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God in his mercy and wisdom bring peace and happiness to your busy life, either by giving you something, or by taking something away.
As I watched today's episode, I was very disappointed to see how you and Apollo did not take responsibility for your behavior. Kenya maybe responsible for starting the melee, but Apollo was in the middle of the melee. What is more disgusting is the fact that the next day, you and Apollo are talking about the night before and tells you his version of what went down. At the end, he apologizes to you for his behavior. Really? Please remember there's like 10 cameras around you that is taping the show. So it would be nice for both of you as a 2014 New Year Resolution to apologize to Brandon.
Phaedra, I am sorry to say, but Apollo resents you and all that you have accomplished. He is still a street dude, and does not fit into your lifestyle. It bothers him that you have the education, money, contacts, and especially reputation. I think he took out his frustations on Brandon because he was with Kenya. I belive he wanted to show Kenya what a he man he was and what Brandon is not.
About the fight, even though Apollo was going mad, Peter was holding Brandon down. When you and Kenya was pulling Apollo off of Brandon, why couldn't he get up. That's because Peter was still holding him down. Peter and Apollo are street guys, and when Apollo noticed Peter holding Brandon by the neck. It triggered the hate in Apollo. I have seen it in clubs before. Two guys get into a fight, then all of a sudden there are a few more who jump in. If Brando was not being held by Peter, he would have been able to get up and face Apollo.
Phaedra, a business women you are terrific! with that said your ugliness is "shouting out" when it comes to Kenya, Phaedra your anger should be directed at APOLLO he is YOUR husband he shouldn't have even txted her back..he could have put a stop to it if he WANTED to, but he didn't want to....the show is portraying you and Apollo wanting different things, different goals ect sad ...personally I see your husband acting like a kid in high school....after his recent arrest I hope you would start to distance yourself from him...
I use to like Phaedra but the more I read about Apollo and this mess he is in ...I smell something and it is not good. I think Phaedra in my humble opinion was in the cookie jar with Apollo as well. She's NO dummy - She's a lawyer. Apollo is a hothead - Why did Phaedra get involved with a guy like this in the first place? Does she have that low of self esteem ? I think Apollo was a trophy for her. I do think Apollo has much resentment for Phaedra because she seems to call the shots. Did they have an agreement of sorts after he got out of prison and that's why they married? Shady stuff going down in Atlanta I fear. Nene Leakes is ghetto in my opinion. I have NEVER liked her. She is definitely a chit stirrer. Don't like Peter either - I would just assume see the show dropped because too many games being played and I hate it when women are fighting amongst themselves as this bunch does - script or no script. Really, all I see are women bringing each other down and to me that is not cool. Just my opinions and one last thing, Brandon is a JERK.
it's funny how they call little porsha stupid. did you see that she told chris to take his seat when he first got up? she saw that things were going to get out of hand and tried to keep it in check. go porsha!
Phaedra you are a smart business woman but you lack common sense in your personal relationship with your spouse. You need to both go to marriage counselling at your church. You need to read the book of Ephesians together. Since your parents are pastors I'm suprised you married this type of man. He is an embarrassment to your family. 8k on strippers. You know there is alot going on with that.
@hannah79 Yes, I am waiting for Phaedra to blog too. I thought Phaedra did a wonderful job stating that Apollo's hands were not clean. I love Phaedra and Apollo, I am anxious to see the turn of events with their marriage, Apollo's court case. Phaedra is keeping it together and she will rise out of the ashes without a mark. Apollo on the other hand, well....
@JillTJ2010 What show were you watching or are you a shill for Apollo?
@LoveMonkey53 ~ excellent post!! thank you...
@LoveMonkey53 I am in 100% agreement with you and like the kind way that you expressed your feeling.
@fanobravoteam LOL What!!!!?????
@Nastybaby She's always in denial. Look at the mess her & Apollo are in.
@Nastybaby and what is wrong with that?
BEAUTIFULLY SAID !!!!
@Michael101 I agree with you about Brandon up to a point. Brandon has aligned himself with an absolute horror of a woman (Kenya) and I would not be apologizing to him even though I may want to because of it. Better to just be silent from a legal standpoint as well.
Honey if that happened he would hav ebeen killed. Its best the other men tried to braek up th efight. Let snot forget it takes two poeple to fight. It was not all Apollo.
I don't want the show to end but I agree with all you have said .....it is good when people finally awaken and see phaketra for who she really is
Fellow fan I hope you are wrong about Phaedra being guilty as wellas Apollo. I have never been a fan of Phaedra. I think she lies about a lot of things. However I do not wish her bad luck. Thisis a horrible thing and it will destroy their marriage if they can not get out from under.
@KatKreations Why is Brandon a jerk? I agreed with you up until that point. What did he do to make him a jerk? I'm curious.
@Gresha Everyone deserves love and I commend Phaedra for being a big enough woman to see Apollo despite his mistakes! BUT, you are wrong to throw him into this public light given the PTSD from which he suffers after 6 years of incarceration, at an apparently young age! He needs healing first - for your boys sake!
No more fatherless sons, please! Give Apollo a break and keep him out of these volatile situations!
He was wrong for his attack on Brandon and I know you and he both know it - no matter what you think of Kenya!
@msmith76 she did not apologize, what show were you watching, she only made excuses.
@msmith76 I sincerely hope you don't mean that. You do Apollo no favors by saying he is capable of killing another man in a fight over some childish mess that was not even his beef to begin with. You make Apollo out to be some warrior who can take anybody. We don't know what might have happened if it had not been two against one. I for one prefer to see no one getting beat down or killed.
The real issues here are who started the fight, the difference between breaking up a fight and jumping in yourself and why Apollo and Peter got involved in the first place. It was Brandon and Christopher's fight, if there had to be one. I'm not condoning anyone's violence but I don't like hearing that Apollo would have "killed" Brandon without intervention. Bravo needs to think seriously about hiring security for RHOA tapings if that is the prevailing mentality among the cast members.
I also did not appreciate Nene telling Kenya she was lucky she didn't get her ass beat. Come on. Kenya may have her faults but that doesn't mean its a reason to be jumped on. That's not how intelligent people solve their differences. We are not animals.
@debharrington I take that back about Brandon. After I watched more of the Pillow Talk fight - Brandon was taking the beatings and I did feel for him. I will tell you that Apollo looked like a crazed individual as I re-watched that episode. He was so out of control.
He jumped up and thre the punch. No one addressed him. He overreacted. Why was he there? Is he Kenyas Bodyguard? Who is he?