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Phaedra Parks Explains Why She Stayed Silent on Those Kandi Burruss Lesbian Rumors

Here's why the #RHOA mom didn't speak up when this major gossip came out.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Why Phaedra Stayed Silent

The ladies of The Real Housewives of Atlanta didn't do much roasting of marshmallows during their recent glamping trip, opting instead to roast each other as the rumors about Kandi Burruss' sexuality finally got back to the music mogul. Even though Phaedra Parks may have been all about the gossip with Porsha Williams and Shereé Whitfield earlier in the season, she kept mostly mum when the subject came up among the entire squad. 

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Phaedra kept quiet sipping her wine at that explosive dinner.

Of course, one might find that behavior to be a bit shady, as Andy Cohen did during Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, prompting Phaedra to explain herself. "At the end of the day, I came on the trip to be positive, and we all know that Porsha can handle herself," she told the host. "Porsha's a strong woman, Porsha's a great friend, and she is not a liar. I will say that."

Phaedra went on to say that she didn't feel like speaking up about the matter would have helped anything anyway. "But then on the second note, it was already becoming very heated, and it was already going in a bad direction, so I didn't need to add any more fuel to that fire," she said. 

Relive the fallout from the explosive moment, below.

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