Porsha Williams and Phaedra Parks are so close they even have a name for themselves: Frick and Frack. And while their friendship often includes LOL-worthy antics, their bond was actually forged in something a little more serious, according to Porsha.
"For me, I think I gravitated towards her because her situation was really similar to me: going through a divorce in the public eye. Whether I love that person still or whether I despise that person, it's a breakdown of a family. And so I just kind of wanted to be close to another woman. It doesn't matter who she is," The Real Housewives of Atlanta pal recently told The Daily Dish. (Porsha split from Kordell Stewart in 2013, while Phaedra recently finalized her divorce from Apollo Nida following their split in 2014.) "I'm gonna go and be there by a sister's side if she needs me. So our relationship has definitely changed and we've definitely gotten a whole lot closer."
But, that doesn't mean their hangout sessions are all about reflecting on those painful memories. "I'm that friend, by the way, if you're going through a tough time we don't have to man bash, we don't have to go through the whole drama," she said. "I'm the one that's gonna be like, 'Girl, let's go out. Let's have some lunch. Let's just talk about whatever. Let's shop.' I'm that fun friend. And it was surface at first, but we've really become close friends."
That means that Porsha is here for her pal as she navigates the dating scene. And Porsha and Phaedra are concocting the perfect plan to find potential mates: by cooking up their own dating app. "Now that she's single and I'm ushering her into the single world, we're like, 'We want to do an app that would be a safe place for women and men who are serious about finding love.' So she and I are really concentrating on that and really trying to make it interactive," she said. "We're gonna be very involved in this app and helping people find love."
So if you plan on swiping right on Phaedra's profile, Porsha has an idea of the kind of guy you should be. "[Her] kids, they still talk to their dad [and] they still have a relationship, so he's there. [She needs someone] not to take his place, but someone who can be there and they see their mom being loved on," she said. "Somebody who is going to love her kids and really be a good man and be a good example."
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