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Week By Bravo: Phaedra Speaks Out

Plus: 'Vanderpump Rules' returns, Harold Dieterle's new cookbook and more.

By Sade Muhammad

Phaedra Parks is ready for the next chapter: she opened up about her split from husband Apollo Nida in her first interview this week. Many of her fellow Bravolebs also marked milestones, from Tamra's court victory to LuAnn's big estate sale. Read on for all the news and gossip you missed in the Bravoverse this week.

Phaedra Breaks Her Silence
Phaedra says she did all she could for her now-incarcerated husband Apollo. He reported to prison for an eight-year sentence last month, and now Phaedra is raising her two children on her own. "I’m an attorney myself and so I wanted him to have the best so we could fight this together, but obviously it did not turn out like that,” she told Ellen in an interview on Wednesday. She also admitted raising two young children without their father is no easy feat. "It’s extremely hard," she says. Read more about her revealing interview here.

Tamra Wins the Custody Battle
Despite the joy that Tamra Judge found with her new husband Eddie, the child custody battle between her and ex-husband always loomed. But clearer skies are here: the judge in the case dismissed the motion for Simon’s sole custody for two of her three kids. Read to find out what Tamra had to say about last week’s hearing.

LuAnn Is Having an Estate Sale
LuAnn’s children are leaving the nest. What’s that mean for the rest of us? Possibly ‘nesting’ on some furniture fit for a royal at her Estate Sale! Countess LuAnn de Lesseps will be holding a sale at her home in Bridgehampton, Long Island from October 24-26 since she’ll be locating to a cozier place in Sag Harbor. Click here to see pics of her super chic furniture and art!

Top Chef’s Harold Dieterle Releases His First Cookbook
The very first winner of Top Chef, Harold Dieterle, has debuted his very first cookbook. Kitchen Notebook features over 100 recipes, tips, and tricks for cooking like a seasoned chef in your own home. Spaghetti with Crab Fra Diavolo and Toasted Bread Crumbs, anyone? YES please! Get recipes and a Q&A with the chef here.

Checking In With Jaime Primak
Jaime Primak isn’t saying goodbye to the spotlight just because Season 1 of Jersey Belle wrapped up. Jaime is taking her Jersey girl flair on the road. This month alone, she’s partnering with Keurig to bring her popular webisode series #Cawfeetawk to a city near you. Find out what else is on her to-do list (and her fondest memories from Season 1!) here.

Vanderpump Is Back
Tom is no longer dating his ex, Kristin; Kristin is now dating a much younger bus boy James; Stassi moved to NYC and back again (with her new boyfriend). In other words, season 3 of Vanderpump Rules is only weeks away! Click here to watch a teaser clip.

Vicki Reunites With Kara Keough
Even though Jeana Keough and family are no longer on The Real Housewives of Orange County, that doesn’t mean they are not still in Vicki’s life. Well…sort of. She took to Instagram this week to post pictures of her reuniting with Jeana’s daughter Kara Keough Bosworth. Vicki doesn’t talk to former housewife Jeana after the two of them had a falling out on the show, but perhaps hanging out with her daughter is the first step in reconciliation. Read more here.

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