Gossip: RHOA’s Newest Member, Phaedra Parks

RHOA's Phaedra & Husband


Last week, I gave you a teaser of what we can expect on the upcoming season of Real Housewives of Atlanta. When word got out a few months ago that Phaedra Parks, a successful and popular Atlanta attorney, was the new cast member, folks started talking about her husband being a criminal.  

RHOA's Kandi and Phaedra Compliments of AJC.com


Apparently, before the first episode premiers, Phaedra wanted to clear the gossip air and set the record straight. Here’s her open letter via Vibe

“My husband was convicted of a white-collar crime. It was racketeering. He comes up for an appeal and we just hope that works out positively. But he wasn’t guilty of harming any person or anybody and unfortunately that’s what happened. I married my husband because I loved him and he loved me and I think that’s the foundation of any good relationship. I didn’t marry him because of his past or because of his future. I married him because I respected him and I realized⎯everyone should realize that people make mistakes. 

I know who I am and I have a very good sense of my husband and what our relationship is built on. So at the end of the day I have to go home to him and so whomever you marry has to be your personal choice. And that has to be a choice that you’re willing to live with. I married him because I love him, not because somebody else loves him and has to live with him and deal with him every day it’s because I do so if you can live with your decision then that’s all that matters.” 

Full letter here

Here to see the trailer for the upcoming season.


One Response

  1. He’s fine as hell.

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