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‘Real Housewives’ Star Phaedra Parks To Kandi: ‘Unless You Are In My Shoes…’

Real Housewives star Phaedra Parks has been a single mother for almost two years, as Apollo Nida turned himself in back in October of 2014. She felt betrayed by her husband, who had been doing fraudulent activities behind her back. These days, she’s taking care of their two children, who are growing up without a father. And throughout the Real Housewives of Atlanta season, her co-stars had plenty of thoughts about why Parks should bring her children to see Nida more often.

According to a new report, Real Housewives star Phaedra Parks is now addressing some of the criticism that she received during the Atlanta reunion. Kandi Burruss kept telling her that she couldn’t keep her children away from their father, and Burruss did share some thoughts during the reunion about their relationship. As it turns out, this Real Housewives star may not have been listening to her friend’s advice.

“As I said during the discussion, unless you are in my shoes, in my house, paying my bills, and dealing with what is going on in my life, you cannot tell me what I should or should not be doing. Everyone makes choices in life; I made mine and Apollo made his, and unfortunately Apollo’s choices caused him to be separated from his children. The children’s needs and well-being come before Apollo’s and also before mine. That is what being a parent is about, and I think anyone who criticizes the decisions I have made regarding my family needs to be mindful of that,” Parks explains of the Real Housewives drama that went down at the reunion special last week.

Of course, Parks has been very vocal on The Real Housewives of Atlanta about having some positive role models for her children. She wants positive, influential and powerful male role models for her children and she doesn’t think her husband is a positive example these days, especially based on his behavior on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Throughout the season, Parks talked about how people often misjudge the African American male, and she provided an example when the ladies were in Miami. Tammy’s nephew acted out and got into a fight with the security guards. But Parks may not have liked the way it was portrayed on The Real Housewives Of Atlanta.

“I continue to believe that we must be careful about creating misperceptions about people which can be used to fuel stereotypes and injustice. Many people in our group are quick to point out purported wrongs but never work towards making a change or difference in themselves or the community. I am passionate about social issues and work hard in the community to positively impact the evolution of social ills,” this Real Housewives star has revealed about the common misconceptions of African American males.

Even though Kandi kept giving her friend advice throughout the Real Housewives season, she’s tired of talking about it, especially since her friend isn’t taking any of the advice. According to a Bravo report, Kandi had a brief answer when asked about her friendship with Phaedra.

“I don’t feel anything. I’m tired of being asked about it.”

Burruss had revealed that she felt it was necessary for Dylan and Ayden to be close with their father, especially since some of her family members had been incarcerated and didn’t have a close relationship with their parents. But it sounds like Parks doesn’t want to talk about this on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, especially since her parenting decisions are under a microscope.

What do you think of Phaedra Parks’ response to Kandi’s advice from the Real Housewives reunion?

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