Phaedra Parks at the Atlanta junket

Phaedra Parks Switches Focus Following ‘RHOA’ Drama

Phaedra Parks was reportedly fired from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but sources say that she is not too depressed over it — at least, she is not showing it publicly. While she may have lost the gig following lies that she spread about other cast members, sources say that Parks is moving on with her life and focusing on other things — more positive things.

For starters, Parks will appear in an upcoming episode of USA’s Big Star Little Star. She plans to donate her earnings to charity, according to Radar Online. Parks has her own charity foundation already set up and sources say that she is going to be spending some more time moving things forward and raising money for the less fortunate.

In addition to her appearance on Big Star Little Star, Parks is reportedly going to spend time getting things done for the Phaedra Foundation.

“Phaedra is currently working on her Phaedra Foundation. She’s starting the renovation process for the $1.9 million dollar mansion she bought last October,” an insider told Radar Online.

“Phaedra Foundation mission is to develop responsible young people, create resilient families, and build vibrant communities. Our mission is accomplished through key collaborative efforts that align resources to meet community needs,” reads the foundation’s mission statement.

“Our vision is to provide quality, comprehensive programs that helps students become engaged learners in and out of the classroom, positive risk takers and positive role models for their peers, while also impacting communities and families,” reads their vision statement.

Phaedra Parks has been relatively quiet on social media when it comes to her supposed firing. However, she has been tweeting up a storm lately, responding to fan’s tweets and sending out a lot of love. Although she had quite a dramatic season on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, she still has a lot of fans and people still support her.

Even still, it seems as though Parks has steered clear of any RHOA talk, focusing on her kids and staying positive.

Since the RHOA finale, people have been wondering about Parks’ fate on the show. While it seemed obvious that her hurtful lies ended her time on the Bravo reality show, sources have said that not renewing her contract may have been a long time coming. Sources say that Parks’ storyline is rather boring and that she got canned because she just didn’t bring enough to the show.

“Phaedra was not renewed because she wasn’t willing to share her true personal life. Producers have been begging her to date and open up about what truly went on in her marriage to Apollo [Nida] and react to Apollo’s girlfriend. Phaedra’s storyline just doesn’t warrant her $1.3 million paycheck. The network has reassured Phaedra that she is always welcome to appear in future installments as a guest,” a source told Radar Online.

Bravo has yet to confirm the reports that Parks has not been asked to return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Executive producer Andy Cohen has spoken out about what went down on the finale — he was just as surprised as fans — but he has not spoken directly about reports that Parks has been fired following the reunion specials.

“I was just very surprised — not just by the revelation that Phaedra spread. I was surprised by her. She seemed kind of withdrawn about it,” Cohen said.

Do you think that Phaedra Parks will be back on The Real Housewives of Atlanta? Are you a fan of Parks? If she has been fired, will you miss seeing her on RHOA? Sound off in the comments section below.

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