Is this Phaedra Parks’ way of publicly addressing her estranged husband Apollo Nida’s claim, as seen on Sunday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, that she cheated on him with a man from Africa nicknamed Mr. Chocolate? On Friday night, Phaedra posted a photo of herself with her best friend, who goes by the nickname White Chocolate.
In October, 2014, Phaedra’s representative, in a statement to RumorFix, denied that she engaged in an affair.
“Phaedra has been a completely faithful wife and any rumors to the contrary are completely false. In addition, she does not even know any man named Chocolate. The whole thing just reeks of a fabricated story; an African man named Chocolate? Give me a break.”
Phaedra Parks, during her October, 2014, appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, denied cheating on Apollo Nida with Chocolate.
“I think it’s totally absurd to think that I cheated. They’re saying that I had an affair with a man from Africa named Chocolate. Now, everybody knows that I do love a Snickers bar every once in a while, but it’s definitely not a man from Africa that I’ve ever had an affair with. It’s just absurd.”
In November, 2014, a source told RumorFix that the only Chocolate Phaedra knows is a woman.
“Phaedra has been a completely faithful wife and any allegations to the contrary are outright lies. This whole Mr. Chocolate story is false. If you look at Phaedra’s Instagram, you will see she has a close female friend of 20 years whose nickname is Chocolate.”
Phaedra has the support of co-star NeNe Leakes. NeNe, during her Watch What Happens Live appearance on Sunday, pointed out that Phaedra has a good girlfriend known as White Chocolate, and that she may have been the person whom Phaedra exchanged texts with.
” I don’t know whether Phaedra’s having an affair with a man named Chocolate or not… Phaedra does have a girlfriend named White Chocolate that she is best friends with and was a bridemaid in her wedding. I do know White Chocolate myself.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Phaedra Parks’ good friend and The Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Kandi Burruss also addressed Apollo Nida’s behavior on the last episode. She wrote that “Apollo wasn’t thinking clearly” and commended Phaedra on keeping her cool.
Kenya Moore, however, remains unconvinced. In her latest blog post, Kenya accused Phaedra of running a smear campaign against Apollo.
“When I witnessed all the accusations about him threatening to burn the house down, having punched holes in the walls (which we did not see), and her mother stating she doesn’t want to come home and find ‘everybody dead,’ it seemed to me like another one of her smear campaigns, thereby making it easier to defend the cheating allegations coming down the pike… [Phaedra], who promised to be with [Apollo] until death do them part, really meant until ‘Chocolate’ do them part.”
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