Phaedra Parks might have been flying under the radar this year while she was filming The Real Housewives of Atlanta. After Phaedra learned that her ex-husband had lied to her about his business dealings and had been sentenced to eight years behind bars for fraud and identity theft, Parks felt that she only had one option left when it came to moving on with her two sons. Parks didn’t want to be married to him anymore, and Phaedra filed for divorce. While Parks may have been hoping for a calm life after filing for divorce, the previews for the next few weeks of the show include bomb threats and children in need.
According to a new Bravo report, Phaedra Parks has plenty of things to deal with on this season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Just as she’s planning on helping and giving back to the children of Flint, Michigan, she faces a bomb threat from one of her clients. Bravo hasn’t revealed the details about this bomb threat, but it sounds like one of her clients wasn’t happy with the outcome of a case and decided that he wanted to hurt the lawyer. He supposedly carried a grenade into her office and wanted to blow up her office, essentially killing them both.
But just a week prior to this happening, Phaedra Parks was putting others before herself as she wanted to help people in Flint, Michigan with the water crisis. And she opened up to Bravo about what she wanted to do and why.
“Since learning about the Flint water crisis, I have visited the city numerous times to advocate for them regarding the water issue. During one of my visits to Flint I had the opportunity to visit several schools and interact with the students. After speaking and marching with numerous parents and listening to their concerns for their children’s health and welfare, I wanted to do something special for the children affected the most by the water crisis. After speaking about my desires, YMCA Camp Copneconic and I began a collaborative effort to make my dream a reality, Camp Impact,” Phaedra Parks explains in an interview with Bravo about why she wanted to do something for the children of Flint.
Surprisingly, Phaedra Parks decided to invite Kenya Moore to the charity event she was putting on for the children in Michigan because that’s her home state. And even though the ladies had been bickering, Parks had hoped that her co-stars could put the drama behind them and move forward. And she understands that there is tension between some of the ladies, which she accepts, but the constant bickering can be tedious.
“Given our history, there was some initial trepidation. However, since Michigan is Kenya’s home state, I knew she would want to help Flint children. I was focused more on making a beneficial impact on the community and less on the history of our relationship,” Phaedra Parks explains to Bravo about her decision to get all of her co-stars together to help the children of Flint, Michigan, adding that she had hoped all of the ladies would stop their continuous bickering.
“In the words of the late Rodney King, “Can’t we all just get along?” I know disagreements are inevitable, but the nonstop bickering can be exhausting. I am just glad they agreed to coexist for the benefit of the Flint children,” Phaedra Parks points out in her blog for Bravo, adding that she is happy that the ladies agreed to get along.
What do you think of Phaedra Parks’ comments about the ladies on the show? Are you surprised that she’s going through so much, including the bomb threat that will be seen on the show next week?
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