Phaedra Parks Slams People Who Think She Should Should Take Her Boys To Visit Their Dad In Prison

Posted on Apr 24 2015 - 9:05am by Norrth Cafe

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In addition to giving Phaedra Parks the opportunity to labor on about Nene’s performance in Cinderella, Bravo interviewers hit Phaedra with tough questions, this week, including asking her why she hasn’t taken her children to see their father:

“Despite the fact that I’m on a reality show, there are some things in my life that are off-limits. People who watch the show only get one slice of the entire Phaedra pie, and it’s unfair to make judgments about someone, or a situation, without having all the information.”

I found that comment very odd considering how easy it has been for Ms. Parks to sit in judgment of others without having all of the information.  Despite that, she wants fans to back off of her life can choices.  The statement continues:

“The one thing I will say is that every single decision I make is based on one thing: the well-being of my two boys. It’s easy for people to ask why she did that or why she isn’t doing this, but the simple truth is unless you are in that situation yourself, you really can’t make that judgment. I do my best to make smart decisions after carefully considering all options and consulting with experts and others who advise me. I know in my heart that everything I do is based on what is best for my children.”

Given the scrutiny the family is experiencing and the constant questions about how the children are coping, one could ask if it wouldn’t be in the best interest of the children to pull them out of the public eye and move into a private life. Is it time for Ms. Parks to leave the “Real Housewives of Atlanta?”  She also seems to discount the experiences of the audience.

Some may remember that Kandi’s comment was that she has been in a situation in which she has visited a number of others who have been incarcerated. She has been largely silent about Phaedra’s choices while her husband Todd has been solidly team Apollo, on the issue of the children, at least.

It’s not a situation anyone wants to be in, but with the nation holding one of the world’s highest rates of incarceration, it’s not as if she is the only mother dealing with this tough issue. There are assuredly RHOA fans who have been in her situation, and there is enough evidence that children need their parents, even those who have been incarcerated – as long as they are not incarcerated of crimes related to the treatment of the child.

I think fans can be empathetic and sympathetic and realize that this is a tough situation for any partner who hoped to spend a lifetime with a spouse and then learns that will not happen.  Fans may be wondering if Ms. Parks is in too raw of a situation to separate her need to be away from her husband from her children’s need to be with their father.

The best of luck to this family in finding its way.


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  • rasta

    I TOTALLY agree with Phaedra. I’m happy that she’s not in the financial disaster that the Guidices are in where she’s pretty much pressed by Bravo and debtors to HAVE to parade her children back and forth to prison for magazine shots. Phaedra will NEVER expose her sons to that life changing fiasco for money or for uncaring greedy media/Bravo peeps/haters etc. And no matter what anyone THINKS she should do, she’s a very smart woman who will do the very best she can for her children. That man only pretended to want to be around tnose kids when his repeat felon foul azz knew he was going to prison. He had every opportunity NOT to go there. And now, all the welfare mothers with nothing but time and babies are marching their butts and babies into those barbed wire gates being patted down,children being frisked, diapers being searched by likely molesters. All because that monster demands her to do so. He also demands her to “PUT MONEY ON MY BOOKS”. Well sorry haters cause THAT AINT’ GONNA HAPPEN. He even complained to Peter that his brother who lives in the projects with his mother should be allowed to pick up her sons and transport them to prison so this demon can brainwash them to be exactly like him. REALLY? Phaedra ddoesn’t know his brother. He could be a child molester for all she knows. Just shows how immature, delusional and downright IGNORANT Apollo is and all his friends. I’I’m so glad she’s divorcing this horrible mistake and is not as STUPID as these dumb women who think she should hang on to “THE SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE” until this man takes her life Which is exactly what would happen. Nothing but love for you Phaedra.

    • Bad Barbie

      The only difference between the Nida’s and the Giudices, is that Phaedra didn’t get caught. She is full of ish.

      • RonnieIsBack


      • rasta

        Really Bad Barbie? I mean really??? Let’s see,Nida vs. Juicy=same. Phaedra vs. Tre=one uneducated thin mint witless dingbat which of course is Teresa whose shorted brain will forever ride the short bus. Then there’s the poised, prim and proper pearl of the south….”Catch Me If You Can” Phaedra Parks. You’ll NEVER see her peering through prison bars (not even to shop for another hubby) lol

  • Marsbars09

    I agree with one one of the last paragraphs where it states Fake is more in need to separate herself from Apollo than keeping her sons away from their father.
    I thought it was reported other relatives or friends have taken the boys to see their father? I understand Fake doesn’t want to see Apollo.
    I never felt Fake should have returned to RHOA this season. She has too many things going on in her REAL life that she doesn’t want to share with the world.

    • hardtimz

      ITA but after that story line ended, there wasn’t much to watch or care about. And I didn’t even watch the last five episodes….looooosing my taste for reality TV. Or maybe they need new blood and story lines.

  • Bad Barbie

    I’m over it. Her kids, her issue. It will be up to them to judge her once they are grown.

    • hardtimz

      Hi barbie ITA signed…timez up and nobody cares!

  • hardtimz

    I agree her kids her issue, she’s lucky anyone is even mentioning her name…no cares.

  • Norrth

    I think the best way to protect those children is to keep ALL of their family life off air. The Giudices never learned that lesson and I think it’s horrible to force children to have their lives played out like that.

    • Marsbars09


  • RonnieIsBack

    This Fake Frog…get off the tv then..she exploits her kids better than most..all that pomp and circumstance….

  • HoyesMiGente

    I don’t blame her a bit.

  • Mary K

    It is every parents choice. sad that there even is the need for choice but it falls with her.
    Probably not the best way to start there early years.

  • donna

    If she doesn’t take them so what? Those are her children!