EXCLUSIVE: Did Phaedra Parks Use Broken Friendship Storyline With Kandi To Divert From Her TRUE Reality?

Posted on May 4 2015 - 3:05pm by BeachSpin

Kandi, Phaedra, Nene RHOA

One of the more cryptic aspects of the recently concluded season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” was the confusing breakdown of the friendship between Phaedra Parks and Kandi Burruss.  The viewers were led to believe that Kandi was selfishly not supportive of Phaedra’s prison widow plight, which supposedly sent Phaedra into the arms of the uncharacteristically sympathetic NeNe Leakes. Phaedra and Kandi have a long history of bestie loyalty, and something about this scenario simply does not ring true. A little digging uncovered a scenario that makes much more sense, and although it’s just a rumor, the pieces fit together in a way that is much more logical than the puzzle that Parks and Bravo have been presenting.

The logical scenario asserts that Kandi Burruss was well aware that Phaedra Parks was cheating on Apollo with the alleged “Mr. Chocolate.” That knowledge would explain her seemingly uncomfortable and neutral stance when Apollo’s cheating accusations were discussed, which was indignantly interpreted by Phaedra as unsupportive. Kandi made comments during Part two of the reunion, which appeared to be a dodging of a likely alleged belief that would nail Parks in the affair. Was Kandi trying to maintain a shred of integrity, especially in the eyes of her husband Todd, while balancing on the already shaky friendship fence with Phaedra? “As much dirt and drama and stress as he as caused her, if she wanted to meet somebody else then fine…he deserved it.  I didn’t believe it to be anything, I ain’t got time.”

READ: Scandalous! Did Phaedra Parks Cheat On Apollo With Mr. Chocolate? See Pics

It is not a stretch to believe that Phaedra was angry that Kandi didn’t go out on a limb to back her up in her hard fought fidelity claim. This believed diss could have been just the beginning of a carefully thought out plot manipulation, designed to serve Parks in far bigger ways than a viewer could imagine. 

Parks sat for a five hour deposition last June, as part of a defamation lawsuit she was seeking against Angela Stanton, author of ‘Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil.’ The book candidly exposes Apollo and Phaedra’s alleged scams involving check and theft fraud, which resulted in Angela taking the fall, and Phaedra wriggling free. Parks was accused of being evasive, shifty, and unprofessional during the deposition, and was also supposedly caught in lies, making it necessary to remind a LAWYER that her testimony was under the penalty of perjury. 

READ: Did Phaedra Parks Take A Leave Of Absence From RHOA to Avoid Her Angela Stanton Deposition Being Filmed?

Last June would have marked the beginning of this past season’s filming period. Parks was strangely absent from cast involvement during this period of time. In early October, Stanton’s lawyer filed a second ‘Motion to Compel,’ forcing Parks into being deposed for a second time, in direct response to her ornery refusal to full disclosure during the first round. Filming was still underway at this point, with the ongoing legal drama remaining successfully concealed in the background of Parks’ reality.

READ: Exclusive: Phaedra Parks vs Angela Stanton UPDATE!

So how does a slippery southern belle keep the on-camera banter directed away from the real tea? One way would be to throw a friend to the wolves, and create an overblown friendship crisis, which is what many believe Phaedra accomplished with her hyped up beef with Kandi. One look at the duo’s reunion exchange reveals a confused and hurt Burruss, facing off with an emotionless, smug, and seemingly calculated Parks. A forever changed relationship combined with a successfully diverted plot, adds up to a probable mission accomplished for the shady Parks.

Parks also went out of her way to convince the Bravo audience that her felon baby daddy turned husband, was violent and dangerous.  Echoed by her mother, Parks accused Apollo of being a danger to their family, as well as a potential arsonist. No one would argue that Apollo is a career criminal, but unless you call waving a drill around life threatening, there was little evidence of Parks or their children being in any real danger. Common sense tells us that the supposed fresh plastic surgery, and her mirror obsessed Season 7 look, contradicts the impression of a depressed wife and mother in crisis.

Phaedra Parks makes many references to the fact that she had “so much going on” and she was going through “all this stuff.” What Parks really meant by those statements is up for debate, and could truly mean something completely different than what the Bravo viewer believes. 

 

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  • RonnieIsBack

    she is extremely shady….but her day will come…

    • DSS

      Not soon enough!!

    • CoolBreeze15

      And we all should celebrate when it does, LOL!

  • Jennymckitty

    Kandi seemed genuinely hurt by Phadera’s accusations that she isn’t a good friend. I think that Kandi is very loyal and I don’t think she would betray a friend’s confidences. However, I don’t think she would lie for them or to them. I think this is why Phadera pulled away from Kandi. I don’t think Kandi would cosign the abuse stories about Apollo.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Jenny! ITA. One thing Kandi is not is a blind follower. As loyal as she is to her friends she will always tell them how she feels about something.

  • Marsbars09

    So if I understand this blog correctly Fake used the “Kandi is a bad friend storyline” to detract viewers to what was REALLY going on in her life?
    Fake is transparent as they come. I never fell for her poor single mother act for a second. She is just as lowdown & dirty as Apollo.

    • CoolBreeze15

      I agree! I can’t believe so many people are fooled by her Southern Belle and “woe is me the poor Southern woman who lost my husband and have to raise two young boys alone” BS! Wow! People are extremely naïve these days. I’m telling you Phaedra’s karma will be EPIC. I don’t know why some people think Phaedra will never get what she deserves. Look at Bill Cosby. He was one of America’s most UNTOUCHED stars and now look at him. So what makes people think some fish lips looking woman with a big donkey behind won’t go down as well? LOL

      • Bad Barbie

        This is hell. We pay for all we do right here on earth not after dead.

    • Very Fake…so sad she used Kandi as collateral danage. I would not put anything pass Fakedra.

  • cait

    I wondered about these cases. Apollo was a not very bright street hustler and the Guidices are both educationally lacking ! So how did these people put together amazing, convoluted scams worth about $21m/23m together ! Not taking away from their guilt, I think the Feds took an easy road, ‘cos none of these people, Apollo, Joe & TG were capable of creating the scams !
    Any thoughts ?

    • Jennymckitty

      Apollo informed on the masterminds and got a reduced sentence. There has been speculation that the Guidice’s did as well.

      • Bad Barbie

        That would have been public info by now.

  • TartLemon

    I don’t remember Phaedra saying a whole lot about anything this season. Mostly everyone around her did the talking. Occasionally, Phaedra would be present and insert a sentence or two. I also remember her trying to change the subject when she was being dragged into stuff personal or otherwise. Lots of things are attributed to her, but not actually said by Phaedra.

  • cait

    I would love Kandi as a Bestie ‘cos she not tell my shit to anyone. And she could introduce me to her momma, then I could smack the bat in the face !

  • CoolBreeze15

    No lies told! I even said that in my last review that I did on RHOA! Phaedra sold her friendship with Kandi for a storyline and a dollar and I do think Todd believes Phaedra had more to do with those scams that Apollo was pulling! His facial expression said it all! I believe EVERYONE on that set minus Porsha (she’s STUPID) believe Phaedra was involved in criminal activity. The ONLY reason why Nene hasn’t called her out yet was because she needed a fake ally for a storyline since her and Cynthia are on the outs. Hopefully Kandi will move on from Phaedra. That’s not a friend. That’s a fraud that doesn’t care anything about anyone but herself!

    • Marsbars09

      Great theory CB! I’ve always wondered what the rest of the ladies felt about Fake’s possible involvement with Apollo’s scams.

      • Bad Barbie

        Where did you think the money for those lavish showers, sip&see, Mr. President’s bday. etc came from????????????????????

    • Bad Barbie

      How you are going to have 5 degrees and not know where your huzzzzzzzzband works or does for a living??????? where did she think the money was comng from? And please don’t tell me that she 100% supported her family.

      In the 1st deposition, she didn’t answer one single question about her huzzzzzzzbands employment, finances, etc. When she was asked if she owned and LLC with him, she was like “Hmmmmm what? What is that? dont know I wont discuss my huzzzband. We have an accountant I don’t know what he does. Hmmm…”
      It was true mockery and a shame that she is a lawyer disrespecting the law this way.

  • Birdie

    Phaedra said last night that things had been “tenseful”…the biggest load is that she calls herself smart. Criminal thug smart maybe…literate smart…NO.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Birdie! Stressful would have been a sufficient word for Ms. 5 degrees to use instead of tenseful.

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      I agree!!!! Definitely a legend in her own mind. She is neither well-spoken or very intelligent as far as I can see.

      • cait

        Gosh, her BFF status with Gee-Gee was a match made in Heaven/Hell (delete as appropriate) as they have the same “attributes” !

    • colleen

      Tenseful? Too funny. Cynthia’s “Go win a case” was a good zinger too

  • italiano bambino

    I wish kandi would exposed fakedra of who she is but that’s a true friend right there. Something that fakedra doesn’t know.

    • honeybunny

      I wouldnt want Kandi to expose her…but I just hope she has sense enough to walk away

    • Bad Barbie

      But Nene showing her what “TRUE FRANS” are.

  • I can totally see this AATT. Phaedra is shady and conniving. She has assaulted and assassinated Kandi’s character this season. I just find it telling that she can just sit there stone faced while her supposed best friend cried her eyes out. She’s just a nasty woman, and I can’t believe I used to be a fan of her’s.

  • colleen

    Did Phadrea ever answer Andy’s question about Apollo being physically abusive? P.S. was Apollo’s drill electric? Cause it sure wasn’t plugged in!

    • Bad Barbie

      LOL! Do they even make corded drills anymore? I think that was cordless. I have one that looks a lot like it.

      • colleen

        You’re right, Barbie. Vordef drills are probably a thing of the past. Shows you how much I’ve been around drills! Lol

    • say_no_go

      Apollo said himself that Phakey smacked him and cut him. This was on season 3 I believe or 4. This is when they had the double date (Cyn, Peter, Phake, and Apollo)

  • cait

    Just read another recap about the reunion ! Wow, what a different account ! Me-Me and Phaeky made all the clever remarks and shut down Kenya and Cynthia, every time !
    No mention of Cyn’s “Go win a Case” or Kendra’s “I just have dis-respected you” or all the other stuff that had me laughing my socks off ! It was dull, uninformative and incoherent in parts !
    So, thank you Ronnie for a great read !

    • honeybunny

      must have been Michelles blog…she lives for Phaedra…they are friends so she would never say anything against her.

      • cait

        Someone called Mary, hb ! Where does Michelle blog ? Do enjoy reading these crazy accounts, and then I jump on my jet-ski and dash back here to my comfort zone !

        • Bad Barbie

          That site is totally biased. They rewrite history depending on their favorite. So dull.

        • honeybunny

          she’s an atlanta based blogger and she know’s Phaedra very well. She was at teh event where appollo apologized to Kenya. Many are saying it was michelled who called phaedra when she was on her way to the event to inform her apollo was there so Phaedra turned around and retreated, never making it to the event.

        • charma

          Oh Lord, realittyteaa. That woman is obsessed with hating KM. I stopped reading her blogs. The hate for her is personal.

          • cait

            Read this one, charma, as the first chapter makes no sense ! And the rest is bollocks !

  • cait

    Hey CB, Me-Me will never let this happen to her new BBF, as she is Queen of the Airwaves ! But no doubt they will have fallen out by now as Me-Me has no further use for her ! That’s why she wants the girls replaced so she can get herself a new “victim” !

  • honeybunny

    Bravo really needs to stop protecting criminals. You can see right through Phakedra. As much dirt that they air about other housewives….what was the big deal about not making the Stanton case part of the storyline?. The big deal was Phaedra’s selfish ways. She’d rather her husband be exposed and embarrased on tv and she play the innocent victim, than to actually have her own court case as part of her reality.

  • Bad Barbie

    Phaedra spent the last 3 seasons beefing with Kenya and making that her story line while the personal and legal issues were growing with Apollo & herself- this was all kept off the show till TMZ put it on blast.

    If you think about it, for someone that was going through “all this stuff” and yet you only see her fighting this other person over nonsense (in the grand scheme of things) is because she is using it to distract from the REAL story.

    I’ve been saying this forever now!

    She is doing the same with Kandi. I wouldn’t doubt that Kandi distance herself because she sees what a liar and disloyal person Phaedra is. No wonder she is a lawyer. Her and her 5 degrees of schemer.

    • honeybunny

      Right, the Stanton book came out years ago and no one gave it the attention it deserved until TMZ put her blast when teh judge ordered her to sit down again for a deposition after she consistently tried to avoide giving one, then when she did show up, she constently evaded questions and got caught in several lies. particularly about when he asked her if she knew Stanton’s kids. she said no but he pulled out a photo of Phake holding Stanton’s baby…in her own office!!! She’s a creep. I think Apollo was the fool for marrying her!!

      • Birdie

        AATT reported all of this…and has been reporting Angela Stanton news since early 2014.

        • honeybunny

          the stanton book and lawsuit began back in 2012 so it hasnt been a secret on atlanta blogs….No one really started giving it attention until last year. . not shading AATT because Stacy has been covering it quite nicely, but I do know other bloggers who not only have been discussing it, but also reporting to the courthouse as well for the docs. I’ve pretty much followed this case from when Phaedra sued Vibe magazine for the book.

  • Bad Barbie

    What I want is a petition to have her disbarred.

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      hahaha!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!!

  • Bad Barbie

    And why is Nene now claiming to having more money than Kandi? Also, Phaedra was the same person to tell Nene few reunions ago that if there was one “rich bish” on that couch it was Kandi. Uhhmmmhmmm…

    • cait

      Where did you see this Barbie ? Kandi bought all her homes and cars for cash and is very prudent. How did Horse(y)-Horse(y) pay for the mega-mil mansion when all her jobs have dried up ?

  • say_no_go

    Yeah Phadrea, Apollo was going to drill a hole in your head while the camera crew, locksmith, Comcast was outside.

    • cait

      It worked for OJ ! Would anyone notice if she had a frontal lobotomy ? I’m usually happier with a bottle in front of me !

  • cait

    I have said that Wee-Wee jumped on the Phaekie thing, hoping for more air-time as Apollo went off to prison, plus she had no other pals to interact with ! There might be another reason, that Pee-Pee thought Pheckra would confide in her, and give P-P loads of ammo to destroy her !

  • cait

    Still have concerns how Petie tells Cynthia that they’re broke, and came up with $1m shortly after, for the wedding ! Dwight said he’d lent Gregg $10,000, but Gregg said he got $500 from Dwight ! Shady stuff !

  • Kenia

    Bravo! And I don’t mean the network. This write up on Parks’ true nature is spot-on! Great writing too. Your insight is incredible! Thanks. Will share.