Former ‘RHOA’ Star Phaedra Parks Speaks on Whether She’d Ever Return to the Show

For many fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, season 13 was a little dry. Two new cast members — LaToya Ali and Drew Sidora — joined the fold and brought their own drama to the table with Kenya Moore.

However, some viewers spent the season remarking how much they missed faces from the past, including Nene Leakes and Phaedra Parks. While Leakes voiced her discontent with Bravo since her departure, Parks has been quiet about RHOA in recent years. But she spilled during a recent sit-down with Andy Cohen.  

Phaedra Parks attends ‘Victoria's Voice - An Evening to Save Lives’ event on October 25, 2019
Phaedra Parks attends ‘Victoria’s Voice – An Evening to Save Lives’ event on October 25, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada | Bryan Steffy/Getty Images

Phaedra Parks left ‘RHOA’ and appeared on other reality shows

Ever since she finished her run on the Real Housewives in 2017, Phaedra Parks is repeatedly asked if she’ll return. As a working mom, she’s juggling home, a law practice, and providing mortuary services.

After leaving the show, she focused her attention on her businesses. However, Parks also showed up on other reality series such as Braxton Family Values and Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition.

With the latter, Parks and her boyfriend Medina Islam hit the Boot Camp mansion to seek assistance for their relationship issues. The couple went viral for a short moment after Parks revealed that she never had sex with him the entire time they’d been together.

Fans liked seeing her back on TV, but after the show concluded for the season, Parks flew back under the radar.

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Parks speaks on Kenya Moore and return to ‘RHOA’

Parks joined other former Housewives for a catch-up session on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. That included some fan Q&A.

When asked for her thoughts on Kenya Moore’s divorce from Marc Daly, Parks took the high road. She and Moore famously did not get along well, and sometimes the drama continued off camera. But Parks did not bash Moore.

“Marriage is sacred, and I would not want to see anyone’s marriage end,” she said. “I didn’t know him personally, but I just know marriage is tough. So, if you can make it work, I would love to see everyone’s marriage work, but if you can’t, peace is always paramount.”

Andy polled all the women to see if they’d consider returning to their former shows if asked, and Parks’ response was sort of lukewarm. It’s a “maybe” for her.  

Elsewhere in the show, she shared that there’s nothing about her tenure on RHOA that she wants to clear up. Parks said let rumors be rumors and people can keep talking. And off camera, she’s on good terms with Cynthia Bailey and Nene Leakes.

By the way, Parks knows Bolo too

Season 13 of RHOA spent a hefty amount of time focused on Bailey’s bachelorette party and “Strippergate.” Bolo’s name stayed in the rotation as he’s the exotic dancer at the center of the rumors. As it happens, Parks knows him too and introduced Kandi and the rest of the ladies to him way back in season 4.

“I brought Bolo to the Housewives for the Tags event when I made Kandi a cake. Remember, I made her my old-fashioned pound cake. Yeah, so I brought him as well,” she said.