Phaedra Parks is paying the price for being dishonest with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” bestie Porsha Williams. During the final installment in the Season 9 reunion, Phaedra admitted to spreading a vicious rumor suggesting that Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker wanted to drug and rape Porsha.
Sources have told Us Weekly that Phaedra won’t be returning to the show in Season 10. Bravo did not respond to the publication’s request for comment, but the source claims they’re not planning to have her back. Phaedra’s not yet addressed firing rumors directly.
“Phaedra is not coming back as of now,” a source told Us. “ Bravo is not planning to ask her back.”
While it’s unlikely the network’s made any official casting decisions at this time, Phaedra told People she isn’t quite done with “RHOA” just yet. She noted that being on the cast “has its ups and downs,” but said she’d return if asked. One of those ups and downs, it seems, is that Phaedra feels “RHOA” doesn’t always accurately depict certain scenarios.
“It’s not always accurate, of course,” she told People. “But for the moments that they capture something that’s real — like being a mom, helping someone out, having a very sensitive moment on television that turns into something beautiful — that’s the legacy that counts when it comes to reality TV. The moments that change people’s lives.”
Andy Cohen, who hosted the “RHOA” reunion, has given no indication of whether or not Phaedra’s going to be on Season 10. He’s been clear, though, that he was equally shocked by the mother of two’s participation in spreading salacious claims about Kandi and Todd. Andy told Us he didn’t expect that from Phaedra, adding that she hid it well.
“I was just very surprised — not just by the revelation that Phaedra spread. I was just surprised by her,” he told the publication. “She seemed kind of withdrawn about it.”
For her part, Phaedra’s been quiet on social media since the reunion. On Monday, she shared an Instagram post featuring an inspirational quote that some thought was related to her situation. The text read, “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.”