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‘Well, Keep Hope Alive’: Phaedra Parks Hints at Returning to the ‘RHOA’ Despite Explosive Exit

Former Real Housewives of Atlanta television personality Phaedra Parks may be reclaiming her axed peach sooner than many may think. Parks appeared on People to discuss her return to the Bravo television show. 

“Well, keep hope alive,” the 46-year-old said during the interview.

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Former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Phaedra Parks @phaedraparks/Instagram

Parks’ exit from the show was explosive after a heated four-part season 9 finale and reunion. She admitted to spreading a rumor about current peach-holder Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker.

Parks claimed that the couple wanted to take advantage of housewife Porsha Williams sexually in a sort of “dungeon” in their home. She apologized to both Williams and Burruss. 

“I’m sorry, Porsha … I didn’t know if it was true or not … If something would have happened to you, I would have been a bad friend,” Parks said. 

“I’m sorry — I can apologize; I’m sorry, Kandi,” she continued. “I shouldn’t have repeated it. I’m sorry, it was bad judgment on my part. I’m sorry. I can’t change it.”

The damage had been done, because during “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” in 2018, Burruss said Parks’ accusation was “too far” and “too much.” 

“I was shocked, angry, disgusted … I could go on. Even with everything that had happened between me and Phaedra, I still didn’t think Phaedra would go so low as to tell someone that I wanted to drug them,” Burruss wrote on  

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Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker. @Kandi/Instagram

While fans are begging for Parks’ return, Burruss said that she would leave “RHOA” if Parks were given a peach. 

 For now, fans will have to be satisfied with catching Parks on “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition” with boyfriend Medina Islam, whom she’s been dating since March 2019. 

“Right now, I’m trying to find love, I’m not trying to fight love,” the mother of two said to People. 

Reportedly, the two met through a dating app, although Parks claimed that she knew of him in Atlanta. 

Parks was married to Apollo Nida from 2009 to 2017, who has also appeared on “RHOA.”

However, the pair’s marriage faltered in 2014 after Nida was sent to prison on charges of bank fraud and identity theft for eight years at the FCI Fort Dix, a low-security federal correctional institution in New Jersey. 

Nida’s sentence was reduced one year later, and he became a free man in summer of 2019. He and Parks share two sons, Dylan, 8, and Ayden, 11. 

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