Divorce obviously affects anyone who’s been married. But can this also apply to friendships?
Judging from the season premiere of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” that may be the case with Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks, who recently split from her husband Apollo Nida.
Although Burruss welcomed Nida into her home during the episode, it was Burruss’ husband Todd Tucker who invited Nida to come to the residence. Nevertheless, Kandi is solidly behind Phaedra, while Todd looks to be aligned with Apollo.
In an interview with BravoTV.com, Phaedra revealed which of her “RHOA” castmates supported her in her time of need.
“NeNe [Leakes] and Porsha [Williams] have been extremely supportive of me and very attentive throughout this entire ordeal, and for that I am extremely grateful,” Phaedra told BravoTV.com. “Unfortunately, some of the others decided to use my personal crises as an opportunity to further their own interests and talk to the media to get press for themselves.”
Phaedra may not have named the ones she felt exploited her divorce for attention, but Kandi got the impression that her friend had doubts about her loyalty.
“Phaedra is always assuming I’m siding with Apollo, which isn’t true. Todd and Apollo became pretty good friends, so I would say he takes Apollo’s side a lot. Todd and I have serious debates over their issues,” said Kandi as she made it known that where her allegiance lies.
“At the end of the day, Phaedra is my girl. I’m always going to be honest with her about what I think. Sometimes we have a difference of opinion, but it’s not because I’m taking anyone’s side against her. Never that!” she stated.
With all the drama between Apollo and Phaedra, tension between Kandi and Phaedra resulted. All this as the season premiered featured Apollo asking for a divorce. The revelation comes as the other “Housewives” expected Phaedra to be the one to ask for the divorce.
Apparently, Apollo’s motivation stemmed from him seemingly being hurt that Phaedra didn’t support him more during his trial and sentencing.
“I’ve been criticized for not being at Apollo’s hearing, but the truth is I had been there for him in so many ways for such a long time. By the time all of this went down, it was apparent the marriage was over and my focus needed to be exclusively on the wellbeing of our children,” she said, adding that she wasn’t surprised that Apollo went there with the divorce.
“After a while you reach a point where you are so numb that nothing fazes you anymore,” she said.
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