Phaedra Parks CONFIRMS She’s Negotiating Her ‘RHOA’ Return Amid Kandi Burruss’ Exit!
According to Phaedra Parks, the network is actively seeking to feature the Atlanta attorney, mortician, businesswoman and mom in what could be the biggest comeback in reality TV history.
Phaedra Parks is currently showcasing her versatility by appearing in both Season 10 of Married To Medicine on Bravo and Season 2 of The Traitors on Peacock. Despite her active roles in these series, there’s a persistent fan demand for her comeback to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. For a long time, such a return appeared highly unlikely because of the enduring strife with her former friend and co-star, Kandi Burruss.
Kandi has made it clear that should Phaedra make a comeback to RHOA, she would exit the series. She has firmly stated her lack of interest in revisiting past conflicts or pursuing reconciliation with Phaedra. As fans know, Kandi typically holds a grudge indefinitely.
Amid active discussions about a potential cast shakeup and reboot for season 16, Kandi took a proactive approach. She preempted any forthcoming casting alterations by declaring her departure from the show at the 2024 Grammys just last week.
Merely days after Kandi announced her exit, reports emerged confirming Porsha Williams’ return to the Bravo reality series for season 16. Additionally, Kenya Moore also slated to join her in leading a potentially refreshed lineup of cast members. Although Andy Cohen has not officially confirmed these developments, he has hinted that an announcement is imminent. Adding to the anticipation, there’s additional news on the horizon set to stir excitement among fans.
In a recent interview with GQ, conducted while promoting her appearance on The Traitors, Phaedra disclosed that discussions are underway for her official comeback to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The conversation took an intriguing turn when she was asked about a potential reboot and whether she would consider rejoining the cast if it happened.
“That’s the discussion that’s on the table right now. Obviously what has to happen is something to rejuvenate the cast.” Phaedra shared with GQ. “We saw with New York, people are loving that. And we’ve seen it with Miami going on haitus and coming back. I think Atlanta has the chance to rebuild the stellar reputation it had when I was a part of it. Because it was the Titanic and it sunk. Pull them back up. Never say never. There’s been some discussions about me returning. We’ll see.”
During The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 9, Kandi and Phaedra experienced a significant rift after it came to light that Phaedra had spread a malicious rumor. This rumor insinuated that Kandi and her husband, Todd Tucker, had plotted to drug Porsha Williams and sexually exploit her.
Adding another layer of complexity, Phaedra had previously described The Real Housewives of Atlanta as a “sinking ship.” Many fans speculate that Andy Cohen is considering bringing Phaedra back now that Kandi has exited the Bravo reality series.
The potential return of Porsha Williams and Phaedra Parks signals a promise of escalated drama and conflict to The Real Housewives of Atlanta — setting the stage for an intensely dramatic Season 16.
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Avigail is an Entertainment blogger at All About The Tea, who specializes in The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Potomac. Avigail has a background in marketing. She’s a Brooklynite living in the Bahamas, with a passion for travel, writing, reality TV watching, pop culture and spoken word.