The heat has been on Phaedra Parks during The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’s epic 4-part reunion. During part 3, cast members learned that it was Parks who told Porsha Williams that Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker wanted to drug her and take her to their “Sex Dungeon.”
It was a moment that had everyone talking. And while the episode ended before Parks had a chance to respond, she addressed the matter in an interview with People before the episode aired.
“It’s funny to think that I have any additional time to be caught up in gossip,” she said. “I have several jobs, as we know, and I have two small children. But I think everyone always has to blame someone.”
“I’m sure the footage speaks for itself,” she continued. “My every scene is not talking about anyone on the show except for what’s going on in my personal life. Others can’t stop mentioning me. Their whole family mentions me. They’re whole staff mentions me. It’s just endless mentioning of me!”
Parks also took aim at her cast mates and their claims that she leads a double life – the “Southern Belle” and the “Freak Hoe.”
“People are constantly talking about, ‘Oh you’re not this.’ And I’m like, ‘Wow — it’s so many people with this Christian handbook that I have not received,’ ” Parks said. “So I’ve been praying that whoever owns the Christian dress code and has the handbook, they just send me a copy. Because I don’t see anywhere in the Bible where it lays out these strict guidelines about laughing and having fun and wearing bathing suits. Where did they get this dress code for being Christian? I thought it was about your hearts.”
“Sometimes, if people don’t have anything concrete, they just attack your character,” Parks continued. “But my character speaks for itself. Anyone who knows me knows I’m very gracious, I’m very helpful. And a lot of the things I do for people, you never see it on camera. Because that is not my intention to get praise for it. My intention is to be a vessel and be used for the purpose of empowering people.”
As for future insults coming Parks’ way from her fellow Atlanta Housewives, she’s ready. “These girls always have something to say. But I want to know what their philanthropic portfolio looks like.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion concludes Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.