Phaedra Parks on RHOA Return “I’m Approached Every Year, It’s Just Not Something I Want To Do”+Dishes On Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, Seeing Kandi & More

Posted November 15, 2021

Fans of Phaedra Parks have been calling for her return to ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘ each and every year since she left following the controversial season 9 reunion.

There have been glimmers of hope as she has mentioned in interviews that you “never say never” and when it was announced that she was headlining season 2 of the upcoming ‘Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip‘ series set to air on Peacock in a few months, fans were certain this would be a segway to welcome her back to RHOA.

Well, in a recent interview with Hollywood Life, while discussing the Housewives All Stars spin-off, Phaedra dished on her stance at this point on returning to the show, if she’s seen Kandi Burruss since their on-screen/off-screen drama, and more.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: You said no more reality TV, but you just did Ultimate Girls Trip season 2. Did they have to beg you to do it?

PHAEDRA PARKS: Brandi[Glanville] was the one person everyone said was going to be so crazy, but I adored her from day one that I had a conversation with her. I adore her. She’s got a great heart. So sweet.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: What was your experience overall? What can you tease for the fans?

PHAEDRA: The girls got rowdy within the first couple of hours.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: How was Dorinda[Medley] as a host?

PHAEDRA: Now that’s another person I fell in love with. I love her. When I tell you, it was a very interesting cast, but I fell in love with Dorinda. She reminds me so much of myself.  She wants the smoke! She wants the smoke. Dorinda, boy. You want to take her to a fight!

HOLLYWOODLIFE: When you left, were you happy that you didn’t have to film a whole Housewives season now or were you not ready to go?

PHAEDRA: No, I kept in touch with everyone! Vicki[Gunvalson] and I have spoken several times. Tamra[Judge] as well. Everyone. I have really kept in touch. Eva[Marcille] and I talk all of the time. Our kids play sports together so I see her and talk to her all of the time. She’s a Scorpio too.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: Would you ever return?

PHAEDRA: I’ve evolved and so I love that the fans want me back, but my children are at an age — The Housewives is an awesome platform but it comes with its issues and so to be a great parent and to be a responsible parent, I think that that would not be a responsible decision.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: A lot of people would love to know — Have you run into Kandi[Burruss] over the years? Have you spoken?

PHAEDRA: We’ve seen each other maybe once, but I live in Buckhead.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: Will fans see you in a different light on Ultimate Girls Trip and that’s why you did it because the way you left off wasn’t how you wanted to with the franchise?

PHAEDRA: No. I did it because Andy[Cohen] obviously asked me.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: Have you been approached to return? We know you’re good friends with Andy still.

PHAEDRA: People ask me. Every year I’m approached at some part of the year but it’s just not something I want to do. I did it for what, 8 years of my life? Both of my kids were born on live TV. It’s a lot. So for all of those eight years, for all of the things that I shared with the world, I think, I will go down in history as being one of the best for that franchise.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: They just announced the new cast and Sheree [Whitfield] is coming back, Marlo [Hampton] will be full-time….

PHAEDRA: I don’t follow the show. I love Sheree. I don’t think anything about it. I don’t follow it.

Elsewhere, Phaedra is testing out her acting chops on the new series ‘Covenant‘ airing on the Allblk streaming app. Check out a teaser below.

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