The ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ premieres tonight and HollywoodLife.com found out EXCLUSIVELY that Phaedra Parks is banning her kids from watching the new season, but is forcing herself to tune in.
This season of Real Housewives of Atlanta is going to be a dramatic one for Phaedra Parks. The cameras were on to capture the troubling downfall of her marriage to Apollo Nida. HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY that Phaedra is “dreading” watching season 7 because it’s going to be extremely tough to watch it all unfold again. So sad.
Phaedra Parks & ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’: Why She’s Watching
“She’s nervous about it and knows this will be the hardest season to sit and watch,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She’ll have to force herself, literally. She’s dreading it because it will reopen all the pain and suffering she’s recently gone through with Apollo and she doesn’t know what’s going to be aired and want’s not. She doesn’t know what to expect.”
Phaedra practically has to watch because she wants to know what does make it to TV. In the past few months, the reality star has had to suffer through cheating allegations and her husband going to jail.
However, there’s no way Phaedra is allowing her children to watch the drama go down.
“She has a strict rule at her house and that’s that her nannies make sure to monitor the boys TV schedule and under no circumstances are they to watch or see Real Housewives or the news,” our source continued. “She’s trying to protect her boys from reliving the most dramatic time of their young lives — what happened to their father.”
This is probably the best thing for her kids. However, we’re happy that Phaedra will be watching. Seeing the new season might help bring closure for her, especially concerning the end of her marriage to Apollo.
In an exclusive clip from the season 7 premiere, Phaedra decided to not support Apollo on the day of his sentencing.
“It’s the morning of Apollo’s sentencing, and I’ve decided not to be at our house because of the paparazzi and people trying to snap pictures of my children,” she said in the clip.
Apollo was sentenced to 8 years in prison and he slammed his wife for not being there for him during the darkest times of their marriage.
“My wife and children, they left,” Apollo says. “And then woman that I thought was supposed to be there for me and cherish me, she’s nowhere to be found.”
And this is all just in the premiere. This season of Real Housewives of Atlanta is going to be a doozy.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Phaedra should be watching this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta? Let us know!
— Written by Avery Thompson, Reporting by Eric Ray