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Phaedra Parks Finally Seeking 'RHOA' Return After Years Of Uncertainty

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By Afouda Bamidele on July 9, 2024 at 4:45 PM EDT

Phaedra Parks is looking to make a grand entry back to the small screens after a long hiatus and all hands are reportedly on deck to make it happen.

The reality star is rumored to possibly return as a cast member of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" to replace suspended star Kenya Moore despite her ongoing contract with "Married to Medicine."

This is certainly a surprising development for Phaedra Parks, who was kicked off the show in Season 9 and expressed her unwillingness to return in 2021.

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Phaedra Parks Is Ready For A New Chapter

Phaedra Parks are seen arriving to the amfAR New York Gala 2019 in New York

The RHOA alum shone on the show for six seasons but exited under controversial circumstances involving spreading rumors about her costar, Kandi Burruss, and her husband, Todd Tucker.

However, she's set to reappear with fresh energy and a whole new fanbase she gathered following her appearance on Peacock's "The Traitors."

Parks' rumored reentry was heralded by Moore's suspension following heavy accusations of showing raunchy pictures of her costar Brittany Eady at her hair care line event, thus upsetting the producers. 

However, the 53-year-old denied the allegations, telling her fans, "Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see. The truth always comes to light."

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Kenya Moore: 'You Will Never Destroy A Queen'

Kenya Moore at the 54th Annual NAACP Image Awards

She stated that she would never engage in revenge porn or distribute solicited images owned by others for the sole purpose of blackmailing or threatening them, adding that:

"I have always been vindicated. I can't talk about STORY even with people planting fake news #sweet16."

Eady also addressed the issue on her social media, admitting that it does not feel good to be targeted by someone who was meant to embrace her into a new circle, but was quickly countered by Moore, who reiterated that:

"You can try to destroy a legacy, but you will never destroy a queen."

Per In Touch, Moore rounded up their social media exchange by thanking the fans for their support and expressing her desire for the anonymous sources peddling false claims to be exposed very soon.

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Returning To 'RHOA' Was Not On Parks' Bingo Card A Few Years Back

It surely took a while for Parks to make a 180-degree change in her decision. Back in 2021, the mother-of-two disclosed that she was indeed done with RHOA and ready to put it behind her for good despite annual pleas from the producers for her to consider a return.

The star, who appeared on Bravo's "Ultimate Girl's Trip" shortly after being fired from RHOA, disclosed that despite being a fan favorite, the platform had issues that might affect her status as a good parent; thus, returning would not be a responsible decision.

However, The Blast gathered that despite her exit, she still kept in touch with everyone, including Tamra Judge and Eva Marcille, whose kids go on playdates with hers.

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Why Did Phaedra Parks Sudden Exit RHOA?

On why the reality star was let go from the show, The Blast reported that it was due to an unpleasant exchange between her and Porsha Williams in 2017.

Williams accused Parks of setting off the rumor mill alleging that Burrus and her ex-husband Tucker attempted to sexually harass Williams after feeding her illicit drugs.

Parks clarified that she simply repeated what she heard but was later found guilty. Despite apologizing for her defamatory claims, Bravo decided it was best to fire her to protect the show and the characters' reputation.

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Moore Gathered Support From Fellow Bravo Stars

Kenya Moore poses on the red carpet of The Hollywood Reporter's Women In Entertainment Gala 2023

The former beauty queen denied allegations of any misconduct or revenge porn against co-satr Eady, which caused her to be suspended from the show, adding that she's enjoying the bliss of living in a non-toxic environment.

Per The Blast, Moore is not alone in her struggle. Her co-stars Porsha Williams and Teresa Giudice from the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" showed support on social media by leaving heartwarming comments on her vacation pictures with her daughter.

Williams and Giudice extended the list of housewives showing their support, trailing behind Brandi Glanville of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," who accused Bravo Network of mistreating Moore.

In her statement on X (formerly Twitter), Glanville wrote, "Women are physically fighting on RHNJ & that seems to be ok with producers. Where is HR now? Also, I'm pretty sure producers pushed Kenya to show that video."

She continued that the show made Moore out to be the Villian to the support of fans who backed up her statement, claiming Bravo was biased and inconsistent in its treatment of Housewives.

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