There’s been no scandal on The Real Housewives of Atlanta quite like the drama between Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks. While Parks hasn’t been on the show since being ousted in Season 9, she will return for the forthcoming mashup Ultimate Girls Trip. But Burruss is clear that if Parks returns to her franchise, she will make a graceful exit. She says she nearly quit the show due to Parks.
Kandi considered exiting after her fallout with Phaedra Parks
Fans of the show will never forget the moment it was revealed that Parks was behind the vicious rumor that Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker wanted to drug Porsha Williams. Burruss and Parks were once BFFs on the show. Their fallout began amid Parks’ divorce from Apollo Nida and her being disappointed in Burruss for her not being there for her in the manner that she expected. Parks was fired from the show as a result.
While appearing on the podcast of Housewives legends Tamra Judge and Teddi Mellencamp, Burruss said she nearly quit the show after the whole ordeal. “The whole situation with [Phaedra Parks] and that year, I definitely was over it,” she said.
She’s been open about not returning to the show if Phaedra Parks makes a comeback
Parks has not been on the show since the close of Season 9. Since then, fans have demanded she return, which she says she’s not open to. Burruss is adamant that she will leave the show if Parks does become a peach holder again.
During an appearance on the It’s Tricky with Raquel Harper podcast, Burruss doubled down on her claims. “I just don’t think that she and I need to interact,” she said. “You know what I mean,” before adding, “I let her do her thing, and when they decide to do that, then, you know…it’s not even about nobody making a choice because she’s other shows or whatever.” When asked if the situation was fixable, the actress replied, “No, it’s not fixable. No.”