Former Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Phaedra Parks may not have been fired from the show as has been reported. According to a source in Atlanta's legal community, Parks, who is an attorney, may have asked to be let go from the show because she is in jeopardy of being disbarred for lying.
Episode 4 of the unnecessarily prolonged Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion revealed Parks was "fired" from the show. But recall that the episode was taped -- and Parks knew her fate ahead of the show's airing on Sunday.
Blogs such as StraightfromtheA.com, reported in advance that Parks was gone from the show. But the reason for her dismissal may not be as cut and dry.
According to the legal source, Parks ran afoul of the State Bar of Georgia when she reportedly falsified a legal document.
Recall that, Parks's filed for divorce from her incarcerated husband, Apollo Nida. But the divorce judgment was reversed by a judge in March after it came to light that Parks intentionally misspelled Nida's name as "Nita."
The judge was also concerned that Nida, who is serving eight years for a white collar crime, was led to believe (by Phaedra) that he would attend future divorce hearings from behind bars, which was never approved by the court.
Additionally, Nida was not informed about the final hearing or served with final divorce papers.
Now Phaedra is reportedly in hot water with the State Bar of Georgia.
Parks, 43, has two sons with Nida, 38. She is currently raising her sons as a single mom in a majestic Buckhead mansion that may soon go into foreclosure.
Parks responded to news of her termination on social media on Monday. As you can guess, she was unbothered. That's because she already knew she was leaving the show.
“What’s meant to happen will happen,” Parks told People magazine before the 4th episode aired on Sunday. “They say you’re set up to step up for the next thing, right? I know that I’m fortunate. I know that good things happen to me because I have my feet on frugal ground. I can’t regret anything, but I know it was destined to happen."