The reality star, who's joined season 10 of 'Married to Medicine', became a Bravo favorite on season three of 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' in 2010
While speaking to PEOPLE at BravoCon 2023, Parks opened up about transitioning to the other Bravo show for its 10th season alongside fellow newcomer Alicia Egolum.
The high-profile attorney, mortician, author and now holistic healer claimed that she and her new costar have brought "a lot of seasoning to the gumbo," adding, "Now it's extra spicy!"
When asked to compare her experiences as a Housewife to her new gig on Married to Medicine, she pointed out the differences between her current and former castmates.
"Well, these girls are very intelligent and they have careers and jobs," Parks replied. "I've totally enjoyed the whole cast. They've been really great. Now, some of them are a little crazy. A few of 'em [are] a little messy. But you know, it's been good. I mean, it's a great combination."
The Bravolebrity went on to note how the women "really support one another" and how she has felt a great sense of "camaraderie."
"That's what I really love about it. They're not like cutthroat like the Housewives, baby. They're cutthroat. They go for blood," she added, though some MDs on the show perform surgery. "They [are] cutting other things — they cutting out the bad parts, but they're not trying to kill you."
Parks' new costars also had a few words to say about her during last Friday's "Bravo2Bravo: Bosom Buddies" panel.
“We’re still getting to know Phaedra,” Dr. Jackie Walters shared before Dr. Simone Whitmore said, “We’re getting to know her slowly but surely.”
“Remember, she’s coming to our world. We’re the doctors. This is Married to Medicine — we’re the medicine,” Walters added.
Parks made a name for herself in the Bravo universe in 2010 upon joining The Real Housewives of Atlanta in season 3. But she left the show after season 9, after admitting to spreading inflammatory rumors that Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker allegedly planned to drug costar Porsha Williams and their mutual friend Shamea Morton to take advantage of them sexually. (Burruss and Tucker have vehemently denied the claims.)
During her six seasons on the show, the reality star let fans into some of the most intimate moments of her life — from the birth of her two sons to the downfall of her marriage to ex-husband Apollo Nida, who is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to bank fraud and identity theft in May 2014, the same year they split.
Since then, Parks — who shares sons Ayden, 12, and Dylan, 9, with Nida — has made appearances on several other television series, including Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition and Peacock's Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Ex-Wives Club.
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Married to Medicine airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.
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