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“Housewives” celebrate at baby shower

A photo posted from Phaedra Parks' shower shows her looking "like a goddess."

A photo posted from Phaedra Parks' shower shows her looking "like a goddess."

Several cast members from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” got together over the weekend to celebrate new member Phaedra Parks’ new baby, due in July.

We hear the fete, was held at the Park Tavern, which was festively decorated in blue and white (Parks and her husband are expecting a boy).

Parks “looked like a goddess,” one attendee told us, and indeed a photo posted from the event shows a radiant Parks in a glamorous, deep blue dress with white flowers in her hair.

The Bravo cameras were rolling, of course, so look for the celebration on an upcoming episode. Because the event was held on Sunday, the weekend of the Kentucky Derby, guests were encouraged to arrive in hats. Almost everyone did.

Kim (Zolciak) got there late, and wasn’t wearing a hat,” our source told us. But, the leggy blonde, a mom of two, apparently dispensed helpful parenting advice.

Other cast members, including Lisa Wu Hartwell, attended. NeNe Leakes did not. Stylist Dwight Eubanks hosted the shower, after all, and he and Leakes haven’t exactly been getting along lately.

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However, lest you fear that Leakes was left out of all the fun this weekend, rest easy. She accompanied Bravo programming chief Andy Cohen to the Human Rights Campaign gala on Saturday night, where he was honored.

Click here for my colleague Rodney Ho’s coverage of the HRC event.

We’re thinking it’s a pretty safe bet that a future “Housewives” episode might feature that event, too.

56 comments Add your comment

Marcus Graham

May 5th, 2010
8:35 am

Yawn………..

Happy

May 5th, 2010
8:38 am

Let the drama begin.

Ms Chelle

May 5th, 2010
8:41 am

Sounds like the Baby Shower was nice – I’m looking forward to the new season RHOA – Have a great day all :)

bigboomny

May 5th, 2010
8:55 am

Another house wife, who is really not a house wife. Plus, i think her man did a stint in prison… WOW….

Patti

May 5th, 2010
8:55 am

I thought those were curlers in her hair, but upon closer inspection….?

bjren

May 5th, 2010
8:58 am

Has NeNe had some ‘work’ done? Or has she lost weight? She looks different. . .

Wheres Whitey??

May 5th, 2010
8:58 am

What does it take to get another white women on this show. I love the way Bravo depicts this city as nothing but ghetto golddiggers. Of all the other housewive shows there’s not a single black women but in the Atlanta there’s 6??? Cmon now!!

iSnark

May 5th, 2010
9:03 am

Thought they were curlers too but I believe those are flowers…why they are there, I dunno.

Pebblebeach

May 5th, 2010
9:08 am

Who really gives a crap…

Got to be real

May 5th, 2010
9:19 am

Why is this show called “housewives”? NONE of them are hosuewives. The show should be called “Real Drama of the Ghetto Fabulous.” You can take the girl out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the girl, no matter how much money they have. More bad behavior being rewarded on National TV.

REALL? Is this reality?

May 5th, 2010
9:25 am

Is Dwight a housewife now too? Why is he featured so much? The next show will be the real gay housewives of Atlanta with all the men’s face blotted out ’cause they’re all married on the DL…LOL

Jennifer Brett

May 5th, 2010
9:26 am

Bjren, I think you are correct. NeNe seems to be enjoying her glam new look.

no surprise her

May 5th, 2010
9:26 am

Any1 of them giving ANY1 parenting advice is laughable.. booo

Just saying

May 5th, 2010
9:32 am

Nene looks like Dwight!!!!!!!!! LMAO

WTH???

May 5th, 2010
9:38 am

Why does she have roses in her hair like that? I could understand better if she was wearing a toga and this was a toga party. One is enough girlfriend, not a bouquet?

KK

May 5th, 2010
9:49 am

Uh…the Kentucky Derby was Saturday, not Sunday.

Lisa Evans

May 5th, 2010
9:52 am

For the uninitiated, the Derby was on Saturday . . . and always has been! For 136 years! Does no one check their facts before they write any more? And Phaedra looks beautiful. Stay off her, you haters!

Jaye

May 5th, 2010
9:54 am

Phaedra is more of a housewife than Kim, Sheree and Kandi are. At least she is married.

Veronica

May 5th, 2010
9:54 am

I find it so interesting that Where’s Whitney makes the comment where are the white women, how about checking out the other Housewives shows where they are all white women. So I guess we should always be the minority in everything.

free

May 5th, 2010
9:57 am

phaedra is not a housewife in the traditional sense but she is a wife with a job. some “housewives” in ca, nyc, and nj work too.

Judy

May 5th, 2010
9:58 am

No one said the derby was on Sunday. If you re-read the article it says “…the weekend of the Kentucky derby…”

whattheFOOK?

May 5th, 2010
11:23 am

Phaedra…girl! It looks like Frosty the snow man took a load off on your wig! You betta get right with those flowers!

GG

May 5th, 2010
11:34 am

Phaedra appears to be the only housewife with an education and that works, with the exception of Candy. I think she is a great addition to the show and cannot wait to tune in. And for the person that asked where is “whitey”, go and look on 98% of all the other stations and you will be surrounded by them unless you are color blind.

Charles S

May 5th, 2010
11:36 am

The machine has not been invented that can measure how little I care about what the “Real” housewives of Atlanta do or say.

Dee

May 5th, 2010
12:22 pm

To wheres whitey go get a life and a clue…there are plenty of shows with white ppl on them. Don’t be a hater all your life you just mad bravo to ask you to a house wife. Kandi looks nice and the new house wife has more going on for herself than the most of the women on the show. Have you heard of second chances so what if the new house wife husband has been to prison you can’t keep condemning a person for their past.

katrina

May 5th, 2010
12:33 pm

I’m with Bill – blogs are better than the stupid show regardless of who they add or eliminate..

katrina

May 5th, 2010
12:33 pm

Education doesn’t always equal class.

JDE

May 5th, 2010
12:44 pm

Will that do a show on Real Housewives of Atlanta when they try to determine who the father is? There are probably about 20 real housewives in metro Atlanta who are married.

TheStandard

May 5th, 2010
1:33 pm

“Education doesn’t always equal class.” As proven here. Used to think so highly of her. She’s a PK kid to boot. Why would someone even lay claim to producing a show like Tiny & Toya – it has subtitles for crying out loud they speak so “ghetto”. Hot mess!

TheStandard

May 5th, 2010
1:35 pm

Shot gun wedding, by the way.

ShaunD

May 5th, 2010
1:58 pm

Aw isn’t that just beautiful? I am looking forward to the next season….

Shananeeeee Fananeeeee

May 5th, 2010
2:29 pm

“Kim (Zolciak) got there late, and wasn’t wearing a hat,” our source told us. But, the leggy blonde, a mom of two, apparently dispensed helpful parenting advice.”

What was that, set an example for your kids by commiting adultery?

"Sticky Fingaz"

May 5th, 2010
2:43 pm

Where was Sheree? Has she got herself arrested again for theft? She does have a long record for that so she could be in trouble again. Kim was late because her “work session” with Lee Najar went a little overtime again.

Sheena

May 5th, 2010
4:58 pm

Who cares about the women who adorn the title of the Atlanta Houswives. The show is so over rated. Most of the women are not houswives. The show should be called the Atlanta goldigging women. Candy is the only one who actually has skills, and makes her own money. The other women hooked up with men with money, and now are ranting about how wealthy they are. I truly question their wealth theory considering three of the women have lost their homes in foreclosure. Is it just me or does anyone else agree that if you are truly rich you would not have lost your home in foreclosure.

CFIRERED

May 5th, 2010
5:46 pm

BEAUTIFUL as EVER!!!! I am quite sure that this was a joyous occasion and Phaedra will make a wonderful mother!!!!

nonya

May 5th, 2010
6:26 pm

I’m very disappointed with this show or should I say Joke of a Show, where are the Latino wives, Asian wives, this show needs to be a melting pot of reality shows. By the way, who did the casting for this show???? Fire them immediately……….

h pot

May 5th, 2010
9:40 pm

They both look great!!! There’s something about a woman with child that makes me think there’s a thing called HOPE.

jstorm

May 5th, 2010
9:47 pm

I like all that I’ve read about this Phaedra. The blogs said her and Kandi had beef but pics of them keep showing up together. Seems like they must have got it wrong. Can’t wait for the season to start b/c I think both are interesting.

Fancy_kmac

May 5th, 2010
9:51 pm

Funny… because housewives of orange county, new york, and new jersey isn’t culturally diverse but everyone always comments on the racial diversity of Atlanta. All of the other places where the show is taped is more racially diverse than Atlanta where the majority of the city’s population (metro too) is primarily African American. So Nonya please direct that comment to all of Bravo’s housewives shows…

… and technically all of the women (not just Atlanta) are goldiggers GET OVER IT PPL some women are living better than you and I from goldigging and they still have dignity why not have a man who takes care of you if you take care of home, our grandmothers and great-grandmothers did this!!! Why is that soooo cliche’ nowadays get over yourselves ppl with your pretentious comments and little lives so judgemental smh!!!

BaddestB

May 5th, 2010
9:52 pm

They say this Phaedra is a boss!!! Do ya thang ma! Haters always poppin’ off but ain’t got … Keep ‘em talking.

[...] Word of out AJC is that the baby shower was a huge success, with all of the Real Atlanta Housewives in action except for NeNe Leakes.  Dwight Eubanks was in the house as well as he was the host of the gathering, therefore, one can only imagine how stunning the overall vibe was for Phaedra.   Get more deets over at AJC. [...]

DoubleA

May 6th, 2010
10:22 am

watched phaedra’s interview on youtube with kim ford. She’s seems humble and down to earth!! Thanks RHOA you got it right with this one.

just me

May 6th, 2010
10:28 am

Is the RHOA of atlanta changing platforms? The reunion was drama free and now they’re adding phaedra & cynthia with kandi. Will we see something of substance and class this season?

Vetta

May 6th, 2010
10:43 am

Phaedra handled a case for me a few years back. she was great!!! I love her!!! Didn’t know she was married or with child. Congrats on both!!!

dra

May 6th, 2010
10:46 am

they are so pretty. I remember phaedra from the JET mag. Sistas keep doing ya thang.

the real Andy

May 6th, 2010
10:49 am

Love me some NeNe! Is NeNe going in on phaedra the way she did Kandi? Is that why she didn’t so up really?

knowital

May 6th, 2010
12:14 pm

shot gun wedding implies you are forced or had to get married. This is not the 30s. She makes ample funds to support her and a child to my understanding. Also according to what I read she married for love. Using the term gold digger and shot gun wedding has no basis or merritt here. Phaedra from what I see(read) would love for our paths to cross. Keep doing it!!

ant

May 6th, 2010
12:22 pm

not feeling the flowers… But I love these ladies. Maybe I will understand it when the show aires. Who knows? who cares? They both sexy as a mutha F*&$%!

Really

May 6th, 2010
4:58 pm

She’s very intelligent, Phaedra, but looks mighty Ghetto!!

gperry

May 6th, 2010
5:56 pm

Who gives a ****, I would like to comment on Chaz Bono, I’m just confused , and are Lesbians angered by this?