Phaedra Parks was born October 25, 1971, in Athens, Georgia. She attended Athens Clarke Central High School, graduating in 1990. Parks went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications at Wesleyan College (1993) and a law degree from the University of Georgia (1998). She and Apollo Nida, a longtime friend, married on November 1, 2009. Mr. Nida had recently left prison on May 27, 2009, after serving 5 years of an 18-year maximum sentence for racketeering. The couple bore their first son, Ayden Adonis Nida, in May 2010. Their second son, Dylan, arrived in May of 2013. The family resides in the exclusive Atlanta Buckhead community.
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2. Income & Salary
Parks began her legal career at a firm representing a national insurance company. From there she began handling cases for celebrities, in particular entertainers and athletes. Her most noted clients are Bobby Brown, the pop singer, formerly of the group New Edition, and once spouse of Whitney Houston, and Too Short, a rapper from Oakland, California. After a few cameo appearances on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, which airs on Bravo, Parks joined the cast full time in 2010, the third season of the series. Her role as the articulate, opinionated Southern belle is well noted. Parks has branched out into other business ventures including the release of a fitness DVD and the establishment of a mortuary practice. Bravo featured a battle between Parks‰Ûª ‰ÛÏdonkey booty‰Û DVD and a similar one produced by her nemesis, former Miss USA, Kenya Moore. In other episodes, Willie Watkins, the famed Atlanta funeral home operator, serves as adviser to Parks in her quest to enter the burial industry.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
The estimated worth of the estate of Parks and her husband Apollo is $2 million. Bravo pays the actress an estimated $300,000 per season, with the potential for bonuses of around $75,000.