We spend far too much time talking about the catfights and shade-throwing on Real Housewives of Atlanta, so it’s nice when we’re able to report something so heartwarming — and on a Friday, no less! Today marked our glorious wordsmith Phaedra Parks’s graduation from funeral director school, and who showed up to surprise her but her co-star and close pal, Kandi Burruss!
Fans have watched Phaedra power through her studies over the past few seasons, in the hopes of opening up one of Atlanta’s most fabulous funeral homes. It was no easy feat for the Southern belle, either, as she was balancing two young sons, a career as a lawyer, a legally troubled (and scandal plagued) hubby, and, most exhaustingly, a reality TV show. Phew! But she did it, goddamnit, and you better believe Kandi was going to be there to see it!
“Took a road trip to Alabama to see @phaedraparks graduate today!” Kandi begins in a Facebook post, alongside a gorgeous photo of the two embracing — and check out Phaedra’s cap and gown! “She didn't know I was coming. I am so proud of her!!! She inspires me. For her to be a mother of two, a wife, run her own law firm, write books, make DVDs, be on a tv show, etc.... Yet still go back to school & get her degree in Funeral Service Education is incredible! She commits herself wholeheartedly to everything she does. She's a true BOSS! Everybody send @phaedraparks love today!”
Aww! Can you handle the sweetness? It’s so reassuring to see that there really can be genuine friendship on reality TV — something NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey’s recent fallout has had us doubting. And after we watched Porsha Williams pull Kenya Moore to the floor at the reunion, we needed to see women building one another up again.
Now go ahead: Ring up your gal pals! This calls for a ladies’ night celebration!
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