|Phaedra and Apollo at the Soul Train Awards
So I forgot for a minute that Phaedra and Apollo were going to be on Lift Every Voice on BET this morning. By the time I saw it on my timeline it took a bit to find BET on my TV. So as I joined the show late, Phaedra and Apollo were saying that they met in traffic and Apollo followed her home. Phaedra said she thought he was cute but was concerned because she was raised not to pick up hitchhikers. Apparently strange men with criminal records are A OK. She said if he followed her to within a mile of her house she would let him in. And that is how they met. That is what she said, y’all.
This is an interesting story to be telling on TV because this was apparently BEFORE the whole prison deal. Phaedra knew Apollo while he was in prison, right? Am I supposed to pretend I don’t know all the other stories about how they met? Everybody knows that Phaedra’s stories about meeting Apollo and when she got pregnant and how far along her pregnancy was are all very convoluted. But this is a religious show so surely she is being truthful here. Right? Um Hmmm.
Then they talked about deciding to do RHOA. Apollo at first said no to RHOA because he was not ready for the scrutiny. He said “everything was fresh”. By everything I guess he means his time in the big house. Phaedra said she saw it as an opportunity to show a black woman with an advanced degree and not the usual stereotypical black woman. I’m just telling y’all what I heard her say. Don’t shoot the messenger.
Apollo and Phaedra talk about adjusting and compromising as Phaedra submits to the head of the household at the direction of the Bible . They talked about how it was an adjustment to the strong-willed Phaedra. Apollo talked about how he might come home from a long day at work and leave socks around. They talked about marriage being a commitment that isn’t always easy. Then the host guys suggested we all pray for them.
I’m thinking a few prayers can’t hurt.
Phaedra was wearing the dress in the picture above and I guess Apollo was in the same suit so it looks like BET filmed this when they were in town for the Soul Train Awards a few weeks ago.
So y’all are welcome for taking one for the team. I missed half of The Soup rerun, but not the part with Redickulous, to bring you this non-story. Comments?