It’s time for Phaedra’s appearance on The Ellen Show to talk about her divorce and other things. First can we talk about this thing around her neck? Is that black fringey mess part of the dress? or part of the necklace? It certainly is the focal point of my attention. It appears that it is part of the necklace. She is wearing a red satin dress that looks like something a 12-year-old would wear to a Christmas party There is even a giant bow on the back. She brings Ellen a picnic basket full of “southern items” and a #FixItJesus t-shirt and of course her book. With the picnic basket she looks like Little Red Riding Hood. I can’t believe she was styled by Shun Melson. That dress makes her look as big as a house.
Phaedra says she really wanted to come on Ellen’s show because she has seen Ellen do some tough interviews and handle them compassionately and gracefully. She thinks she could have a little southern belle in her if she wore some pearls and a little skirt. Ellen jokes that is what she has on under her clothes.
Phaedra is very nervous. She tells Ellen that Apollo pled guilty to fraud and was sentenced to eight years in prison and turned himself in a few months ago. Does four weeks seem like a few months ago to Phaedra? Ellen asked if she had any idea what Apollo was up to and Phaedra says she really didn’t. It just rolls off her tongue like butter. Phaedra says she works, she just got her fifth college degree because she is an over achiever, she has two small children and she just stopped breast-feeding three months ago. She literally clutched her right tit to emphasize this point. She must have really long boobs because she has been out on book tours and appearances all over the country for the past year and the boys have a full-time live in nanny and a variety of baby sitters.
Phaedra says she had no idea anything was going on until he called and said he had been arrested. He said the charges were not true so she set about getting him the best attorneys possible. She reminds Ellen that she herself is a lawyer. She wanted him to have the best so they could fight the charges together but obviously it did not turn out that way. Ellen says that when she first met him he was out on parole and she says yes. That is not true, she knew him before he went to prison the first time and married him six months after he got out of prison. Anyway, Ellen says the whole parole thing should have been a red flag. This throws Phaedra of for a bit. She laughs nervously and then shoots Ellen a stern look. Phaedra says she thought he was a changed person. He is quite charming and could probably sell you oceanfront property in Arizona if he wanted to . She says he had “this incident” when he was a teenager so when we connected he was 30 years old. Um WHAT? She says there is a difference between getting into trouble when you are a teenager and when you are 30 years old. She always says every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. Being a lawyer she has to believe in the justice system and rehabilitation. DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN. She really is sociopathic.
Ellen says that it must be hard for her to be a single mother now. Not so much really. She has a ton of help and is as they speak doing her own thing out in Hollywood. But she says it is extremely hard and her heart aches for the two boys. She says they are her heart and soul. They are the best thing she and Apollo ever did together. Ellen says so now they are divorcing. She asks her if she believes the rumors that he cheated on her. She says to be very honest ( a liar’s favorite phrase) she can’t say she has proof of that so she would never want to say that. Marriage is between two people and once you make the decision to move on you have to do that. She wants the divorce to be amicable and for her boys to say that their mother handled the situation very gracefully. Ellen brings up the rumors that Phaedra cheated on Apollo. Phaedra thinks that is absurd. She says “they” are saying she had an affair with a man from Africa named Chocolate. Phaedra says that everybody knows that she does love a Snicker bar every once in a while. “It’s definitely not a man from Africa that I’ve ever had an affair with.” She doesn’t appear truthful about any think in this interview. She says that Apollo has been doing a lot of lashing out and said some things in anger. Ellen asks if she knows a man named Chocolate. Phaedra says she knows Mr. Goodbar. Those are the joke people.
After the break they do a word association game. Ellen will show her a picture and she will say what comes to mind.
Nene = genuine (that’s interesting)
Kenya = Satan
Claudia = Kenya Jr.
Kandi =My buddy
Cynthia = lapdog
Demetria = Day Old Communion Bread. Ellen asks what that even means. Phaedra says, “Boring as paint drying on a wall.”
Porsha = awwwww Survivor
Ellen gives her the giant hat pictured above. I WANT THAT HAT FOR THE BEACH!
Did you watch? What did you think?
Update: Claudia responds on Twitter
Claudia Jordan @claudiajordan · 29 minutes ago
I have no respect for someone who smiles in my face then pops off and feels FROGGY a thousand miles away. Is that what we doing now?