Ever since Phaedra got Phired, he neighbors have been keeping me up to date on her activities. At some point Phaedra was telling the media that she had to hire bodyguards and was being threatened by “people” and that the paparazzi was a nuisance. If you missed that story, you really need to go read it here. At that time, her neighbors reported that she was out in her front yard, planting in her flower bed all by herself completely unbothered. There was chatter about her doing her own landscaping since that was new behavior. But there was no other sign that her behavior had changed in any way.
Then, this past weekend, I started getting information that she was moving. This is something that the neighbors have been waiting for. She bought a larger house with a gate back in October. According to Rodney Ho Phaedra ” paid about 25 percent upfront with the remaining $1,432,500 on a 30-year mortgage.” Phaedra’s security deed referred to her as “Phaedra P. Nida, an unmarried woman.” That is still not true.
My RHOA sources told me that Phaedra bought the house because she wanted a gated property. Phaedra tried to put a gate up in the house she lives in now, but her neighbors would not allow it and she could not get a permit. That all happened right after Apollo went to prison. The other reason my RHOA sources said that Phaedra bought a house was because she needed a storyline. The reason she was waiting to move was because the house renovation was supposed to be a season 10 storyline and she was hoping to get lots of the work done for free in exchange for promotional considerations. That will not be happening now.
Which brings us to my neighborhood report from this weekend. On Saturday, it seems that Phaedra’s mom took the boys to the new house. I’m not really sure how the neighbors know that, but the new house is not far away and I do know for the past few months there was talk among the soon to be old neighbors that no work was going on at the new house and that there was trash and old mail all over the property and a huge dumpster in the driveway. In other words no signs of Phaedra moving.
But on Saturday, “two guys and Apollo’s yellow Ryder truck” showed up to move a few things. I know what you are thinking. “Apollo has a yellow Ryder truck?” “Oh yes,” said the neighbors. Apollo had a Ryder (Or maybe a Penske) truck that was painted yellow. Before Apollo left for jail, he was very friendly with the neighbors and the boys played with the other neighborhood children. Apollo told the neighbors he needed the ugly truck for “his business.” Well for me, that is the most interesting part of this story. I got distracted thinking about what on earth that truck might have been used for other than moving his motorcycle and ATV over to Todd and Kandi’s house for storage.
The old Ryder truck was only there on Saturday morning. On Sunday and today, Phaedra has been moving boxes with the help of one younger guy box by box into her SUV and taking them to the new house. As I am working on this story I was notified that the yellow truck is back at the old house backed up to the front door. It’s about to rain here at my house, so they will probably be moving in the rain.
The neighbors claim the boys and Phaedra’s mother are staying at the new house, but Phaedra’s car at least has been staying at the old house.
The neighbors also believe that Phaedra may be shooting a scene at the new house. The theory is she is pulling a Sheree and taking just enough stuff to stage a room so that production can film at the new place. It seems the neighbors think she is going to film something due to the number of cars that have shown up at her house. All the signs of prepping for filming have been occurring. Since we know no one will film with her, their theory is that she will be filming some sort of closure or apology scene and wants to make it seem like she is at the new house when she isn’t. They have some theories about tax write-offs being the reason why she wants to film there but that doesn’t make sense to me.
I’ve been holding this story to wait to hear from my RHOA sources but I have to publish now to prep for tonight’s long night of Southern Charm recaps. Kathryn will be on WWHL tonight. The Southern Charm reunion is filming tomorrow. I’ll update you regarding a possible filming of a farewell scene with Phaedra as details are sent to me.