Phaedra Parks attended the 2016 Emerging Leaders Awards and Scholarship Gala with one of her favorite guys this past weekend. The awards ceremony was held at Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.


Parks and her son Ayden took adorable photos on the red carpet while showing off their best formal wear. The celebrity mom placed both hands on her son’s shoulders while striking a pose in one candid. Phaedra also took a few solo pictures.

The star mom wasn’t separated from her son too long as she took the stage to have words with her son by her side. Parks was battling with streptococcal pharyngitis throughout the event but nothing kept her from putting her best foot forward. “So excited strep throat didn’t keep me from attending the @emerging100atl #EmergingLeadersAwards and Scholarship Gala,” she told fans after the ceremony convened. “Me and my Prince were so inspired! Thank you for honoring me!”

Parks has overcome many challenges ever since her husband and children’s father, Apollo Nida, pled guilty to fraud. He began serving an eight-year sentence in 2014. Since then, Phaedra has taken on the role of mother and father.

“It is extremely hard,” Phaedra said shortly after Apollo began serving his sentence. “My heart aches for my two sons because they are the heart and soul of who I am. That’s the best thing we ever did together. We have these great kids.”

Ayden is Apollo and Phaedra’s oldest child. The former couple also has a son named Dylan will celebrate his third birthday next month.




Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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