It's been a difficult few weeks for Phaedra Parks.
First her husband, Apollo Nida was sentenced to eight months in prison. Then Nida's pre-slammer press tour revealed that it's over between Apollo and Phaedra, as the Bravo star didn't even bother to attend her man's sentencing,
Now it looks as though Phaedra is trying to avoid having this difficult time in her life broadcast for millions of viewers. Sources say Parks will take a "leave of absence" from the The Real Housewives of Atlanta, starting immediately.
A production insider claims Phaedra has bowed out of the upcoming seventh season in order to focus on her family in the months following Apollo's imprisonment.