By Victor Ochieng
Tasha Cobbs Leonard is fervently praying for her friend Phaedra Parks after the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star began receiving serious backlash following a comment she made that co-star Kandi Burruss schemed to drug and take advantage of Porsha Williams, one of the show’s cast members.
Cobbs took to social media to explain why she wouldn’t join the rest of the people in attacking the screen star cum lawyer. She posted a photo collage featuring her and Parks, saying that instead of riding the wave and attacking Parks, her responsibility was to keep her in prayer.
“Phaedra, thank you for your friendship and support! Whenever I call you ALWAYS come through,” the Christian music star wrote. “From personal to business you have been consistent and I TOTALLY appreciate you! Just as I have before, I cover you in prayer because THAT is my assignment in your life!”
To underline why she wouldn’t be part of the attacks, Cobbs added, “I Love you and you know I’m just a call away!@phaedraparks.”
It’s in this season of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” that Parks roped in her friend Cobbs Leonard and they held a hearty discussion with Pastor William Murphy of The Dream Center Church based in Atlanta, Georgia, about hosting a spiritual restoration service meant to pacify tempers cropping up among cast members. Parks had previously shared her Christian faith, doing so on the Bravo Network, where she strongly defended her religious beliefs against critics.
“People are constantly talking about, ‘Oh you’re not this.’ And I’m like, ‘Wow — it’s so many people with this Christian handbook that I have not received,’” Parks previously told PEOPLE.
During last Sunday’s reunion, Parks openly declared that she was the origin of rumors that Burruss had planned to drug Williams. After making the revelation, “RHOA” fans on social media immediately began attacking her, with some even going as far as dismissing her performance on the show.
Parks, a mother of two, came forward to defend herself, saying she’s constantly working to bring real empowerment to the people despite her persona on “RHOA,” a reality TV show that has quite a notable fan base.
But Parks has admitted that she went a bit overboard when it comes to her comment, saying, “Maybe I was being petty.”
Parks will definitely live to appreciate Cobbs for standing with her at this trying moment.