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Phaedra Parks Cries About Son Ayden’s Tough Moment: ‘It Just Broke My Heart’

Always adorable! The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Phaedra Parks reveals why she got so emotional on her oldest son Ayden’s first day of school, as seen in Us Weekly’s exclusive video interview.

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The reality TV star, 44, explains that she cries every time she thinks about the season 8 scene in which Ayden, 5, headed off to start kindergarten. During their car ride, he told his mom that he was scared but assured her that he’ll always be her little boy.

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“Just as a mom, when he said, ‘Am I going to be your baby?’ it was emotional to me just to hear that fear because I teach him, ‘We fear nothing,'” Parks says tearfully. “So when he said that in the car, it just broke my heart.”

Phaedra Parks
Phaedra Parks

The entertainment lawyer also jokes that given all the unannounced guests on the ladies’ recent trip to Jamaica, she almost expected to see estranged husband Apollo Nida drop by as well. Nida is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence on fraud charges.

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“I said, ‘He might swim upside the boat or something,'” the mom of two says.

Check out the exclusive video above to see her discuss NeNe Leakes‘ return to the series, weigh in on Beyoncé‘s Super Bowl halftime performance and reveal the latest about her mortuary business.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs on Bravo on Sundays at 8 p.m. EST.

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