Sunday, October 12, 2014

How Phaedra Parks Breakup Has Impacted the Real Housewives' Divorce Rate
And the divorce rate is higher than ever.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks is leaving her husband Apollo Nida, who began an eight-year prison sentence last month. The Bravo star "has retained an attorney with the intent of amicably ending her marriage," Park's rep, Steve Honig, exclusively confirmed to E! News.

Of course, divorces are about as common as catfights on the Real Housewives, and after New York City Housewife Ramona Singer announced her plans to leave her husband Mario Singer back in August, we decided to calculate the divorce rate of each individual R.H. series, as well as the franchise's overall divorce rate. The results were shocking.

In August, the franchise's overall divorce rate was 33.9 percent, with RHOA's rate coming in at 33.3 percent. But with Parks' decision to divorce Nida, it was time for us to break out our calculators and update our findings.

Here's Atlanta's updated list:

The Real Housewives Of Atlanta (Note: NeNe Leakes' divorce and remarriage to Gregg Leakes counted as two marriages.)

Divorced: NeNe Leakes, Porsha Williams, DeShawn Snow, Phaedra Parks, Lisa Wu
Together:Kim Zolciak, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey
Not Married: Sheree Whitfield

Divorce Rate: 55.5 percent

And with Parks' switching over to the divorced side of things, the Real Housewives franchise's overall divorce rate is now 37.5 percent.
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