Numerous media outlets are heating up with scoops that Phaedra Parks of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and Tim Norman of "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" have been quietly dating for about two months. Several sources say the two met during a visit Parks made to Sweetie Pie's Upper Crust restaurant in St.

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Louis. This sassy 43-year-old mother of two must have served up some real southern charm while being fed a helping of some food good for the soul. Sources also mentioned the pair's long distance relationship does include travel, with Parks flying out for visits to Los Angeles and St. Louis, and Norman making stops in Atlanta. You can almost imagine what an appearance, cross-over, or spin-off would look like.

Much of "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" previous seasons' episodes centered around Norman's rocky moments with then-fiance Janae Wallick, who is still sometimes seen on the show.

Phaedra Parks and Tim Norman. Credit: Fameolousent.com
Phaedra Parks and Tim Norman. Credit: Fameolousent.com

The couple, who share a young son, have since broken up, and Wallick is currently engaged to another man. In previous interviews, the 37-year-old Norman admitted to not being ready to settle down at the time. It has also been said that Norman's romantic relationship with former Reality TV star Jennifer Williams of "Basketball Wives" fizzled out either before or after he met Parks.

Maybe it's just a coincidence that Parks seems to have a type

Phaedra Parks' love life has played out in her reality TV series as well.

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Her ex-husband Apollo Nida is currently serving time for fraud. Unlike Nida, Tim Norman certainly appears to be a reformed bad boy. At age 17, he was sentenced to prison for armed robbery. After paying his debt to society, the successful businessman joined his mother Robbie Montgomery in overseeing the operations of their popular soul food eatery. Norman is constantly on-the-go, opening up franchises in various locations. Believing that everyone deserves a second chance, the family has no qualms about hiring ex-cons.

A family business is not without its conflicts

Ironically, Norman was slapped with a lawsuit brought on by his mother alleging trademark infringement and misappropriation of funds. The action seems to stem from Norman's opening of TJ's, a small diner named after his son, located in Los Angeles. Norman has stated that he believes his mother is influenced by outsiders, and that the family will work this matter out.

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