Apollo Nida was giving yet another interview – this time to Be100 – and, as always, didn’t hold anything back. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star drops a few shocking drops of tea. His restitution initially started at $14 million. He doesn’t think his marriage to Phaedra Parks will survive. And he says there were others involved in the fraud dealings, but he took the brunt of the fall.
When asked how the sentencing has affected his family life, Apollo says “It’s hell. Hell on wheels. I’ve asked god to forgive me. I’ve forgiven myself. I had to move on. From there I just had to bite down, I was going through so much. It doesn’t make you less of a man to cry and shed tears. I’ve shed tears. I’m just upset at how I was raised and to possibly be taking my son through the same thing. But by the grace of God he’s still young and we have many years ahead of us. I just can’t make those same mistakes. It’s all on me.”
He continues, “a lot of people could be held accountable, but at the end of the day, it’s over with now. We’ll pay back the $1.9 million and keep going. By the grace of God I was able to get that down. It [restitution] was $14 million.”
When asked if his relationship is going to be able to make it through this, “I doubt it. I mean, my wife didn’t even f***ing show up for my sentencing. I’m still salty about that. Whatever.”
On his sons, “I love my kids, coming from a non-mother/non-father background, at the end of the day, I feel most sad and disappointed that I let my little men down. It is what it is and you must go and pay/contribute to the piper. And come on back and be graceful about it and keep my head high.”
He says he doesn’t know yet where he’s going for his prison stint or for how long, “I don’t know yet, it’s like the military where they send you a letter with your designation.”
Apollo also talked about signing on for the show and how he’s prepping for this sentence, he describes his crimes and more. He also confirms that he got caught because someone ratted him out and shares who has stood by him through it all. The radio station offers to broadcast his prison address when he finds out where he’ll be so his fans can write to him.
See the video below for the full interview.
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