Yesterday Phaedra Parks appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk the recent events of her life – most specifically Apollo Nida‘s incarceration and their marriage! Ellen also asked Phaedra about her Real Housewives Of Atlanta castmates and if Apollo cheated during their marriage.
What struck me is how nervous Phaedra seemed – in all the heated situations we’ve seen Phaedra in I’ve never seen her literally trembling. We do know she doesn’t like to “open up” so maybe that had something to do with it. I did love her dress which, and she joked with Ellen that anyone could be a southern belle – even Ellen. Ellen joked back that she had pearls on under her suit.
We previously shared some of Phaedra’s quotes about her life now, how she was initially supportive and believed Apollo was telling the truth (“Obviously it didn’t turn out that way,” she acknowledges.) and Phaedra also denied cheating during their marriage.
Last month Apollo Nida began an 8 year prison stint and Phaedra Parks is finally breaking her silence in an exclusive sit-down with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Phaedra will reveal all about how her world came crumbling down!
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star says that she was in the dark about Apollo’s life of crime due to her busy schedule. “I really didn’t [have any idea]… ” Phaedra sighed. “I work, I just got my fifth college degree. I’m pretty much an overachiever. I have two very small children,” Phaedra tells Ellen in an interview to air today.
“So, I didn’t have any idea this was going on until he called me and he said ‘I’ve been arrested and I’m having this problem, but it’s not true,'” Phaedra says.
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Hot on the heels of Phaedra Parks announcing that she’s divorcing herself from providing Apollo Nida with spousal immunity, a judge is ordering Phaedra to discuss her husband’s crimes in an upcoming deposition!
Phaedra has been embroiled in a lawsuit against a woman named Angela Stanton who self-published a book titled Lies Of A Real Housewife which alleged that Phaedra was the ring-leader in the original car racket scheme that got Apollo (and Angela) sent to federal prison. This is the first time Apollo went to prison, mind you.
A portion of Angela’s book was published in Vibe Magazine, despite the magazine issuing a disclaimer that there were no facts to back it up. Phaedra sued Vibe, Angela’s publishing company, and Angela, settling out of court with Vibe and dropping the suit against the publishing company – but Phaedra’s suit against Angela rages on.
Now the Real Housewives Of Atlanta is required to give additional deposition because according to Angela’s attorneys Phaedra doesn’t want to reveal what she may or may not have known about Apollo’s illegal activities!
Phaedra Parks has shied away from all press while her husband Apollo Nida‘s legal situation exploded, culminating with his going to prison last month. But Phaedra is finally breaking her silence in an exclusive sit-down with talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres!
Phaedra’s rep shared with us that the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star will be discussing all things Apollo and be “very candid” about her life, what happened in her marriage, and her plans for the future in an upcoming episode to air on October 15th.
A source reveals that Phaedra is not planning to wait ‘Ride or Die’ style (or appear on new reality show Prison Wives) for Apollo and that she is representing herself in filing for divorce! “Phaedra’s starting the divorce process all on her own,”a source close to the reality star reveals. “She has drawn up papers herself.”
Of course we all know that Phaedra Parks‘ marriage to Apollo Nida has unraveled in the wake of his legal problems. While we all assumed it was his going to prison that caused the distress, Kandi reveals that there were many, many other things we don’t know! And guess who’s right smack dab in the middle of it: Kenya Moore!
Stating that she and Phaedra are “cool” Kandi defends her friend and has her back. And she reveals that the nonsense between Kenya and Apollo is definitely not resolved, but Kandi won’t give too many details!