Oh my… Real Housewives of Atlanta is turning into the new Real Housewives of New Jersey. Meaning what is happening behind-the-scenes is far more juicy than what’s happening on camera!
With Apollo Nida heading to prison, it seems he and Phaedra Parks are getting divorced. Rumors have cropped up that the couple is living apart and Apollo hasn’t been seen at their home in months. RHOA producers are filming Apollo until he relocates to the Big House, but he and Phaedra are barely interacting – in fact a previous report spotted them only coming together for their sons and having a terse conversation!
Now comes a new report that states Phaedra is refusing to film with Apollo – and even skipped a recent RHOA event to avoid him. This tea is piping hot and sweet like molasses so settle in! It’s been rumored that Phaedra is ‘taking a break’ from filming this season as she sorts out her affairs, but that’s not true – what Phaedra is actually breaking from is putting her marriage and drama with her soon-to-be-ex-husband on TV.
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.”
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite photos from this week! Enjoy!
I was almost as interested in learning Apollo Nida‘s sentence as I was in hearing Kenya Moore‘s reaction. I was expecting something priceless, with props, and tons of shade! Maybe a new song – Gone With The Wind – In Prison Stripes?
However, Kenya, much to her credit, kept her response subdued and classy, tweeting: “You can’t kick someone while they’re down even if they’re trying to trip you. Offer them a hand instead. #KillThemWithKindness.” Wait – isn’t that a Phaedra Parks-ism? #Kidding
As Apollo Nida's sentencing date draws near – as in TOMORROW! – he is not holding back.
Apparently the soon-to-be-former Real Housewives of Atlanta star has the opposite strategy of Teresa Giudice, who has been keeping a low (and mum) profile to prepare for her sentencing. Apollo, on the other hand, has been giving countless interviews discussing his situation and focusing on drama.
But perhaps since Apollo is facing up to 30 years in prison he just has nothing to lose. “I’m cool, just trying to keep everything in stride. I’m just waiting to get an update from my attorney."
The Real Housewives of Atlanta'sPeter Thomas was dropping quite a few secrets earlier this week from the red carpet of the Debra Lee PRE dinner, when he spoke to Madame Noire. During his red carpet interview he talked about a RHOA spin-off, the latest on his costar ApolloNida and his brand new Bar One.
Peter Thomas has made no secret of his dreams of having a RHOA spin-off following the guys from Atlanta — Real House Husbands of Atlanta. Although Bravo — or any other network for that matter – has made no announcement, Peter seems to confirm that the show is a go during his interview.
Could be wishful thinking on his part, but a spin-off may be just what the Dr. ordered if rumors that his wife Cynthia Bailey has been axed. But is that the spin-off he is talking about? Because there have been some other spin-off rumors…
And then Apollo Nida got indicted for fraud and Phaedra refused to comply with her deposition in Angela's lawsuit case. Angela's attorney has issued a court order demanding that Phaedra sit for her deposition within 45-days says a judge.