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There’s been a lot of conflicting reports about the status of Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida‘s marriage. Phaedra has not been to visit Apollo since he was incarcerated, but apparently the two are talking and she plans to arrange a visit soon!

The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star was recently spotted out and about, still wearing her wedding ring despite purportedly filing for divorce (no papers have been filed yet), Phaedra kept it casual when asked about a Christmas visit to the penitentiary, “I would love to,” she said neutrally.

Phaedra said the same thing when asked about bringing her sons to see Apollo


“I sent him a Christmas card and everything,” she shared with TMZ. “I speak to him all the time.”

Phaedra’s rep has confirmed the divorce is still in process even though Apollo is hopeful Phaedra will change her mind. A source told us Phaedra is furious and very hurt by Apollo’s actions, but is considering allowing Ayden to visit his father soon. 

In the meantime Phaedra is trying to remain on good terms with Apollo as she strategizes on how to next proceed. Apollo apparently plans to fight divorce action – especially where the money is concerned because he believes he’s entitled to compensation.  Apollo owes $1.4 million in restitution to the federal government upon his release. 

Despite being quite brutal about Phaedra, Apollo also recently had a change of heart. He told Bravo’s The Dish that at the end of the day, he absolutely trusts Phaedra with their children and admires her as a mother and wife. Huh? Is this guy bipolar? Suffering from dementia? Or maybe it’s holiday good will and the hope of a large check in his commissary for Christmas? 

“I’m not the best husband…I know I let a lot of people down,” Apollo acknowledged.  “But I can say that Phaedra is the best wife and mom and that my children are in good hands with her.”

And he echoes that he hopes they can stay married. “I’m hopeful that we can stick things out,” Apollo continued. “At this point, I don’t care about anything else except getting my life back on track. I know for a fact that when I get home, I will pick up the pieces.”

In response, Phaedra’s rep stated, “The divorce is proceeding as planned.” So – yeah, Apollo and Phaedra = not on the same page. As for the ring, I’m assuming since Phaedra paid for it herself, why not wear it?! Or maybe she’s planning to keep it on for the sake of her kids? 

Phaedra is in NYC this weekend where she has plans to see NeNe in Broadway’s Cinderella; she will also appear on WHHL following Sunday’s episode of RHOA, where she plans to give an update on her situation with Apollo and discuss all the drama with Kenya


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