RHOA: Phaedra Parks & Apollo Nida’s Marriage Over?

Posted on Apr 30 2014 - 1:29pm by Editor


Phaedra Parks

Apollo Nida, star of  The Real Housewives of Atlanta did a recent interview with Sister2Sister Magazine. Apollo opened up about his marriage to Phaedra Parks, his (previous) life behind bars, his mother’s death and his current fraud charges.

The government charged Apollo with bank fraud and aggravated identity fraud in January 2014.  Apollo is currently on state parole for a 2004 racketeering conviction and awaiting a trial or plea deal on the current fraud charges from January.

RELATED:  Apollo Nida Working On Plea Deal In Federal Fraud Case

The revelations Apollo makes in the interview, clearly indicate his marriage to Phaedra Parks is on the rocks. Apollo makes it glaringly transparent he’s uncertain about the future of his marriage. He gives credibility to the numerous news reports about their failing marriage and imminent divorce. As we reported previously, the Reality TV couple have been living apart and have not  posted pics together on social media in months. 

After reading the full interview I felt second hand embarrassment for Phaedra. Apollo is dumb as a box of rocks and should not be allowed to talk to the press (unsupervised). Apollo is like a child with explosive diarrhea of the mouth. I’m shocked that Phaedra Parks, “Atlanta’s power attorney”  hasn’t put a muzzle on that man.  Lawd hammercy!

RELATED: Real Housewives of Atlanta: Are Phaedra Parks & Apollo Nida Separated?


Below are highlights from the interview:

Regarding his previous 6 year stint in prison:

“I studied three religions when I was down: Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. I also led a ministry when I was in there, like a congregation.”

Regarding the death of his mother:

“My mom OD’d on heroin, actually in front of me when I was about 7”

Regarding Phaedra and the current state of his marriage:

“I really admired everything that she did as a woman. I think that we have lost sight of the true picture, which is that we did take an oath to God and we did build a family and a brand. Whatever has come of this reality fiasco, we have had two beautiful children, and at the end of the day, I only wish her the best.”

Regarding the future of his marriage:

“I can’t say if it’s going to last. But I hope that it does…I definitely love her. I’ve grown to love her more.”

Regarding his “career” and the fraud charges he’s facing:

“I don’t really get nervous. And this is not just boasting or bragging. Phaedra – I’m sure she’s nervous because at the end of the day, I’m putting my career in jeopardy.”



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  • RealitySuxx

    LOL … she cut him loose so long ago – he’s just now realizing she was serious. Idiot.

  • Sara

    Welp. Who didn’t see this coming? Only people going their separate ways say “I only wish her the the best.” That means farewell.

  • noarguingwithstupid

    He’s putting WHAT career on the line?????? What, did I miss something??

  • Babson_Chick

    WTH??? “I’m sure she’s nervous because at the end of the day, I’m putting my career in jeopardy”. What career?? Talking out his hinney IMO!!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Their brand? Really?

    • RonnieIsBack

      yeah the donkeybooties….heheeh

      • Marsbars09

        LOL! Too funny Ronnie!

      • ROFLMAO!! #DEAD

  • Agstisme


  • Dave

    He studied 3 religions when he was in prison. We all know that’s a lie. This man can barely construct a sentence.

    • Marsbars09


    • LMAO! Good one, Dave.

  • RonnieIsBack

    He is an idiot and a compulsive liar..I read his mother died of AIDS…now which one is it? He is ridiculous and his ego is as big and Moose’s….This interview is laughable..when I read the part about how he wanted to set up Kenya with a fake account for her to lose her money so they can own her I was like dayum!

    • Marsbars09

      The Nidas’ are trifling crooks that will hurt anybody to get what they want. They tried to set up Kray, huh? Well, it looked like karma bit both those fools in the behind as Kray appears unscathed.
      Ronnie, I thought Apollo’s mama was alive? Didn’t she appear at Dylan’s christening?

      • RonnieIsBack

        I don;t know, maybe that was his stepmom? He tells so many stories/lies….who knows…
        Yes it is in the article…he actually admits it.

  • Marsbars09

    Apollo is a piece of work. Fake f*cked up when she sank her hooks into him.
    He lead a ministry while he was in the pen the first time. Apparently studying all those religions didn’t do jack for him as he ultimately returned to a life of crime.
    Apollo doesn’t care to put on fronts like his fake ass wife. He told the world they’re having problems while Fake is holding on to being happy with Apollo. Fake is the ultimate fool and I am done with her.
    When is Apollo supposed to be sentenced?

    • RonnieIsBack

      They need to go…along with his canned foods…

    • Hi Mars…the whole ministry in prison is a front. Prisoners like to pretend their into the church to improve their prison record. It benefits them at the time of their parole hearing. The prisoners are not in the prison chapel worshipping, they congregate and swap ideas on how to improve their criminality. That’s how he managed to get out of prison and immediately jump right back into another scam.

      • Marsbars09

        Really? Convicts really do plot their next criminal mastermind instead of rehabilitate. I would have never bought Apollo being religious anyway if I didn’t know the information you gave me.

        • yes…prison educates criminals to be better criminals.

  • SAMRA1116

    What frigging career he has—a thief n robber. lol
    Apollo is arrogant n ignorant in the same breathe.
    Fhedra married her “CLEAN MAN” n his ass is still filthy dirty. SMDH

  • Birdie11

    LMAO at this guy trying to sell that he’s intelligent. Only people slower than he is are going to buy this nonsense.

    • O-M-G!! Someone said he comes off as a humbled husband seeking redemption. And they don’t get divorce from his quotes.

      • Birdie11

        WOW! Slow people of America should form a fan club.

        • LMFAOOOO!!! Birdie…this person blasted me on Twitter and said no where in his quotes does she get an end of a marriage!?!

          • Birdie11

            At the end of the day, I only wish her the best?? HELLO! How’d you like that he groups building a family with building a brand…what an idiot.

          • EXACTLY!! Who does that??? But on second thought maybe that’s exactly what the kids, wife and nice home are (to him and Phaedra)……a brand….”wholesome family” brand?

          • Birdie11

            Their ‘brand’ couldn’t have been too important if he needed to go back to his thug past to fund his 8k a night strip club habit.

          • The man is a straight up idiot. I bet he can’t even spell “brand.”

          • Birdie11

            It will be interesting to watch him try use big words while wearing his bedazzled gold t shirt on the reunion.

          • Why didn’t he have on a suit like the other men? That tells me Phaedra didn’t dress him. It was a display of rebellion to show Phaedra, he’s his own man and will do what he wants. And it looks like they’re living apart.

          • Birdie11

            It’s a tool trying to look like a young, hip, stud. EWWW. He looks like a desperate fool.

          • Yaaaaaaaas!!! You nailed it!

    • Marsbars09

      Hi birdie! A lot of ex-cons think they are intelligent, especially when they are in prison.

      • Birdie11

        Hey Marsie! He’s a theological scholar now.

  • italiano bambino

    Chipmunk voice aka Apollo needs to share cells with Joe Giudice CAN’T YOU IMAGINE THE conversations? LMFAO

    • Norrth

      In my head it plays out as grunting and growling sounds and pointing in various directions. Ultimately, I hope these two men can redeem themselves before their lives are over, but they have spent too much time taking from others (as their convictions show) and not enough time expressing remorse for the pain they’ve caused, in my opinion.

    • Primrose

      Lol. Apollo’s verbosity punctuated by Juicy’s mumblings and.grunts.

  • Lupita Nani

    Only a criminal minded woman would end up with a jail bird. The woman claims to be an Attorney but can’t win simple cases? Then she ended up hooking up with a criminal? Really?

  • Primrose

    What career does he have? Every time Apollo opens his mouth it confirms to me thathe is incapable of setting.up dummy companies or have the wherewithall to navigate his way thru these crimes so who is the real brain behind everything? The St. Julien woman who was supposedly only getting a fraction of the take?

    • Thank you! We all see it. It’s clear as day. Apollo is a bumbling fool. We know who the REAL mastermind is.

    • Hi Primrose!

      Thank you! We all see it. It’s clear as day. Apollo is a bumbling fool. We know who the REAL mastermind is.

      • Primrose

        Right. Wonder how long she is going to be Teflon Donna. Maybe for the sake of the kids, Apollo may not throw her under the bus.

        • Her life is one big irony…..
          She’s a lawyer but a crook
          She’s a Southern belle but a whore
          She’s a Christian woman but the biggest sinner
          She condemns Kenya for “trying to sleep with Apollo” but she sleeps with other people’s husbands

          She’s gotten away with it for a long time but the odds of probability is running out.

          • Primrose

            Wow, well sad Doc. These glass house residents on reality shows.

  • RonnieIsBack

    Here is the except S2S sent around taht they didn’;t publish about the Crook:

    Apollo had so much to share that Sister 2 Sister editors couldn’t fit it all into the issue. So, take a look at the first of several outtakes from the exclusive Q&A. Below Apollo talks about his controversial relationship with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore with whom he’s rumored to have had an out-of-town rendezvous, although Kenya denies it. Apollo explains their relationship.

    Get more from him in the May 2014 issue of Sister 2 Sister and get a preview here.


    Jamie: What about the stuff with Kenya? Were you texting her? Were you infatuated with her? Does Phaedra even believe that you were infatuated with her?
    Apollo: Yeah, in Phaedra’s mind, she thinks it’s totally disrespectful. But, again, this goes all the way back to the beginning. I never really cared to have a say-so because I didn’t care. But it’s not about just rolling with the flow. I never made her think, “Okay, if I push that button and I go too far, he’s not going to tolerate that.” It’s too late for that now. We’re four years, five years in. So what I’m trying to do now, I’m trying to start putting my foot down.

    So here is where we’re at now, just to take the Kenya situation. No, I wasn’t infatuated with Kenya. Kenya has the charisma. She has the physicality that most men would go for. So when we first met, I was like, “Oh, she’s cool.” And Phaedra was like, “This is my homegirl, whatever. She’s got this going on or that going on, production, blah, blah, blah.” That’s how she portrayed it, like, “This is my homegirl.” I’m like, “Okay, this is your homegirl.” She’s a producer. So that’s how we took off. I wrote and produced all of Nida Fitness. My wife is not the workout guru. No way. We went to it 50/50, me and Phaedra. Kenya comes along with this deal for filming.

    Jamie: And what was the problem with this with Kenya?
    Apollo: There was no transparency. Let’s just say you want me to pay $50,000 for production and then you’re telling me, off of my 100 percent investment, you then want 10 to 20 percent for the life of the product.

    Jamie: Right, right.
    Apollo: That’s your fee for production. What does this life of the product have to do with this over here? It was just real shady. At this point, Phaedra’s pissed. TV’s running rampant with all this bickering back and forth. Storylines are being created. And here it is, I’m in the middle. First, my goal is to get this check, okay? That was what I wanted to do.

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    Jamie: What check?
    Apollo: I’m going to show you. So she has this deal on the table, and then next thing you know, little birdie says, “Oh, well, Kenya’s about to shoot her fitness DVD.” “Oh, really? Okay. How? You don’t have any money. You have a $20,000 distribution deal on the table that you said was for us, so maybe you’re going to use that.” So what I thought about doing was creating another company outside of myself, outside of Phaedra and let them bring the idea to Kenya, lock Kenya to the same type of contract she was going to lock us into. Then I would technically own 60, 70 percent. No one would really know that it’s me. Then, when this whole feud hit the air, man, our sales beat out Jillian Michaels’ top three selling DVDs. They’re like number one in fitness DVD sales.

    Jamie: Really?
    Apollo: So here it is: me and my wife are making all this money over here and we’re still making all this money over here. So then when the reunion hit, it would’ve been like, “Well, I own you.” So that’s where I was at.

    Jamie: That’s the way you were looking at it.
    Apollo: Yeah, that’s where my mind was going. But I wouldn’t be doing business with her. My company would be the ones interacting with this thing, not me. I wouldn’t even be on the paperwork.

    Jamie: Who was asking you why would you do that? Was that Phaedra?
    Apollo: Phaedra was saying this, and really, really, highly, highly, highly upset. And then with the whole texting and stuff like that, I just think that got blown way out of proportion.

    Jamie: Apollo, what did you text her? Were you flirting?
    Apollo: No, no, no. Nothing inappropriate. I think I came from doing a talk show and she was like, “Oh, you looked nice on that talk show.” Maybe I said she did good on the talk show—something like that.