Is Phaedra Parks Saving Face After Apollo Spilled The Tea About Their Icy Marriage?

Posted on May 2 2014 - 11:45am by Nancy



In recent weeks, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Phaedra Parks and her husband Apollo Nida have been in the rumormill regarding their marriage being in trouble. Apollo has been weathering serious legal issues and did a recent interview, (read it here) where he pretty much confirmed the rumors. Below are highlights from Apollo’s 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.”

Phaedra is speaking out and did an interview to quiet the rumors. Phaedra told InTouch:

“[The wedding] was such a great time for us. So at this point in my life, a vow renewal would be nice.”

Apollo has been facing serious legal issues. 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.However, Phaedra tells InTouch, she’s found a silver lining as they await his day in court.

“I’ve come to learn the challenges of being married, but also the joys of being married.” 

Phaedra’s interview does little to demonstrate the rumors are false. In fact, it reinforces them. This is a feeble attempt to put water on a burning fire but the public is not as dumb as her husband. 



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Nancy loves to multi-task as a writer, she’s an actress and online radio host. She received a B.S. in Mass Communications from LSU. She’s married and the proud mom of 2 German Shepherds.

  • Kat

    why does she keep trying to cover up the media mess he is creating. Her damage control has no value at this point. considering how he treats her, I wouldnt be surprised if he ends up leaving her after he is released from jail. After all, he has a brand now.

    • SAMRA1116

      To make her look like a southern belle slut. LOL
      She’s definately the one doing the chasing.
      She won’t divorce him — he’s never outed her, so she’s gonna ride or die — better than jail. JS

    • Hi Kat…welcome!

      Apollo and Phaedra’s “brand” —> Felons, Liars, Fraudsters!

    • Marsbars09

      True dat! Fake’s defending her marriage is like putting a band-aid on a gaping wound.

  • noarguingwithstupid

    Not only does he have a brand now (???) he also has a career. I would love to know what they are!!!!

    • SAMRA1116

      Stealing n hustling other ppl property n money. 10K on one nite at strip clubs.
      His clothes would be at the strip joint — I’m so happy I’m older–girl that crap would never fly here. JS

      • Babson_Chick

        Didn’t she wonder about his time in strip joints and how much he was spending?? Oh right that’s his “brand” = Make it Rain for all the Hussies!!!!

        • SAMRA1116

          His brand is his face he loves to pick up women, he thinks he’s still single. Well prison will have him guarding his BUTT. LOL
          I think he’s a bottom. LOL
          Now that’s CLEAN FOR YA

          • Babson_Chick

            Yes that’s clean and funny!! Big Bad Bubba is looking forward to seeing this chump again!!

    • Back in January of 2014, Nida was indicted on federal charges for stealing Delta employee retirement checks, stealing unclaimed money, and setting up fake companies to steal identities. Nida is no stranger to the “perp walk” as he has served time in federal prison from 2004 to 2009 for auto title theft. Much of the public finds it hard to believe that the attorney was clueless to her husband’s alleged $5 million fraud and identity theft operation.

      • RonnieIsBack


  • SAMRA1116

    Renewal his way back to PRISON… Fhedra is SOL — This man has embarrassed her to the highest degree. He really us a dog n Fhedra can’t tame the beast. She had those kids quickly,
    They are so cute, but that marriage been OVER… Fhedra is always embarrassed by his words n actions. Not husband material, he’s definately not CLEAN. LOL

  • Phaedra stated on WWHL that she was standing by her man until he goes into prison….paraphrasing….

    QUOTE: “We are a family. He’s the father of my two beautiful kids and at the end of the day, I am a Southern belle and I believe in family and I will support him until this is resolved.”

    While Phaedra has made it clear that she will not be abandoning Apollo in his time of need, her words do not offer much security regarding what will happen once the bank fraud case is closed. I BELIEVE PHAEDRA WILL STAY MARRIED UNTIL SHE NEEDS THE DIVORCE

  • italiano bambino

    Fakedra really needs to stop hanging out with Teresa fraudice

    • SAMRA1116

      Fhedra is an attorney — save thyself first
      Fhedra is not a good liar for an attorney — she could never explain what he did for a living. STEALING is a career, he should know n so did Fhedra.

      • italiano bambino

        You nail it hahaha

    • Hey Bam! Happy Friday! 🙂

      Two peas in a pod my friend.

      • italiano bambino

        Hi seuss happy Friday while reading the article it remind me of Teresa

  • 1971 Phaedra was born October 25

    1995 Phaedra Parks meets Apollo Nida. Nida is 17 year old CAREER CRIMINAL

    1998-1999 Apollo Nida serves time in prison for five months on charges related to theft

    2004 Apollo Nida is convicted of racketeering and sentenced to 18 years

    2009 (May) Apollo Nida is released on parole after serving five years of an 18

    2009 November 1, Phaedra Parks legally marries Apollo Nida

    2010 (March) Phaedra Parks announces that she is pregnant on her Twitter account.

    2010 (October) Phaedra Parks makes her debut on the 3rd season RHOA

    2013 (September) Apollo Nida AND Gayla St. Julien is arrested

    2014 January Apollo Nida is arrested and charged with fraud.

    • SAMRA1116

      U good thank u — now continue 2014 more is happening.

    • Secret Service’s Counterfeit and U.S. Treasury Check Squad arrest Apollo Nida in January of 2014, Apollo created fake companies which allowed him to access various credit bureau databases, Apollo then opened fake bank accounts in the names of the victims and then stole U.S. Treasury checks, stolen retirement checks (some from Delta Airline employees) and checks that were supposed to go to people who had unclaimed tax money.

      • Apollo Edard Nida 1999 -2004 CRIMES

        A Newton County grand jury indicted Eddie James Lee Graham, Apollo Edard Nida, and four other individuals on a 20 count indictment alleging violation of the Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and multiple counts of theft by receiving stolen property, forgery in the first degree, sale or possession of a vehicle from which the vehicle identification number (VIN) had been removed, and possession of counterfeit insurance identification. Graham and Nida were tried together with co-defendant Melvin Thomas, Sr. Graham was convicted on the RICO count as well as one count of theft by receiving and three counts of the VIN offense. Nida was convicted on the RICO count.

        Defendant Gerald Rillie, who testified at trial under an agreement with the State, testified that he researched “clean” VINs and provided the numbers to Nida for attachment to stolen vehicles. Rillie testified that Nida provided the forged VIN decal that was found in the Tahoe sold in Newton County. Rillie also identified a handwritten list or chart that he gave to the police, showing the organization of the car theft ring and Nida’s place in it as the man “to get the numbers done.” This evidence amply demonstrates that Graham and Nida committed predicate acts of theft by receiving, forgery, and possession of vehicles with false VINs, several of which occurred in Newton County.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Great tea Dox….I knew they were lying. Fakedra clearly knew this crook and all his dealings for a long time.

    • Excellent research, Doxie!

    • Apollo Edard Nida (b.1978) age 36

      • Apollo middle name is legally Edard not Edward
        Has 2 moms’ – biological mom drug/prostitute (alleged died of aids). Bio Mom drug od started Apollo in the USA Foster Care Program; foster homes which gave him the white mom who raised him on can foods per Phaedra.

        • 2011 Phaedra Parks issued this statement about her husband Apollo Nida’s criminal past:

          As Malcolm X so eloquently put it: “Stumbling is not falling.” Yes, my husband is a convicted non-violent offender but I did not marry him because of his past, I married him because I love him. I married him because I am a Christian and I know that a person’s past does not dictate his or her future. Be you a Christian, ordinary citizen or just identify yourself as an American – this country and the justice system, however flawed it may be, was built on the power of redemption.

          Charles Dutton was a convicted violent offender before he was the beloved actor, playwright and director we know him as now. Don King, Michael Vick and even Martha Stewart are convicted felons who served time and still make a difference. Prison did not stop Malcolm X, it enlightened him and gave him the perseverance to fight for others.

          I believe in my husband, I trust my husband, I love my husband, and I know he loves and adores me. That is a blessing, and each day I am filled with an even stronger sense of gratitude for it.

          • February 12, 2012
            Gayla O’Neal St. Julien, 44 drove her blue Mercedes Benz to picked up a fraudulent checks, drove to Kroger grocery store purchasing various grocery items including diapers and food paid with EBT Food Stamp card.

            St. Julien served previous prison terms for identity theft prior to meeting Apollo and becoming his right hand bitch. Now serving 61 month prison term.

        • 2013 September Gayla O’Neal St. Julien, 44. Secret Service Agents recorded phone calls St. Julien made to Nida during which he discussed details of pending fraudulent auto loans and “details of future auto loan checks that he was expecting to receive any day now from in the mail,” the affidavit said. PLUS – St. Julien deposited 22 U.S. Treasury checks, issued to different payees, into the 4 accounts in 2013

          • The scope of Gayla O’Neal St. Julien, 44, fraudulent activity involved 40 banks and $3 million in illegally obtained proceeds. St. Julien is a convicted felon with arrests dating back to 1988 for offenses including running a counterfeit payroll checks scam in Las Vegas, NV.

      • 2009-2013 Onyx Collections used the LexisNexis database to access personal identities of over 300 individuals. In early 2011, Equifax discovered fraud and closed an account which had been opened under the name of Onyx Collections in September 2009.

        • 2009-2011 “Reliance Recovery and Collections Group Inc.,” posed as a debt collections agency gained access to Equifax and LexisNexis databases to obtain personal identifying information.

  • RonnieIsBack

    So much for her clean man…

  • I posted this on a related thread yesterday and think it would be worth posting here:

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

    Phaedra Parks has gotten away with her criminality for a long time but the odds of probability are not in her favor. The chickens are coming home to roost soon!

    • Head Doctor with an education
      The irony is rich indeed

    • (VIDEO- HAS FOUL LANGUAGE) Her name is Melodi Dushane, age 24, was sentenced in August 2010 to 60 days in prison, ordered to pay $1,500 in restitution for throwing a bottle that shattered the drive thru window at McDonald in Toledo, Ohio. for her New Years Day drunken vandalism and assault. She was arrested later that day Jan 1, 2010 and taken to hospital to treat her injuries AFTER she was charged. Melodi Dushane’s mother blamed the McDonald’s employees for allowing the situation to escalate. assault.

      Please post as a blog…

      • Bryan

        Why is this here, is she getting a reality show!?!? white trash peasants!

  • ZammyB

    @Dr_Suess:disqus great recap below! I think its funny that she’s still hiding the fact. Not sure if you saw but there was a blind item. Apollo pretty much has admitted he’s been unfaithful and I think that they are on a break. I mean seriously….he says not a condom is cheating…so with a condom must mean its OK??? He’s the wrong guy for her. She does anything for appearances it seems…I still like her better than Kenya though! At least she’s trying for her kids u know?

    • “If you want to cheat, you should not be getting married,” Phaedra Parks said. “Because the first time I find you cheating on me, I’m done with it.”

      Her husband, however, shocked everyone by saying, “For me, I feel like all people cheat.”

      When asked if he thought Parks had cheated, Nida replied, “NOW, NO. But at some point, something could happen. You never know. This is what I would tell her — if she wants to cheat, please make sure that you wear a condom.”

      • Babson_Chick

        Well we know Phaedra didn’t marry him for his “smarts” – just needed a stud to get some kids.

    • Thank you Zammy!

  • ZammyB

    @DoxingRx:disqusYour research is great! 🙂

  • Babson_Chick

    Well I’m guessing they’re way past their “pickle stage” now!! Probably throwing things at each other.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Babs! I’m sure they aren’t living together anymore.

      • They are living together in Buckhead, GA $900k house. Sleeping in same room? who knows…..

        • Marsbars09

          Not according to the many articles I’ve read, rx.

          • ALL of them are wrong. I see them and I just smh…..

        • Babson_Chick

          I thought she bought a tent for the backyard as his new abode – the dog house was too small for him and his ego.

      • Babson_Chick

        Hi Mars!! You’re probably right – she’s got to be really pissed.

    • ZammyB

      This is hilarious! 🙂 I bet its those pickle jars! I think its funny how much she works to undo all his messes.

      • LOLOL!!!

      • Babson_Chick

        Yes – she’s in that PR “make that money quickly” mode as some things in her past might come up and bite her big butt.

  • Marsbars09

    Fake thinks we are just as dumb as her con artist hubby. Kray must really be laughing her ass off! Vow renewal?! Ain’t gonna happen. Apollo is through with Phae’s fake, tired ass.

    • Apollo has always been a felon, met Phaedra when he was 17, if Phaedra was apart of Apollo identity scams and auto theft ring in 1999, then prior to their marriage in 2009, they both married known each other are felony criminals intent to keep on defrauding America, so, why would an arrest in 2014 change their marriage or love?

      • Marsbars09

        Rx, I’m just going by what Apollo is stating in his interview. His responses indicate he’s not down with being married to Fake anymore.

    • AGREED!

  • Bernice

    Apollo talks in circles and off top of his head so much I can never fully understand or take to heart what he says.. Whether reality or something just floating in his head at the very moment asked.
    I wouldn’t doubt him giving these answers based on a recent argument with wife and now himself wondering where all of that came from.
    He needs to stop giving interviews!
    What he did just do was farther incriminate himself. Why would she feel nervous “because at end of day I’m putting my career in jeopardy” IF he’s not guilty!

    • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

      He’s spinnin’. Talking in circles is a way for people to change the original subject that you wanted to actually talk about.
      Teenagers classically do this with their parents and the boyfriend or girlfriend when they are confronting or being confronted. When they start to squirm, it’s a tell-tale of not admitting the bs they are trying to spin.
      Does that tell you anything?
      It’s a lot about maturity, integrity, character and truthfulness.

      If it’s a mate doing this, it’s time to walk away.

      • Bernice


      • noarguingwithstupid

        Talking in circles is a learned behavior and I never understood exactly how people are obviously not thinking at all!!!

    • Says anything that will allow him NOT to be held accountable for his choices. Apollo is proud of his scams. A true HERO in his own mind. Duping Delight.

  • murlut

    Its really nothing new, I think all of us thought they were separated from what was shown all year.

  • Raine Woman

    Vow renewal? Good one!

  • Bryan

    “Pickles are good for the soul”

    • noarguingwithstupid

      I love the picture and love the pickle!!!!! Good one, Bryan!!!

      • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

        Mornin’ NAWS.
        So, does anybody need any more proof on the Head Doctor/Dick Surgeon name/description for Phraudra, than the picture above with her oh-so-loving husband inserting that prick/pickle into her mouth.
        As if THAT isn’t a direct lick uh, link to that “nasty rumor”.

    • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

      Fabulous depiction of the Phraudra!

  • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

    I think that it’s about a tie between NayNay and Phraudra on the making faces front. They should have a “making face off” competition.
    But, maybe NayNay is just a hair ahead of Phraudra.
    I’m thinkin’ that NayNay and Phraudra are twin sisters from different mothers. But, NayNay had to strip to help her little sister go to law school. That’s what “older” sisters do, ay.