The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks has decided to file for a divorce from her husband Apollo Nida who is currently in prison. The divorce comes just a month after he turned himself in for charges of identity theft and bank fraud on September 10th. In an interview with a local radio station Nida told them that he knew that his marriage would not be able to make it through him going to prison and it looks like he was right.
Over the course of four years Nida defrauded at least 50 people of millions of dollars. He did this by stealing their identities and defrauding the banks by getting into their accounts. He is spending eight years behind bars and also has to pay $2 million in restitution for the money that he stole. His attorney said that Nida feels very sorry for all of the things that he has done, especially to his wife. The divorce is said to be ending on good terms which is a rarity these days. There was however a little bit of resentment between the two as Parks didn’t show up to a sentencing hearing that he had but he got over it pretty quickly.
Quite a few people got an eyeful of the fight that ensued when Nida confronted Parks on her front lawn about not going to the sentencing hearing. He did this as he was on his way to surrender himself and begin his stint in prison. This was not the first time that he had done time either. From 2003 through 2009 he was in prison for auto theft. This was one of the focuses when filming the couple in previous seasons of Real Housewives of Atlanta. It is more than likely that it will be the focus on the show this upcoming season (Season 7).
Nida and Parks have two beautiful children together. Now they are going to have to be without their father for a while. They had been married for five years up until this point. Hopefully Housewives will focus on something different now instead of focusing on someone who is hurting.