Apollo Nida doesn’t want his kids visiting him in prison. This is something he and his estranged wife, Phaedra Parks, finally agree on.
According to a report by TMZ, Nida doesn’t want his children coming to the prison yet. He doesn’t think it’ll be good for them to see their father behind bars because he feels it would be too traumatic for two-year-old Dylan and five-year-old Ayden.
The solution for now is interacting with them through FaceTime, according to the report.
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Apollo Nida is serving an eight-year prison sentence for money laundering. He agrees with Phaedra that now isn’t the best time for their children to see him. When they get a little older, they’ll reconsider the decision.
Phaedra Parks recently told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that her estranged husband is already at his new prison, Bravo reports. He transferred from Kentucky’s FMC Lexington prison the FCI Fort Dix prison in New Jersey. This is the same prison where Joe Giudice from Real Housewives of New Jersey will serve his 41-month sentence in March for fraud.
A few weeks ago, Phaedra said her divorce from Apollo is “in process.” She’s also said that when her marriage is officially over she’ll start dating again, but for now she’s “still married.”
When Nida began his prison sentence in September 2014, it seemed like she was on the brink of divorcing him then. She’s held on and hasn’t ended things quite yet.
When asked if her husband has met Joe Giudice yet, she said they haven’t.
“No, no he hasn’t. I’m sure they haven’t crossed paths, but I guess they will now,” Phaedra said.
Radaronline reported last week that the federal government was authorized to seize some valuable possessions of Nida’s to help pay back his nearly $2 million restitution debt.
According to the filed notice, it read: “The personal property of Apollo E. Nida … is being taken by the United States” as part of an ongoing effort to recover the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s debt.
On November 17, the U.S. Marshals Service arrived at Kandi Burruss’ home and confiscated “a silver 2014 Ducati 899 Panicale Motorcycle,” a “white with red top Yamaha Raptor 700R 4-Wheeler ATV,” and “any property in which [Nida] has a substantial nonexempt interest.”
The U.S. Marshals Service reportedly has until November 17, 2016, to sell those possessions “on an internet auction site, through a broker, or in a commercially reasonable manner.”
TMZ revealed in an earlier report that feds got wind of the property belonging to Nida when the premiere of RHOA showed Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, cleaning out their garage in preparation for the arrival of their first baby. The episode tipped authorities off and within 2 days they arrived at Kandi’s home to seize the expensive items.
TMZ joked that the feds involved in the seizure of Apollo Nida’s fancy toys are fans of the Real Housewives — not such a good thing for Nida.
When Apollo first went to prison there was a lot of fighting between he and Phaedra. He argued with her that he didn’t want to be kept from his children. Now Nida has a change of heart and realizes it might not be so beneficial for them to see him in that type of environment.
Do you agree it’s best for Apollo Nida’s kids to be older before they visit him in prison?
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