Phaedra Parks’s husband, Apollo Nida just threw another wrench in their divorce proceedings. Nida, who is currently serving eight years in prison for fraud, wants their prenup thrown out, according to TMZ.
Apollo Nida signed their prenup in October 2009, just nine days before their wedding. Five months later, Phaedra Parks booked The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Whatever Phaedra was earning at the time increased exponentially after becoming a reality star, and Apollo feels that he should get a cut of those earnings.
Phaedra Parks is unlikely to feel the same way, however. Apollo Nida tried to get their prenup thrown out once before and Phaedra wasn’t having it. TMZ previously reported that Phaedra Parks filed her own set of documents in response to Apollo’s request. According to the publication, Phaedra stated that their prenup was “ironclad” and should be honored in the court of law.
The original agreement prevents both herself and Apollo from seeking spousal support, as well as a list of other safeguards that one can assume benefit Parks more than Nida since he wants it throw out.
If Apollo succeeds with getting their prenup thrown out, then that means that the divorce that Phaedra so desperately wants to be finalized will be drawn out even longer than it already has been. The Inquisitr previously reported that a judge threw out Phaedra Parks’ divorce agreement with Apollo, causing them to start from scratch.
Apollo requested to have the agreement thrown out because he felt that Phaedra had purposely misspelled his name on the court documents. Instead of writing Nida, Phaedra wrote “Nita.” He also claimed that he had not been able to sufficiently defend himself because Phaedra had been misleading.
It makes sense that Apollo would attempt to even the playing field a little. Phaedra Parks already has the upper hand in this divorce. Nida is currently serving an eight-year sentence in federal prison, while Phaedra sits free at home. This prevents him from appearing in person during their divorce proceedings, which allowed Phaedra to keep him out of the loop with the date of the final hearing.
Ultimately, the judge felt that Apollo’s grievances were justified and ruled to have the entire agreement thrown out. If the judge sides with Apollo Nidia again, then it will be awhile before Phaedra Parks has Apollo out of her hair, which seems to be her ultimate goal.
Shortly after the judge sided with Nida, a source for Parks lashed out at him with a statement to US Weekly.
“It’s very confusing why a man who is engaged and enjoys frequent visits with his fiancée would work so aggressively to avoid ending his marriage,” Phaedra’s rep told the publication.
“Regardless, Phaedra is reviewing her options with her attorney to determine the most efficient path toward ending this marriage so she can move forward and focus on raising strong, healthy and happy children.”
That said, there have been several reports put out that Phaedra Parks will not be returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta next season. If she doesn’t return, then that lack of income from the show might also influence how this divorce turns out. Though Phaedra Parks has several jobs, her RHOA earnings makes up a significant portion of her overall yearly salary.
If the judge throws out the prenup and decides how they should split their assets, he might account for the fact that Phaedra Parks won’t be earning the same amount of money anymore.
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