Phaedra Parks is moving forward with a divorce from husband Apollo Nida, adding a bit more drama to the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Viewers watched the problems between Phaedra and Apollo escalate as their crumbling marriage and fraud case became a major point of the show. The two have also traded barbs both in the press and on the show.
Apollo Nida was recently convicted of numerous federal charges, including conspiring to commit mail, wire, and bank fraud as well as identity theft. It was quite telling earlier this month when Phaedra Parks wasn’t present for her husband’s sentencing, when a judge ordered him to prison for eight years.
According to US Weekly, Apollo Nida believed his wife wasn’t offering support, and openly admitted that he didn’t think his marriage would survive the duration of his prison sentence.
“I mean, my wife didn’t even f**king show up for my sentencing,” he said. “I’m still salty about that.”
It looks like Nida’s marriage won’t even last through his appeal process. While TMZ reported that Nida is willing to do whatever it takes to reduce his sentence, his wife Phaedra Parks has already decided on divorce and moved forward with the proceedings.
MediaTakeOut reported on Saturday that Phaedra has set the divorce into motion. A source told the website that Apollo’s “blatant disrespect for their marriage” forced Phaedra’s hand.
“Phaedra and Apollo had their issues, even before he got caught up [in his legal drama]. Phaedra is a good and loving woman and she tried to stand by him, honor, and hold him down,” the source said, adding that Apollo has been staying out all night and leaving his wife out in the dark.
The report claimed that Phaedra Parks filed divorce papers in Fulton County courthouse on Friday, but that it won’t be made public until early in the week.