Phaedra Parks may be planning to divorce husband Apollo Nida, but friend and fellow Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Kandi Burruss reportedly hopes to change that.
Kandi has grown quite close to Phaedra since joining the cast of the reality show, with Phaedra even standing with Kandi at her wedding to Todd Tucker earlier this year.
Now Kandi is trying to help her friend Phaedra Parks weather her troubled marriage. Apollo Nida was just sentenced to eight years in prison for various fraud charges, and he left for Kentucky’s FMC Lexington Prison recently amid divorce rumors.
In a recent interview, Kandi said she’s stood by her friend and isn’t pushing a split with Nida.
“No I didn’t tell her to get a divorce. I’m cool with Phaedra, but Todd is cool with Apollo. So this conversation gets heated sometimes,” Kandi said via CocoaFab.
Kandi added that if the situation was flipped, she would stand by her man.
“For me, if it were my husband, I wouldn’t leave him just because he was going to jail. If it was about the other stuff that was going on that would be different. If he was just doing me wrong all the time, I would be like ‘I don’t have time for this.'”
Recent reports had indicated that Phaedra Parks planned to divorce Apollo Nida after he left for prison.
“Phaedra has been patiently waiting for Apollo to begin serving his prison sentence, and will have him served with divorce papers at the correctional facility in Kentucky,” the source told Radar Online.
Previous reports had claimed that Apollo was running out on her all the time, leaving her to be with other women.
“There were serious trust issues with Apollo, and Phaedra suspects he has been unfaithful, and has been burning through money. Phaedra has always been the breadwinner, and she began to resent it,” the source claimed.
But sources say it may not matter what Kandi Burruss does to support her Real Housewives of Atlanta castmate — insiders say that Phaedra Parks has already set her divorce with Apollo Nida in motion.