Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Apollo Nida apparently has time on his hands while he’s locked up in prison, so he’s come up with some tips for RHONJ star Teresa Giudice to help her survive during her upcoming prison sentence.
On January 5, Teresa will report to federal prison camp in Danbury, Connecticut, about 80 miles away from the Giudice’s home in Towaco, New Jersey. Apollo, who is serving time for bank fraud and identity theft, suggests that she “stay humble” while she’s locked up for 15 months — and that’s just one of the helpful prison tips he offered up during a recent interview from prison with In Touch.
“Stay humble and don’t act better than anyone; just observe your surroundings.”
Learning how to act in prison is going to be a learning curve for Teresa — being humble can’t be all that easy for someone who has been used to an extravagant lifestyle. After all, she is one of the most talked-about Real Housewives, with a flair for the dramatic, including table flipping and pushing Andy Cohen during a reunion taping.
Hopefully Teresa doesn’t tip the tables when she finds out that homemade lasagna and a glass of Fabellini wine isn’t on the jailhouse menu. During his interview with In Touch, Apollo advised Teresa to eat whatever is served, even if the food “sucks.”
“The food sucks but trust me, you have to eat or you won’t make it. Force yourself to eat the vegetables.”
Aside from staying humble and eating plenty of vegetables, Apollo’s final prison survival tip is one that Teresa Giudice will probably listen to. Nida, who has two sons with his estranged wife, RHOA star Phaedra Parks, suggests that Teresa write letters to her daughters while she’s locked up.
Radar Online reports that Apollo is angry because he’s not getting visits from his two sons, Ayden, 4, and Dylan, 19 months, while he serves time in a Lexington, Kentucky prison. It’s likely that he takes his own advice and writes letters to his sons, but it’s not known if Phaedra is reading the letters to the boys or tossing them in the trash.
Fortunately, Teresa Giudice wants to see her children while she’s in the Danbury, Connecticut, federal prison camp and, unlike Apollo Nida’s situation, her husband Joe will make sure that happens. While there are limits on how often the reality star will be allowed to have visitors, the prison is only about a 90-minute drive from the couple’s New Jersey home, making it a quick trip for the four Guidice girls to see their mother.
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