A major storyline for Season 7 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was the demise of Phaedra Parks’ marriage to Apollo Nida. In October, 2014, she announced that she was going to divorce him. Yet at the Season 7 reunion, which filmed in late March, Phaedra confirmed that she has yet to actually file for divorce.
In a BravoTV.com blog post that was posted on Thursday, Phaedra revealed whether her marital status has changed since the filming of the reunion. It has not.
“My marital status has not changed. I am still married.”
While Phaedra didn’t elaborate on why she hasn’t filed for divorce from Apollo, who is currently serving eight years in a Kentucky federal prison for bank fraud and identity theft, she did go into detail about why she got so emotional when talking about her children at the reunion. She criticized people for making judgments about her decisions involving the children, which is likely a reference to the criticism that she has received for her decision to not bring their two young sons to the Kentucky prison to see Apollo.
“My kids are everything to me, and as I have said many times before, everything I do is with them in mind. It has been a difficult time for all of us, and there’s been a lot of pain that people have not seen. As a parent, seeing your kids go through something like this is heartbreaking and just thinking about it can make me emotional. My kids are so beautiful, inside and out, and they don’t deserve this. It makes me sad. It is overwhelming to be publicly judged and second guessed for the choices I make for my children by people who have not displayed any genuine concern for me or the well-being of my children. But we are survivors and I am doing everything possible to ensure my sons’ well-being.”
Some of Phaedra Parks’ The Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars have given their opinions on her marriage to Apollo Nida. NeNe Leakes, who became close to Phaedra over the season, told People NOW, as seen in a video that was posted on Tuesday, that Phaedra should just do what her heart tells her to.
“I think Phaedra should do whatever her heart tells her to do. If she wants to stay with Apollo until he comes back from prison, that is Phaedra’s decision. Whatever goes on in Phaedra’s home is between her and Apollo – we don’t have to sleep with Apollo at night.”
As for why Phaedra has yet to file for divorce, Kenya Moore has an explanation. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Kenya, who has frequently battled with Phaedra on The Real Housewives of Atlanta over Apollo Nida, recently gave her opinion that Phaedra hasn’t filed for divorce yet simply because she fears public backlash.
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