RHOA Drama: Phaedra Parks And Apollo Nida Separating!

Posted on Mar 17 2014 - 1:32pm by Editor

Phaedra Parks

Another long-term marriage between two reality stars may be coming  to an end. The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars, Phaedra Parks and her troubled husband, Apollo Nida have legally separated after five years of marriage, according to MediaTakeOut. The couple married in 2009 after Apollo was released from prison on a racketeering conviction.

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The couple spent Valentine’s Day apart.  As we reported on Feb 17, Apollo spent Valentine’s Day partying and groping unidentified females in a nightclub while Parks was busy promoting her book Secrets of a Southern BelleWhich is an ironic title considering, Mrs. Southern Belle was accused of being a criminal and a super freak according to allegations made by Angela Stanton.

On Friday 24, The U.S. District Attorney of Georgia charged Apollo Nida with bank fraud and aggravated identity fraud. The news was made public by the U.S. District Attorney’s complaint filed in Atlanta on Thursday, Jan 23.  Apollo surrendered to US Marshals on Friday 24 and appeared in front of an US magistrate judge at the US District Court in downtown Atlanta. It’s been rumored, Phaedra will not be representing her husband in his upcoming trial sometime this month.

Apollo is currently on state parole in Georgia stemming from a 2004 racketeering conviction which he served a 5 year prison sentence from 2004 to 2009.  His wife, Phaedra Parks, represented him in that case.

He recently confirmed on his twitter that otherwise, despite his wife’s busy schedule, he’s been staying mainly in Atlanta. Indeed, as Radar has reported, the terms of Nida’s bail require that he clear any out-of-state trips with the courts, and travel with a court-appointed supervisor.

The couple has also been staying away from social media. They both haven’t  posted pics of each other on Twitter in months.

This is sad news. Apollo needs his family now more than ever in light of the serious legal charges he’s facing. All About The Tea will keep on top of this situation. Stay tuned.


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  1. Norrth March 17, 2014 at 1:43 pm -

    Is this to protect assets or a real separation?

    • Dr Seuss March 17, 2014 at 1:46 pm -

      Good point. This might be a move to separate income so when Apollo is ordered to pay restitution her assets are not included.

      • Doxing-Rx March 18, 2014 at 3:39 pm -

        Apollo working on the restitution part right now with government before sentence

        • Dr Seuss March 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm -

          Good intel, thanks.

  2. Babson_Chick March 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm -

    Hate to hear this but am not surprised. Am sure we’ll be hearing a lot more about this former couple.

    • Dr Seuss March 17, 2014 at 2:03 pm -

      Sad but true, Babs. How you get em is how you keep em. Marry a criminal…..

      • Babson_Chick March 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm -

        Yes – don’t think either of them were happy.

      • Doxing-Rx March 18, 2014 at 3:39 pm -

        Apollo Nida court case extended: UP TO APRIL 25
        unles you call it JAIL TIME

  3. Tigerlily March 17, 2014 at 1:59 pm -

    Does any one know if they separate will she then be ‘compelled’ to testify against him? Or is it still considered protected?

  4. Bernice March 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm -

    Growing up I was taught not to tell anyone to shut up or call anybody stupid, BUT… of course there were those times when someone did some mind boggling shit causing rules to fly out the window and you said every damn thing that came to mind just to soothe your senses. “He needs his ass whipped for being so damn STUPID”!! First, for being involved in this mess, for opening his mouth to explain to his recently arrested and released accomplice what they had been doing all these years, and…who they were doing it with as if she didn’t already know or just all of a sudden needed more details to ease her mind!! SHUT UP you big dumb dumb!!

  5. twifan2 March 17, 2014 at 3:30 pm -

    Will they testify against each other, if they divorce?

    • Birdie11 March 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm -

      I actually wondered the same thing…maybe they will stay separated just long enough, and then divorce? You know Miss Southern Bell has hit the books on this one and already has a strategy in place.

      • twifan2 March 17, 2014 at 3:34 pm -

        She seems to be the one with all the brains in that marriage. 😉

        • Birdie11 March 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm -

          That’s an understatement…except the brainless decision to hook up with a skeeze…although she is one too!

          • Babson_Chick March 17, 2014 at 6:13 pm -

            I think she was more concerned with having some “sexy times”.

  6. WestCoastFeed March 17, 2014 at 3:38 pm -

    Didn’t he request that his next court hearing be extended until March 25th? Was that date granted?

    • twifan2 March 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm -

      It was last I heard, WCF.

      • WestCoastFeed March 17, 2014 at 3:50 pm -

        Then I expect a plea deal to be announced soon.

      • Doxing-Rx March 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm -

        Nida — was arrested on January 24, and on February 14, the court granted amotion to continue the pre-trial proceedings until March 25. Since that time, his attorneys “and counsel for the government have been engaged in discussions…”

        Newly filed court documents: “They are still in the process of investigating additional facts and negotiating a resolution,” “have made
        substantial progress toward a resolution of this case.”

        As such, the court agreed to yet another extension, up until April
        25, in the hopes that Nida will be able to come to a deal with the

        The new extension ensures he will have “sufficient time to consult
        with his counsel, investigate all facts material to resolving this
        matter, and continue said discussions with the government,” his
        attorneys wrote.

  7. Tre's Twits aren't Angelic March 17, 2014 at 7:46 pm -

    Big Whoop! As if separating will make a difference in their problems with the law, ay.

  8. RonnieIsBack March 18, 2014 at 9:26 am -

    Wow shocking…#Notshocking…

  9. Doxing-Rx March 18, 2014 at 3:32 pm -

    There only seperation will be via jail = imo
    Apollo made it clear he and his wife were not seperating and no legal docs have been filed.