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.
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 Belle. Which 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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