Apollo Nida Speaks From Prison Exclusive Interview

Posted on Nov 19 2014 - 1:15pm by Editor


Apollo Nida is only two months into serving his 8-year prison sentence for fraud and identity theft and he’s already doing interviews. From behind bars, the former “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” star is talking his marriage and life on lock down. He tells In Touch in an exclusive interview on newsstands this Friday.

“I’m not the best husband…I know I let a lot of people down. But I can say that Phaedra is the best wife and mom and that my children are in good hands with her. I’m hopeful that we can stick things out.” Phaedra, however, may have a different idea: her rep tells the magazine that “the divorce is proceeding as planned.” 

Apollo is currently serving his prison sentence at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky and he’s focused on using the time constructively to change his life:

“There are all walks of life here,” he says. “I keep to myself. When I get out, it’s pedal to the metal. I want to be a motivational speaker and stay on the right side of the law.”

He also hopes to rebuild his relationship with his two sons, Ayden and Dylan.

“There’s a plan to get them up here [to visit me],” he says. “At this point, I don’t care about anything else except getting my life back on track. I know for a fact that when I get home, I will pick up the pieces.”

Nida began his eight year prison sentence for fraud in September, and a month later, his wife, Phaedra Parks, announced she was filing for divorce. Parks has been dealing with the backlash of her  husband’s arrest by distancing herself from his criminal persona. Parks chose isolation in a hotel room with her sons, reasoning that the separation from her husband would minimize any negative effects on the family. 


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  • ImaSayinIt

    Wow! He and Phaedra are singing two very different songs….it’ll be interesting to see if he can sweet talk his way home.

  • Trippinhhard

    I don’t think he’s that good, Fhedra would be a fool to take his lying scheming ass back..
    I just don’t see the southern belle taking him back, she was chewing her lips like old ppl, she was so upset..

  • Aniyah Sydney Renne Tifari

    At this point Apollo will say what he thinks faketra wants to hear..she’d be a fool to take his lying ass back..he can’t be trusted. .period!

  • Anne Green

    A motivational speaker?!?!? You have got to be kidding me!!! What could Apollo possibly know that he feels he can speak to people about? How to become a career criminal? How to rat out your co-conspirators to obtain a “sweet” plea deal? This guy is 36 years old. He will serve at least 6 years of his sentence. When he is released, he will be 42 years old. It’s not like this is his first stint in prison and can speak on how prison forced him to change his criminal ways. That didn’t work the first 2 times he was in prison. When he is released, he will go right back to his criminal life….he doesn’t know any other way of life.

    • Marsbars09

      Agreed Anne. Apollo is a career criminal. He will never change.

  • Norrth

    Was it Kandi who called Phaedra ride or die for her man? Wow. I don’t think she should be with him, BUT after her big show, last you, you would think…

  • WestCoastFeed

    I don’t see him denying the mr. Chocolate story. Was that a bloggers wishful thinking?

    • I don’t think he made that up. It’s been a well known fact, Phaedra has been creeping on Apollo all around Atlanta.

      • WestCoastFeed

        I don’t, either. I think it is jus t a pro phaedra blogger making the claim that it was a lie.

        • Phaedra is also a well known whore (for years) around Atlanta. She’s legendary……….

          • RonnieIsBack

            She sure was. Ms. Whiteney Houston hated her and called “Bobby’s attorney is a prostitute”…it was epic. …

        • charma

          I know exactly which one you mean. I almost can’t read them anymore, not because we don’t share the opinion but because they don’t write what really happened and add and deduct things as they see fit.

      • colleen

        Help! Pls explain ‘Phadrea creeping on Apollo”. I don’t get it and it sounds interesting. Thanks

        • Wendee Madison

          Nene said in school Padera’s nick name was the head Doctor!

    • colleen

      Help! Who’s Mr Chocolate? Thanks

  • CoolBreeze14

    This ex con needs to sit down somewhere. He is over Phaedra just as much as she is over him. He’s just trying to get money on his books. LOL! I have never seen an ex-con get so much press either! LOL. Apollo is just so sure he’s getting out. How does he know something might happen? You never know in prison. He might get killed. He needs to realize the seriousness of his actions and by the time Apollo gets out he will be a major has been. People will think for a minute and then say, “oh yeah! NOW I remember that guy. It’s been awhile.” LOL

  • murlut

    Ok today he likes Phaedra. I have no use for and ex-ex felon 2 time loser. He is in prison for a reason and to me if his mouth is open he is lying

    • Makes you wonder what an educated attorney was doing with such an idiot.

      • RonnieIsBack

        Exactly! We all know she wanted dem light chilren…and wanted somebody to take the fall…
        Bish used him like kleenex and tossed it away…

  • Gabby

    A motivational speaker? Is he serious? Maybe he should have a career as a comedian because this interview is hilarious.

  • RonnieIsBack

    Motivational speaker/ This clown.
    He still believes his own hype…give it 6 more months and Bubba will be the only person he gets to motivate…

  • Babson_Chick

    aPollo is aJoke