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Dunzo: 16 More Celebrities Who Recently Called It Quits

October 14th, 2014 - By Deron Dalton
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So many celebrity couples called it quits this year let alone within the last couple of months. We recently compiled a list of celebrities — like Ciara and Future — who called off their engagements. But since this slideshow’s publication, there have been not only more engagement call offs, but celebrity breakups and divorces. Here’s another list of celebrities who gave up on their marriages, engagements and relationships. What’s really going on, Hollywood?!

Phaedra Parks Lawyers Up, Announces That She Is “Amicably Ending” Her Marriage To Apollo

October 10th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Phaedra Parks to open up about troubled marriage on 'Ellen' next week.

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I think we all know I would be lying if I said that I didn’t see this split coming. A woman might be able to stand by her husband while he completes one prison sentence, but two!? C’mon, bruh…

Phaedra Parks’ rep, Steve Honig, released a very brief statement to E! News today confirming that Parks “has retained an attorney with the intent of amicably ending her marriage.” The couple have two children together.

Apollo Nida started his eight-year prison sentence for bank fraud last month, but he didn’t go quietly. As was reported by Us Weekly (and as we will see on “Real Housewives of Atlanta” once the season starts), police had to be called to Parks’ home when Nida bailed on his date to check-in to jail on Sept.10 to instead confront his wife about not being by his side. He reportedly followed her around the house and shouted, “You took everything from me!” and “You didn’t come to my hearing!” He’s also going to be accusing Parks of cheating on him with an “African man named Chocolate” this season, so I don’t see how they will be able to end things “amicably.”

But the writings have been on the wall for some time. From Nida’s treatment of his wife on “RHOA” (there was the texting scandal with Kenya, he talked to her crazy in public, and remember when he left her locked out of their hotel room in Puerto Rico?) to the fact that they were being seen together less and less as the season ended, this marriage has been in trouble for a while. When asked if he thought Parks would stand by him when he went away again, Nida said this in May:

“We’re still married…I try not to be astonished by anything that goes on. I think Phaedra, in a perfect world, should be supportive as a wife should be…If she chooses to derail from the plan, then that’s what she chooses to do. Apollo is prepared for whatever happens in life. Whatever’s been thrown at me, I deal with it. I would like to say I would want her to stay around and do what a wife should do.”

That’s not happening, sir.

Phaedra Parks To Open Up About Troubled Marriage On ‘Ellen’

October 7th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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When Bravo released the trailer for the new season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” they pretty much confirmed that the reports floating around about Apollo and Phaedra’s failing marriage are at least partially true. Now that the series is set to return and Apollo is officially behind bars, Phaedra’s ready to discuss the issues that have been plaguing her marriage. According to RumorFix, the mother of two will be spilling the tea during an October 15 episode of “Ellen.”

“I can confirm Phaedra will be doing an exclusive interview with Ellen DeGeneres on October 14 that will air on October 15; she will be very candid about what happened with Apollo, her life now and plans for the future,” her publicist Steve Honig revealed.

Of course, some are wondering why Phae Phae’s team decided to go to Ellen with the exclusive instead of Bravo’s Andy Cohen. Fans are also pretty curious about exactly how much information Phaedra will be divulging and whether or not she will confirm whether or not she intends to file for divorce from Apollo now that he’s behind bars.

Reports of the pair’s marriage being on the rocks have been circulating ever since Phaedra pulled a no-show at Apollo’s sentencing last summer. Less than two weeks later, Apollo revealed in an interview that his marriage is probably over.

“I doubt [that my marriage will survive this],” the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star said. “My wife didn’t even f—ing show up for my sentencing. I’m still kind of salty about that.”

Will you be tuning in for Phae Phae’s “Ellen” interview?

“I Would Have Been Fed Up Before The Jail Situation Ever Came”: Kandi Burruss Speaks On Whether Or Not Phaedra Should Divorce Apollo

September 16th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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In a chat with The Breakfast Club alongside her husband Todd Tucker, Kandi Burruss spoke about married life and filming the new season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” During that conversation, she was asked about good friend Phaedra Parks, and whether or not they had spoken about what Parks should do about her marriage. With Apollo Nida currently behind bars and looking at eight full years away from his family, many assume that Parks will run for the hills. But Burruss says she wouldn’t have left Nida over his second stint in jail. In fact, she would have left a long time ago if she was Parks.

If She Advised Parks To File For Divorce:

No, I didn’t tell her to get a divorce. See, I’m cool with Phaedra, but Todd is cool with Apollo. So this conversation gets heated sometimes. He and I debate about the situation.

What She Thought About Nida’s Behavior Over The Years:

It’s a lot of stuff about that situation that you’re going to find out on the new season, so I can’t really tell you. I can’t, no, but it’s some things that will be surprising about that situation that’s going to come on the new season. So I can’t go too far about that. It’s some things that’s going to come back that you’ll see that you’re going to be like, ‘huh!?’

If She Would Leave Her Husband If He Went To Prison:

For me, if it were my husband or whatever, I wouldn’t leave him just because he was going to jail. I wouldn’t. But if it was about the other stuff that was going on that would be different. If he was just doing me wrong all the time, I would be like, ‘I don’t have time for this.’ There are certain things that could put any relationship in a bad position. But I would just say that I would have been fed up before the jail situation ever came…

I feel like, if she does do anything, I feel like she’s going to be judged just because people are like ‘Oh you’re supposed to stay down for your man.’ But nobody really thinks about whatever else may go on. I don’t think that’s fair.

You can check out Burruss’ full conversation, alongside Tucker (who is promoting “Hollywood Divas”) below. Her statements about Parks and Nida start around the 9:25 mark.

Report: Now That Apollo’s Gone Phaedra Feels Safe To File For Divorce

September 11th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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In today’s “I could have told you that” news, a source told Radar Online that Phaedra Parks is in the process of divorcing Apollo.

The writing was certainly on the wall wasn’t it?

The two had been distant for some time now. Phaedra didn’t show up to his sentencing hearing; and in the months preceding his lock up, the two were rarely, if ever, together.

And then reportedly, things came to a head yesterday, when Apollo came storming into Phaedra’s house yelling, grabbing things and demanding she put money on his books. And all of this went down on the day he was supposed to be reporting to prison.

Hot. Mess.

So it’s really no surprise that she’s done with dude.

The only question is what took her so long?

Well, according to Radar Online’s source:

“Phaedra has been patiently waiting for Apollo to begin serving his prison sentence, and will have him served with divorce papers at the correctional facility in Kentucky. There was no way Phaedra was going to put her life on hold for the next decade, awaiting Apollo to be released. The marriage was a huge mistake, but did give her their beloved kids. There were serious trust issues with Apollo, and Phaedra suspects he has been unfaithful, and has been burning through money. Phaedra has always been the breadwinner, and she began to resent it.”

The source said Phaedra feared for her safety in the past which prevented her from filing sooner. And having Apollo behind bars for nearly a decade gave her a certain level of comfort.

A rep for Phaedra previously said that now she’s focused on making the best decisions for the couple’s two sons and restoring a sense of normalcy to all of their lives.

I wonder if normalcy means she’ll try to get out of her contract with Bravo and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”?

“Stay Tuned…” Apollo Sends Going Away Message To His Fans

September 11th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Yesterday, Apollo Nida was supposed to turn himself in at noon to begin serving his eight year prison sentence. But things didn’t exactly work out like that. Reports say Nida allegedly spent his last few hours at the strip club and then stormed over to Phaedra’s to argue and pack a bag. Bruh, you can’t take it with you.

Anyway, he eventually got his act together and surrendered.

But he sent a message to all of his fans before he went in.

“Well everyone, I have finally arrived at the penitentiary. I’m about to go asunder. Thank you for the support and prayer. Stay tuned and you’ll hear from me shortly.”

Yes, you read that correctly. Unfortunately, Apollo used the word asunder, which, just doesn’t make sense in this context.

I know Apollo was wrong but I still feel sorry for the guy. Eight years is a helluva long time to be away from your children.

We’re sure when he comes back, we’ll be hearing from him…

His friend Peter Thomas sent his friend a farewell message.

“My homeboy @apollonida03 is about to leave us for a min, I need him to know that everyone don’t always get it right, life is a working progress, I will be around for you my brother when you come back home, ONE LOVE. God willing.” 

Working progress?

It’s ok, his heart was in the right place.

Anyway, best wishes to Apollo.

Report: Phaedra And Apollo’s Marriage At Its Breaking Point, Fighting Almost Gets Physical

September 10th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Earlier today, we told you that Apollo Nida did not receive his wish of spending his last days as a free man with his sons, Ayden and Dylan. We found it quite odd that it was impossible for him to make a way to see his children before going to jail for the next 8 years, but a recent TMZ report may offer insight into why.

According to sources, Phaedra has been telling friends the Apollo successfully abandoned his family and has been doing nothing but partying and drinking for the past two months. She reportedly went on to share that things have been so bad between them that she feared he would hit her. The two supposedly haven’t spoken to one another in about a week.

Apollo declined to comment on the report, but those close to him say that he’s extremely angry with his wife. Phaedra also declined to comment on the reports, but she did say that the case and Apollo’s sentencing placed a “tremendous strain” on their family and that she’s working to bring some level of normalcy back to their lives.

Apollo Nida To Report To Prison Today: ‘My Kids Are Going To Have Christmas Without Their Dad’

September 10th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Apollo Nida is scheduled to begin his 8-year prison stint today. But before turning himself in, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star spoke with Forbes’ Kelly Richmond Pope and Dr. April Harris-Britt.

“I have two major regrets,” he revealed. “The first is not being true to myself. When I came out of prison the first time, I told myself that I never wanted to be in this situation again. I had numerous talks with myself. I knew how to stay out of trouble but I lost focus. I didn’t stay true and I found myself quickly caught up in the same lifestyle I left six years prior. When I came home from prison, I wanted to be different. I wanted to live an honest life. I really did. I should have stuck to my guns.”

“My second regret,” he continued, “is letting my boys down. Now, my kids are going to have Christmas without their dad because of my decisions. Although I let them down, I will never stop loving them.”

What he does not have regrets about, however, is appearing on RHoA.

“When I look back on my five years on the show, I don’t regret being on the show. At the time, I thought I was supporting my wife and her role on the show. Now that I look back on where I am now and where I came from, I wish I had taken a step back and truly figured out how to determine a storyline without causing any controversy.”

As for what he’ll miss the most once behind bars, Apollo had this to say:

“First and foremost, I will miss my sons the most. Ayden and Dylan mean the world to me. I grew up without a father so leaving my boys is extremely difficult.”

Strangely, although he’d hoped to spend his last days on the outside with his children, he was unable to. It was not made clear why, but perhaps we’ll know more when season 8 of RHOA airs.

Apollo Nida Reportedly Racing To Finish Tell-All Book Before Heading To Prison Next Week

September 5th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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In just five days, Apollo Nida is scheduled to a begin a very long prison sentence—8 years to be exact. And according to reports, he has been quite busy in the weeks leading up to the big day. Sources tell TMZ that the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has been racing to finish writing a tell-all book about his life.

Apollo has reportedly gathered a team of writers who have been assisting him in getting his story on paper in a hurry. The book is said to highlight his life, childhood and the events leading up to his run-ins with the law. So far, it’s unclear if his wife and co-star, Phaedra Parks, will have a major presence in the memoir. However, our guess is that he’ll probably have to acknowledge her in some fashion considering how long they’ve been together. Sources add that Apollo already had a photo shoot for the book cover.

It will be interesting to see what direction he takes this book in. One on hand, it could be a very straight-to-the-point memoir about his life and upbringing. On the other, it could turn out to be a more scandalous book filled with secrets about his estranged wife and alleged partner in crime. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see how this all pans out though.

Would you be interested in reading Apollo’s autobiography?

Will Phaedra Be There? Apollo Nida Must Report To Federal Prison To Start 8-Year Sentence On September 10

August 28th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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On September 10, at noon, RHOA husband Apollo Nida must report to federal prison to begin serving an eight-year sentence.

According to court documents obtained by Radar Online, Nida will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to surrender himself at the FMC Lexington Prison. Nida could have faced up to 30 years in prison for bank fraud and identity theft, but was sentenced to just eight. Since then, things have been difficult for him, as he was hit with a $1.9 million lien in restitution and as a penalty over his involvement in a massive fraud ring.

And it seems that his relationship with Phaedra Parks is on thin ice. She’s already back filming “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (the ladies are currently filming in Puerto Rico) and the two haven’t been seen together since the reunion show. Some women escort their partners to the facility when it’s time to surrender, but we doubt that Parks will take the trip.  Nida felt some type of way about his wife not even being present for his sentencing:

“I doubt [that my marriage will survive this]. My wife didn’t even fu**ing show up for my sentencing. I’m still kind of salty about that.”

But Nida says that he is sorry about hurting his family and others. Specifically, he’s sad that he won’t be around for his sons (though he often only mentions Aiden and not Dylan):

“I’m still human. At the end of the day, I am remorseful. Coming from a non-father, non-mother background, I feel most sad and disappointed that I let my little man down. But at the end of the day, it is what it is. You must go and pay and contribute to the piper and do what you gotta do and come on back and be graceful about it.”