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As more details emerge regarding the infamous Real Housewives of Atlanta “textgate” scandal involving the very married Apollo Nida and Kenya Moore, things aren’t looking so good for Apollo. Last week Kenya finally released images taken from the text conversation between herself and Apollo. Though we can’t say for sure whether or not Kenya deleted any of the messages prior to releasing the screenshots, we can say that the messages Apollo sent to her were out of line. His wife, Phaedra, who has been defending him from the very beginning, seems to think so too. During an appearance on Bethenny, the mommy of two discussed the scandal and she seemed pretty fed up with her husband and his “inappropriate” behavior.
“They’re just two inappropriate people acting inappropriately,” Phaedra said of the incident.
She adds that although she doesn’t mind Apollo texting other women, she feels that when her friendship with Kenya ended, he should’ve stopped communicating with her as well.
“We were friends at a point, but then when we stopped being friends, any other conversations should’ve ended.”
“I’m not saying that it’s not allowed ever, but when I’m no longer friends with someone, you should no longer be friends with them because we’re a team.”
Phaedra also confessed that although she has worked through her marital issues with Apollo regarding the messages, it was pretty difficult to relive it all once the episodes aired.
“It was very intense. As far as like me and my husband, we’re fine. Well of course [we're reliving it]. It obviously brings back the same emotions of that day or that evening.”
“Marriage is hard. Obviously the TV show adds another dynamic. You know, you have 4 million people weighing in on the topic, but at the end of the day, you know, the marriage has to be between you and your partner. You have to make a decision as to how you’re going to handle any pressure—whether it be good or bad.”
She seems to be handling the situation well.
Watch Phaedra’s interview on the next page. What do you think of her publicly calling her husband “inappropriate?”
If Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks don’t fully nip this texting situation in the bud, their impending divorce might be featured on the next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Since this issue of the text messages between Apollo and Kenya Moore just won’t go away, Apollo decided to talk to TMZ about it a little more. He told the gossip site that he was only texting Kenya about the possibility of her collaborating with he and Phaedra on the dvd projects they were both working on, nothing more and nothing less.
He said the collaboration never took flight because once Phaedra got wind of it, she nipped it in the bud before hearing his proposal.
Okay…see. Listen, either they’re milking this for everything they can (and the cow is about dry at this point) or Apollo really is a fool. Almost everything he says about this situation sounds like a lie. On last week’s episode, the way he denied any wrongdoing made it look like he was being less than truthful and now, his deeper explanation – one that he didn’t offer on the show – makes it sound even worse.
Perhaps Apollo and Phaedra have nothing else to add to the show so they keep pushing this one thing, but as we hear more and more about it, this sounds like something that needs to be handled off the show and out of the media. The couple needs to work on their relationship and try to get it back in tact if they can.
By the way, I’m sure Kenya will want to respond to Apollo’s comments in due time.
Kenya Moore is stopping at nothing to clear her name of those homewrecker allegations. For some time now, Kenya has been accused of using text messages to seduce her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Phaedra Parks’ husband, Apollo Nida. Now, in an attempt to prove her innocence, Kenya has released the screenshots of what she claims to be their conversations to TMZ because she wants “to put an end to these false and defaming speculations and judgments against me.”
Aside from Apollo’s suspicious and seemingly inappropriate eagerness to hang out with Kenya, nothing really looks too incriminating. However, as most iPhone users are aware, individual messages can be deleted from text convos, which means that these screenshots really don’t prove much.
Kenya also responded to Apollo and Phaedra’s allegations in her most recent Bravo TV blog titled, “Apollo is a Liar,” insisting that she isn’t the issue on Phaedra and Apollo’s marriage, Apollo’s wandering eye is. The post reads:
The real issue is Phaedra’s troubled marriage and what is Apollo really doing with other women and why he can’t keep his eyes ON her. I’m not the issue. If she really wants the truth from Apollo she should threaten to cut him from her payroll, I’m sure he’ll sing like a bird.”
I know this whole triangular texting debacle between Phaedra, Kenya, and Apollo is getting old, but I, for one, can’t understand why these people won’t just show us the real messages that were exchanged between Ms. Moore and Mr. Nida. Ever since the reunion for season 5 of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” we’ve been trying to figure out who’s actually in the wrong here, and though Phaedra and Apollo pretty much already have their minds made up, Kenya Moore is taking none of the blame.
On her Bravo Blog today, Kenya addressed the numerous issues going on in her life right now, including this drama. Under the telling header, “Phaedra The Great Fake,” she wrote:
“I have been the unwilling recipient of Phaedra’s unrelenting lies from last season. She called me every name in the book, lied, and called me an alcoholic, bipolar, fake, amongst other cruel monikers. I pushed back with my own insults. We are both responsible for attacking each other. So she can’t pick and choose what insults were acceptable to her or not.
“When Phaedra gets you in her crosshairs, she shoots to kill and she is the dirtiest player in this game. Regardless of what she claims, I NEVER OFFERED SEX, ORAL OR OTHERWISE, TO APOLLO. Clearly she must be a less than stellar attorney, since her claims are based on her motive to throw dirt on my name and not the facts. The FACTS are, I immediately showed my phone during the reunion. The facts are, I have never offered nor been offered sex by Apollo. The fact is, I have nothing to hide or lie about with regard to him. Additionally, I could have retaliated for the lies Apollo tried to spew in reaction to when I suggested that he discontinue texting me, however, the truth will be made crystal clear very soon.”
They say there are three sides to a story, but all of the sides involved here seem to be spilling nothing but BS. What kind of proof do you think Kenya will come up with you prove the “crystal clear” truth? And do you actually think she propositioned Apollo?
What had you talking from last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta? Was it Phaedra and Kenya discussing the inappropriate texting that had been going on with Apollo? Was it Porsha’s hot short wig vs. Kandi’s fuchsia curls? Mama Joyce basically calling Todd a broke buster? Or what about Porsha saying she and her sister were as close as “Siamese cats”? There was a lot going on with last night’s episode of RHOA, and in case you missed it, we broke it down for you here:
Kenya Wins Case Against Her Landlord
This past summer, Kenya’s landlord was having a ball running the reality star’s name through the mud, claiming Kenya wasn’t paying her rent and that she wasn’t taking good care of the space she was renting. But after some messy court dates, a judge eventually threw out an eviction judgment against Moore. After winning the bout with her landlord, Kenya laughed it up with her assistant Brandon and her lawyer, and was flanked by paparazzi! I mean, if you consider two guys with Nikon cameras and a guy pretending to be a reporter “paparazzi.” Too bad we all know those were randoms called by Bravo…
Just four months ago Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks gave birth to her second child, Dylan Nida. During a recent interview with E!, the feisty southern belle invited the world in to see how her family is adjusting to having a new member, Dylan’s adorable nursery and to discuss season six of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
“He’s magnificent,” the two-time mom said of her 4-month-old baby boy.
She also revealed that her 3-year-old, son, Ayden is very involved when it comes to his baby brother.
“He becomes very protective. Even when, you know, some of our staff comes in to help out with the baby, he’s very adamant. No one can take the baby. It’s his baby.”
As for whether or not they plan on adding to the family, Phaedra’s hubby Apollo Nida says that won’t be happening anytime soon.
“As of right now, we’re going to take it easy,” Apollo confessed.
“I’m extremely busy. Being a good mom takes a lot of time too. I wanna make sure that I can nurture my children. Right now I’m definitely not looking to have another baby,” Phaedra added.
The Atlanta attorney ended her interview by discussing what we can expect from the new season of RHOA.
“When you put six ladies together with very strong personalities, there’s always going to be lots of drama, but also, lots of interesting times together. We will definitely deliver again this season. It’s going to be a great season.”
Watch Phaedra’s interview here.
A few days ago we told you about a rumored fight that broke out during Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 7 filming between Apollo Nida and Kenya Moore’s assistant, Brandon DeShezer. Unfortunately, it appears that the rumors are true. The guys over at TMZ recently caught up with Brandon as he made his way through LAX airport and he confirmed that a brawl did occur. When asked what the true story behind the fight was, Brandon responded:
“The truth is the truth. It happened, yeah.”
He also revealed that no one from Phaedra and Apollo’s camp has made an effort to reach out to him.
“Nope and you would think that at least one of them would call, right? No [apologies], but it is what it is.”
When asked what sort of injuries he sustained as a result of the brawl, Brandon hinted at a potential lawsuit.
“Uhhh, you’ll probably be finding out soon from my attorney.”
“Bones, bruises and stitches on the inside of my chin.”
He finished up his interview with further hints about a lawsuit.
“I’ll do what my grandma said, pray for them and let my attorney handle the rest.”
Watch Brandon’s interview on page two. Thoughts?
‘It’s Degrading, You Have To Get Undressed In Front Of Other Men:’ Apollo Nida Opens Up About His Stint In Prison On ‘Showbiz Tonight’
When Real Housewives of Atlanta fans were first introduced to Phaedra Parks a few seasons ago, we also met her new husband, Apollo Nida, who had just been released from prison after serving a 16-month sentence. Never really being one who tried to hide his criminal past, Apollo has openly shared experiences about his time spent in prison several times on the show. Apollo and Phaedra appeared on previously taped segment of Showbiz Tonight, which aired yesterday evening. During the interview, the reality TV husband went into further detail about his prison experiences and the aftermath.
On appearing on RHOA 6 months after his prison release:
“From the beginning it was kind of difficult. I really wasn’t sure how the viewers were going to accept me. It was a lot of mental anguish at the same time, trying to just readjust. But I’m a team player, my wife is supportive, my family is supportive and so I just jumped into it and just went on for the ride.”
On his parole officers being apprehensive about his appearance on the show:
“I got a lot of riffraff from the parole board and the State of Georgia. They really weren’t fond of it. They thought a lot of cameras were going to follow us into the parole offices and that kind of thing is really shunned. I told them that wasn’t really what it was and that my wife was on the show as one of the housewives. And they were like, ‘Okay, we’ll let the season play out and see what happens.’”
(Phaedra) on deciding to join the cast despite her husband’s past:
“Well, my husband did have a past, but as I say on the show, ‘Every sinner has a past and every saint has a future.’ It is what it is. I was proud of him. And you know, hopefully our story will help someone else.”
(Apollo) on what prison was like:
“It was kind of devastating once I got shipped off to a diagnostic center. They make you shave your head. They change your appearance, bascially. They try to humiliate you. It’s degrading because you have to get unclothed in front of officers and other men and you know, you’re not used to doing anything like that. It’s kind of a life-changing experience. Then you just go through the routine and you just try to find a place where you can mesh and become one with yourself and that’s what I did. I just dug deep inside and became one with myself, one with a higher power. Spirituality really played a strong part for me.”
Turn the page to watch his interview.
Here’s round two of the baby birth news for today. US Weekly just learned that “Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida just dropped their bun in the oven! A source told the mag that Phaedra gave birth to the couple’s second son today in Atlanta and ”Mom and baby are doing great.”
Thank God all that drama on the three RHOA reunions didn’t affect Phaedra and Apollo’s little bundle! Though there aren’t any details on the name or the baby’s weight, we’re sure he’s a cutie just like the couple’s 2-year-old son Ayden, and we can only imagine how the southern belle will spoil the new prince in the house. Remember Ayden’s first birthday party?
Surprisingly, the reality TV couple hasn’t spilled the beans on Twitter yet, but it looks like the little one came just in time. Less than a day ago, Phaedra sent out this tweet which likely helped the pair welcome their new pride and joy into the world safely today.
— Phaedra Parks, Esq.(@PhaedraParks) May 8, 2013
Peter Thomas has not been known to keep his opinions to himself. So why would he hold his tongue after Kenya Moore’s written lashing?
The reality co-star responded to Kenya’s rant about how the men of “RHOA” need to step their game up and act like men.
Kenya took offense with Peter’s aggressive verbal exchange with her in defense of Walter Jackson, Kenya’s ex. Walter wasn’t invited to the reunion show, and Peter decided to take up for his new friend, challenging Kenya on nearly every comment she made about him.
Read more at EurWeb.com