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Apollo Nida had a very lonely Father’s Day.
According to TMZ, Phaedra Parks did not bring the estranged couple’s two sons to see their father this past weekend.
Sources told TMZ that Parks is taking advice from psychologists who have said it wouldn’t be good for her four-year-old son Ayden or her one-year-old son Dylan to see their father locked up because they’re so young.
Though the boys couldn’t be there in person, they sent Apollo cards with pictures of what they’d been doing recently.
Phaedra also hasn’t visted Nida, though a source claims that she puts money on his books so he can makes purchases at commissary.
Nida is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence for stolen checks and money laundering.
This story breaks my heart. Of course it is Apollo’s consistently poor decisions that have separated him from his family; still, being kept away from his children just seems like adding insult to injury. While I understand that seeing a parent in jail might be a traumatic experience for a child, the alternative of not seeing your father during your crucial, developmental years, is also unhealthy.
I wonder how long does Phaedra plan to keep the three away from one another.
Though this is certainly not a position any wife and mother would ever want to find herself in, I think there are some advantages to Phaedra and Apollo’s sons being too young to fully comprehend what’s going on in their family. I’m sure traveling to prison can be a dark and depressing experience for someone who fully understands their loved one’s loss of freedom. But a four-year-old and certainly a one-year-old don’t have that same type of awareness. Perhaps they’ll just appreciate the chance to touch and see their father.
While I’m sure leaving is painful and unpleasant, having to tell Ayden over and over again that he can’t see his father and having Dylan know his father only through pictures around the house really isn’t much better.
This is no shade to Phaedra because I really can’t even imagine what this might feel like. Still, I’d like to think in a similar situation I wouldn’t deprive my children any more than they have to be in this unfortunate situation.
What do you think about Phaedra’s decision to keep her boys away from Apollo to prevent psychological damage? Is this the decision you would make if placed in a similar predicament?
Happy New Year! Did you make any resolutions for 2015? One popular promise is to not bring baggage from the past into your future, that includes any past partners. It’s certainly no secret how quick stars join together and separate, but did some of these celebrity divorces surprise you?
Witnessing Apollo show up at a nightclub to beg and plead for his wife to show him some attention and to address the issues plaguing their marriage was pretty uncomfortable to watch. While discussing the awkward exchange on “Watch What Happens Live,” Phaedra told Andy Cohen that her estranged husband has multiple personalities and the one that showed up to the club that night was just one of many.
“Obviously, we’ve seen Apollo on the show become aggressive and he has been, during this time — obviously this was shot, 4 or 5 months ago — so he’s been up and down. He’s been on an emotional rollercoaster. So, he’s been up and down so it’s been quite difficult to deal with his personality, whichever one shows up.”
As for what she was thinking in the moment, Phaedra had this to say:
“I don’t know if anything was going through my mind, but more so just wondering why he would obviously come to this night club and try to have such a interesting conversation in the midst of all these people.”
Phaedra also explained that only one of their sons is aware of what’s going on regarding Apollo being in prison.
“Well, of course we have a one-year old. Mr. President is not aware.
“Ayden definitely knows that he’s in Kentucky and Apollo told him where he was so, he definitely is very aware. That’s very tough for a 4-year-old.”
Though she says that she speaks to her estranged husband 5 to 6 times per week, she made it clear that the divorce is definitely still happening.
“We’re amicably resolving this marriage […] resolving to dissolve.”
This, of course, disputes previous reports where Apollo hinted that there was some chance of reconciliation.
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“This Isn’t Right”: Apollo Blasts Phaedra For Keeping Him From His Sons In Prison; Says If She Divorces Him, He’s Coming For Her Money
As my colleague said (hey Jazmine!), I’ve never seen someone do as many interviews from prison as Apollo Nida has since he turned himself in back in September. But hey, you have to find a way to make those eight years go by fast, right?
In an interview with InTouch Weekly, Nida said that he’s very hurt that Phaedra Parks has kept him from seeing his sons, Ayden and Dylan, while he’s been in prison. Despite the fact that she told him she wouldn’t bring their sons inside of a prison before he turned himself in, I guess he never really thought she was serious. But after almost three months inside, he’s emotional about the fact that he can’t see his boys:
“I can’t see why she would continue to hurt me by not allowing me to see my boys. This isn’t right. If I don’t see my children for eight years, that would be some bullsh*t and I would fight for that right!
Who in their right mind would allow children to be away from their father for eight years, regardless of where their father is in the world?”
He also says that he is hopeful that she will hold off from divorcing him while he’s in prison, but if she does try to end things, we should all expect things to get very ugly between them:
“I’ve asked Phaedra not to leave me while I’m in here. If she leaves, it would hurt like hell, but as Apollo Nida has done before, I’ll just have to pick myself back up and move forward and figure it out.
I will not walk away empty-handed.”
Oh, Apollo…I really need him not to talk about people not allowing him to see his 4-year-old and 18-month-old sons in prison, especially when it was his own poor decisions that took him away from his children in the first place. But hey, that’s just what I think.
What about you?
Apollo Nida was sentenced to eight years in prison for cashing stolen checks, identity theft and laundering money through bogus bank accounts. But jail will not damper former Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member’s hustle.
Nida has launched a new fitness business, Nida Fitness 4%. Radar Online reports the program’s name helps promote one hour of exercise a day; four percent is one hour out of a 24-hour-day. Along with the program, Nida has also launched a website, itsonly4percent.com, that is selling waterproof USB wristbands to help keep on-the-go professionals fit no matter their location or busy schedule.
Below is a promotional video for Nida Fitness 4%. In it, encourages women not to be lazy or make excuses. He also states. to all the haters, to not steal his brand’s idea. That’s a lot of talk for a guy in his position, but OK.
Will you sign up for Nida Fitness 4%?
After it was revealed on episode two that Apollo Nida lied on Kenya Moore about meeting him in Los Angeles and offering him a blow job, Kenya Moore was hopeful that her reputation would be redeemed. She was also hopeful that everyone who called her a “whore” would finally see her in another light.
But not so fast.
NeNe Leakes shared on Sunday night’s episode that she thinks Apollo actually lied about lying on Kenya, and that they did in fact engage in something inappropriate. In her mind, she thinks that in an attempt to hurt Phaedra, Apollo bent the truth in order to make Kenya look good, and Phaedra look bad (and in the end, make himself look worse). Later on in the episode, when Kenya found out about this theory, she broke down crying in anger over the fact that the ladies were “still trying to throw dirt on me.”
In her Bravo blog, Phaedra shared her thoughts on NeNe’s theory, and said it’s not so farfetched…
Given the circumstances, I believe that NeNe was being a very supportive friend to me. Hurt people, hurt people. And NeNe observed that Apollo was coming from a place of anger and self-inflicted pain. All in all, I think NeNe made a fair observation. She has also witnessed Kenya’s unladylike, disrespectful behavior with men so it was easy for her, and anyone else, to conclude that Kenya is not innocent. There has been so much lying and manipulation going on and it is not a constructive use of my time to keep score. In the end, it really doesn’t matter to me whether Apollo was telling the truth about what happened with Kenya. What matters to me is that I have two fine young boys who are growing up without a father, and the person I thought was going to be my life partner decided to take another path.
She also said that she wasn’t moved by Kenya’s emotional breakdown at the end of the episode. In her mind, Kenya was trying to play victim as usual:
Kenya is being Kenya; twirling on an emotional rollercoaster in an effort to gain sympathy. Playing victim is a tool of distraction people use to get others to forget the role they played in a situation. Kenya wants everyone to forget that she is the person who brought up the texts in the first place (and beat the subject to death), flaunted inappropriate, flirty behavior with numerous men, and repeatedly lied about her male suitors or lack thereof. You cannot make it so easy for people to believe salacious stories about you and then expect pity when one story may not be true.
And when asked what she thought about Apollo putting their past on blast (including his claims that Phaedra was visiting him in the projects and sleeping on a blowup mattress with him when he got out of jail the first time), she kept her comments concise:
All you needed was one more person and it could have been a Three Stooges movie.
Well, one person who actually believes that Apollo lied is blogger Funky Dineva. He gets along with a few ladies from the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast, specifically Phaedra and Apollo. So when Apollo started saying that Kenya came on to him, Funky Dineva, like many people, believed him. Because of his friendliness with Phaedra, the blogger often talked quite ugly about Kenya in his stories, and she at one point, threatened to sue him. But now that Apollo has said that he lied, Dineva decided that it was only right to apologize to Kenya, and do so publicly on his blog:
Dear Kenya Moore,
Let me start off by saying when I found out that you would be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta I was overjoyed. I kept thinking OMG that history making beauty queen lady is really going to add some class and legitimacy to RHOA. Boy was I wrong. Much to my dismay, Kenya you are crazy as hell. All things constant, you fit right on with the ladies perfectly. Adding further insult to disappointment, when Apollo said what he said about you, I went from side-eyeing you, to closing my eyes on you altogether. I’m cool with Phaedra and Apollo, and just like the other ladies, I took what Apollo said as the gospel and treated you as such. For that I am sorry. Unlike Apollo was able to do, let me be specific. I am sorry my role in perpetuating the notion that you were a whore and tried to sleep with Apollo. I’m sorry for the mass dissemination of information that may have painted you in a whore light, albeit I did not know the information was false, and was just reporting what I saw on the television. Lastly, I apologize for really not giving you a fair chance because I thought you were trying to suck my friend’s husband dick. I’m sorry.
Now don’t get it twisted, I still borderline don’t see it for you. To be honest, every time you tootsie roll your ass across my screen I roll my eyes so hard that I’m now blind in my left eye, and developing cataracts in the right. Quiet a its kept, I might need to sue your ass (the way you threatened to sue me READ : Kenya Moore Threatens To Sue Blogger Funky Dineva For Exposing Her – Ohhh You Mad Huh?) because My Obama care package did not include vision insurance, and I need my vision to continue to throw shade at you in the future and make coins off it. Hopefully this whole Apollo revelation will open the door to me one day seeing it for you. Only time will tell, but I did want to offer up an apology. Again, I’m sorry…
Funky Dineva Ross
P.S., You are slaying these hoes with your confessional looks!!
What are your thoughts on all these new statements?
On Sunday’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” viewers saw Apollo Nida go out of his way at Cynthia Bailey’s Ebony magazine spread party to apologize to Kenya Moore. In an attempt to wipe his slate clean before going to jail, he admitted that he lied about the nature of their relationship to Phaedra Parks and to the public. Moore never offered him a blow job, and she never encountered him in Los Angeles as he had claimed for two years.
We told you that Moore felt vindicated by his admission, but still was hoping that Parks would apologize sometime in the future for calling her a ‘whore’ based on a lie:
“Phaedra has called me a whore 99 different ways. As I stated, I may be a lot of things, but I have never been anyone’s whore. Even if she chose to believe her husband, she never checked his story out before publicly slandering and defaming me. As a lawyer herself, I was appalled she would behave in such a way. Apollo clearly has the propensity to lie. With that said, Phaedra chose not to even speak to me about it at all, prohibiting me to even have a response, prove my innocence, or defend myself. Yet, she was more than willing to go to the media to spread this fictitious story.”
But after finding out the truth, what did Parks think of that whole scene and situation? In her Bravo blog, she kept her thoughts on that messiness concise and clean:
“I was unmoved. Right now, I am completely focused on my children and keeping them, and myself for that matter, in a stable, healthy, and happy place. I am not paying attention to any of the chaos that is going on, because it’s not productive.”
Guess that means Moore isn’t getting that apology she wanted from Phae Phae. But who really thought she would…?
Kenya Moore Speaks On Apollo’s Lies, Why She Was Dead Wrong For Texting A Married Man, But Why Phaedra Still Owes Her An Apology
If you watched Sunday’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” you know that Apollo Nida surprised a lot of people by apologizing to Kenya Moore. Turns out, he lied for about two years now when he said that Kenya Moore had come onto him when they supposedly saw each other in L.A., and she even tried to offer him fellatio. All lies. He admitted that he was pissed off with her after she put him on blast for texting him behind Phaedra’s back during the season five reunion show, so he didn’t think twice about making her out to be a homewrecker.
On Sunday’s episode, Moore said she felt vindicated but would feel even more vindicated if she could get an apology from Phaedra for calling her a wh*re and more for so long. In this week’s RHOA blog, she spoke on Apollo’s apology, regretting her poor choice to text him without Phaedra’s knowledge, and why she thinks Phaedra should say sorry for helping to spread Apollo’s lies.
If you are tired of the “Apollo and Kenya” drama, imagine how I feel. This feud goes all the way back to a business deal gone bad. From that point on, Phaedra started to malign my character and drag my good name through the mud. According to her, I then became an alcoholic, bipolar, and broke. She added home wrecking whore to her list after I outed Apollo for texting me without her knowledge.
I was wrong for responding to Apollo’s text knowing Phaedra and I were not friends at the time or if people believed it was more. The texts were innocent and I have proven that, and I have apologized to Phaedra publicly many times. We all make mistakes and I can admit when I am wrong, apologize, and hopefully, never repeat the same behavior.
I have proclaimed many times that I never saw Apollo in Los Angeles or any other place outside of RHOA. Ever. Therefore, the lie he told about seeing me at a party and according to Phaedra, later showing up at his LA hotel and subsequently offering him fellatio, never happened. I have never wanted Apollo, never offered him sexual favors.
Phaedra has called me a whore 99 different ways. As I stated, I may be a lot of things, but I have never been anyone’s whore. Even if she chose to believe her husband, she never checked his story out before publicly slandering and defaming me. As a lawyer herself, I was appalled she would behave in such a way. Apollo clearly has the propensity to lie. With that said, Phaedra chose not to even speak to me about it at all, prohibiting me to even have a response, prove my innocence, or defend myself. Yet, she was more than willing to go to the media to spread this fictitious story. Imagine how I felt having my family or 5-year-old nieces ask my [sic] why I would do something like that?
The same people who do the most talking and the most damage fall silent when they are proven wrong. The negative headlines become global when it’s something negative. Yet, when the truth is revealed, no one has anything to say. Porsha stated on WWHL she believed “something happened,” NeNe stated I lied to Phaedra on the recent WWHL episode, and Kandi stated that she “looked at me differently” but would never say why. Do I deserve an apology? Yes, without question. Will I get one? …Have I ever?
After the truth came out, some people still felt that something did indeed happen between Apollo and Kenya. I’m not so sure about all that. I do think she inappropriately flirted with him on the show, but did so just to get under people’s skin. I don’t think she really has any interest in him…No matter what though, everyone involved in this messy triangle was wrong.
But that’s just my thought. What do you make of her statements? Do you think Phaedra should apologize too?
At this point, we were all pretty convinced that thing were over between Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida, but according to the troubled reality TV husband, there’s a possibility that their marriage will be saved. In his first interview from behind bars, Apollo told InTouch Weekly that he and Phae Phae are now on speaking terms.
“Yes, we’ve had problems — especially over the last year — but we’ve gotten on terms now where I can call her and it’s cordial,” the father of two explained.
Not only is he allowed to call his estranged wife, but he also claims that they speak frequently. Apparently, this are going so well that he’s under the impression that their marriage has a chance of surviving his lengthy prison stint.
“I’m hopeful that we can stick things out.”
Apollo says that the pair has been discussing Phaedra bringing their two sons, Dylan and Ayden, up to the prison to see him.
“There’s a plan to get them up here.”
Unfortunately, it appears that Apollo’s wish for reconciliation may be nothing more than that—a wish. According to Phaedra’s publicist, the divorce is still on. He did, however, admit that the attorney is considering taking the boys to see their father.
“The divorce is proceeding as planned,” her rep explained. “While Phaedra and the boys [Ayden, 4, and Dylan, 18 months] do speak with Apollo regularly, there have been absolutely no discussions about reconciling.”
While I would hope that Phae Phae’s publicist is simply misinformed and Phaedra and Apollo have been trying to work things out, the chances of her rep releasing a statement on this sensitive matter without her approval is unlikely. As previously reported, when asked if she would proceed with the divorce while Apollo is still behind bars, Phaedra replied with a simple “I don’t know.”
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“I Shouldn’t Have Told My Wife You Offered Me Fellatio”: Apollo’s Been Lying On Kenya, And Mama Joyce Is Back And Mean As Ever; RHOA Ep. 2
This week’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” included a lot of action and drama, and as usual, Kenya and Apollo were a big part of it.
To summarize: Phaedra and Apollo continue to be at odds, Mama Joyce is back and she still can’t stand Todd, and as it turns out, Apollo has been lying on Kenya all along. Let’s chat about this week’s shenanigans, shall we?