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If we are honest with ourselves, many of us have to admit that it is hard not to envy the life of the rich and famous. But don’t be too envious, because they are people just like the rest of us who also experience relationship drama from time to time. Take a look at the couples, past and present, who we think would be great on the next season of “Couples Therapy.” It most likely won’t happen, but hey, you never know. And even though some of these couples have already bitten the dust, it’s never too late to make things work!
Today Phaedra is going to be on Ellen and all anyone really wants to know is whether she’s really divorcing Apollo and if she had any idea her husband was breaking the law – again. Well, hunny, the preview clips that have surfaced online show Miss Parks said a mouthful on both subjects, especially when it comes to her not having any clue Apollo was committing fraud for a second time. Phaedra told Ellen:
“I work, I just got my fifth college degree — I’m pretty much an overachiever. I have two very small children. I just stopped breastfeeding three months ago. So, I didn’t have any idea this was going on until he called me and he said ‘I’ve been arrested and I’m having this problem, but it’s not true.'”
Sorry if this sounds crass but if this is true — and that’s a strong if — doesn’t sound like Phaedra was much of a successful wife to not know of her husbands whereabouts and shady dealings. And for the life of me I still don’t understand how she wouldn’t question how a man with no job always had money. But I digress.
Despite Apollo leaving his wife and sons in a very tight spot when the allegations of fraud surfaced, Phaedra insists the last thing she wanted was for her husband to go to jail.
“I went out of my way to get him the best attorneys, the best investigators, and to do everything I could,” Phaedra told Ellen. “I’m an attorney myself and so I wanted him to have the best so we could fight this together, but obviously it did not turn out like that.”
As we all know, Apollo just began his eight-year sentence, which just so happens to be his second stint in federal prison. Apollo was actually on parole from his first fraud case when he met Phaedra who claims she gave her husband of five years a chance because she thought he’d put that life behind him. Ellen, however, questioned why that wasn’t a red flag.
“[H]e had been to prison, but he was a changed person,” Phaedra said. “[T]he person I married, I thought he had changed.”
Now the person who’s changing is Phaedra who let it be known that going forth she’ll be raising her sons, 4-year-old Ayden and 17-month-old Dylan, alone — a decision that wasn’t easy for her to make.
“It is extremely hard. My heart aches for my two sons. They are the heart and soul of who I am.
“That’s the best thing we ever did together – we have great kids. I never want to do anything to diminish his character in public. We’ve had some times when he’s done things that weren’t so cool, weren’t so nice.”
At least she’s taking the high road on that front. Check out a clip of the interview which airs today below. What do you think?
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?!
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.
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?
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” certainly know how to dominate a news cycle. Just a few minutes ago, we published a story saying that Porsha was leaving the show. In actuality, she’s been demoted to a “recurring character.” And it makes sense. Judging by the drama that’s coming up this season, she absolutely must be on set to comment on what’s about to go down.
Bravo made sure to give us a full and very juicy trailer.
They address everything we were wondering about and then some.
We watch as Cynthia and NeNe try to repair their friendship, seemingly to no avail. Kenya Moore is trying to date. The newbie, Claudia Jordan, stirs up all kinds of drama when she’s seen out with Kordell, Porsha’s ex. Phaedra is allegedly having an affair. And they even let us see a bit of Apollo’s epic flip out.
Watch the season 7 trailer in the video below.
Whew! This season is going to be good. We’re ready.
The new season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” airs on November 9 at 8 pm ET/PT.
Will you be watching?
“I Would Have Been Fed Up Before The Jail Situation Ever Came”: Kandi Burruss Speaks On Whether Or Not Phaedra Should Divorce Apollo
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.
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.
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”?
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.
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?