“She Can’t Keep Us Apart:” Apollo Nida Implies Phaedra Won’t Let Him See His Kids
Former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Apollo Nida is crying foul when it comes to the visitation of his two boys Dylan, 6, and Ayden, 9. Sunday night the reality star took to Instagram with an emotional message for his sons in which he implied that ex-wife, Phaedra Parks, was blocking visitation.
“DON’T WORRY ! We will be together soon,” he captioned an image of his sons. “No matter what,she can’t keep us apart. The fight will not stop to be a good DAD!!! There’s not a day that goes by I don’t think of the 2 of u. LOVE AND MISS YA SO MUCH.#dayonedad #alwaysbeenthere #fathershaverightstoo.”
Since neither of his children has Instagram and will likely be unable to see his post, fans were quick to accuse the convicted felon of attention-seeking. Some even went as far as suggesting that he was trying to drum up a storyline to secure another spot on reality television.
Parks has yet to respond to her ex-husband’s allegations, but fans did not hesitate to jump to her defense. Many commended the attorney for playing the roles of both mom and dad while he served time in federal prison on bank fraud charges and slammed Nida for not being more appreciative of Parks.
Parks and Nida tied the knot in 2009, but their marriage quickly went downhill. They split in 2014 before the now 40-year-old was scheduled to report to prison and officially divorced in 2017. For the past 5 years, Parks has acted as the custodial parent of the boys. Nida was originally released from prison in June but was re-arrested due to a technical violation of his parole agreement — news that Parks said their sons found particularly heartbreaking.
“[M]y youngest son was like, ‘So Daddy will be here for Father’s Day?’” Phaedra revealed in an interview with Daily Mail back in July. “And I had explained to him, no. He couldn’t come anyway because he was in the halfway house transition home. But you know, they can’t talk to him at all now because he’s back in prison.”
“I was disappointed,” she continued, “but at the same time, I don’t know if I was that shocked because he is a risk-taker and I just hate it because now it’s just above all of us. Only Jesus can fix it. I can’t make him be what he doesn’t want to be. He has to want to change.”
Nida was re-released last month. He currently resides in a Philadelphia halfway house.