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