Apollo Nida‘s marriage is crumbling around him, but he’s vowed that he’ll get something in his split from Phaedra Parks.
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” couple have been taking steps towards divorce since before he was sentenced to eight years in prison for bank fraud and identity theft this year. He’s not sure where his marriage stands today, but it’s pretty obvious that their love is over! In his first interview from lockup, though, it sounds like he may still be hoping that Phaedra will decide to stick by him. If not, he’s prepared to move on, but not without a little seed money for a new life.
“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,” he told In Touch weekly before making a rather cryptic declaration. “I will not walk away empty-handed.”
It’s assumed that Apollo might be hinting at another attempt to get some of Phaedra’s coins in their prospective divorce. Clearly, he’s still upset that she’s not given him any financial support behind bars. It’s not clear if Phaedra and Apollo had a prenuptial agreement, but we can’t imagine that someone with her head for business would have gotten hitched without one.
If they’re not fighting about money, they will be fighting about family in the near future. One thing is certain: Apollo has every intention of making sure that Phaedra allows him to see their sons, 4-year-old Ayden and 19-month-old Dylan–while he’s behind bars. Phaedra’s not crazy about the idea of bringing her boys to prison to see Apollo, but this is one issue he is not willing to drop.
“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!”
He continued, “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?”
No doubt we’ll see how all of this plays out on “RHOA,” and we’re going to need a huge bowl of popcorn and a big cup of tea to enjoy this entire mess.