Phaedra Parks Confirms Divorce Rumors On ‘Ellen’
It looks like our favorite “Real Housewives of ATL” southern belle is ready to talk about her marriage. Phaedra Parks appeared on ‘Ellen’ to open up about her relationship with estranged husband Apollo Nida. Apollo, who pled guilt in May to fraud and was sentenced to 8 years in prison, has spoken about his case and his marriage, but Phaedra has remained relatively quiet..until now.
After confirming that she will file for divorce, Phaedra said she was clueless about Apollo’s illegal activities during their union. “I mean, I work. I just got my fifth college degree,” Phaedra said to Ellen. “And so I’m pretty much an overachiever. I have two very small children. I just stopped breast-feeding three months ago. So, I didn’t have any idea this was going on until he called me and he said, ‘Hey, I’ve been arrested and I’m having this problem, but it’s not true.’ So I went out of my way to get him the best attorneys, the best investigators, and to do anything I could, because 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.”
Apollo has also been more than honest about his marital woes, even claiming in a radio interview that he wasn’t sure if he could depend on Phaedra anymore. But, Phaedra seemed to understand. “I think sometimes when people are hurting they do things to hurt other people,” she said. “There’s been a lot of lashing out from Apollo because I think he’s in a place, a very angry place, and I think you hurt the people closest to you sometimes. It’s unfortunate.”
Check out the rest of the interview above.