06:09 PM EDT 10/18/2014
Originally posted 10/15/2014 09:15AM
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks says she had no clue that her estranged husband, Apollo Nida, had been engaging in illegal activities, telling Ellen DeGeneres that she was blindsided up until the moment he contacted her for help after he was in police custody.
"I didn't have any idea this was going on until he called me and said 'Hey, I've been arrested,' " Parks confides on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in an interview airing Wednesday.
Originally posted 10/11/2014 04:00PM
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks's impending divorce is far from the happy ending she was hoping for.
"Phaedra is really disappointed with how all of this has turned out," a source close to Parks tells PEOPLE.
Her estranged husband, Apollo Nida, is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence on multiple fraud charges.
Despite Nida's previous run-ins with the law, including a stint in prison prior to their 2009 wedding, the source says, "I don't think [Phaedra] had any idea that [illegal activity] was going on."
Moving forward, "this divorce is going to be the best thing for her," says the source. "Apollo was always really jealous of her success and the fact that she was the breadwinner."
Originally posted 10/10/2014 12:40PM
Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida are no more.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star "has retained an attorney with the intent of amicably ending her marriage," her rep Steve Honig tells PEOPLE.
The news shouldn't come as a surprise to Nida, who told radio station Atlanta B100 in July that he doubted his marriage would survive his stint in jail.
Originally posted 10/01/2014 01:00PM
There's a new housewife in Hotlanta – and one Southern belle is missing from the lineup.
Porsha Williams will only have a "recurring role" in the new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Bravo announced Wednesday.
Williams infamously fought with frenemy Kenya Moore during the spring taping of the reunion special, and their brawl landed her in jail on a battery charge.
Now, the network says, the ex-wife of football player Kordell Stewart is "enjoying a fresh chapter in her life" as a single woman and entertainment correspondent on Dish Nation.
Originally posted 09/11/2014 10:15AM
Apollo, no he didn't.
Originally posted 07/19/2014 02:05PM
The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Apollo Nida hasn't even started serving his eight-year prison sentence, but he's already questioning his marriage with Phaedra Parks.
Asked point-blank if their relationship would weather his time behind bars, Nida responded matter-of-factly.
Originally posted 07/17/2014 07:00PM
When it comes to her brood of six, sometimes even Kim Zolciak Biermann can't believe she's given birth to such a big family.
"It's incredible," the reality star tells PEOPLE. "I thought I was done with my girls. I was on Real Housewives of Atlanta and my girls were out of the baby stage. If I never got married again, I was okay. And if I never had any more children, I was okay, too. I was in a great place and then bam!"
Originally posted 07/08/2014 05:15PM
The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Apollo Nida was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday, PEOPLE confirms.
Originally posted 06/12/2014 02:00PM
The Biermann brood is back – with twin babies and a brand-new house.
Originally posted 05/07/2014 02:40PM
The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Apollo Nida pleaded guilty to charges of mail, wire, and bank fraud in a Georgia courtroom Wednesday.
The husband of housewife Phaedra Parks was first arrested back in January and charged by federal authorities with bank fraud and identity theft.
"By pleading guilty, Mr. Nida admits to his conduct in the past, and accepts full responsibility for it," his lawyer Thomas D. Bever tells PEOPLE.
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