Yesterday, Apollo Nida was supposed to turn himself in to begin his 8-year prison sentence for identity theft and fraud. But reports revealed that Nida had a change of mind on the way to the prison and he instead went back home to argue with his wife, Phaedra Parks, about finances and family. Now, a day after skipping out on his check-in time, Nida has finally revealed that he’s turned himself in.
Nida revealed the big news to his fans earlier when he tweeted that he was about to turn himself in.
Nida was originally supposed to turn himself in on Sept. 10 at noon, but as we previously reported, Nida took an unplanned detour and returned to his home with Parks, where he confronted her about refusing to put money into his prison account and for refusing to bring their sons to the prison to see him.
Sources say that the couple got into a heated yelling match and that Nida even tried to take some of his belongings from their home. The chaos was even caught on camera by Bravo for the upcoming season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
“She’s disgusted. She’s angry. But because of Ayden And Dylan [her kids], she’s keeping face and being the nice dutiful wife,” say a source for HollywoodLife.com about the couple’s marriage. “This entire ordeal is extremely hard on her, not because Apollo’s going to jail, she thinks he’s getting what he deserves, it’s most difficult because her boys have lost their father. That, to her, is the biggest loss of it all.”
Nida previously stated that he doubts his marriage with Parks will last, and sources for the site say a divorce is inevitiable.
“That part has yet to be determined,” the source said. “She will though. She’s not planning on sticking by Apollo for eight years. She’s a great woman and will love you to death, but she’s fed up with Apollo and this time she’s making sure he will never disappoint her or their children.”
Well, we’re sure we’ll hear more about the details of what happened between Nida and Parks thanks to Bravo, and we wish Nida well as he starts his prison sentence. We hope, above all, that the kids have a stable support system during this time of chaos in their family. – nicholas robinson