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Phaedra Parks explains not letting sons visit Apollo Nida

Photo Credit: Phaedra Parks/Watch What Happens Live Bravo Screenshot

Photo credit: Phaedra Parks/Watch What Happens Live Bravo Screenshot


Ever since Apollo Nida turned himself began serving his eight-year prison sentence, he’s accused his estranged wife, Phaedra Parks, of keeping their sons, Ayden and Dylan, from seeing him. Along with Nida’s scathing accusations, Parks has faced a digital firestorm of criticism from fans and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast mates alike for keeping Nida away from his two sons. Now, Parks is speaking out and explaining why she won’t take her kids to prison to see their dad.

Parks discussed not letting her kids see Nida in prison in her latest Bravo blog, in which she explained that critical fans don’t know about the difficulties of her home life when the cameras aren’t around.

“Despite the fact that I’m on a reality show, there are some things in my life that are off-limits. People who watch the show only get one slice of the entire Phaedra pie, and it’s unfair to make judgments about someone, or a situation, without having all the information,” Parks wrote.

She went on to say that felt she made the best decision for her sons by keeping them away from prison for now.

“The one thing I will say is that every single decision I make is based on one thing: the well-being of my two boys. It’s easy for people to ask why she did that or why she isn’t doing this, but the simple truth is unless you are in that situation yourself, you really can’t make that judgment. I do my best to make smart decisions after carefully considering all options and consulting with experts and others who advise me. I know in my heart that everything I do is based on what is best for my children,” Parks wrote.

Well, we can understand both Parks’ and Nida’s arguments about their kids visiting him, but it looks like it’s going to be a while before Nida gets a visit from his sons.


  1. britishrose on April 24, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    phedra should not HAVE TO COMPROMISE HER KIDS . she is doing the right thing, i dont like phedra but thats smart move she made , apollo made his bed ,thats what happens when you con people out of millions , you go to prison , those kids are to young to be trotting down to a stinking low life prison system to see a man who didnt give a sh..t bout them or thier lively hoods phedra made enough money to keep the family afloat he had to be the baller , the con artist , the lier , and thieft thats his fate .. so live in your vomit apollo .. your children dont need to live in your vomit life
    phedra if she didnt have anything to do with the crimes should feel blessed she got rid of the bumb , husbands do hide shit but this is the deal breaker for me . he almost cost her jail time too . .. like terease judacais husband did her . he dragged her in on it . .
    phedra GET YOUR DIVORCE FIND A GOOD MAN TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR SONS SELF ESTIM ISSUES THEY WILL OVIOUS BY BLOOD HAVE .. with a father like apollo at least one of them boys is bound to be bitter and angry that his daddy is known for thugging school kids dont forget and they teasse kids who parents have bad lives .. which cause emotinonal issue as they grow to 20 so PHEDRA TRUST ME APOLLO HAS ALREADY CAUSE LONG TERM EMOTIONAL DAMAGE TO THOSE KIDS . . NOT JUST HIS ABSENCE BUT HIS NEGLIGENCE WILL HAVE A HORRIBLE OUT COME IF YOU DONT START PARENTING THEM WELL

  2. Reallytruly on April 25, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Phaedra should not have to explain this to anyone. I don’t know if I would drag my babies to some prison to see their idiot dad who HAD IT ALL and flushed it down the toilet AGAIN. Man, please.

  3. Da HaYn on April 28, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Hang in there, Phaedra! Love your demeanor and how you maintain your cool! All the best to you and your family!