Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks give a whole new meaning to car chase.
"I met Apollo on the highway… [during] rush hour traffic," the Real Housewives of Atlanta star tells PAPER Magazine about the moment Cupid struck. "And he was so cute. I was like, ‘Oh my God. The car is cute. He's cute.' But my mom's like, ‘Don't speak to him! He's a stranger!' and so I was like, ‘Well, if he follows me...' So we were on the highway and he got off on my exit."
Even with his future preacher mother-in-law in tow, Apollo seized his chance to ask for Phaedra's number. "I was like, ‘No, no, no!'" she says of her now-hubby's initial requests. But then fate intervened.
"He got off on my exit because the beauty salon he worked at was down the street from where I lived…So I said, ‘Come on! Follow me home.'" What, Phaedra? "Crazy! He could've been a killer."
Eventually Apollo earned the digits but that didn't mean our favorite Southern belle would pick up. "I didn't return his call because I was like, ‘Please. It's crazy.' And then I was like, ‘Well, I'll go on a date with him.'"
Good thing she did. "I thought he was so cute and he was the best kisser in the world," this ‘Wife gushes and the rest is wedded history.
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