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Phaedra Parks Shares the Sweetest Family Photo with Apollo Nida
The RHUGT cast member also opened up about their "lifetime connection" and lives as co-parents to sons, Dylan and Ayden.
Phaedra Parks' sons are growing up fast! The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip cast member recently shared a sweet update on her son, Dylan, which also included a family photo of her with her son and her ex-husband, Apollo Nida.
"So long summer. Hello 4th grade. Mr. President has arrived," she captioned the set of photos featuring her posing alongside her ex, adding the hashtags, "1st day of school," "boy mom," and "family."
Phaedra and Apollo are also parents to another son, Ayden. And you can bet that Phaedra never misses the chance to open up about how much she loves her kids. She recently shared, "My sons are my greatest accomplishment! My family is so important to me."
As Phaedra recently shared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, she and Apollo "have a good relationship. We co-parent very well." (More on that in the WWHL clip, above).
And when The Daily Dish caught up with Phaedra following that Clubhouse appearance, she elaborated more on why they can make co-parenting work.
"You know what? I don't know why people think there's some sort of animosity between me and my ex-husband. I mean, people don't realize it, but we dated from high school. So, we've known each other longer than most couples have been married," she said. "We've known each other for at least 20 plus years. And we've been on and off during that time outside of just being married for, what, eight years? We've known each other as children, as adults. Before fame, after fame. So, I know him better than anyone will ever know him."
She went on to note that "we'll always be friends because we know each other. That connection is a lifetime connection."
Plus, she shared, it's really about putting their sons, Ayden, 12, and Dylan, 9, first. "But, I think any good parent has to have the first priority [and that] is what's in the best interest of children. And what's in the best children of every child is to have the benefit of both parents," she said. "Because women can't teach boys how to be men, just like a man can't teach a young lady how to develop into a woman. Everyone plays a role and I think if people don't recognize that then that speaks more to a maturity issue versus parenting because you just gotta be mature enough as a parent to understand that both parties are vital to the child's success."
Fans can catch Seasons 1 and 2 of RHUGT on Peacock now.