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Phaedra Parks Reacts to Apollo Nida Being Back in Custody: "Life Goes On"

The RHOA alum reacts to the news of her ex-husband's recent legal woes.

By Jocelyn Vena
Phaedra and the Kids Visit Apollo in Prison

Apollo Nida was taken back into custody in June just days after he was released from prison. The former Real Housewives of Atlanta husband had allegedly broken a technical condition of his release.

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His ex-wife and RHOA alum, Phaedra Parks, has since spoken out on the turn his legal woes have taken in the last few weeks, sharing that their two sons, Ayden, 9, and Dylan, 6, were "sad" and "disappointed," as she told DailyMailTV. She added that they had a care package ready to go for him when he was taken back into custody right around Father's Day.

She recalled: "There's a box of Father's Day cards, mugs, little plates and things that they've made that I was going to send him,' she said. "And so my youngest son was like, 'so daddy will be here for Father's Day?' And I had explained to him, no. He couldn't come anyway because he was in the halfway house transition home. But you know, they can't talk to him at all now because he's back in prison."

Apollo was taken into custody at the Philadelphia Federal Court House and placed back into the system at the time of the incident, according to The Blast. He could now remain in prison until his original release date of October 15, 2019.

He was originally sentenced to eight years in prison for fraud and identity theft in 2014. However, Apollo's sentence was reduced by one year in March 2019. 

Phaedra announced her plans to divorce the father of her two children in 2014 after five years of marriage

As for his brief release from prison before being taken back into custody, she noted, "Apollo had been telling me that he was coming home early. I'm of the mindset, 'I'll believe it when I see it.' And so when he called us on FaceTime and he was in a car and we could see that he was outdoors and so he said, 'I've been released' and we were all excited because of course I want the boys to have a relationship with their father - and it would be great to have that support from Apollo. But of course, you know, nine days later he was rearrested."

She continued in her interview with DailyMailTV, "I was disappointed, but at the same time, I don't know if I was that shocked because he is a risk taker and I just hate it because now it's just above all of us, only Jesus can fix it. I can't make him be what he doesn't want to be. He has to want to change."

Phaedra noted that "life goes on" as she and Apollo currently share  joint legal custody of their kids, while she has primary physical custody of their sons. He speaks on the phone weekly with the boys.

Phaedra on Apollo & Their Divorce

She added, "My sons have been through a lot, they've seen a lot of good things, they've seen a lot of bad things and nobody's life is going to be perfect, so we're just going to continue and keep our schedules as they have been and we're going to hope and pray that Apollo can get it together."

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