Atlanta Housewives producers are negotiating to bring Phaedra and her ex-husband Apollo back on next season of the Atlanta Housewives, MTO News has confirmed.
We spoke with two sources in production who told us that Phaedra's ex-husband Apollo is expected to be released this summer - a year early from federal prison. And they plan on filming him for the Bravo hit show, as soon as he's released.
The production insiders told MTO News that Apollo has already signed on to join the show next season. "It's a done deal," claimed the Bravo insider.
Apollo did 5 years in prison for bank fraud, a crime he committed while living the high life on television.
Bravo wants to bring back Apollo's estranged wife Phaedra next season too. But they're going to have a difficult time getting her. Sources close to Phaedra say that she's moved on, and has little interest in coming back to the Atlanta Housewives.
Since leaving the show Phaedra has continued with her legal practice, worked on various business ventures and has a new drama-free relationship with Chicago radio personality Tone Kapone.
But Bravo is willing to pay BIG BUCKS to get her back.
Our insider explained, "Phaedra is asking for a big check to come back. She'll get it. It's a 100% certainty that she's back next season."
And there's more cast additions. Apollo won't be coming onto the show alone. His new fiancé Sherien will be part of the Bravo show too, albeit not as a Housewife.
Phaedra and Apollo officially divorced in 2017. At the time she gave an interview to US Weekly:
The couple’s divorce was completed in 2016, but overturned in March of this year when a judge reversed the judgment.
“[The divorce] was finalized last year in July so of course that obviously made me assume that I had regained my independence and a new start,” Parks exclusively tells Us. “So to be placed back into a position where I have to do it all over again … it’s disheartening but it’s a process and I can’t obviously change it.”
At the time of the judgment’s reversal, TMZ cited a judge’s concerns that Parks had misspelled Nida’s last name, that Nida had been unable to attend divorce hearings he was led to believe he could attend, that he had not been informed of the final hearing and also had not been served with finalized divorce papers.