Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida have both signed on to the new season of Atlanta Housewives - and they are set to film their first scene together next week.
According to MTO News's top sources at Bravo, Apollo's first meeting with his two sons will happen next week and Bravo cameras will be there to capture the tearful reunion between Apollo and his boys.
This will be the first time Apollo has seen his sons, outside of a prison visiting area or FaceTime in more than five years - so it's expected to be emotional.
Pulling off this Apollo-Phaedra reunion on the new season of the Real Housewives Of Atlanta has been difficult for production.
First off, one producer told MTO News that Bravo has had to beef up security while filming with Apollo - because of his criminal background. They also had to purchase a special insurance policy to cover them, in the event anything goes wrong during Apollo's filming.
Second, Bravo needed to give Phaedra a GIANT bag before she agreed to sign on. Speculation is that Phaedra may become the second highest paid housewife of the season, behind only Nene.
Parks, 45, and Nida married in 2009, split in 2014, and finalized their divorce in 2017 after a years-long legal battle. “I wasn’t holding on to him,” Parks told Us Weekly a few months after the split was finalized. “He kept appealing the divorce and finally it was granted. Apollo and I started dating in high school, and now I’m in my early 40s, so it was time to go. That’s almost a lifetime. Thank God it’s over, but thank God it happened because we have two beautiful kids.”
Nida is currently facing other struggles. In June, The BlastOpens a New Window. reported that he had been arrested for allegedly violating his parole just days after his release from prison. Prior to his release, Nida was serving a 7-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud in May 2014. He was originally sentenced to 96 months but had his sentence reduced in March.