Kandi Burruss' close friend and Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star, Phaedra Parks, is going through a lot these days.
On Tuesday, July 8, Parks' husband Apollo Nida was sentenced to eight years in prison and five years probation for "for conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud," according to the States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia.
Several media outlets reported Parks was not in attendance for her husband's sentencing. It has also been rumored that the two have not lived together for months. So, many fans have wondered how Parks is dealing with her husband's highly publicized legal woes.
During a recent interview with Hollywood Life, Burruss revealed that surprisingly the high-profile celebrity attorney isn't worried about Apollo Nida. The "Fly Above" singer shared a few details about her friend's life, and why she doesn't have time to focus on her reportedly estranged husband.
“Phaedra’s doing great,” Burruss confirmed. “She’s basically working. That’s how I deal with things too; when I have a lot going on, I just put more into work,” she explained.
The reality TV star confirmed that Parks is currently focusing her energy on the advancement and promotion of her book Secrets of the Southern Belle.
“I know that she’s promoting her book and doing the book tour and stuff like that and she’s not really trying to focus as much on what’s happening,” she said. Parks definitely has a schedule between work-related priorities, taping for the upcoming season of Real Housewives of Atlanta and raising their two boys - Ayden and Dylan. So that would justify her lack of concern for her husband, right?
Parks' disappearing act for her husband's sentencing has sent the rumor mill into high gear yet again. Now, rumors are circulating about the possibility of divorce. However, Nida hopes that Parks will stick by him during this difficult period in his life.
Back in May, the 37-year-old reality TV star spoke candidly about his wife with well-known local radio personality Wanda Smith on Atlanta's V-103. Although he seemed hopeful, it's obvious he's uncertain about the future of their marriage.
“I think Phaedra, in a perfect world, should be supportive as a wife should be … But if she chooses to derail from the plan, then that’s what she chooses to do,” he said. “Whatever’s been thrown at me, I deal with it. I would like to say I would want her to stay around and do what a wife should do. But tomorrow’s not promised.”
Do you think their marriage survive Nida's prison sentence? Fans will have to wait and see how things turn out for Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida.
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