Phaedra Parks’ name has been floating around quite a bit since her estranged husband Apollo Nida was convicted for his involvement in a massive fraud case.
Back in July, Nida was sentenced to eight years in prison. Last week, reports began circulating when news surfaced about Nida being ordered to turn himself in at the FMC Lexington by noon on September 10.
Now, in light of the reality TV star beginning his eight-year prison sentence, the divorce rumors are on the rise. However, Nida’s imprisonment isn’t the only reason Parks may be throwing in the towel.
Her husband was also hit with a hefty restitution penalty – $2 million to be exact!
According to Christian Today, Parks’ motivation for divorce is the avoidance of that penalty. The publication also reports that details about Parks’ intentions are expected to be revealed during season 7 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
If she opts to stay in the marriage, she could be held accountable for the payment of her husband’s restitution expenses, which would amount to approximately $100,000 annually over the next 20 years. The high-powered attorney reportedly sees divorce as a “a good financial decision.”
However, speculation of divorce is actually nothing new for the reality TV couple. They’ve reportedly been living in separate homes since some time last year. Parks was also nowhere to be found when her husband was sentenced in July.
During an interview, Nida expressed exactly how he felt about the lack of support he received from his wife throughout his times of trouble. Needless to say, he definitely wasn’t pleased with her actions.
“I mean, my wife didn’t even f–king show up for my sentencing,” he said. “I’m still salty about that.” He even admitted he wouldn’t be surprised if she decided to end their marriage during his incarceration. When asked if he thought their marriage would last, he simply said, “I doubt it.”
Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida have two children together – Ayden, 3, and Dylan, 15 months.