Phaedra Parks: 'RHOA' Star's Estranged Husband Apollo Nida Begins Prison Sentence


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Phaedra Parks' husband Apollo Nida is no longer a free man.

According to TMZ, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star has officially turned himself in at the FMC Lexington in Kentucky.

On July 8, Nida was sentenced to eight years behind bars for conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud. However, his indictment and alleged marital problems have been making headlines since January.

TMZ also reported Nida didn't leave his reality TV star wife on good terms. For the last two months, he's reportedly been spending most of his time drinking and enjoying the strip club scene.

Sources close to Parks have revealed she is definitely disappointed in him. In addition to spending late nights out, Nida has also been neglecting their two young sons all summer. Although the two have reportedly been living in separate homes for almost a year, his actions toward the children have only caused more friction between him and Parks.

So, what does all of this mean for their reportedly troubled marriage? Well, it's been rumored that their relationship won't be considered a marriage for much longer.

The high-powered attorney has made a gratuitous effort to separate herself from the negative publicity surrounding her estranged husband's legal woes. Now, Parks is reportedly looking to sever ties with Nida altogether.

According to Christian Today, Parks is planning to divorce her husband for a number of reasons. Surprisingly, his prison sentence is only one of the issues in their marriage. He's also been left with a staggering $2 million restitution penalty. Nida reportedly has 20 years to pay the full amount of the penalty, so he will be responsible for an estimated $100,000 annually.

The publication also reported as long as Parks is married to Nida, she'll also be held accountable for the repayment of the amount he's been forced to pay. So, in a nutshell, her decision to file for divorce is also a way to protect her assets.

However, she has yet to confirm or deny the divorce rumors. Sources close to Parks' have only confirmed that her main focus right now is working and maintaining a sense of normalcy for their children.