Former “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” husband Apollo Nida may have been back in prison for Father’s Day, but he was released from prison for the second time several weeks ago. And he’s determined to see the two sons he shares with ex-wife Phaedra Parks.
Nida and Parks divorced in 2014, the same year that he was sent to prison on charges of conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud. Their split was made final in 2017.
Since Nida was released from the Fort Dix Correctional Facility at the end of July, he’s been residing in a halfway house in Philadelphia. But on Instagram Sunday, the Bravolebrity-turned-barber declared he will fight to see his sons, 9-year-old Ayden Nida and 6-year-old Dylan Nida.
“DON’T WORRY ! We will be together soon, No matter what,she can’t keep us apart. The fight will not stop to be a good DAD!!! There’s not a day that goes by I don’t think of the 2 of u. LOVE AND MISS YA SO MUCH.#dayonedad #alwaysbeenthere #fathershaverightstoo,” Nida said August 11 after sharing a photo of the boys at a younger age.
After Nida called out his ex-wife, claiming she is preventing him from seeing their sons, his pal and fellow former “RHOA” husband Peter Thomas seemed stunned.
“WOW!!!! This went public??? Not good,” remarked Thomas, who used to be married to Cynthia Bailey.
After Parks and Nida settled their split two years ago, they agreed to share legal custody while the Atlanta-based attorney kept primary physical custody of the boys, TMZ reported at the time. But now, Nida seems to be alleging that Parks doesn’t want to budge on the physical custody aspect of the agreement since he got out of prison early.
While Parks has remained silent on the matter, those in Nida’s comments section have sounded off and they’re blasting the star for going public with the alleged battle.
“You sound so pathetic. I wouldve kept them from.you too.”
“Yet this is the first time you’ve posted them since 2015… I guess for the past 4 yrs they haven’t had birthdays, school days or etc 🧐”
“Y would u put this out there like that?🤦🏽♀️”
“Everything got to be on social media huh? You have to actively present before talking smack 🤷🏽♀️”
“Wish you had all this passion for your kids when you were in the club, cheating on your wife and stealing people’s pensions…man, then you couldn’t been a great dad…have several seats Apollo.”