Apollo Nida is living it up as a free man. The ex-husband of former “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks was photographed with his fiancée Sherien Almuft and a pal recently, and the onetime New Jersey’s Fort Dix Correctional Facility inmate has an all-new bearded appearance.
“#ApolloNida sporting a new look with fiancée #SherienAlmufti! Would y’all be here for them joining #RHOA? 👀 #GoAwayFromMeWiffDiss,” an “RHOA” fan account that uploaded the photo Saturday captioned it.
But while the fan who runs the account seemed eager to discuss Almufti, Nida and his new appearance, followers were not here for Nida’s look or the possiblity of him and his fiancée joining the long-running Bravo series.
“Hell NO!! Don’t want to see either of them!!”
“no thank you. give us phaedra back tho.”
“She’s giving me very much Clown vibes.”
“In the words of nene ‘the thirst is real.’”
“If Phaedra not involved they can keep it 🤷🏽♂️”
“He wants to be on the show so bad.”
Nida was on “RHOA” while he and Parks were married during seasons 3 through 7. Parks filed to divorce him in 2014 as he prepared to serve a 96-month sentence in federal prison on charges of wire and bank fraud.
But by this summer, Nida was able to get released early ahead of his scheduled fall release. However, nine days later a reported violation of halfway house rules led Nida to head back to the slammer.
At the time, Almufti fired off in defense of her fiancé, claiming a jealous correctional officer was the reason why her man had to head back to Fort Dix.
“They can’t stop us babe!!! For those who are confused @apollonida03 didn’t violate a goddamn thing. Another crime against a black man in the system. Jealousy is a disease and his PO will die mad!! 🤷🏼♀️,” she said on Instagram in June.
Yet by July, Nida was released for good and headed to a halfway house in Philadelphia.
But while he’s a free man now, Nida initially getting put back in prison affected the sons he shares with Parks.
“There’s a box of Father’s Day cards, mugs, little plates and things that they’ve made that I was going to send him,” the attorney explained to The Daily Mail of sons Dylan and Ayden hoping to celebrate Father’s Day with their dad. “And so my youngest son was like, ‘so daddy will be here for Father’s Day?’ And I had explained to him, no. He couldn’t come anyway because he was in the halfway house transition home. But you know, they can’t talk to him at all now because he’s back in prison.”