One woman's ex is another woman's confidant.
Such is the case for Apollo Nida, Phaedra Parks' former husband who made an appearance on the Aug. 28 episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Though his ex-wife no longer appears on the Bravo series, current cast member Shereé Whitfield told cameras that they've "always been good friends, but we lost contact when he went to prison."
However, it was actually because of Apollo's time in jail—the result of him pleading guilty to charges of mail, wire and bank fraud in 2014—that Shereé sought him out, as she was looking for advice about her ex-boyfriend Tyrone Gilliams, who had also served time in prison.
That, and to ask him if he'd model in her upcoming She by Shereé fashion show—something Phaedra told Bravo's The Daily Dish she hadn't been expecting. "I don't know. I have no idea," Phaedra said when asked about Apollo and Shereé's working together. "I have no idea about that part. He loves fashion. Being in the [fashion] industry, I don't know about that. I tend to mind the business that pays me, and since he's not one of the businesses that pays me, what he does when he's not around me and my kids is none of my business."
The response was similar to one Phaedra gave earlier this summer on Watch What Happens Live. Though Shereé and Apollo's meeting had yet to air on RHOA, he previously popped up in the season 14 trailer.
"Him hanging out with Shereé...Honey, if it makes him some money, he can buy these children some shoes and some Chick-fil-A," Phaedra said of her and Apollo's children, Dylan, 9, and Ayden, 12. "Hang out with Shereé, hang out with whoever you need to hang 'round with to get a check. Bring it to Mama."
Phaedra filed for divorce from Apollo the same year he was sent to prison. She's currently single, while he got engaged to Sherien Almufti back in 2016 when he was still serving time.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Bravo. See more of Phaedra on the recently-released second season of The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, now streaming on Peacock.
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