Phaedra Parks hasn’t said anything about her husband Apollo Nida’s indictment or eight-year prison sentence – until now.
According to E! News, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s spokesperson Steve Honig has released an official statement on her behalf.
Honig briefly explained the high-powered attorney’s perspective of the situation and how she plans to move forward with her career endeavors and family priorities.
“Phaedra is now putting all of her energy into ensuring the well-being of her two children and making decisions that are in their best interests,” the statement read. “This situation has put a tremendous strain on Phaedra and her family,” her spokesman added, “and she is working hard to bring back a sense of normalcy to everyone’s lives.”
A source close to Parks also shared details about the alleged strain his ordeal has put on their family. Nida has reportedly neglected his children all summer because he’s “been out partying every single night.”
The source also revealed financial support has been his only purpose for communicating with his wife. Since the government ceased all of his fraudulent assets, he hasn’t been as financially independent as he once was. Nida also owes the government $2 million in restitution, so he’s reportedly concerned about whether or not Parks is going to assist him with footing that bill.
“When he does speak to Phaedra, it’s always about money,” the source said. “He owes a huge debt in restitution and he wants to know if she’s going to help him with it. ‘Are you going to give me money?’ is always his question. He still wants her financial support.”
If the divorce rumors turn out to be true, Nida is definitely going to be stuck with the bill. Christian Today recently reported the restitution penalty could be one of the biggest motivating factors for Parks decision to proceed with divorce.
Will Phaedra Parks divorce Apollo Nida? She has yet to confirm or deny the rumors. So, only time will tell.