After the explosive and controversial reunion of last season of RHOA, Phaedra Parks is moving on with the past and looking towards the future. The biggest obstacle in her near future though is getting her divorce final from Apollo Nida, who is currently serving an 8-year prision sentence for bank fraud and identity theft.
Phaedra spoke with US Magazine and said, “[The divorce] was finalized last year in July so of course that obviously made me assume that I had regained my independence and a new start, so to be placed back into a position where I have to do it all over again … it’s disheartening but it’s a process and I can’t obviously change it.”
The next step according to Phaedra is to speed up the process of getting it done.
“Of course we’ve made some motions that will hopefully speed it up, but it’s basically at the beginning part of the divorce,” she explains.
Phaedra then talks about how emotionally it can take a toll on you.
“Of course it’s very frustrating, it’s very expensive, it’s very emotionally draining and quite time consuming,” she says. “It’s a very difficult process and it’s unfortunate that it was overturned but it is what it is and so I’ll go through the process again and we’ll see what happens this time. Hopefully it won’t take as long as it did the first time.”
Phaedra is also focusing on raising her two boys who both just celebrated birthday’s last month.
“When Apollo left,” Parks explains, “Dylan was barely a year old so he doesn’t really have the recollection of Apollo like Ayden has. Ayden of course has very fond memories of his father so he realizes that he’s in New Jersey, but as far as specifically, Apollo told them, but I don’t think they appreciate really what being incarcerated means, and of course because they are at such a tender age, that’s not something I’m really honing in on.”
Phaedra also mentions that when Apollo gets the chance to call his boys he does. “When he calls, obviously we answer.”
Phaedra also mentions how she is staying busy working on the Phaedra Foundation. “I’m actually going to take the boys with me to camp in Michigan because I want them to just see how other people live, and I want them to be able to appreciate overnight camp as well,” she shares. “We’ll camp out for a week with the Flint campers.”
What do you think of Phaedra’s future? Will you miss her on the show?
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