Apollo Nida may be behind bars, but he will NOT let that stop him from seeing his kids! He issued quite the demand to his wife, Phaedra Parks, during a new interview from jail. Watch what he said here!
With a year of his eight-year prison sentence behind him, Apollo Nida, 37, is getting more and more desperate to see his children. His estranged wife, Phaedra Parks, 44, has not allowed Apollo to see their adorable sons, Dylan, 2 and Ayden, 5, and his frustration with her is turning into major anger. In a new interview from prison, the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star got heated while declaring that he better be seeing his children soon!
“For my own mental sanity I tried to kinda recognize where she was coming from, but I never agreed on the fact that I didn’t want to see my children. I never agreed to that,” Apollo told TMZ in a phone interview from jail. “I still stand strong that I still want to see them and regardless of where I’m at I still am trying to find a common ground how to parent them. But the fact that I am in a different facility, I’m at a camp now, there has been discussions about her allowing me to see the children and her bringing them to see me. So hopefully that will go well in the near future couple of weeks, maybe a month, depending on her schedule.”
Apollo, who is serving time for bank fraud and identity theft, said that his new location is more kid-friendly, which he hopes will make Phaedra more comfortable with bringing the kids to visit. Although Apollo has said he’ll “do anything” to see his children, a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Phaedra is nervous to bring them around their father while he’s locked up. It sounds like her nerves could be subsiding, but in the meantime, Apollo tries to call his kids once a month.
The fact that Apollo hasn’t gotten to see his kids isn’t the only thing that is frustrating him. His marriage to Phaedra has been on the rocks since he went to jail in 2014, and he revealed that he still isn’t quite sure where their marriage stands.
“I need closure in my life right now, I have a lot of ill feelings, I’m very frustrated and angry,” he said. “At the end of the day, I think it’s time for her and I to sit down and figure out if we’re going to move forward, move on with different relationships or so forth. But it needs to be done in a manner where the children understand or where we can come together on a mature level to have some type of understanding and reconciliation.”
After issuing an emotional demand like that, we hope to see Apollo get some sort of closure while he is still behind bars. Plus, we would think his little ones would want to see their daddy soon. Maybe the new year will bring Apollo and his kids back together?
Do you think Apollo should get to see his kids while he’s in jail, HollywoodLifers? Should he and Phaedra get divorced or try to stay together for the kids? Share your thoughts below!