Real Housewives’ Apollo Nida Makes Plea to See Kids in Prison, Talks with Peter Thomas

November 27, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Apollo Nida, the imprisoned husband of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, has made a plea to get his sons to visit him while in prison, according to a report this week.

Nida started his eight-year prison term a few months ago after he was convicted of fraud. Since then, Parks has said she won’t let their two children–Dylan and Ayden–see him while he’s locked up, although reports say they talk to him on the phone regularly.

But a source close to the matter said, “[Apollo] asked Peter [Thomas] to tell his children that their father loves them and that he can’t wait to be home one day and play football with them,” reported HollywoodLife.

“He got a little chocked up on the phone and told Peter to make sure he tells his boys that because Phaedra won’t bring them there and she doesn’t pick up the phone,” the insider added.

 TV personalities Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks, Nene Leakes and Cynthia Bailey attend the Bravo Upfront 2012 at Center 548 on April 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
TV personalities Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks, Nene Leakes and Cynthia Bailey attend the Bravo Upfront 2012 at Center 548 on April 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

The report goes on to say that Nida has spoken with Thomas, Cynthia Bailey’s husband, but he only inquires about his sons.

“I miss my children, man. I’ll do anything to see them, anything. I just want to see my sons,” Nida reportedly said.

Last Sunday, Nida made a few choice statements about his wife on the show. “Phaedra is very calculated,” said Nida, via People magazine. “I despise everything about her, but I still love her.”

He also met with a lawyer about divorcing Parks. This was before Parks filed for divorce from him after he was already imprisoned.

“I don’t have anything,” Nida said to the laywer. “The government’s taken everything.”

Parks also elaborated on why she isn’t going to take her children to see their father.

“The boys are the victims of Apollo’s actions,” Parks said. “If taking them to a prison is going to traumatize them, I’m not going to do it.”