Apollo Nida, who is serving eight years in prison, won’t get visited by his two children, a source close to his wife, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, said in a report.
“Phaedra’s made up her mind and will not allow her children to visit Apollo in jail. Not now, not ever,” the source told HollywoodLife.com.
“She doesn’t want to see his face and despite her knowing in her heart that her boys need their father, she can’t allow her boys to see their father in the condition he’s in.”
The HollywoodLife article seems to contrast the tone in reports a few weeks ago, which said Nida has been talking to his children over the phone on a regular–if not daily–basis.
But the insider told the site: “She thinks he’s a liar and a manipulator and the one thing she won’t do is allow him to manipulate her children or worse — feed them negative ideas about their own mother.”
The source also said that Parks won’t be giving him any money.
“Phaedra said, ‘I’m going to be very fair with Apollo, he will leave with what he brought into the relationship: nothing,'” the source said. “In other words, she doesn’t care if he leaves prison with a T-shirt and a dirty pair of boxers on. She’s not [expletive] with him and suggests he find another rich woman to mooch off on because she’s closed the doors on his gravy train.”
His sons have been sending him drawings and speaking to him via telephone, RadarOnline previously reported.
“Phaedra lets the boys talk with their father anytime and every time he calls; they last spoke as recently as yesterday,” Parks’ spokesman, Steve Honig, told Radar.
“Phaedra also has the boys write him letters and draw him pictures, which she sends to him,” Honig added. “She goes out of her way to enable the boys to communicate with their father, and anyone who says otherwise is lying.”