Real Housewives: Apollo Nida’s Sons Send him Drawings in Prison; Phaedra Parks Addresses Criticism

November 18, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The two sons of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida have reportedly sent him drawings while he’s in prison.

Nida started his eight-year prison term earlier this year after he was convicted on fraud charges. His wife, Phaedra Parks, also filed for divorce a few weeks ago.

His sons, 4-year-old Ayden and 1-year-old Dylan, have been able to talk to Nida on a regular basis via telephone.

“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 RadarOnline.

He added that their sons write letters to him.

“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.”

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Phaedra Parks, left, comforts Desuirea Harris, the grandmother of Michael Brown, during a news conference Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Jennings, Mo. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed in a confrontation with police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Phaedra Parks, left, comforts Desuirea Harris, the grandmother of Michael Brown, during a news conference Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Jennings, Mo. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed in a confrontation with police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Parks recently spoke about her situation on her Bravo blog.

“Words cannot express the turmoil this situation has caused our family, and I can’t even begin to articulate how hard it has been. When you face a situation like this, you can choose to either break down or stay strong; I chose to stay strong because I have two young children that need a parent to give them stability and keep the ship sailing,” she wrote.

“I’ve been criticized for not being at Apollo’s hearing, but the truth is I had been there for him in so many ways for such a long time. By the time all of this went down, it was apparent the marriage was over and my focus needed to be exclusively on the wellbeing of our children. I don’t think there’s a parent out there who wouldn’t agree.”

Meanwhile, on the show, Nida apologized to Kenya Moore. “I apologize to you. It was a lie,” he said, via People.

“You don’t get what I’ve been through because of the things you said to your wife,” said Moore.