Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Apollo Nida criticized his wife, “housewife” Phaedra Parks, after he was sentenced to eight years in prison, according to People magazine.
Nida was asked if their marriage would last while he’s locked up. He said, “I doubt it,” according to People magazine.
“I mean, my wife didn’t even [expletive] show up for my sentencing, so I’m still kind of salty about that,” he added.
He was sentenced a few weeks ago on fraud charges. The 35-year-old pleaded guilty in May.
Nida expressed concern that his prison sentence and potential divorce with his wife would adversely impact his two children–Ayden, 4, and Dylan, 1.
“I love my kids,” he added. “Coming from a non-father, non-mother background, I think at the end of the day, I feel sad and disappointed that I let my little man down.”
Nida also has to pay $1.95 million to the IRS, JP Morgan Chase, Delta Airlines, and the states of Texas, California, and Connecticut.
“But at the end of the day, it is what it is. You gotta pay — contribute to the piper, do what you gotta do and come on back, be graceful about it and keep your head high,” he said, according to The Wrap.
AP update for sentencing: Reality TV husband gets prison sentence for fraud
ATLANTA (AP) — The husband of a “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges.
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that 35-year-old Apollo Nida was also ordered to pay restitution to victims of a $2.3 million scheme during his sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Atlanta. Nida is the husband of Phaedra Parks, one of the reality show’s stars. He pleaded guilty May 6 to conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud.
Prosecutors say Nida and co-conspirators since 2009 had stolen checks and used victims’ stolen identities to file fraudulent tax returns and fraudulent claims against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Authorities say the group laundered money by opening bank accounts in its victims’ names.