The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which it premieres next year, might be without Phaedra Parks following husband Apollo Nida’s prison sentencing for fraud.
Reports this week have indicated that Parks is going to take a break from the Bravo TV show.
Her husband was sentenced to eight months in prison and has to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to the government and other organizations for fraud.
A production “insider” told Hollywood Gossip that Parks will take a “leave of absence” that is effective immediately.
Parks might show up in season seven for bit parts. However, the report notes that she wants to come back for season eight.
A report last week said Parks is seeking to leave Nida her children’s sake.
“If they never started a family, she would have filed for divorce long ago,” a source told InTouch Weekly. “But this is going to push Phaedra to act quickly.”
The two have two children, 3-year-old Ayden and 14-year-old Dylan.
Nida also complained that Parks didn’t show up for his sentencing a few weeks ago. “I mean, my wife didn’t even [expletive] show up for my sentencing, so I’m still kind of salty about that,” he said, reported People magazine.
He said that the prison sentence and potential divorce with his wife would likely cause a negative impact on two children–Ayden, 4, and Dylan, 1.
“I love my kids,” he was quoted by People as saying. “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 has to pay $1.95 million to the IRS, JP Morgan Chase, Delta Airlines, and to Texas, California, and Connecticut.