I’ve been reading in entertainment news and seeing videos on YouTube about Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks from “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” At this point I think everybody knows the story, but in case you don’t, I’ll bring you up to speed:
Phaedra Parks is one of the starlets of the hit reality show, “RHOA,” and is the wife of Apollo Nida. Apollo has usually been in the shadows until the past two seasons, first drama with Kenya Moore and now a huge fraud charge. Basically, Apollo was accused of scamming a bunch of people out of a bunch of money (terrible, I know) and faces up to 30 years behind bars.
Now that everybody knows what’s going on,let’s get to the main reason I wanted to discuss this: in a recent interview, Apollo discussed how he hates to leave his wife and two sons behind while he’s serving his time, and blah blah blah. The part that stuck out to me and most other folks was that he expects Phaedra to wait for him while he’s serving his time:
“I think Phaedra, in a perfect world, should be supportive as a wife should be…If she chooses to derail from the plan, then that’s what she chooses to do….Whatever’s been thrown at me, I deal with it. I would like to say I would want her to stay around and do what a wife should do.”
Now, I don’t know their situation, but if I was Phaedra….I honestly don’t know what I would do. Anybody who’s seen the past two season of RHOA knows that Apollo has really been messing up and just getting on everybody’s nerves with some of his comments (remember at the reunion when he commented about Kenya’s dirty toes? Stupid….). At the same time, Phaedra is the wife and I get he expects her to keep her vows,but 30 years? That’s a long time to not have my husband. I believe Apollo is 35,and if he faces 30 years……he’ll be old! Yes, he has kids with Phaedra, but his kids will be overgrown and Phaedra will be old; he really expects her to wait til near the end of her life for her husband to come back? Phaedra is a very independent woman and I honestly don’t know if she’ll be willing to wait that long,but that’s just me.
What do you guys think? Should Phaedra wait? If you were in her position, do you think you could do it?