Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cameras are rolling as the drama of star Phaedra Parks and her husband Apollo Nida’s imprisonment will be a storyline on the show’s upcoming seventh season, a source close to production told TheWrap.
Nida turned himself in to the minimum-security federal prison in Lexington, Ky. on Thursday, missing his Wednesday at noon deadline to do so.
The reality star took to Twitter with his last word in freedom: “I would like to say thanks 4 everyone’s support & thanks 4 holding me in prayer I’ve arrived 2 my destination and I’m going asunder,” he tweeted early Thursday morning.
TheWrap obtained a statement from Parks’ representative, Steve Honig.
“Phaedra is very relieved this fiasco is finally coming to a close,” he said. “She is putting all of her energy into ensuring the well-being of her two children and making decisions that are in their best interests. This situation has put a tremendous strain on Phaedra and her family, and she is working hard to bring back a sense of normalcy to everyone’s lives.”
When Nida failed to turn himself in on Wednesday, Honig told CNN that he was at the couple’s home and “there was an incident,” though he wouldn’t elaborate. A CNN source told the news organization that Parks wouldn’t deposit money into his prison account.
Nida is serving prison time after pleading guilty to defrauding millions of dollars from at least 50 people over four years by stealing their identities. He’ll also have to pay $2 million in restitution.
This would be Nida’s second prison sentence. Previously, he served five years in a federal prison for auto title fraud before marrying Parks in 2009. They have two sons.
See Nida’s prison tweets and Instagram video below:
I would like to say thanks 4 everyone's support & thanks 4 holding me in prayer I've arrived 2 my destination and I'm going asunder
— APOLLO NIDA RHOA (@apollonida03) September 11, 2014