It appears “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks isn’t abandoning her peach just yet.
According to TMZ, sources speaking with the site say reports that Parks will be taking a leave of absence from Season 7 of "RHOA" are completely false. The rumors of Parks' temporary departure from the hit Bravo reality series first began after her husband Apollo Nida was sentenced in July to eight years in prison for bank fraud and identity theft. But sources are now knocking those claims as untrue.
According to TMZ, Nida and Parks’ storyline will focus on Nida’s conviction and the ways his lengthy prison sentence has affected their marriage and family. The site’s sources added that the couple has been filming for the show's upcoming season for close to one month.
Though divorce rumors about the pair have been rampant since Nida’s sentencing, Parks claims that she and her husband are attempting to work through their issues. During an appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens: Live” a little after Nida’s sentencing, Parks said that her and Nida were still together. “No, I have not filed for divorce. I am still very married -- check out the ring. So no, I have not filed for divorce,” Parks said. She added that it has been a stressful time for the pair, but she will support him until the situation is “resolved.”
Despite her optimism, though, Nida shared a less hopeful outlook on the future of their union during a radio interview with BE100’s STFU. When asked if his relationship would weather his legal troubles, he hesitated before saying, “Uhhh ... I doubt it. I mean my wife didn’t even show up for my sentencing so I’m still salty about that, but you know, whatever.”
Nida will have to serve five years under parole supervision after his eight-year prison sentence is completed.