As if there wasn't enough drama on camera for the stars of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," it seems a feud is brewing behind-the-scenes. Peter Thomas, husband of reality star and former supermodel Cynthia Bailey, is responding to shade that was thrown his way by Phaedra Parks' estranged and incarcerated husband, Apollo Nida. Reports suggest Peter has some harsh words for his former friend and co-star.
As was reported by TMZ, the restaurateur has responded to claims Apollo, 37, made on Instagram last week, calling Peter a fake friend. Peter told the publication that, in his experience with other friends who have gone to jail, if you want to speak to someone you call them rather than airing out your grievances on social media. He said he considered writing a letter to Apollo, but that it isn't his style. Peter went on to say that if that makes him a bad friend, then so be it.
"If I am a fake friend because I don't write a letter, then I'm a fake friend," he told TMZ.
The drama stems back to rumors regarding their friendship, according to Rolling Out magazine. The publication reports that Apollo recently got word that Peter had been telling people he deserved to be in prison. Phaedra's might-be future ex is also said to be angry that Peter hasn't paid him a visit or tried reaching out to him while behind bars. Apollo decided to go public about his feelings Dec. 22, posting a photo of he and Peter together with a caption about finding out in time who a true friend is. Later the same day his management team posted another photo of the duo, assuring fans Apollo was simply "showing his emotional side."
Apollo reported to prison in September 2014. The "RHOA" husband was charged with several counts of fraud and identity theft just four months prior, according to Us Weekly. He has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison. Apollo initially reported to a men's facility in Kentucky, but has since been moved to Fort Dix in New Jersey — the same prison "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Joe Giudice will be entering in March.