Congratulations are in order. A former member of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast is gearing up to head down the aisle once more.
According to TMZ, Apollo Nida — ex-husband of Phaedra Parks — is engaged. The publication reports that the father of two plans to marry an unnamed woman from New Jersey, whom he’s been dating for the last two years. Nida reportedly popped the question a few months ago, apparently during one of his now fiancée’s visits to the prison he is being held at. It is believed that he did so without a ring.
Few details are known about his bride-to-be. TMZ reports that she lives near FCI Fort Dix and is a frequent visitor. While Nida and his fiancée were not filmed for “RHOA,” TMZ reports that Phaedra’s reaction to his engagement will be featured in upcoming episodes.
That won’t be the only drama Phaedra faces in Season 9 of “RHOA.” A trailer for the Bravo show suggests that the lawyer encounters an issue with a former client that nearly cost her her life. In the clip Kandi Burruss, who has a strained relationship with Phaedra, can be heard recounting the incident in which a man came to Phaedra’s office wielding a grenade. According to her account, he was determined to find Phaedra and was ready to use the weapon to kill her.
It is not clear at this time what the catalyst to that situation was, but it is in no way related to Apollo. Phaedra and her husband spent much of “RHOA” Season 8 at odds due to her desire to divorce him. He showed up unannounced at the house they once shared on one occasion, prompting her to call one of his friends out of fear. Apollo reported to prison shortly after, in September 2014. He will serve out an eight year sentence for fraud. The former “RHOA” star is being held at the same facility as “Real Housewives of New Jersey” husband Joe Giudice.
Neither Phaedra nor Apollo has spoken out on social media about the engagement. It is not clear, at this time, which “RHOA” episode will feature the reaction. Tune in to Bravo Sundays at 8 p.m. EST to catch all the drama.