UPDATE: Phaedra and the kids left the house on the evening of Friday the 5th and have not returned to the house. Apollo left Sunday the 7th about 2 pm to make is way to Kentucky. He drove his own car. No one has returned to the house yet. Apollo must turn himself in by noon tomorrow. He is supposedly spending tonight, in Nashville, Tennessee. Updates as they become available.
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I’d like to move away from the #FelonsByBravo in New Jersey and focus on one of our hometown #FelonsByBravo , Apollo Nida, who is getting ready to turn himself in to FMC Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky on Wednesday. I’ve been hold back some steaming hot tea.
For the past few weeks, I’ve had a source very close to the situation with Phaedra and Apollo updating me on what has been going on. I’ve been keeping this under my hat to avoid outing my source and causing them any inconvenience, but the time has come to let you in on what my exclusive Tamara Tattles spies have been reporting.
It’s been a long hot summer to say the least between Apollo and Phaedra Parks. For most of May and June, Apollo was doing his Farewell Tour through the south’s sleaziest small town strip clubs “promoting his brand.” He was the cover boy for Sister2Sister magazine for the month of May and was going buck wild on twitter posting videos about “haters” who were “disparaging his brand.” He begged Twitter to “verify him” as a celebrity (they did not oblige.) It was phenomenally hysterical. During that time, Phaedra went on her Southern Belle Prayer Cloth Tour so that she would be out-of-town whenever he was not. It was War of the Roses and they went weeks without being home a the same time. Apollo spent some time in Philly. Phaedra spent some time with Kandi and Fantasia in Cancun for a big blowout girl’s trip to celebrate Fantasia’s birthday. The unhappy couple was anywhere away from home that they could be for months.
In July filming for RHOA began and things began to change. Apollo stopped the self-aggrandizing tweets and began just asking people on Twitter for emotional support. On July 8th his “eight-year” sentence was handed down. Phaedra did not support him or go to court. He was salty and gave some more delusional interviews. He really doesn’t know when to shut up. You can read about the actual amount of time Apollo will serve here.
Of course Bravo wanted to get as much of this as possible on camera as possible. The very unhappy couple filmed for the first time after sentencing in Chastain Park on July 16th. I’m sure there was some real emotion there. Then, on July 17th, Kenya and Apollo filmed together at Bar One during an all cast in party scene for Cynthia. Phaedra showed up and immediately left when she found out Apollo was there without even parking her car. Clearly, warring couple was still not on speaking terms.
At the end of July, I think it began to sink in for Phaedra that the single parent life was looming and she needed to make some preparations. One of those was to decide to install a new electric gate at the end of her driveway. It seems kind of odd since she lives on a quiet little subdivision unto itself in a very nice neighborhood. But that gate has been under construction ever since. She must have hired Sheree to install it because the workers did not have the water or electric lines marked and the workers hit the waterline.
On August 6th, the film crew once again went to the Parks-Nida home to do interior filming with the family. August 9th, Phaedra took her prayer cloth to St Louis and Apollo and his mother and the overnight nanny spent that time with the boys. At least during the daytime.
Around August 18th, Apollo got a loaner BMW. I suspect this is because he likely sold his car and needs something to drive himself to the penitentiary. I did not hear if he went back to the other one or not. Oddly, he also recently purchased, or borrowed, or somehow acquired a brand new motorcycle. Perhaps that will be his chosen mode of transportation to Kentucky?
August 21st Phaedra goes to film for RHOA. Not sure if Apollo filmed as well or not. Then all the girls went to Puerto Rico. They guys including Apollo stayed home. Apollo received his letter telling him to report to FMC Lexington on September 1oth (please RSVP to Valerie’s commenting soiree she is hosting on that Wednesday) at 12 noon. The ladies were all home in time for Labor Day weekend with their families. Phaedra and Apollo were both home with family and friends. In fact the Labor Day weekend extended a few days and the boys stayed home with their family. Phaedra and Apollo had some sort of disagreement according to my sources on September 3rd when they were going somewhere but didn’t make it off the street.
Then on September 4th, they did what I suspect was their final filming together with RHOA. They were picked-up mid afternoon and did not return until late last that evening.
Yesterday evening, Phaedra and the boys and all the on site babysitters and nannies left the house. Since then the only person around has been Apollo. He’s been washing his car and riding his motorcycle. My suspicion is that Phaedra and the boys told him goodbye and left to stay with her mother or something until Apollo has left for Kentucky.
My sources tell me that Apollo is likely to roll out a bit early and stay with a friend of his in Nashville. From there, he can get up early and make is noon check-in time at FMC Lexington.