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Apollo Nida is no longer a free man.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star and soon-to-be-ex-husband of Phaedra Parks has turned himself in to authorities today to begin serving an eight year sentence in federal prison.

Apollo Nida Mug Shot

Nida pled guilty to fraud back in May, and though he was able to have his sentence and fines reduced in exchange for "cooperating with authorities" (snitching), he'll still be locked up for most of the next decade and forced to pay $2 million in restitution.

Apollo and Phaedra's relationship went downhill in the months following his conviction, with Nida publicly admitting that Parks didn't even come to his sentencing.

Apollo apparently decided to return the favor by blowing off Phaedra and their two children for his last two months as a free man.

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New Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 7 cast member Demetria McKinney celebrated her birthday in Puerto Rico with all her fellow Bravo stars last weekend.

This marked not only a fun birthday bash, but the first time the expanded, eight-person cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta were photographed together!

  • Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 7 Cast Pic
  • New RHOA Cast Members

"#ILoveMyLife! Performed #100 and celebrated my birthday in style and beauty with these ladies! Xoxo," saod McKinney, a singer and actress who sang at her own party.

While Bravo has remained officially quiet about the new additions to the show, McKinney and the other newcomer, Claudia Jordan, fit right in with the current stars.

NeNe Leakes, Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams, Phaedra Parks and Kandi Burruss will all return for Season 7, despite their differences.

Money talks for the #1 show in the franchise.

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Things are about to get very crowded on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

And, we're guessing, very dramatic.

Bravo has announced that Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, Phaedra Parks, NeNe Leakes and Porsha Williams will ALL return for new episodes of its hit series.

But the ladies will also be joined by two new faces:

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast Members

Demetria McKinney, a singer/actress, will come on board as a full-time Housewife; while Claudia Jordan, a TV/radio personality, will recur on the program.

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A lot has been written about Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks’ marriage and their future prospects, but this is eyebrow-raising even by their standards.

While Nida and Parks readily admit to having “issues” in their marriage, we now know she's slammed him for visiting strip clubs in new court filings.

Apollo and Phaedra Pic

Parks made the explosive claims in a deposition for her defamation case against Angela Stanton, an acquaintance who wrote a book about her.

Stanton's book, Lies of a Real Housewife, chronicles the alleged dark side and shady secrets of The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and attorney.

Parks says of how Nida met Stanton, “I mean, she’s a stripper ... she was a stripper. And you know, my husband obviously has been one to frequent strip clubs.”

When an attorney called into question her familiarity with her husband’s genitals, Phaedra Parks seemed to suggest she hadn’t seen them for a while.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta is not losing cast member Phaedra Parks. She is already filming episodes for the new season, according to multiple reports.

Phaedra and Apollo Photo

Rumors of Phaedra Parks leaving have run rampant in recent weeks, but she is not doing so, nor is she taking any leave of absence from the Bravo show.

Not only that, but her convicted felon husband - the Phaedra rumors began after a judge had Apollo Nida sentenced to prison - will be back on camera, too.

Well, at least until he ... you know.

Various sources have claimed Phaedra and Apollo are over - he insinuated as much recently - but whatever their status, they've been filming together.

Filming more than usual, no less.

In fact, the producers are reportedly trying to shoot as much of the two as possible before he begins serving his eight-year prison sentence for fraud.

There's a scheduling conflict for you.

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It's been a difficult few weeks for Phaedra Parks. 

First her husband, Apollo Nida was sentenced to eight months in prison. Then Nida's pre-slammer press tour revealed that it's over between Apollo and Phaedra, as the Bravo star didn't even bother to attend her man's sentencing,

Phaedra Parks Pic

Now it looks as though Phaedra is trying to avoid having this difficult time in her life broadcast for millions of viewers. Sources say Parks will take a "leave of absence" from the The Real Housewives of Atlanta, starting immediately.

A production insider claims Phaedra has bowed out of the upcoming seventh season in order to focus on her family in the months following Apollo's imprisonment.

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Apollo Nida is facing eight years in prison after being convicted on several counts of fraud.

Initial reports indicated that he and Phaedra would try to make it work despite his lengthy sentence, and there were even rumors that Apollo and Phaedra would try an "open relationship," to help her endure is bid.

We learned today, however, that Apollo is having none of that, as he revealed in a radio interview that he's already given up on his marriage.

Asked if he thought his relationship would be able to survive while he's in prison, Nida replied, "I doubt it. My wife didn't even show up for my f--king sentencing. So I'm still kind of salty about that."

Wow. Maybe if Apollo had made a habit of always being that straight forward then he wouldn't be in this mess!

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Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks are still together despite his prison sentence, at least for now, though reports say the duo may consider an open marriage.

Apollo and Phaedra

There's no disputing the fact that The Real Housewives of Atlanta pair is going through tough times, with Apollo Nida sentenced to eight years in prison.

Believing that Apollo has not always been faithful to her in the past makes it even harder for Phaedra to stay loyal, on top of his bank fraud conviction.

That's why, allegedly, she's considering an open marriage while he's locked up.

Not sure how she'd explain that to her two little kids, Ayden and Dylan, but it's easy to see how she reached her breaking point when it comes to Apollo.

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Apollo Nida was charged with fraud and identity theft back in January, and today, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was sentenced to eight years in federal prison.

Apollo Nida Mug Shot

Nida was operating a scam that involved setting up fake companies in order to create databases that allowed him to find individuals whose private information he would use to embezzle funds.

He opened fake accounts under real names and funneled cash from auto loans and U.S. Treasury checks into those accounts.

He was also accused of opening a fake auto dealership and applying for car loans using stolen identities.

Nida pled guilty in May, and for a time it looked as though he might be able to cop a plea deal and avoid jail time. 

Those hopes were dashed at his sentencing hearing held earlier today.

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Money talks. Ditto ratings. With plenty of each to go around, all six stars of The Real Housewives of Atlanta are set to return for the upcoming Season 7 on Bravo!

Despite the ladies' differences, and rumors that at least one cast member would be out, every cast member has signed on to return for next winter's insanity.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast Members

In addition to Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore, fan faves Phaedra Parks, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, and even NeNe Leakes have re-upped as well.

The incredibly explosive reunion had insiders calling it "highly doubtful" that both Kenya and Porsha would be back, while NeNe openly mused about leaving.

"For me, It's like a blessing and a curse," said the always-expressive reality star. "It has definitely opened up so many doors and opportunities for me.

"I have been able to do some of everything just from being on this platform," she explained. "But at the same time, it can be very negative and very draining.

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Phaedra Parks Biography

Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast Phaedra Parks is a lawyer and a new cast member on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She came aboard on season three. Involved in numerous... More »
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Phaedra Parks

Phaedra Parks Quotes

[to Kenya Moore] "You a sneaky, trifling slut."

Phaedra Parks

[on Phaedra and Apollo] I'm done rolling around the mud with pigs.

Kenya Moore
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