If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard from Phaedra Parks’ ex-husband Apollo Nida in a while, then you may be in for a bit of a shock.
Back in 2014, Nida was convicted of fraud charges and sentenced to eight years in prison.
These days, Apollo is behind bars, but he’s not letting the pesky peculiarities of his living arrangement interfere with his social life.
To the surprise of many (ya know, because of the whole “being in prison” thing) Nida got engaged to a woman named Sherien Almufti last year.
The news came as a shock, because in addition to the fact that he’s locked up (Have we mentioned that?), Apollo had only been divorced from Phaedra for a few months when he put a ring he made himself on Sherien’s finger.
(We suppose “I’m in prison” is a pretty good excuse for not shelling out for a diamond.)
The news that Sherien is an aspiring famous person who was promised a spot on The Real Housewives of Atlanta helped to shed some light on the mystery of why she rushed headlong into a relationship with a convict.
Sadly, it seems there was more than just Plexiglass coming between Apollo and Sherien, and the couple broke up earlier this year.
Maybe it was the forced separation.
Maybe Sherien realized that marrying Apollo wouldn’t be her ticket to the A-list, after all.
Or maybe she simply got sick of Nida blathering on about his hobbies all the time (shiv-sharpening, ramen based-cookery, hanging posters of decade-appropriate film starlets over the ever-deepening tunnel in the wall of his cell).
Whatever the case, Apollo and Sherien called it quits.
For about two weeks.
Yes, as suddenly as they began their romance, Apollo and Sherien have reconciled.
Almufti even celebrated her birthday by visiting Nida in the clink last week:
Yes, Sherien and Apollo enjoyed a jailhouse embrace – presumably after assuring the nearest C.O. that they wouldn’t be passing anything to one another.
Almufti seemed to briefly address the breakup in her caption for the photo, acknowledging that things “haven’t always been peachy” as of late.
“God has blessed me with another year. I am so thankful for every single thing in my life,” she wrote.
“Although it hasn’t always been peachy, I wouldn’t trade it for the world! Thank you God for every mistake I have made and for every lesson I have learned. I am stronger today than I was yesterday!”
She later praised Nida, hailing him as “an amazing person inside and out,” who will someday get his due.
You may now commence being depressed about prison inmates having healthier relationships than you do.
Watch The Real Houseives of Atlanta online to relive Apollo’s many ups and downs.