AceShowbiz - Apollo Nida has been released from prison and is set to make a return in upcoming new season of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta". According to a new report, the new season will feature not only his reunion with his ex-wife Phaedra Parks, but also his two sons Dyland and Ayden Nida.
Apollo and Phaedra, who reportedly has also signed for the new season, are set to film their first scene together next week, according to MTO News. It is said that the forthcoming reunion between Apollo and his boys is expected to be a tearful one since it will be the first time for Apollo to meet his sons after his release.
During his 5-year jail time, Apollo had to be satisfied to meet them outside of a prison visiting area. Another way for him to keep in touch with his boys was through FaceTime.
Recently, Apollo took to his Instagram account to express his frustration for not being able to meet his children, accusing Phaedra of keeping them away from him. The 40-year-old started it off by telling the two boys not to worry because "we will be together soon, No matter what,she can't keep us apart."
Apollo added, "The fight will not stop to be a good DAD!!! There's not a day that goes by I don't think of the 2 of u. LOVE AND MISS YA SO MUCH." The Atlanta, Georgia native also stressed that fathers "have rights too," in a hashtag.
Instead of gaining sympathy, Apollo was being ridiculed by his followers for making such claims. Some pointed out that Apollo was the one who prevented himself from seeing his children because of his prison sentence, with one saying, "N***a you was locked up, you was the one preventing yourself from seeing your boys due to your criminal ways." Another defended Phaedra, "[She] has been there daddy while you choose to leave them and break the law. Grow the f**k up and thank her for raising your boys when you left."
His issue regarding his sons aside, it seems like Bravo has big ambitions with bringing in Apollo because it is allegedly not an easy stuff to do for the production. A producer claims to MTO News that Bravo has to heighten security while filming with Apollo due to his criminal record. Additionally, the network has to purchase a special insurance policy to cover them should things go wrong during the filming.
Those are apparently not the only things that Bravo has to do for Apollo. It is reported that the network has to give Phaedra a big amount of salary to have her signing on the new season.