APOLLO NIDA: ‘I LET MY BOYS DOWN’

Phaedra Parks

Apollo Nida is back in prison serving several years for conspiring to commit mail, bank, and wire fraud. Prior to reporting to federal prison to serve his time, the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star sat down to talk with Kelly Richmond Pope of Forbes about the things that he’ll miss most while incarcerated.

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“I will miss my sons the most,” said Apollo. “Ayden and Dylan mean the world to me. I grew up without a father so leaving my boys is extremely difficult. But I will also miss those little things that you just can’t do in prison. Things like the leather seats in my car, going out for a steak dinner, flying out of town; you name it, I will miss it. Overall, I will miss my freedom.”

The reality star further expressed remorse for his decision to return to the life of crime he was once liberated from. “I have two major regrets,” explained the celebrity. “The first is not being true to myself. When I came out of prison the first time, I told myself that I never wanted to be in this situation again. I had numerous talks with myself. I knew how to stay out of trouble but I lost focus. I didn’t stay true and I found myself quickly caught up in the same lifestyle I left six years prior. When I came home from prison, I wanted to be different. I wanted to live an honest life. I really did. I should have stuck to my guns. My second regret is letting my boys down. Now, my kids are going to have Christmas without their dad because of my decisions. Although I let them down, I will never stop loving them.”

Apollo was convicted of fraud in July, and ordered to serve eight years in federal prison for the offense. The ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star was living the suburban life with his wife, Phaedra Parks, and sons prior to being arrested and charged.

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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