Grab your wigs and waffle fries, and let the ticker tape parade commence, because the streets of Atlanta resemble Times Square when the troops came home in ’45! Ex-Real Housewife of Atlanta Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida have FINALLY reached a divorce settlement. TMZ reports Phaedra gets primary physical custody, while Apollo gets weekly phone calls because, well, it’s hard to rear kids behind bars.
While not explicitly about Apollo, Phaedra’s daily inspiration seems to be about new chapters in life:
The secret to getting ahead is getting started. Happy Wednesday #wonderfulwednesday ❤️❣️❤️
— Phaedra Parks, Esq. (@PhaedraParks) July 12, 2017
Phaedra and Apollo’s divorce has been about as up-and-down as my emotions after I’m told last call was 10 minutes ago and to kindly make my way to the door. The nearly 3-year saga began when Apollo went to the clink for cashing stolen checks and money laundering in 2013. The Southern belle filed for divorce and, after demurring on the status of it (aka extending her relevancy a few seasons), claimed it was eventually finalized. Only, it wasn’t. To summarize, Apollo re-filed papers from the clink, Phaedra misspelled his name potentially on purpose, Mama Joyce donned a Carmen San Diego get-up to go to a lawyer with a camera crew in tow to learn about Georgia divorce law, a judge took back the divorce like Mr. Sheffield took back his “I love you,” but now the two somehow have it all settled. Let’s just hope she got Ridiculous in that agreement!
No Apollo drama to drag Kenya Moore through the coals coupled with, well, that minor detail that nobody on the RHOA cast wants to speak to her after she spread some lawsuit-worthy Bill Cosby-like drugging dungeon gossip about Kandi Burruss likely means Phaedra won’t be back to hold a peach next season. It’s a good thing for Phaedra that Housewives reportedly can’t sue each other for anything said on the show, because if they could, I’d tell her to grab her prayer cloth and pray that Kandi doesn’t sue her for all her Donkey Booty workout coins.