According to E! News, Phaedra plans to take several weeks off to focus on her family as her husband, Apollo Nida, prepares to head to prison to begin serving an eight-year sentence for bank fraud and identity theft.
“Phaedra and Apollo's marriage is on very shaky ground right now,” a source revealed. Earlier this month Apollo said he “doubts” his marriage will survive his time behind bars, so yeah, we’d say this couple needs some serious help.
“Phaedra is trying to keep everything contained and protect her kids, which is why she's taking time off from the show. She does not want their ordeal shown on TV,” the source continued.
But prison-bound Apollo — who may have filmed an apology scene with Kenya Moore last week — seems to have a different perspective. “He's been filming a lot. He's been out and about and trying to be seen as much as possible before he goes to jail. Right now, he's not exactly sure when that will be, so he's living it up while he can,” the source explained.
Still, while a break from reality TV seems like a great idea for Phaedra and her family right now, other sources are saying the mother of two is not taking time away from RHoA. TMZreports that Phae-Phae and Apollo are both shooting scenes for Season 7, and that they are trying to shoot as much as possible before Apollo has to report to prison. Not surprisingly, the couple’s storyline “centers on Apollo's conviction and the upheaval it's caused in their relationship.”
We’re inclined to believe E! News’ sources here, if only because we really believe a break from the show would be in Phaedra’s best interest, but it looks like we’ll have to wait and see what she decides.
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