Phaedra Park’s husband Apollo Nida reported to federal prison yesterday to begin his 8-year prison sentence. Before his sentence began, Apollo sat down with Forbes magazine to discuss his regrets, his time on the Real Housewives of Atlanta and what he’ll miss most while in prison.
Apollo said he wants people to know that he’s a kind-hearted person despite his choices, and that he doesn’t regret appearing on RHOA.
“When I look back on my five years on the show, I don’t regret being on the show. At the time, I thought I was supporting my wife and her role on the show. Now that I look back on where I am now and where I came from, I wish I had taken a step back and truly figured out how to determine a storyline without causing any controversy.”
Although he doesn’t have any regrets related to RHOA, Apollo said he does have two major regrets when it comes to his life.
“I have two major regrets. 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.”
He added that he’s going to miss his sons the most while he’s serving his sentence, as well as his freedom and all the little things in life, like going out to dinner or flying out of town.
Phaedra didn’t make any mention of Apollo or the start of his sentence on social media.
Thoughts on his interview? How well do you think Phaedra will cope while her husband is in jail?