On Sunday night’s RHOA we met Apollo Nida’s fiancé Sherien Almfuti, and while our expectations were low, she was worse than anyone expected!
Sherien was more than happy to be on RHOA, and now she’s basking in her fifteen-minutes of fame. She recently insisted to US Weekly that she and Apollo were strictly friends when they met in 2013, but when he left for prison things changed, “for the better.”
“I think the night we took him away [to prison] I felt something completely different,” she recalled. Elaborating, “Like, we’ve experienced something, you know. He cried on my shoulder. We held [each other] for a while. I just let him know — I told him as a friend — ‘I’m gonna be there for you.’ See, he was there for me, as well. … So I, in return as a friend first, before anything else, I told him I was gonna be there for him. Because I watched how a lot of people kind of just turned their backs on him.”
Sherien did admit that she’s unsure of Phaedra and Apollo’s relationship when he first turned himself in, but she stands firm that until they announced their seperation she and Apollo were just friends. Sherien added that she had, “tremendous respect for his marriage” and would never do that.
“I was married before and my husband cheated on me. And at the same time, I was actually dating someone. So I wasn’t like — it wasn’t that way. It was just more — it started out as a business situation,” Sherien defended. Noting that they often talked about real estate in Philadelphia because that’s where she works.
Sherien would visit Apollo on the weekends whenever she could, which brought them closer together and ultimately led to their romantic relationship. Then Sherien overshared when she described the way they would, “tongue each other down” since they can’t do more then kiss while he’s away.
She also claimed that she was shocked when he proposed, but of course said yes regardless of his situation. “He just held my hand and he asked and I didn’t think he was serious and I was like, ‘What? This is not how I obviously imagined you asking me to marry you, but OK.’ But, yeah, it was unexpected. But he did promise me a different proposal — a different setting,” Sherien explained.
Apollo is still married so Sherien may be waiting a while to tie the knot, but in this case that may be for the best since he still has several years left in his sentence!
I thought Sherien was vile, delusional, and downright acting for the cameras on Sunday night; all of the women seemed appalled by her over-the-top antics. I’m not sure exactly why she was trying to brag and flaunt their love, but no one was jealous, nor are they vying after her man; take him, he’s yours! It was so disrespectful of Todd to invite her, and if I were Kandi I would have asked her to leave; since she didn’t I think Phaedra has every right to be suspicious.
This woman can’t wait to be a Real Housewife herself, yet her man is broke and doing all he can to take from his wife, while providing nothing and she takes care of their children. Sherien is shady and I honestly think she kind of deserves the negative perception from RHOA fans; we’ve been watching Bravo long enough to know that this woman has a hidden agenda!