Real Housewives of Atlanta's Apollo Nida Turns Himself in After First Skipping Out on Jail
The husband of reality star Phaedra Parks was supposed to start an 8-year term for fraud Wednesday
Apollo, no he didn’t.
Apollo Nida, the husband of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, 40, was supposed to turn himself in Wednesday to a federal prison to begin serving an eight-year sentence for bank fraud and identity theft – instead, he skipped the deadline and went to his wife’s Atlanta home to pick a massive fight with her. And, according to a source, the whole thing was caught on the RHOA cameras.
“It was such a surprise, because he showed up while he was already supposed to be behind bars at a federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky,” the source tells PEOPLE. “The police were called, but he left on his own. The whole incident was caught on camera.”
UPDATE: According to a prison spokesperson, Nida turned himself in on Thursday.
According to TMZ, Nida, 35, was in a rage because Parks was refusing to put money into his prison account during his upcoming sentence. He reportedly screamed at Parks, forced his way inside the home, and started throwing stuff into a bag.
Not that this is the first time the two have publicly argued. Parks, who has been married to Nida for five years and has two sons with him, has also apparently been battling with him for the past two months over money.
“He would show up at her office screaming at her and demand money,” the source says. “Over the last two months, he’s dropped thousands of dollars at strip clubs, drinking, and partying – and spending virtually no time with his children.”
Another source tells PEOPLE that Nida has always had financial issues with his wife. “Apollo has always had a hard time dealing with Phaedra’s success [as an attorney]. She’s always been the breadwinner,” the insider says. “Their marriage is very strained. But right now, Phaedra just wants to do right by her two boys.”
So far it’s unclear whether there’s a warrant out for Nida’s arrest for skipping the prison deadline, but this is also not the first time he’s served time behind bars, a fact that was discussed on the show. According to Zap2it, he also served time for auto title fraud from 2004-2009.