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Famous couple facing high asset divorce

Getting a divorce is always wrenching and when you have to do it in the public eye, it is even more fraught because of leaked information and details about the separation that the couple probably didn't want out at any time. If the media is involved, the couple is even more likely to try to keep it out of the public eye, and that is what seems to be happening to a famous couple.

Phaedra Parks and her husband Apollo Nida, from the television show "Real Housewives of Atlanta," are getting a high asset divorce. Ms. Parks filed with the court first, and this just feeds into the overall excitement of the show.

It is tragic that it seems more important to have a good show than to have a good marriage, but this divorce has taken few people who watch the show by surprise.

The growing problems between Parks and Nida were evident on the popular show. There is a fraud case in court currently that they are involved in and was a huge draw for the popular reality show.

Nida was convicted on federal charges of conspiring to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud. He has also been convicted of identity theft. Parks refused to come to his sentencing, where he was ordered to be incarcerated for eight years in federal prison. According to reports, he was extremely angry that she didn't show up for his hearing.

While he is appealing the sentence, the divorce is going forward. It is reported that Nida will do whatever he needs to do to get a reduced sentence. His soon-to-be ex-wife will not budge on her filing for divorce. She states she will move forward with it no matter what.

According to the media, Nida doesn't see his wife as being supportive at all and doubted that his marriage would last through his prison sentence.

Parks believes that her husband showed a continuing and ongoing blatant disrespect for their marriage in general. She also states that this is the reason for the divorce.

It is rumored that Nida often stayed out all night and didn't tell his wife where he had been. This was one of the driving forces for the filing. She states that she tried her best to stand by him, but he made it difficult.

Source: The Inquisitr, "Phaedra Parks divorce: ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ star serves Apollo Nida with papers" Jul. 27, 2014

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