Phaedra Parks said last month that her divorce from Apollo Nida was finalized, but Nida has just filed his own divorce petition Thursday, December 1, TMZ reports.
Nida, who is currently serving eight years behind bars on fraud charges, requested joint legal custody of the couple’s two sons, Ayden, 6, and Dylan, 3, and an equitable split of their assets, according to the website, citing court documents. He lists the date of separation as June 2014, and says that their bond as husband and wife is “irretrievably broken.”
Parks first filed for divorce in October 2014 after five years of marriage, but the process was delayed due to Nida’s trial and imprisonment.
The RHOA star told TMZ’s Raq Rants that the divorce was a done deal. When host Raquel Harper asked the Bravo star if the divorce was finalized yet, she responded, “It is.”
Parks explained that she doesn’t see a reconciliation with Nida, but won’t completely rule it out. “I never say never, but in this case, I don’t think that will be a possibility. At the end of the day, we’re friends and we have our kids together, so we’ll always be friends,” she said. “We’ll always have a relationship.”
Nida now has the strong desire want to sign off on the divorce documents due to his recent engagement. The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs on Bravo Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.