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"Real Housewives" of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks was recently spotted without her wedding ring and new reports suggest that she and her husband of three years Apollo Nida are headed for a divorce.
Parks, 40, and Nida, 33, have reportedly been facing marital woes for some time and while Bravo TV producers insist on filming their disputes, Nida has now allegedly started refusing to partake in filming.
"The producers from RHOA are trying to snoop and shoot certain scenes of them arguing, but Apollo is just so aggressive he has started to refuse to partake in any filming. Apollo has even started threatening to take their son Ayden and leave," a source reportedly told blog site allabouttrh.com.
"Phaedra is amazing with her son Ayden and that's her main focus throughout all of this. Phaedra showed up to Church Sunday with Ayden, without a ring and without Apollo!" the insider added.
The Atlanta based attorney is often faced with criticisms about her marriage to Nida, a convicted felon, particularly from her Bravo reality TV co-stars who have previously labeled the union as "strange" on the show.
Nida, who was convicted of felony possession of a firearm among other offenses, was previously sentenced to 18 years in prison and he began serving his sentence in July 2004.
Parks married Nida shortly after he was paroled in May 2009, and has constantly been forced to defend him in the press which some critics suspect has added friction to their already strained marriage.
"My husband was convicted of a white-collar crime. It was racketeering. He comes up for an appeal and we just hope that works out positively. But he wasn't guilty of harming any person or anybody and unfortunately that's what happened. I married my husband because I loved him and he loved me and I think that's the foundation of any good relationship. I didn't marry him because of his past or because of his future. I married him because I respected him and I - realized everyone should realize that people make mistakes," Parks previously wrote in public statement.
"[Apollo] has served his time and under our laws we have a system where if you do what you are supposed to do you should be able to return to society and be made whole and not constantly scrutinized for something that happened in the past," the statement went on.