Phaedra Parks is finally a single mother -- three years after she filed for divorce from her jailbird husband, Apollo Nida.

According to US Weekly, the former Real Housewives of Atlanta stars reached a custody agreement regarding their two sons, Ayden, 7, and Dylan, 4. The details of the agreement are confidential.

Nida contested the divorce from behind bars after Parks, who is a lawyer, pulled a few legal shenanigans, including misspelling his name on court documents. He also accused Phaedra of hiding assets from him.
SEE ALSO: Phaedra Parks Buys Mansion in Her Married Name

Nida challenged Parks's right to sell their marital home in Atlanta. She listed the home for sale in 2014, after Nida pleaded guilty to a $2.3 million bank fraud and identity theft scam.

While behind bars, Apollo got engaged to Sherien Almufti, who appeared briefly on Real Housewives of Atlanta. The divorce means Nida and Almufti can marry behind bars.

In late 2016, Phaedra purchased a $1.9 million mansion in the affluent Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. She is still living in her and Apollo's marital home while the Buckhead mansion is under renovation.

Photos by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images, Rick Diamond/Getty Images

  • Anunnaki

    So sad the odds are against us black women when it comes to marriage. She has 2 sons now. The numbers just keep growing. Smh @apollo


    her divorce is final, again? shady phae phae. i wish all involved the best. especially the babies.

  • Dahl

    Is his shirt sheer or iridescent? And that woman looks like Phaedra...

  • SDot

    The true meaning of LIE'Yer!

  • Roderick2011

    Well at least Phaedra got the light(er)-skinned children she wanted.

  • Soda

    That is Phaedra.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I LOVE my block feature. ?OT: I hope she can move on, raise her kids and not continue to need all of America in her business.

  • GrapeCrush

    Not really ?

  • MsPam

    I hope she gets a strong black male figure for her sons. And stop acting like she's the only single parent in the world.

  • MsPam

    Don't forget the good hair too!???

  • Roderick2011

    They are lighter skinned than she is.

  • I Run New York

    Good riddance! Apollo was dead weight. He would brag about how much he would spend in clubs meanwhile he's scamming to get the money. SMH

  • Renee26

    Good for her with her messy azz...cute boys

  • Renee26

    Awwww.... did she actually say that??

  • Renee26

    Lol tryna be funny

  • Renee26

    He's not alone


    She have them dress so nice. Reminds me of my childhood.

  • GrapeCrush

    Not by much. They almost look the same complexion to me.

  • stav

    Phaedra dresses the boys so nice, however the majority of the time she looks so tacky, hence those shoes she's wearing above, the ridiculous bow that literally looks like it's made for gifts, and that tulle skirt with the corset belt ..I can't , just a mess!

  • stav

    You beat me to it!

  • stav

    No ! Just the reflection from the light, I thought the same thing for a minute.

  • Guess Who

    Are you high? lol

  • StoneColdLady

    I like her outfit minus the shoes

  • Scromes1212

    I hope she takes those boys to see there dad.

  • stav

    That bow around her neck is a travesty , I know she was trying to have a theme going on, and the shoes are just so tacky!

  • shun king

    she have money so she might can attract that be me being a man.... i gone tell you men dont really care for kids thats not thiers most men dont i would say they will put on a front but the reality is something different

  • imright

    when Apollo was eating those pickles ?????

  • FallenOne

    Unless the baby daddy dead i would not either. Love kids but cannot deal with baby daddy issues and him in and out our lives

  • Dahl

    No, but thanks for checking ?

  • shun king

    yup but these chicks are so quick to kick they bd to the curb and run him off seem like they don't understand men dont give a damn about kids not theirs its just to much of a hassle

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I'm gonna rebuke this before I say it but Lord knows I thought Ayden had Down Syndrome.

    I even inquired about it from a (former) legal friend of Phaedra's and after she stopped laughing, she said NO, he just looks like his dad. I said Oh My.

    Phaedra has irons in the fire; its a fantasy to think she'll end up destitute. She knows enough people to keep her afloat. What she's doing now is smart--she's trying to stay relevant while letting the controversy die down.
    Its all part of her staking out her next moves.

    Don't get me wrong, she's a lousy lawyer. I wouldn't hire her ass to sue a flea off a dog. And she comes across as fairly insincere in most situations. But she's clever and a highly skilled manipulator and sympathy generator.

  • NeverSurprised

    "That bow around her neck is a travesty ,"

    With a capital T. She's always doing something crazy at the neckline -- buttons, and bows, and ruffles, and necklaces the size of chandeliers. She is country as hell when it comes to style.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That's what happens when you marry a nigro 30 seconds after he walks out of state prison.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well, she had better options she could have chosen from. She didn't have to marry a dude fresh out of state penitentiary. She chose badly.

  • BlahBlahBlah

    I wanna see that Donkey butt work out video tho. :P

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I'm trying to figure out what all she had done to her face? Glad her lying axx is off the show, Lord know's I cant stand a thief or a liar!

  • Tammie Reed

    So will that "Karma" come back to bite Ms.Sherien in the ass? God don't like ugly and they was together before the divorce was finalized! Men don't change much or their character and this smells of a #PrisonBae Lifetime/MadeForTv story....I'll wait LOL!

  • ~~eb

    I am woman and I don't care for men with kids either. Most men think because I am in my 30s I have a lot of nerve. I don't care. I don't even want to be bothered with having my own.

  • Guest

    Yup. It goes both ways. In fact, having more than one baby momma is a no for me.

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  • Miany

    I can tell she got something done...just cant put my finger on it..Her eyes done got wonky tho.. whatever procedure got done affected her eyes.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Looks like fillers in the cheeks...

  • Lisa daniels

    You on that ? today huh?

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  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Everything else looks the same, its something around the eyes! On the reunion show someone told her stop getting her plastic surgery from Groupon, I hollert!

  • SumthinSweeter

    Absolutely she had a nose job and lost weight or had lipo.

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  • Mbailey

    WELL, he wanted back into prison after his attorney-wife paved an easy street golden road for him into television and other lucrative businesses.

    They always say that the best revenge is living well, and Phaedra and the boys sure do look good!

  • OP2

    I agree with the courts and child psychologist in that more harm than good will be done by reducing those boys to riding a prison bus to some prison ground. No need to reduce those innocent kids that. -Apollo made his bed, so let him lie it. No need to mess those children up too!

    If nothing else, I am happy to see that she, the courts and her family are protecting those boys well-being as much as possible. They are happy and living well while attending some of the best private schools. -and will turn out just fine because they have strong positive men surrounding them, especially their grandfather.

    They only have 6yrs to go. He can call them from his cell once a week for his own psychological well-being.

  • Allihave2say

    Looks like Phaedra has been lightening her skin and reshaping her face.

  • OP2

    Only if you're hoping that is what will happen to her.

    Otherwise, she is simply among the list of thirsty/dysfunctional females who make foolish choices. If you hook your wagon/self to a loser, then you have attached yourself to their negative behavior/energy and all that comes with it for a predictable outcome. -or perhaps they are two peas in a pod and deserve each other.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    You'd be surprised at how contorting can drastically change the look and shape of your face. I'd don't think she's bleaching either . I'm going to assume it's her make up and the lighting. Even her boys look as if they're the same complexion when I know the younger one is a little darker than the older one in real life.

  • Anunnaki

    Yea but the numbers are still there. I get what u saying

  • Vegas1989

    You made me bust out laughing...But's it's all good I have my own office now with my one of my best friend...LOL...He as tearing up that dam pickle...No Juice was left to take the picture...LOL

  • Vegas1989

    You made me stroll back up....Them shoes needs to go..LOL

  • 4RGSpot

    I am a BIG time not a fan of Phaedra, but this is really a nice pic of her and her kids are lil cuties.

  • Scromes1212

    What about when the oldest one is 11 or 12 and he says he wants to see his father? Then what, sit him down with your child psychologist and preach to him about how it's going to mess him up mentally? God forbid something tragic happens to him while he is in there and they never get to physically see him again. The man is in the Feds, they have programs set up for kids to see there fathers in a family environment. All I'm saying is a boy needs his father no matter if he is in jail or not. Just because it's jail doesn't mean it can't be a productive and positive experience. In my humble opinion.

  • Dr.Rue

    Dylan, the youngest used to look like Phaedra....but he's a cutie now! They're both so cute

  • Dr.Rue

    Aiden is the oldest right? He's always seemed like an intelligent little boy to me. Most kids with DS can't talk like he can.

  • parisjok

    those boys are so cute. picked a good looking man to have those babies but him being in jail is just horrible. read that he will get phone calls to talk to them. so messed up when they get older and really really realize just what is up with that.

    why do highly educated good looking smart gainfully employed black women insist on marrying and having babies by these type of men?

  • Sexy CJ

    Handsome Lil' Fellas......

  • Obamaanotherterm

    Well you don't need to watch reality t.v .

  • Obamaanotherterm

    Hoping Phaedra gets another t.v gig.

  • Coco

    Because there's so many more educated BW than BM. A large number of those BM want non black wives. BW don't want non BM, so they'd rather go for uneducated BM.

  • Coco

    Didn't she date quad's husband?

  • Ms..N

    A no for me Dawg! Lol

  • Dowoop

    I also think that it is just her makeup that is making her face look lighter...Her hands look like her true complexion.

  • NeverSurprised

    I think you mean "contouring," not "contorting." Contorting simply means making funny or strange faces. CONTOURING means creating special effects through the use of makeup (making the nose appear narrower, cheekbones appear more prominent. etc.) And yes, she layers on the makeup for special effect, but I think she has also had some subtle work done on her nose.

  • NeverSurprised

    Well, she knew exactly how he was getting the money. She was in touch with him the whole time he did his initial prison stint, and knew full well he had no legitimate job after his release, so she knew he was working the same scams he has worked since he was a teenager. These were a bit more sophisticated because Phaedra helped set them up according to Angela Stanton. Plus, Phaedra is listed on the incorporation docs of the phony asset recovery company he set up.

    Phaedra's lying, thieving ass is lucky
    he loves his kids enough not to have dropped a dime on her to the Feds.

  • Mbailey

    HE'S attractive and talks a good game. Many women fall for this, when they shouldn't

  • Mojo2

    Cute kids.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I know the difference between contouring and contorting.

  • TVJunkie

    Look at her hand, then look at her face lol.

  • MythCalledLove

    Book smart doesn't change who you are your morals and feelings. That is why they say there is a difference in being book smart and street smart.


    im sure shes mad her kids aren't Apollos color. lmao that's what she was praying for..

  • OP2

    Seeing their father will happen once he is out of prison. Phaedra and her family probably already have them seeing a child psychologist for the well-being to help encourage and steer them in the direction of positivity. I am sure that same health professional will help transition them for physically reconnection with their father at that age.

    -if done correctly, those boys will turn out fine and will go on to thrive academically, emotionally and financially in their careers and hopefully marriages. I've seen it.

    The worse part would be them having to deal with the shame and bullying surrounding jokes about making visits to prisons to see their father. There is pride and dignity in saying 'no true' never been to one! -smart to protect their dignity and status by not reducing them to a prison bus ride. ;)

  • Scromes1212

    -if done correctly, those boys will turn out fine
    Same can be said about boys that visit there dad in prison. I've seen it ;)

  • sweetae99

    Why are YOU concerned about the boys color? All shades of black are beautiful. Let's stop this madness people.


    oh please stop hotep..

  • Quitedeliteful

    Phaedra and her boys look good. Too bad Apollo can't keep his hands off of other people's money...

  • Quitedeliteful

    I wouldn't hire her ass to sue a flea off a dog - LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • OP2

    Different Standards: But, to each their own. If my kids father had been some type of jailbird, I would protect them by not reducing them to ever visiting a prison or jail cell. My stance, "They are too good for that!!" A jailbird is not their positive male role-model. Other strong men in their lives should take on that role until he gets himself into a better position and say I "use to" be in prison and have learned my lesson, so you guys have nothing to be ashamed of.

    Jailbird, felon or ex-con who he is and not who or what they are or should aspire to become. I think introducing kids to that tend to normalize a thought process. If they see rejection in it, they will have reservations about ever going to such a place too. ijs

    On the other hand, some kids might appear to fine on the outside but are tormented within which is reflected in their self-esteem and sense of self-worth which is spilled into their adult lives and relationship choices or types of people they tend to socialize with.

  • FallenOne

    I guess sean combs and my dad the exception in retrospect. Some men do but maybe my insecurity is the real issue or unless im xxxxx the bd too

  • silverspirit

    dot dot dot troll who can't spell. Gossip queen with no life nor a job.