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Apollo Nida on why Phaedra Parks wasn't at sentencing; Kandi Buruss speaks out

TV personality Phaedra Parks attends the Bravo Upfront 2012 at Center 548 on April 4, 2012 in New York City.
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Phaedra Parks likely has her hands full now that her husband, Apollo Nida, will be going to prison in a few weeks after being sentenced to eight years for bank, mail and wire fraud and ID theft. The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star will be left to care for their two young sons without him, something that she may have already been doing for awhile. As reported by Radar Online on Thursday, July 10, Apollo spoke out about why Phaedra wasn't at his sentencing and it had to do with their children.

When asked by local reporters why his wife wasn't at his sentencing to support him, Apollo admitted that he doesn't really know. He did add that they have other issues and that Phaedra had to go ahead and take care of Dylan and Ayden.

It certainly sounds as if Phaedra is trying to ignore what's going on with Apollo and just go on her life as a single mom. She has been spending a lot of time on the road promoting her book "Secrets of a Southern Belle." Just days prior to Apollo's sentencing, she went with Kandi Burruss and other girlfriends to Cancun to celebrate a friend's birthday.

Unlike what fellow housewife Teresa Giudice is doing right now, Phaedra didn't hunker down to spend as much with Apollo as she could before he was sentenced. Of course, Apollo has a few more weeks as a free man before he has to turn himself in so perhaps they're spending some quality time together now?

However, according to Kandi Burruss, Phaedra isn't really doing that. When asked how her good friend was doing, Kandi admitted that Phaedra's throwing herself in her work as a distraction.

The big question for fans now will be how Phaedra Parks, who has always preferred to keep the more unpleasant details of her personal life out of the public eye despite being on a reality TV show, will address and deal with Apollo Nida's incarceration in the upcoming season of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Will she pretend as if nothing happen or allow herself to be more vulnerable in front of the cameras?

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