‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ recap (‘Turning Over a New Peach’): season 8, episode 16

Phaedra Parks takes her two young sons to see their father Apollo Nida in prison. CREDIT: Bravo

Phaedra Parks takes her two young sons to see their father Apollo Nida in prison. CREDIT: Bravo

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Oscars last week meant it’s been two long weeks since we have last seen the ladies of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” The women are back from Jamaica and are now leading their own lives.

The women only meet up in a few pairs. And NeNe Leakes has left the building – for a week at least. With so little happening, this will be a quick recap:

The biggest story line is Phaedra Parks flying up to Philadelphia to see her husband Apollo Nida in prison, along with her two sons. He had been in jail for a year after being prosecuted by the feds for various white-collar crimes but had moved to a new facility in Fort Dix from Kentucky. Parks’ attorney said this is a better venue for Parks to bring her children.

Cameras were not allowed in the prison itself so we didn’t get to see the reunion.

Phaedra’s mom waits in the car. They return two and a half hours later. Phaedra said Dylan, 2, and Ayden, 5, appeared to enjoy themselves. Adyen said he didn’t like Apollo’s mohawk. She said the boys got a bit antsy after an hour.

She wasn’t sure if she’d do this trip again any time soon. “He was shocked how big Dylan was,” Phaedra said.

Phaedra is also ready to divorce him and filed papers. Unfortunately, Apollo is resisting.

“He did make a point saying he won’t sign the [divorce] paperwork, anything to prolong it,” she said.

“I’m ready to move on,” she said.

In other story lines:

  • Kenya Moore is bonding with trainer Matt as she finishes her home. They have a date at the Melting Pot and have a good time.
  • Kim Fields definitely is not going to work with Kenya’s sitcom. But her eyewear commercial for Cynthia Bailey is finished.
  • Kandi Burruss’ pregnancy is moving along well. And Mama Joyce and Todd Tucker are shockingly getting along well.
  • Phaedra recounted the Jamaica trip with Kandi, who missed the trip because she was in her third trimester. Kandi was surprised Sheree and NeNe got along.
  • Porsha Williams hosted a lingerie shoot with Cynthia.

NEXT WEEK
More NeNe Leakes at a Christmas party. The feds go to Kandi’s house for Apollo’s stuff.


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