Wendy Williams is not advising Phaedra Parks to stand by Apollo Nida when he goes to prison.
Apollo’s set to spend eight years in federal prison for fraud and identity theft. The chat diva doesn’t believe the marriage will last through this round of incarceration and she doesn’t see any point in Phaedra waiting for Apollo.
“Eight years is a long time. Somebody needs a divorce. I am not that ride-or-die,” Wendy told her audience, suggesting that Phaedra start filing for a split. Apparently, it might be a little easier for Phaedra than you might think. “In Georgia, there’s this rule that says if your spouse goes to jail for more than two years, you can get an automatic divorce.”
Wendy said that Phaedra’s actions “speak volumes” about the status of the relationship. In the days leading up to Apollo’s sentencing, she was partying in Cancun with Kandi Burruss and Fantasia Barrino. She didn’t show up to court with Apollo on Tuesday, either.
“Phaedra needs a divorce; doesn’t she?” Wendy asked. She later pointed out that Phaedra and Apollo’s sons will be 11 and 9 years old by the time he gets out. “What kind of legacy is Apollo leaving his boys? I’d be cordial and a good co-parent.”
Wendy thinks it was a bad idea for Phaedra to marry Apollo in the first place because she doesn’t see how his behavior made him great husband material.
“I understand if you think Apollo’s a nice looking man, and every woman–to some extent–likes a bad boy. Some like them bad–like right out of jail–and I get that, too!” Wendy said, questioning why Phaedra decided to commit to someone who was fresh out of jail. “At what point did you decide to marry him as opposed to just have him as a little bad boy drive-by?”
For Apollo, Wendy has very little sympathy because she can’t understand why he decided to make his money illegally when being on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” opened so many doors for him. Listing off appearances and his Donkey Booty workout DVD with Nida Fitness, Wendy thinks Apollo could have made a good living for himself and his family.
“Something should have made you, Apollo, want to do better,” Wendy scolded. The chat host believes that if he was able to pull off both of his scams, he could have done something legal to earn money. “That takes some kind of smarts, Apollo. Why couldn’t you apply that to night school and get a trade?”
She added, “He had five years to go to trade school–learn to be a welder or something–to get his life together.”