Three months after Phaedra Parks announced she would be divorcing jailed husband Apollo Nida, the attorney still hasn't filed any paperwork. And although insiders say she is prepping her case, RadarOnline.com has learned she has one big reason not to pull the trigger: According to one source, Parks doesn't want Nida to be compelled to testify against her in her ongoing defamation lawsuit.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star sued former acquaintance Angela Staton for defamation last year after Stanton published a book claiming that Parks was heavily involved in Nida's illegal activities, and that case is still dragging on in Atlanta.
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"Phaedra isn't going to divorce Apollo while this case is going on," a source close to the couple told Radar. "She plans to still be married to Apollo so that he can't be forced to testify against her."
"Phaedra needs Apollo now," the source explaind. "She isn't going to divorce him yet."
Meanwhile, Nida is still incarcerated in Kentucky, serving his eight-year sentence for fraud.
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