It was a family reunion at last when Phaedra Parks took her sons, Dylan, 2, and Ayden, 5, to visit their father, Apollo Nida, in his New Jersey correctional facility, and only RadarOnline.com has the details.
In an upcoming preview clip for the Real Housewives of Atlanta that revealed the trip, Phaedra admits, "It's been a year since the boys have seen their father."
Nida, 37, is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence at Fort Dix prison in New Jersey, for federal fraud, and owes $1.9 million in restitution to JP Morgan Chase and the IRS related to the conviction.
Radar has learned that Bravo cameras were in the car with Parks, 44, but weren't allowed on the prison grounds.
According to the source, "The reunion was obviously extremely emotional for everyone."
"Apollo tried to not break down in tears when he first saw the boys. He couldn't believe how much they had grown, especially Dylan. Phaedra told the kids they were going to visit their dad where he was now working."
"Apollo expressed his gratitude to Phaedra for brining the kids, and she promised to bring them again soon," the insider revealed. "Phaedra had to fly to New Jersey from Atlanta, and it's not easy to do with two young kids. But she will never keep the boys from their father."
The reunion lasted several hours and when it was time to say good-bye, "the tears were flowing from both parents," said the insider. "But even though they are getting a divorce, Apollo and Phaedra have been co-parenting and putting the kids first."
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