It’s been nearly a year since Phaedra Parks announced that she would be divorcing her husband Apollo Nida, but The Real Housewives of Atlanta star still has yet to file.
RadarOnline.com has learned that this might because the 44-year-old reality star still has feelings for her jailed hubby.
“I still love my husband, and I’ll always love him,” she admitted during an interview with OKMagazine.com. “He’s the father of my children, and something great came from our union.”
According to Parks, she hasn’t given up on love.
“I’m very optimistic,” she said. “This has not tainted my view on love.”
“I think love is a beautiful thing,” she continued. “I believe in love — I always believe in love.”
Despite her husband serving an 8-year sentence for federal fraud, Parks reasons beyond his lock-up.
“I think everything happens in its perfect season and its perfect time and bad things happen to great people,” she said. “Good things happen to bad people. But I think love conquers all, and so I think it’s a possibility.”
While Parks remains hopeful, it doesn’t erase the fact that she is stuck at home raising their two sons, Ayden, 4, and Dylan, 2, by herself.
“I think the hardest part about being a single mom is that all the responsibilities and all the weight of being a parent falls on your shoulders, so you really don’t have a lot time to just concentrate on being off and just relaxing,” she admitted about the situation. “I really don’t have a lot of time to do some of the things I used to could do when I was single and didn’t have children.”
Her children require much of her time.
“It’s being busy constantly and learning how to juggle two children, different schools, different carpools, different activities, different play dates,” she said. “It can be quite stressful.”
But at least her family has stepped up to help out while Nida, 44, does his time.
“My parents are really good,” she said. “My mom comes every week and she helps me — and I’ve got a wonderful circle of girlfriends that always help me, that always find time to come and give me a few hours.”
And with the holidays quickly approaching, Parks plans to spend plenty of time with those closest to her.
“Every year we have lots of people over for dinner, about 40-50 family and friends and we open presents, play games,” she said. “It’s just a fun time for us to just visit with people we don’t get to see often, but just enjoy being together and having great food.”