VIDEO Phaedra Parks tells Ellen how much she knew about Apollo’s criminal activities

Apollo and Phaedra

In addition to being a convicted felon, Apollo Nida will also be a single man after his wife of five years, Phaedra Parks, announced she would be filing for divorce.

Phaedra was recently a guest on The Ellen Show where she opened up about her soon-to-be ex-husband, his criminal past, and how it has affected their family. The southern belle was all class when she spoke softly and articulately, still wearing her wedding ring, while discussing the father of her children Ayden and Dylan.

Phaedra Parks on Ellen

When news broke that Apollo was charged with bank fraud and identity theft charges, some wondered if Phaedra was involved in the crimes. However, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star claims she had no idea:

I really didn’t [have any idea]. I work, I just got my fifth college degree  I’m pretty much an overachiever. I have two very small children. I just stopped breastfeeding three months ago. So, I didn’t have any idea this was going on until he called me and he said ‘I’ve been arrested and I’m having this problem, but it’s not true.

Ellen wondered whether or not meeting Apollo while he was on parole raised any flags. Phaedra says he was a changed man when she met him.

To be honest, he had been to prison but he was a changed person. So the person I married I thought he was changed.

So, how will Phaedra deal with being a single mother while raising two children?

It’s extremely hard. My heart aches for my two sons because they are the heart and soul of who I am and that’s the best thing we ever did together. We have great kids and I never wanted to do anything to diminish his character in public, but we’ve had some times where he’s done things that weren’t so cool, weren’t so nice.

Check out the clip of Phaedra on Ellen:

One hot topic Phaedra managed to skirt altogether is whether or not she knew anything about Apollo’s criminal activities the first time he was arrested, as alleged by Angela Stanton in her book. Phaedra dodged those questions in her deposition in her defamation lawsuit against Stanton, but earlier this week a judge ordered Phaedra to sit for another deposition and this time not be so “evasive” with her answers.

Do you believe Phaedra when she says she had no clue about Apollo’s extracurricular activities?