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Phaedra Parks Apollo's Wasting Time ... Divorce a Done Deal, Like I Said

12/6/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1205-phaedra-parks-apollo-nida-breakup-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Phaedra Parks said she was officially single again, but Apollo Nida said otherwise -- now we know who was actually right ... turns out, it's all Phaedra.

Court docs unsealed Monday back up Phaedra's original claim 100% -- she's been officially single since July.

According to the docs, Apollo was served in March -- while behind bars -- and even asked the court for time to respond, which he was granted. Still, 4 months went by and he went radio silent ... so the judge went ahead and signed off on the divorce without Apollo's signature.

The docs also include a parenting plan. Phaedra gets physical custody of their 2 kids while Apollo finishes his 8 year bid. When he's out, he'll get visitation, but she gets final say over any parenting disagreements.

Apollo denied knowing anything about the divorce, and even went so far as to file his own petition last week. Clearly, he's got time to kill right now.


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Apollo Nida Phaedra Can't Divorce Me I'm Divorcing HER!

12/2/2016 7:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1202-phaedra-parks-apollo-nida-tmz-01Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida are getting divorced -- for REAL this time, according to Apollo, who filed docs from prison.

Apollo filed his divorce petition in Georgia on Thursday ... requesting joint legal custody of their 2 children and an equitable split of their assets. He says they separated in June 2014 after nearly 5 years of marriage.

In the docs, he says they can no longer live together as husband and wife and the union is "irretrievably broken." He doesn't mention the fact he's doing 8 years in a federal pen for financial fraud. 

It's interesting ... Phaedra proudly told us last month her divorce was finalized, but we've never seen any docs to back that up, and Apollo told us that was news to him.

Looks like he wanted it to be over just as badly. As we told you, he's got a new fiancée.

We've reached out to Phaedra. No word back yet.

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Cynthia Bailey All Work, No Play with Boxer ... But Coupling Far from Dull

12/1/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1130_cynthia-and-yau-balckwell_instagram'RHOA' star Cynthia Bailey isn't rushing into a romantic relationship with Nigerian boxer Yahu Blackwell -- right now she's only getting down with him for business.

Cynthia and Yahu, a cruiser weight boxer, were spotted at an Atlanta restaurant this week. Fans and many friends thought they were banging -- they do look good together -- but sources close to both tell us it was strictly a biz meeting.

We're told Yahu's starting a boxing app and wants access to models at The Bailey Agency for upcoming photo shoots. That was the main topic at their power lunch, but we're told there's a chance he might cameo on 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' ... if their deal goes through.

Cynthia's not officially single yet -- she separated from her estranged hubby, Peter Thomas, in March. Just so ya know, Yahu.

Joanna Krupa I've Got a Whale Tail for You

11/23/2016 8:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1123_joanna_krupa_miami_bikini_launchSomething tells us Joanna Krupa's RIDICULOUS body will not be adversely affected by whatever Thanksgiving feast she's about to have -- unlike the rest of us.

The ex-'Real Housewife' took a dip on Miami Beach in a two-piece that was clinging hard to her assets. Well played, bikini ... well played.

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Bethenny Frankel Ex-Hubby Says I Need a Relationship with your BF

11/23/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1122_bethenny-frankel-jason_hoppy_tmz_gettyBethenny Frankel's ex-husband is bristling over threats by her current boyfriend to sue him for trashing her in emails, saying he's forced to interact with the BF because the guy's constantly around his daughter.

Jason Hoppy fired off a letter to the lawyer for Dennis Shields, who threatened to sue Hoppy claiming he was sending a flurry of disgusting, harassing emails to Bethenny and cc'ing him.

Hoppy, who Shields claimed sent emails calling Bethenny ugly, old and irrelevant, never specifically disputed the content of what he sent, but he did say, "As a concerned father, I often have to contact others when I cannot reach my daughter through her mother."

Hoppy goes on to say as long as Shields is in his daughter's life, "I have no choice but to have some type of relationship with him."

Short story ... Shields threatened to sue Hoppy if he didn't stop the emails, so it seems like they're gonna have a date in court.

Ex-'RHOC' Son Busted for Jailhouse Booze ... No Pruno For You!!

11/21/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1016-Joshua-Waring-mug-shotThe son of former 'RHOC' star Lauri Peterson got busted -- while already behind bars -- for hoarding prison wine in his cell, so now he's facing a new felony.

Law enforcement tells us ... Joshua Waring had the alcoholic beverage -- known as "pruno" in the can -- stashed in his bunk at an Orange County jail. We're told he's been charged with possession of contraband in a correctional facility.

Waring's in lockup awaiting trial for attempted murder, and is also facing a lawsuit from the man he allegedly shot.

Fun fact: Pruno is made with fruit, ketchup, sugar, milk and bread ... and is commonly mixed in toilet bowls. Before you whip some up for a holiday party -- it's been described as bile flavored.

'Real Housewives' Hunk Shane Keough 'Memba Him?!

11/18/2016 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1117_shane_keough_real_housewives_now_photos_launchSuper jock Shane Keough became the crush of millions after his family was on the first season of the Bravo reality show 'Real Housewives of Orange County." Guess what he looks like now!

'RHONY' Star Down and Dirty in Divorce Court

11/16/2016 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1116-michael-jules-waintsein-tmz-03Only thing missing between 'Real Housewives of New York' star Jules Wainstein and estranged hubby Michael was some actual slimy mud during a vicious back-and-forth slinging in court. 

The estranged couple appeared in court Wednesday in NYC for a spousal and child support hearing that quickly went south ... with their lawyers going at each other's throats with allegations of money troubles, drug use and being unfit parents.

Michael painted Jules as someone living way beyond her means ... whose spending quadrupled when she joined 'RHONY.' Michael pointed to a $40k AmEx bill in 2015 and $2k spent on Uber the first 15 days of October.  

He also brought up Jules' history of drug use documented on TV ... to which the judge snapped back by saying, "I don't decide my cases based on what's on TV."

Jules admitted to making $60k during her 1 year stint on 'RHONY' while she was married. She blamed Michael for a pile of unpaid bills and not having filed proper tax returns in nearly a decade.

She said Michael doesn't deserve more time with their kids. She claims every other weekend is more than enough, since all he does is pawn the kids off on their nanny.

The judge made no decisions, saying they need to resolve their money issues first. Same goes for custody ... though the judge added there could well be a trial.

As we reported ... Michael filed for divorce back in July and wanted full custody of their 2 kids.

Roy & Lea Black Get Our View From the Top for $3 Mil

11/16/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1115-lea-roy-black-house-launch-6bHigh-powered attorney Roy Black -- who's pulled Justin Bieber and Kelsey Grammer's bacon out of the fire -- is hoping to squeeze more than a mil out of his Hollywood Hills home.

Black and his wife, former 'Real Housewife' Lea Black, have listed the fully remodeled 4 bedroom, 5 bath pad above Sunset Strip for $3.2 million. They bought it in 2004 for $1.76 mil, so looks like they may make a little profit.

The home is listed by Steven Spreafico and has 3,536 sq feet, floor to ceiling windows and some of the best sight lines in the city. The ridiculous amount of outdoor living space is a major bonus too.  

Lea and Roy are also unloading one of their homes in Miami

Joanna Krupa Sues Strip Club ... I'm No Cheap Thrill!

11/15/2016 1:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1115-joanna-krupa-TMZ-02Joanna Krupa is NOT getting nude for something called "Super Sexy Saturday," but she is going after a Florida strip joint for using her mug and bod to promote the event.

Joanna is suing Pink Pony Tampa, claiming the club slapped her image all over advertisements for the "dance and shower" shows. The former 'Real Housewife' wants off all promos, and she wants to be paid her fair market value for the ads that are already out there.

According to docs ... Joanna says she never agreed to rep the joint, and even IF she chose to jeopardize her career at an "all nude all friction strip club" ... she'd charge an arm and a leg.

Translation: Everyone has their price.

Joanna even got an appraisal on her likeness, and says she can command $100k per photo! Colombian model Lina Posada is also suing the Pink Pony, but says her shots are worth a more reasonable $20k each.

We've reached out to the club, so far no word back.

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Apollo Nida Engaged In Prison!!!

11/14/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1111-apollo-nida-INSTAGRAM-01Apollo Nida will appear on 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' from prison and he's bringing his new mystery fiancée along for the ride too ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to production tell us Apollo started dating the woman 2 years ago ... before he started his prison sentence, and they got engaged a couple months ago. We're told the woman lives in NJ, not far from the the federal prison where he's serving his sentence ... and she visits twice a week.

She and Apollo have both shot scenes for the upcoming 'RHOA' season -- he's on by phone -- and we're told producers want to keep her identity under wraps until the episode airs.

The 2 big questions: NO, the fiancée did not shoot scenes with Apollo's ex, but Phaedra Parks' reaction to the relationship was captured -- and NO ... the fiancée doesn't have a ring.

Diamonds are frowned upon in federal lockup. 

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'Real Housewives of Orange County' Topless Pic Triggers FBI Porn Complaint

11/3/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1102-vicki-gunvalson-bravo-01This topless pic of 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Vicki Gunvalson has triggered an FBI complaint, and the agency is now looking into it ... TMZ has learned.

The pic was taken in Dublin, Ireland where cast members were on a retreat. Production sources say Tamra Judge took the pic and sent it to other cast members and producers with some snarky comments.

Somehow, the photo ended up on the social media account of a 15-year-old girl, who tweeted it out.

A woman named Rosalie saw the photo and filed a complaint with the FBI, saying "Tamara Judge ... sent a nude photograph of an acquaintance of hers (taken at a small gathering) to a FIFTEEN YEAR OLD girl & asked her to distribute it online in an effort to humiliate & harass one Vicki Gunvalson."

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We reached out to Tamra ... sources close to her tell us she didn't leak the photo or in any way facilitate it getting into the hands of a minor.

The FBI is evaluating it but has not yet opened a formal investigation ... law enforcement sources tell us.

As for why Vicki posed topless ... fellow castmate Heather Dubrow was FaceTiming her hubby, "Botched" plastic surgeon Terry Dubrow, and Vicki wanted him to examine her nipples, which she felt were uneven.

Phaedra Parks I'm Finally Divorced

11/2/2016 1:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Phaedra Parks says she's officially a single woman -- her divorce from Apollo Nida is now final.

The 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star appeared on "Raq Rants" (on our YouTube channel) and delivered the news. The prominent attorney had been married to Apollo since 2009.

He's currently serving an 8 year prison sentence for cashing stolen checks and laundering more than $2 million.

Phaedra talked about missing the man she's known since childhood -- and whether there's a chance they'll get back together down the road.

Apollo's reaction? His camp told us if the divorce is truly finalized, it's news to him.

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