By all accounts, Phaedra Parks divorce from Apollo Nida is a done deal, despite differing accounts of when it was signed and sealed.Nida, 38, who is is serving an eight-year prison sentence for conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud, recently got engaged in prison to a woman named Sherien Almufti, who revealed her engagement ring made of paper towels on social media.And Parks, 43, has already moved on with a new beau of her own, quietly dating restaurateur Tim Norman for the last two months, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.
The couple met when Parks was in St. Louis for a conference and went past the Sweetie Pies Upper Crust restaurant for a meal. Norman made sure she was well taken care of and then asked if he could show her around the city while she was in town.'Since then, she's been to St. Louis and Los Angeles several times to spend time with him. He also travels to Atlanta to see her. They haven't gone public, but its no secret to those who know them that they are together,' a source told DailyMail.com.Norman, the 37-year-old star of OWN Network's reality series Welcome To Sweetie Pies, is a reformed bad boy.
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When he was 17-years-old, Norman went to prison for 10 years for armed robbery.In recent interview, Norman confessed to being a teenage drug dealer who amassed debt with numerous other drug dealers. When he was unable to pay the money back, he started robbing people in an effort to get the cash.'He served his debt to society and came out turned his life completely around. He's become a huge part of his mother's restaurant business and was a vocal advocate for social justice during the Ferguson case,' said the source.