Just when Real Housewives of Atlanta fans thought this season couldn’t get any crazier, here comes Apollo Nida’s new fiancée Sherien Almufti to up the OMG-factor.
On Sunday’s all-new episode, the soon-to-be Mrs. Nida swung by the opening of Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker’s new restaurant with a special message from her incarcerated beau.
To catch up: Nida is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to bank fraud and identity theft in May 2014. Before he left, he and estranged wife Phaedra Parks decided to end their seven-year marriage — though their divorce is not yet finalized (more on that later).
While viewers saw Parks and Nida’s relationship end on tense, nearly violent terms, Nida continued to remain close with Burruss and Tucker.
“‘He was like, ‘I wish I was there to support Todd, he’s been so supportive.’ “Almufti said on RHOA, of Nida. “So I’m here.”
“Kandi and Todd have been super supportive since Apollo’s been away,” she added. “I’m extending his presence here to congratulate both of you on this.”
Almufti’s arrival left Burruss, Tucker and the rest of the gang nearly speechless. After all, Tucker had only heard she existed hours earlier — when Nida called him and Peter Thomas (Cynthia Bailey‘s ex) from prison.RELATED: The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Keepin’ It Moist
“I’ll have my lady come through and support you,” Nida said. “She’s more than cute. Sometimes you gotta upgrade.”