11/14/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Apollo 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.