10/16/2014 04:48 pm ET Updated Nov 04, 2014

Phaedra Parks Confirms Pending Divorce To Apollo Nida, Shuts Down Cheating Allegations

Last week it was reported that “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks called it quits with her husband Apollo Nida after nearly five years of marriage. And as expected, the reality star is now breaking her silence on her marital status.

Yesterday during an exclusive interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Parks confirmed those reports by stating she is proceeding with a “divorce” from Apollo. She also dismissed infidelity rumors that linked her to an African man named “Chocolate.”

"I think it's totally absurd to think I cheated,” Parks quipped. “They're saying I had an affair with a man from Africa named ‘Chocolate.’ Now everybody knows that I do love a Snickers bar every once in a while, but it's definitely not a man from Africa that I've ever had an affair with.”

She added, “It’s just absurd. I think sometimes when people are hurting they do things to hurt other people. And there’s been a lot of lashing out from Apollo, because I think he’s in a very angry place. And I think you hurt the people who are closet to you sometimes. And it’s unfortunate. But it’s ridiculous."

Check out more of Phaedra’s interview segment with Ellen DeGeneres in the clip above.



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