"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks is shooting episodes for the new season, shutting down rumors that she's taking a leave of absence are NOT true, reports TMZ. Convicted felon Apollo Nida, is back, too, for the time being.

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Phaedra and Apollo have been trying to shoot as much as possible before he begins serving his 8-year prison sentence for money fraud. Their storyline reportedly centers on Apollo's conviction and the hell it's caused in their relationship.

Will it all end in divorce? We'll see...in the meantime, peep these pics of the ladies before they became "Housewives"