The ladies of Real Housewives of Atlanta are coming back with a vengeance, and it appears from the previews for the upcoming season that Cynthia Bailey and husband Peter Thomas are once again facing financial hardships as their new bar is facing foreclosure. It's very reminiscent of the couple's Uptown restaurant that causes a major strain on their relationship.
This time around, Cynthia is trying to face the situation with a cool head and a plan of action. Speaking to Radar Online, Cynthia reveals, “When Peter told me about the issues we were having at Bar One, I immediately felt deja vu: ‘Here we go. We’re back to Uptown.' Financial issues are just huge in a new marriage. We were struggling even to get married and then once I finally feel like I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, I got hit with the bomb.”
Cynthia continues, “That was devastating because I’m not comfortable when things are going crazy. I like to have a plan and I like the plan to work. I don’t want to do all those steps and then it just backfires and we’re back to square one.”
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Of their current issue with Bar One, Cynthia admits, “It’s still something we’re dealing with. It’s not rectified even right now. We’re taking steps to try to buy the property. We were comfortable renting it and it’s a whole other set of things that come with buying, so that’s where we are and I’m just hoping it works out.”
Unfortunately, their financial strife isn't the only pitfall that the couple faces this season. Cynthia shares that Peter thinks she works too much and doesn't give enough attention to their marriage. Cynthia confesses, “All I do is work. That’s one of the other issues Peter and I are having in our own personal life is now I’m so paranoid and scared of being broke again that we even struggle for a date night. Peter’s very frustrated with the fact that I’m just a working lunatic now, and now he feels like we never do anything together.”
For Cynthia, her work is a way to help fix their money burdens. She tells the site, “I’m a lot more uncomfortable about that than he is. He feels everything’s going to be okay. My thing is, well I’m not so sure because three years ago, that wasn’t the case. So it’s not that I don’t believe him, but I feel like I need to take steps no matter what to make sure that we are good," adding, "We have more great days than we have bad days.”
Cynthia jokes, “We have this joke that the train station is here, we’ll both end up there, but we both take different ways to get there. We just do not do things the same way. But on a high note, you guys have definitely seen us come full circle [in the past]. We just celebrated our three year anniversary, [and] most people didn’t even think we’d make it that long, including us. To be honest with you. I wish for the best.”
Concluding, Cynthia explains, “I’m not a psychic [on] what five years down the line is going to hold for us. But if we don’t end up being together, I think we tried everything we could do to make it work. And if we’re not together, it’s just not meant to be.”
Um, that's kind of a Debbie Downer way to approach your marriage, isn't it?
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