Cynthia Bailey‘s marriage to Peter Thomas almost never happened, but happen it did – and it’s been causing Cynthia grief ever since. Apparently that is partially The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’s fault. Of course, it’s also NeNe Leakes‘ fault. Speaking of which, Cynthia says NeNe’s days as star of RHOA are numbered – well that’s it, it’s time for a reality TV divorce!
Regarding their marriage, Peter has threatened to cheat, wanted a love nest, gets in fights with her friends, can’t keep a business afloat, her family can’t stand him, and – and! – when Cynthia had fibroids the dude could not cope! Cynthia says this season her marriage has improved now that NeNe is out of her life, but she and Peter still continue to have a bevy of financial problems – he declared bankruptcy, Bar One is currently in the process of being relocated after the owner of the building was foreclosed on, and Peter can’t afford to put gas in his Mercedes.
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And of course there is having their problems magnified on reality TV. “Reality TV makes it harder,” Cynthia says. “Marriage is not easy. But being on a reality show together—he’s part of the show as well—it definitely has its challenges. But we talk about it.”
“Peter and I have a lot of ups-and-downs on the show,” Cynthia says. “We put our reality on the reality.” Cynthia, delusionally, thinks her marital problems have helped other couples who are watching. “The show is primarily about women, but a lot of men watch the show because their wives watch the show. And they like it when the guys get to have their two cents.” Uhhhh… or if you ask Peter, the husbands are the stars of the show!
Moving on, Cynthia reveals that while she and NeNe were “closer than close for years” their friendship has ended. “The dynamic for the friendship changed a lot,” Cynthia explains to Access Hollywood. “The bottom line: there was just a lack of respect, there were lines that were way, way crossed – I just couldn’t get back to the way it was.”
Cynthia implies that NeNe always expected her to be the sidekick and didn’t want her to shine on her own – and it’s time for NeNe to step aside! “NeNe is a veteran of the show. Without her, we wouldn’t be on the show. I will always respect that,” Cynthia quips. “But the show has evolved; it’s changed. We have a lot of new blood on the show this season. The game has changed!”
But her newfound backbone – Kenya – has given Cynthia the push to fight for herself. I guess. “All the women on this show – they’re not always the nicest puppies at the pound – if they bite, you gotta bite back! That’s just the way it works.”
As for new blood Claudia Jordan. “She was born for reality TV,” teases Cynthia. “She just jumped in like she was always there.”
TELL US – DID REALITY TV CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR CYNTHIA AND PETER? IS IT TIME FOR NEW BLOOD ON RHOA?
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