When so much reality gossip is petty and, let's be honest, a bit gross (Brandi Glanville'slatest, anyone?), it is so nice to hear of reality stars using their power for good. Real Housewives of Atlanta'sPeter Thomas and Cynthia Bailey are stepping up to the plate to help out an off-duty police officer who was shot while working his second job as a security officer. Don't even get me started on how the people who protect us don't make enough money…
After hearing the news that Officer Christopher L. Smith was shot in the face and leg while working security at an apartment complex not far from Peter's Bar One Tapas Lounge, the Bravolebrity is giving $5000 to double the Crime Stoppers Atlanta reward for information leading to the shooter's arrest.
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.”
Apparently pedaling marital advice books is the new trend in the land of Housewives because Cynthia and husband Peter Thomas recently released Carry On Baggage: Our Nonstop Flight. The book is about "their journey of raising a blended family, running a mini-empire, and keeping the fire burning in marriage after age forty." Sounds… riveting!
As we gear up for NeNe Leakes' second wedding to Gregg on I Dream of NeNe, the couple has a lot of issues to resolve before they walk back down the aisle. Between prenups and drama with Gregg's grown children, the couple certainly have some work to do with Dr. Jeff. Thankfully, NeNe and Gregg have a strong support group in their wedding party…or do they?
Both the Neenster and Gregg discuss their friends in their respective Bravo blogs, and Gregg expresses his appreciation to his "basement ballers" for standing by him as he works to get his family back together. NeNe writes, "My lunch date with some of my Atlanta Bridesmaids: This was supposed to be a Sex in the City lunch with my girls to celebrate my getting married again. Diana Gowins is a longtime girlfriend of mine with whom I've shared a lot. We have been really close over the years. I love her like a sister! We like to call her the protective one, the security, the gate keeper, and Miss Territorial because Diana always questions when someone new is around. She has an uncomfortable attitude when new people are introduced into our circle."
"Just start taping season 6 of RHOA," he announced this weekend including a striking photo of him with his wife Cynthia Bailey. I guess that means Cynthia is back for another round! All of last season's cast is reportedly returning with Bravo in talks to rotate in at least one "part-time" 'Friend of the Housewives'.
We have to wonder if Denzel Washington will be filming a spot for RHOA since he made an appearance at BarOne this weekend! Maybe he's Krayonce's newest pretend man… kidding, kidding, TOTALLY KIDDING! Lord I hope Denzel doesn't besmirch his reputation with Housewives!
Cynthia has been under scrutiny the past few weeks over a teeny tiny tummy bulge, with many thinking that the reality star is pregnant. Cynthia took to Twitter to blast the reports: she and Peter Thomas are not expecting a baby.
Cynthiashared, "Thanks for all the congrats! However, I am not pregnant." Instead she revealed that she's going through a medical situation. "I am dealing with a medical condition that makes me look pregnant. Stay Tuned….."
There you have it. The only "collaboration" we can expect between Cynthia and Peter is their new book coming out next month.