Cynthia Bailey On Her Fight With Porsha Williams: ‘I May Have Overreacted’


Last night on Real Housewives of Atlanta, we watched as one “bitch” led to a nasty physical altercation between Cynthia Bailey and Porsha Williams. In her blog, Cynthia shared her side of the story, and admitted that she may have misjudged the tone of the “bitch” and overreacted.

But first, Cynthia weighed in on her talk with Kandi Burruss, “I enjoy talking to Kandi because she is level headed, rational, and doesn’t sensationalize things. I knew that Peter and I had just celebrated our five year anniversary, but did not think about the five year hump that marriages go through until Kandi brought it up.” Oh, the delusion. News flash Cynthia: your marriage suffers from a “hump” problem, allegedly, but not of the “five year” variety.

Cynthia concluded, “My conversation with her reminded me that no marriage is perfect, most have issues, and we were not alone in our struggles.”


Cynthia reiterated that “bitch” can can be used as a term of endearment or as an insult, and obviously, the tone of one “bitch” rubbed her the wrong way.

Cynthia admitted she should have stayed out of Shamea Morton and Kenya Moore‘s drama, “How did Porsha and I go from having fun and kicking it to a heated confrontation, when all I was attempting to do was try to prevent Kenya from kicking her friend off the boat? Was it wise to get caught in the line of fire to diffuse a bomb that was never intended for me? Looking back, probably not. Maybe I should have kept my big mouth shut, sat back with the other ladies, and watched the fireworks.”

According to Cynthia, the “breakdown in communication” escalated because of “several cocktails” and “disrespect of personal space.”

Cynthia continued, “When I walked away from everyone in pursuit of peace to speak with Kenya on behalf of Shamea, the last thing that I expected to hear from Porsha was ‘whatever bitch.’ I felt like my friendship with Kenya and my good intentions were being mocked when she called me a bitch in that moment. I perceived it to be disrespectful, whether that was her actual intent or not. I think I may have misjudged Porsha’s intentions and overreacted. The only thing that I was focused on was going to speak with Kenya to allow Shamea to remain on the boat.”

Raise your hand if you’re tired of Cynthia’s “pursuit of peace” shtick. It’s beyond obvious the only thing she’s “in pursuit of” is a peach.

Cynthia pointed out that she walked away to cool off, adding, “I assumed when Porsha joined me on my recliner, she had also done the same. In an attempt to revisit our earlier conversation, I tried to clarify to her why I was offended in the first place. My words were not received, and the conversation escalated again.”

“When Porsha made it clear that she did not feel the need to apologize to me or thank me for trying to help out in the situation, I became confused about her purpose,” said Cynthia. “I repeatedly asked her to go back to the other side of the boat, because I did not want to continue to argue and insult each other.”

Cynthia shared what went through her mind as – for us – the show went black and ended, “Our hands and fingers were all over the place, and the next thing I knew Porsha was straddling over me. As I was lying down and looking up at her, I had a flashback of the physical altercation that she had with Kenya at the reunion. I began to feel threatened – and the situation became uncomfortable. I had to figure out how to protect myself, and my personal space.”


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