Cynthia Bailey Says She And Peter Thomas “Remain A Work In Progress”

Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas

Cynthia Bailey’s marriage to Peter Thomas has largely become her main storyline on this season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta. Will they last? Will they fall apart? Will Peter refrain from getting involved in womens’ business long enough to pretend to be a recommitted husband? Despite the real issues at stake (so Cynthia claims), the drama surrounding the couple’s relationship sometimes come off as manufactured at best, and boring at worst. 

Much like Fetch, Cynthia is still trying to make this storyline happen, though! And in her latest blog, she breaks down both the state of her marriage and why she chooses to openly discuss marriage issues with her only daughter, Noelle. First, Cynthia shares her reaction to Peter’ssurprise trip“: “We had a great time in Mexico! I was very excited to spend some quality time with Peter. Between traveling and growing our businesses, we struggle to consistently make time for much needed date nights. Trying to balance family and career is an ongoing challenge.”


“By the grace of God we have been together for nine years and married for five. The last few months have been pretty tough,” admits Cynthia. She then goes on to recite the following four platitudes straight from The Couples Guide to Overcoming Codependence and Wayward Cheating Husbands Caught on iPhone Video: “We remain a work in progress. All I can do is continue following my heart and serve my life purpose. I am taking things one step at a time. God only knows my destiny.”

When it comes to daughter Noelle, Cynthia thinks she may follow in mama’s footsteps. Cynthia writes that Noelle “has taken an interest in modeling. Of course I am excited to show her the ropes. As a matter of fact, we have already started working on some fashion projects together. We just recently shot the cover of heart&soul magazine. It should hit the newsstands any day!”

“I have graced the covers of many magazines throughout my career, but this will be my first cover with Noelle. Although I have yet to see it, it’s my favorite already! God has truly blessed me and Leon with a fascinating child. We will support her in whatever career path she takes. We just want her to continue soaring!”

But does this close mother/daughter relationship mean that Cynthia should share the details of her marriage woes with Noelle freely? Cynthia says yes, as long as the conversation is age-appropriate. She blogs, “I am Noelle’s mother. Like any child, she just wants me to be happy. We have an amazing relationship and are very close. I strive to be as honest with her as possible and age appropriate. She is a very bright young lady. Leon and I have and continue to raise her to be an independent thinker.”

Noelle and I are very protective of each other. She is concerned about my well-being as much as I am about hers,” continues Cynthia. “Unfortunately, there are a lot of tasteless, hurtful rumors all over social media and the internet regarding my marriage. It is impossible to safeguard her from these two powerful media outlets. I am forced to have conversations with her I would not normally have to engage her in, if my marriage was not in the public eye. Those conversations are never easy, but I do the best I can.” 

Hmm. It’s interesting that Cynthia attributes her candid conversations with Noelle to the social media backlash she and Peter have been receiving about their relationship, most likely (in part) from current RHOA scenes. These scenes air months after Cynthia’s original conversations with Noelle have taken place, though. I don’t quite follow. Am I missing something? 


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