Cynthia is "officially" divorced

Cynthia Bailey Reflects On Her Divorce; Admits She Was Surprised That Phaedra Parks & Apollo Nida Still Aren’t Divorced

I am so confused by Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida’s marital status. It seemed to be the longest divorce process in Real Housewives history and then Phaedra “kept it a secret” that it was finalized, but apparently that’s not the case. And on top of that Apollo managed to get engaged from prison. This is is all so shocking, especially in comparison to Cynthia Bailey’s “easy breezy divorce” from Peter Thomas – which we now know wasn’t an official divorce at the time.

Cynthia discussed her mixed emotions about the end of her marriage and her utter shock by the contradicting stories about Phaedra’s marriage.


That last Real Housewives of Atlanta episode went to a whole new level of petty when Todd Tucker and Peter brought Apollo’s girlfriend Sherien Almufti to the OLG opening- that Phaedra was actually invited to and very easily could have attended. Even though Kandi Burruss supports pretty much everything Todd says and does, even she looked surprised and annoyed by Sherien’s appearance, not to mention the beyond awkward speaker phone conversation with Apollo.

In her latest Bravo blog, Cynthia admitted, “Of course, like everybody else, I was shocked to see Apollo’s fiancee. I had no idea that he was engaged.” And then she got super politically correct: “Phaedra and Apollo are no longer together, and they have both moved on. Love is a beautiful thing, and they both deserve love. I wish Apollo the best, and I pray Phaedra finds love as well.” Yeah, but is that love or just a gaudy display of pettiness combined with loneliness and a thirst for attention?

Not only was Sherien’s thirsty appearance too much to handle, but Apollo clarified that he and Phaedra were not even divorced during that speaker phone appearance- even though that’s what she claimed. Cynthia confessed, “Yes, I was surprised. Phaedra told me that it was finalized.” I wish I could see Phaedra and Porsha Williams’s text conversation that (I imagine) they had during those scenes with Sherien. Phaedra had to be livid.

In other divorce news, Cynthia claims to be officially single. Cynthia recalled, “It was very emotional. I felt happy and sad at the same time. I went into my marriage with a pure heart and with the best of intentions. This was my first marriage, and I wanted it to work. I know in my heart that I gave it all that I could give.”

Cynthia continued, “So many beautiful things came out of my marriage, and I have absolutely no regrets. I did the best that I could do, and I’m good with that. Nothing is more important than my peace. I am happy to be at peace. Peter was my friend before he was my husband, and I am grateful that we are still friends. I will always love and support him.” Am I the only one who is a bigger fan of Cynthia and Peter’s current dynamic than the vibes between them while they were husband and wife? I’m finally (sort of) a fan of Peter’s and all it took was a divorce.

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