Cynthia Bailey Explains Why Marlo Hampton Doesn’t Have What It Takes To Be Full-Time On Real Housewives Of Atlanta

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 16039 -- Pictured: (l-r) Cynthia Bailey, Marlo Hampton -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo)

Most people love Cynthia Bailey. Well, she never really did anything for people to “dislike” her, but she wasn’t out there offending the viewers either. That was until the Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 11 finale episode. She made some very suspect comments insinuating that she was a part of a scheme to bring Kenya Moore back to the show.

Other than that, Cynthia has just coasted for years. In contrast, Friend of the Housewives Marlo Hampton always brings the drama. She is beyond shady. She has no problem spilling the tea. Plus, she has some interesting fashion choice. So why isn’t she a full-time cast member?

In an interview with Ebony, Cynthia discussed Marlo’s contributions to the show. After a very long “ummmm,” Cynthia said, “I think Marlo definitely brings her fashions to the show. That’s her whole thing. You know that’s what she loves and I think it’s great to have somebody who’s really into fashion on the show.” If I have to hear another outfit critique in place of an actual storyline….

Then Cynthia got into the good stuff. She said, “I think she definitely became the bone collector of the season. She definitely stirred the pot.” Marlo always comes through in that way. Unlike some full-time cast members who just phone it in, spending more time promoting products and picking out their next statement wig than contributing entertaining storylines.

Cynthia joked, “She collected bones, put them in the pot, and stirred the pot. She was doing everything. So, she definitely was a little messy this season, but you know that’s Marlo.”

So does Cynthia think Marlo should be a Housewife? Apparently not. She tried to bypass the question by saying, “Ah, you know what, I am not the peach giver. I don’t give peaches and I don’t take peaches away.”

Cynthia went on to explain, “In my personal opinion, I think that anyone who’s holding a peach… I think you have to be willing to share your life. Completely. Your personal life and your private life. So, if you’re holding a peach, you have to be able to give your complete life. And, I don’t know if Marlo is willing to do that.”

Is Marlo not willing to do that? Or did she just never get the opportunity? Let’s take things up a notch and give Marlo a peach. Maybe she will unravel some of the mystery.


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