Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey married Peter Thomas in front of Bravo cameras. Their union was plagued by cheating rumors and financial problems. In 2016, Cynthia decided to end their relationship and swore off marriage.
Cynthia even told the world that she wanted to take the plunge with her new man. Her prayers were answered when Mike put a ring on it at the grand opening of The Bailey WineCellar on July 26. Of course, the RHOA cameras were rolling to document the momentous occasion.
In an interview with Atlanta Black Star, Cynthia and Mike discussed their relationship and their new project together. “It’s such a blessing that we were able to find love again. We actually have a new show we just got a development deal for. It’s called The Hookup and we wanted to take our love and experience and excitement and actually help other people meet people,” Cynthia explained. “So, stay tuned for that. We’re in the early stages for that. And the great thing is, we’re going to be hosting the show.” Mike added that the show is “a dating game.”
This joint venture brings the couple full circle. “It’s pretty cool because we kinda met–well, we did meet– on a dating show. And now we are filming a dating show where we hook other people up,” Cynthia stated.
The couple met during a segment of host Steve Harvey’s television show Steve. Steve had the model and entrepreneur choose from three possible suitors. Atlanta Black Star previously reported that Steve took full credit for introducing the couple during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “Cynthia Bailey was going to pick somebody else. I told her, ‘You’re not picking that guy, you gon’ pick this guy [referring to Hill],'” Steve said. “I talked her into him, they started dating. … So now it’s pretty serious and they’re exclusive. She’s found somebody that’s she’s crazy about.” Wait–maybe Steve should host his own dating show.
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Cynthia also told Atlanta Black Star that she was protective of her relationship with Mike at first. “Once I realized that this was the man that I wanted to be with for the rest of my life I became very protective to be very honest with you. So how did I deal with it? [The ‘RHOA’ cast] knew,” Cynthia shared. “At that point they knew I was very serious about him so didn’t nobody try. Nobody really tried me.” I am sure that former bestie NeNe Leakes had a lot to say about Cynthia’s engagement while the cast was filming Season 12.
Cynthia was shocked that she found love again. “I didn’t ever think I would ever marry again or even find love again. I figured I’d meet somebody after my divorce, but I didn’t think I would be talking about marriage and for me, that’s exciting and I do like sharing my excitement with the world,” she revealed.
Cynthia took to Instagram to reveal their upcoming wedding date. Cynthia wrote, “SAVE THE DATE this time & day next year 10/10/20, I will officially be Mrs. Cynthia Denise Bailey-Hill!”
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In an interview with HollywoodLife, Cynthia gushed about their upcoming nuptials. “We are in the beginning stages,” Cynthia said. “The date is 2020, which is basically 10-10-20, which I’m obsessed with my date. Apparently a lot of people are as well. It’s a pretty popular date, so I have to find a location.” The bride-to-be confirmed that their wedding will be filmed by Bravo. “It will be televised,” Cynthia said.
I really think that Mike and Cynthia seem like a good match. All I ask is that Cynthia picks a better venue than the one that she had for her wedding to Peter. Getting married under a bunch of dinosaur bones at a museum doesn’t spell romance, Cynthia. It spells marital doom.
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TELL US: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT CYNTHIA AND MIKE HOSTING A DATING SHOW? ARE THEY A GOOD MATCH? ARE YOU EXCITED TO WATCH THEIR WEDDING WHEN IT IS TELEVISED?
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