THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA -- Pictured: (l-r) Mike Hill, Cynthia Bailey -- (Photo by: Annette Brown/Bravo)

Bravo Bailed On Filming Cynthia Bailey’s Wedding Due To Covid-19

Real Housewives of Atlanta is gearing up for quite a season. As we dry our tears of pain because NeNe Leakes is fired no longer on the show, now the cast has a whole new infection to deal with. Cynthia Bailey had a history of lookin’ for love in all the wrong places, until she found Mike Hill. Viewers have been inundated with the #chill hashtag for about two years, and the happy couple got engaged in 2019.

Cynthia was accused of using her engagement with Mike as a storyline, which kind of tracks because she usually has no storyline. But Cynthia was smitten with Mike and it was obvious she was thrilled at the prospect of becoming Mrs. Hill. Cynthia had the location. She had the dress. And she had the guest list. With dreams of rings, vows, and cameras dancing in her head, she wasn’t anticipating a pandemic to gate crash. Thanks to the Rona, NeNe wasn’t the only one who missed Cynthia’s ceremony.

Much of the RHOA cast transported themselves to sunny South Carolina, to watch Cynthia get married. Kenya Moore, Eva Marcille, and Kandi Burruss held court as bridesmaids. Many people with big events occurring this year chose to forgo those plans due to COVID-19. Enjoying yourself seems like a task when a highly contagious virus is floating around. But nothing was going to stop Cynthia and Mike from saying “I do”.

Obviously Bravo was scheduled to film the function in all it’s glory. Quite frankly, if the wedding party turned out to be anything like the bachelorette party, they would have needed a camera in every room. Unfortunately, or fortunately, if you value your health, Bravo pulled the plug on filming at the last minute. Womp, Womp.


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According to TMZ, the event was originally supposed to be held outdoors. For some reason, Cynthia did not prepare for the end of hurricane season in her planning sessions. Two days before the wedding, Cyn made it an indoor event. Now look, I’m not saying the Universe was trying to tell Cynthia something by throwing a pandemic and a hurricane at her plans, but we’ll revisit this in two years…

With a 250+ super spreader guest list now being held inside, Bravo bailed on capturing all of the happy moments. For the benefit of their crew, it was better to be safe than sorry. On the bright side, at least Hurricane Delta and the Rona did not request to be paid a fee of $125k to show up.


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Don’t worry though, the wedding will still be featured on RHOA. Cynthia had her own camera crew, because, of course she did and she will share personal footage with production. And for anyone curious about coronavirus precautions, Mike and Cynthia did take them. There were temp checks, masks, hand sanitizer, everything you need for a proper Southern nuptials during a worldwide pandemic. At the end of the day, Cynthia got her wedding. She got her man. But she’s still waiting for a storyline.


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[Photo Credit: Annette Brown/Bravo]