The Actual Housewives of Atlanta alum Cynthia Bailey, 55, dished about what was the ultimate straw in her marriage through the Oct. 31 episode of the Two T’s In A Pod podcast. She instructed the hosts, RHOC alum Tamra Decide, 55, and RHOBH alum Teddi Mellencamp, 41, what in the end led to her emotional choice to dissolve her relationship with Mike Hill, 52. “I felt like we weren’t buddies anymore,” Cynthia mentioned across the 10.40-minute mark. “I felt prefer it was simply going towards we’re simply not going to be buddies if we didn’t pump the brakes.”
Cynthia then went on to handle the truth that this isn’t her first marriage to finish, as she was beforehand married to Peter Thomas from 2010 to 2017. “This isn’t my first rodeo. I feel friendship simply must be there in a wedding,” the TV star continued. “Like, love is nice, however friendship must be there. I really wish to be with my greatest pal.” She additionally instructed Teddi that attending this 12 months’s BravoCon “helped” her get by way of some robust days. “I really like our followers, I didn’t even give it some thought [the split] for 3 days as a result of I used to be too rattling drained,” the mom-of-one quipped. Cynthia additionally confirmed to the 41-year-old that she did really feel love-bombed in her relationship with Mike. “Yeah, however I like a superb love-bomb, however I simply need it to proceed,” she laughed. “I wish to be love-bombed for the remainder of my life.”
After telling Tamra that she was with the sports activities journalist for about 4 years, Cynthia talked about feeling like a failure when her first marriage ended. “Going into this unlucky divorce, I don’t wish to experience it out – I’m 55 years outdated,” she went on. “I need to be pleased and at peace, I would like my man to be pleased and to have peace. And if we’re not capable of obtain that collectively then we shouldn’t be collectively.” The mannequin additionally addressed how she is feeling post-split. “I do have good days and unhealthy days,” Cynthia instructed the hosts.
She additionally dished that she and Mike don’t remorse their selection to finish their two-year-long marriage. “I don’t assume both of us remorse our choice to maneuver ahead in the best way now we have determined to maneuver ahead,” Cynthia continued. “It’s not remaining but. We’re nonetheless going by way of the method, so we’re nonetheless technically married. For me, there’s nonetheless simply lots of respect stuff on my finish that I nonetheless really feel like he’s my husband.” As well as, she shared that she eliminated her marriage ceremony ring on the day they publicly introduced the separation. “I took my ring off the day of the announcement however till then, I had it on all this time. Though, we had been going by way of some issues,” she added. “It’s simply bizarre, you guys. It’s simply bizarre.”
Mike and his estranged spouse took to Instagram on Oct. 12 to inform their followers the information of their divorce, per CNN. “LOVE is an exquisite factor,” they wrote in a since-deleted Instagram selfie. “Whereas we each will at all times have love for each other, now we have determined to go our separate methods.”
The caption of the previous couple went on to say that neither of them blame one another. “Nobody is in charge and we’re grateful that we stay good buddies. We’ll at all times cherish the numerous recollections we’ve shared collectively as husband and spouse.” Mike and Cynthia additionally thanked everybody for his or her help. “A lot of you will have been on this journey with us from the very starting, and we admire our household, buddies and beloved followers in your constructive help as we transfer ahead and begin new chapters,” the assertion concluded. Cynthia and her ex had been married from Oct. 10, 2020, and break up on Oct. 12, 2022. She is the mom to 1 daughter, Noelle Robinson, 22, who she welcomed in 1999 with singer Leon Robinson, 60.