Cynthia Bailey’s separation from her husband has been heavily chronicled on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but she refuses to give in to producers’ pressure to bash her ex on TV.
“When I decided that I was going to get divorced from Peter [Thomas] and the new season was beginning to tape, I went to the producers and said, ‘I have a deal breaker. I’m going to be getting a divorce but I refuse to drag this Black man on national TV,'” the YBF reported Bailey said during a Sisters in Power panel in Dallas Saturday, April 1.
“Sure our divorce wasn’t perfect, there were a lot of conditions, conversations and text messages. We said unthinkable things to each other, but I’ve always said that I’m going to leave this relationship with the same amount of respect, integrity and grace that I came into this marriage with.”
Bailey, a model and businesswoman, married businessman Thomas in July 2010, which was documented on RHOA’s second season. The couple’s marriage woes were also covered, including their business failures and Thomas’ infidelities. The spouses separated in June but that didn’t mean Bailey wanted to air all their dirty laundry like producers wished.
“The producers would come to me and say, ‘He may come for you and he may do this…’ and I would tell them that I don’t give a damn what Peter does,” Bailey said. “He can go on Wendy Williams and do as many interviews as he wants, I know what I gave to this marriage and he knows what I gave to this marriage. One of the things I’m most proud of us going through this divorce and not making it a s— show.”
Bailey and Thomas are not yet divorced, even though she said she was in the newest edition of RHOA. Daniel Meachum, Bailey’s representative, said he expects the February-filed divorce to be finalized in Fulton County Superior Court in April, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported Saturday, April 1.
“There are no prospects for reconciliation,” the filing said according to the AJC.
When asked if a reunion was in the cards, Bailey told People magazine Monday, March 27, “No, that ship has sailed.”