After teasing fans in July that she’s “in love” with a new guy, Cynthia Bailey has confirmed that the lucky man is sportscaster Mike Hill.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star on Sunday posted a photo of a romantic set up of balloons and candles spelling out, “Happy Birthday Mike” on the floor of what looks to be a basement.
“Happy Birthday @itsmikehill🎉 I hope you enjoy your special day baby💋,” Bailey posted in the caption, firmly affirming that there’s no doubt that Hill is her man.
The photo and clear admission of who the 51-year-old is seeing had fans sharing congratulatory messages and reacting accordingly.
“Awwwww @cynthiabailey10 I am happy for you. God bless both of you. #lovesinyourface #youdeserve2behappy.”
“@cynthiabailey10 @itsmikehill I’ve been waiting 👀on this since the Steve Harvey show! ❤️🔥🙏🏽.”
“@cynthiabailey10 I’m so happy for you, OMG and I’m such a huge fan, happy birthday to your friend as well. Shouting you out all the way from Columbus, Ms…”
“Yessssasss you tore the jackpot uppppp!!!! You go Ms. Bailey!!!!! @cynthiabailey10.”
For his part, Hill, who is currently with Fox Sports 1, shared a similar image on his own IG page, writing in the caption in part, “have to admit, this birthday caught me by surprise!! I’m so grateful and blessed. Thank you for being so awesome!!! I usually do a big party but sometimes you just have to Chill.”
Based on a segment on Steve Harvey’s talk show that aired this spring, Bailey met Hill when she was trying to choose a date. On the panel of three men, Bailey chose Hill to go out with because he could level with her “quest for peace and happiness.”
In July, Bailey teased that she fell “in love” with someone whom she was coy about naming. Speculation around the time linked her to Marcus Jackson who heads the business and PR firm Caliber enterprises. She tagged him in a photo on Instagram where she sported a little red dress and captioned it, “#DateNight.”
But now, it’s confirmed that Jackson is simply working for Bailey and is not her boo.