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‘Nice Don’t Pay the Bills’: See How Cynthia Bailey Makes Money Outside of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

As if her age-defying beauty and long-standing role on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” isn’t enough to brag about, Cynthia Bailey has dabbled in plenty of other endeavors to keep the checks coming.

We’ve witnessed her start The Bailey Agency and its School of Fashion, the supermodel’s full-service fashion and modeling school, on “RHOA”, but now she has moved on to other exciting business ventures.

Here are five other ways Bailey makes money outside of modeling and the Housewives franchise.

Cynthia Bailey with Seagrams
Cynthia Bailey launches her own line of bellinis in partnership with Seagram’s Escapes. (Photo: @cynthiabailey10/Instagram)

Her Seagram’s flavor

She made her very own peach bellini flavored Seagram’s Escapes beverage, which she promoted in a photo with “The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison.

“Big thangs poppin🥂
@chrisbharrison @seagramsescapes #peachbellini #thebachelor,” Bailey captioned under the post Wednesday.

Bailey Wine Cellar
Cynthia Bailey stops by the Bailey Wine Cellar and posts a pic on Instagram Oct. 5. (Photo: @thebaileywinecellar /Instagram)

The Bailey Wine Cellar in Atlanta

Bailey said in an Instagram post April 30 the doors of her wine cellar were open.

It’s located at The Beacon Atlanta and open Tuesday through Friday and on the weekends.

“Treat yourself to a glass of wine. Stop by and visit our beautiful wine cellar this weekend. Cheers! 🍷✨,” Bailey captioned in another Instagram post promoting the cellar Oct. 5

Cynthia Bailey eyewear
Cynthia Bailey promotes her eyewear line on Twitter. (Photo: @CynthiaBailey10/Twitter)

Cynthia Bailey Eyewear

Cynthia Bailey Eyewear has been featured everywhere from QVC to the model’s own social media accounts.

Eye Candy Creations promotes the brand in its listing as providing “the most stylish & chic selections of affordable high fashion eye wear.”

Cynthia Bailey in CB VIOR
Cynthia Bailey poses with a leather purse on her CB VIOR brand’s Instagram post Wednesday. (Photo: @cbvior/Instagram)


CB VIOR is the supermodel’s “affordable luxury leather collection,” according to the company.

“Our brand themes range from Love, Power & Peace as reflection & inspiration of Cynthia’s personal ideals on life,” the company penned on its website. “As a global trendsetter, she knows the value of high quality products at prices people can afford while still looking their best on life’s runway.”

The company also posted an Instagram pic Wednesday with the caption:

“They say love is more important than money, but have you ever tried to pay your bills with a hug?”

Fans had a bit of fun with that one on Instagram.

“Bill collectors don’t except hugs 😂😂”

“Nice don’t pay the bills 🙌🏻”

“Love me some cynthia ❤️❤️❤️”

Cynthia Bailey
Cynthia Bailey has no qualms about publicly showing her affection for boyfriend Mike Hill. (Photo: @cynthiabailey10/Instagram)

New Dating Show

And just in case you aren’t getting enough of Bailey making moves in TV, she and her new fiancé Mike Hill are making their romance into a show to help singles.

“It’s such a blessing that we were able to find love again,” Bailey explains exclusively to Atlanta Black Star beginning at the 2:30 mark. “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. 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.”

“A dating game,” Hill added.

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