The reality star from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” supported her soon-to-be husband this week by sharing the new cover of his upcoming book “Open Mike.” The couple posed by each other’s sides, holding two large images that showed the Fox sportscaster completely shirtless with a microphone wrapped around his body.
Another image showed Bailey tugging on the microphone around Hill’s neck. After posting the images to Instagram on Wednesday, April 22, Hill urged folks to first read the caption.
“Tonight, with the help of my beautiful fiancé,@cynthiabailey10 I unveiled the cover of my soon to be released book “Open Mike”. There’s meaning to why I wanted “this” cover,” Hill said.
The 49-year-old father of two said his stripped-down book cover symbolized him unveiling his truths.
“My head is slightly bowed,” he continued, “because I’m not proud of many of the things I’ve done but I’m also coming out of the shadows, no longer running away from the traumas and pains that’s caused me to hurt others, including myself. The back is to show how far I’ve come and an expression of how thankful I have someone who has my back and along with God has me covered. My body itself signifies I’ve come along way but I still have work to do!”
He added, “In broadcasting one of the first rules is to be careful what you say around an “Open Mic”. I’ve decided to go against that rule in hopes of helping others, even if it’s at my detriment. I pray it does.”
Fans flooded both Bailey and Hill with congratulatory messages, while others gawked at the memoir cover.
“I’m sorry did you say open Mike or magic Mike? Lol jk Congratulations on the book!”
“F🔥🔥🔥 cmon through Chill”
“Rock the Mike Cyn! 😘 o Man is FINE
“Yada, yada, yada. You look good and you know it! Doing all that explaining when the pictures really speak for themselves. Ms. Bailey? You’ve got something on your hands. You’ve gir that cord around his neck, but it’s going to be hard to “tame” that. Good luck!”
“Love that picture of you two. Okay!!🔥🔥”
“How old is Mike again? I’m tryna see something. 👏🙏🏽 Damn! All those quarantine workouts have been paying off.”
Hill told Atlanta Black Star on Sept. 18 in an exclusive interview that he began writing “Open Mike” in 2014.
“It was something deep down inside. It was like God telling me, ‘If you don’t write this book, you gon’ die,’ ” he said. “Once I started writing the book, I couldn’t stop. It was almost like I was regurgitating. I had all this stuff on my mind and on my chest and I needed to get it off my mind, my chest because I wasn’t moving forward. I was stuck in a rut. I would not be in the position I am today without writing ‘Open Mike,’ because I needed that therapy and I didn’t realize that.”
Hill and Bailey have yet to announce the official release date. On Tuesday, April 21, the sportscaster revealed pre-orders would be starting soon.