Cynthia Bailey Divorce: Reveals She Struggled With Staying Friends With Peter Thomas

Cynthia Bailey decided that she wanted to divorce her husband, Peter Thomas, when the show was on hiatus for the season. Last year, Bailey really questioned what was left of her marriage, as she tried to decide whether she should stay and work on their issues or leave the marriage behind. The Instagram video that surfaced last year of her husband getting a little too cozy with another woman was the final straw for her. Also, Thomas was spending more time in Charlotte, North Carolina while she was living in Atlanta. The distance was becoming too much.

According to a new Bravo report, Cynthia Bailey is now revealing that the hardest part about getting a divorce is staying friendly and neutral. On Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Bailey met up with her estranged husband, and he revealed that he had experienced chest pains. It was from the stress of the divorce, and when Cynthia found out that he had been in the hospital by himself, she was devastated. She still wants to be his friend and his emergency contact.

“A divorce is a very difficult thing to go through. It is spiritually and emotionally draining. The hardest part of this process for me has been trying to maintain a friendship and mutual respect for each other. We were friends before we were husband and wife. I just don’t want to lose that,” Cynthia Bailey explains in her Bravo blog for The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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It sounds like Bailey wants to keep the peace with her estranged husband, even though it has been hard to make the transition from being married to just being friends. On Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the two sat down and Peter admitted that he had struggled with the divorce. It sounded like he was scared of losing Cynthia Bailey completely, even though she had been vocal about still staying friends.

However, it was Bailey’s daughter, Noelle, who came with the biggest revelation of all; does Cynthia have low self-esteem? She seemed to think so, as she often heard them fighting at night. However, Bailey wants people to know that she does not suffer from low self-esteem and she’s now addressing the issue.


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“I do not have low self-esteem. I was really caught off guard when my daughter Noelle asked me if I did. I always try to teach her by example and be a good role model. It hurt me to hear her even have to question whether or not I had low self-esteem! My whole life I have always tried to represent confidence, strength, and fearlessness. Especially where my daughter is concerned! I raised her to be an independent thinker and never to settle for less than what she wants and what feels she deserves. I broke down because I felt like I had failed her,” Cynthia Bailey explains in her Bravo blog, revealing that she felt she had failed her daughter as a role model and she had failed herself as a woman.

While Bailey was dealing with her divorce behind closed doors, she was entertained at Kenya Moore’s housewarming party, where the drama unfolded. Kenya decided to throw out Porsha Williams, and she later had a fight with Sheree Whitfield. But Bailey isn’t surprised at how things turned out between them, as they had been talking behind one another’s back for months.

“No, I was not really surprised about the shade between Kenya and Sheree. They always throw a little shade at each other. The one thing that Moore Manor and Chateau Sheree have in common is lots of trees,” Cynthia Bailey explains in her Bravo blog.

What do you think of Cynthia Bailey these days? Do you think she’s struggling with self-esteem?

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