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Well, I guess all good things must come to an end. This year has been amazing! Life is truly all about the journey, and not about how many bumps were in the road. How boring would my little existence be without the ups and downs, the good times and the bad? It is very easy judge people when you have never walked in their shoes. I don't envy anyone, and the only person I wanted to ever be was me. One of the biggest lessons that I learned this season was that you can't please everybody. All you can do is wake up, put one foot in front of the other, and walk toward your life. I own my life, and the only person that I answer to is God. I feel so blessed to have people that love me, and I find incredible strength from people that do not wish me well. I fall, I rise, I make mistakes, I live, I learn, I've been hurt, but I am alive. I'm human and I'm not perfect, but I'm thankful.
I am so thankful for:
First and foremost, God: I know that without you, nothing is possible. You have been with me through it all, and I have never questioned you. In the darkest hour I felt you quietly watching over me and in sunniest of times I knew you were smiling with me. You have given me such a blessed and highly favored life. The serenity prayer will forever be my go-to for strength. Thank you for always showing up.
My mother: For just being my mother. You have always been there to catch me when I fall. Thank you for letting me move to NYC at 18 years old to follow my dreams. Being a mother myself now, I don't know how you did it. I can't imagine how you must have worried about me. My biggest goal in life was to make you proud of me.
love the way you were kind to the models Cynthia. You are a class act and one of my favorites.
Cynthia you are one of my Favs! I know you can give Kenya a run for her money. Please don't make it easy for her to try to joke you, She is really the Joke!
Cynthia, it's only the 1st show, & you are already my favorite as you truly keep it real!!!! So happy that you stood-up to that crazy-ass bully Kenya....she's a piece of work & the ultimate Pre-Madonna!!!!!
She wishes that she had your amazing skin, beauty, humility, poise & talent!!!!
I just watched the first of the new season. Girl, you are going to have to get this Kenya in check. She said at the Jet magazine casting ; "if someone hadn't taken me aside and showed me the correct way to dress for auditions, I would never book a job". Well, they should have taught her some manners as well. She might think she's coming into the show with a bang and bring the drama, tell her to go and talk to Sharee Whitfield. She thought the same thing, and look where it got her! I already know this one is not going to last on the show. She's TOO FAKE!!!! That might work in LA, but not in the ATL.
Cynthia why are you on the show...you don't belong, first of all you are a wife and none of the women are, you are cultured and classy and none of the women are..WE NEED YOU BACK HERE IN NYC..
Cynthia, you do not belong with the talls or the shorts. You have too much super model class to be on the same level, or have anything in common with that NeNe and that friggin Marlo!!!
The sad part is we do not know who you are. You go between everyone trying to be a pleaser. That is except for your sister. Since your business is doing so well just move on from this show.
I hope you're next to follow Sheree out the door. I've tried for two seasons to like you, but it's not happening. I just can't get on the Cynthia train. I'm not a fan of the talls at all.
Thank you Cynthia for being the graceful one on the show and showing people how to come together over differences. I AM YOUR #1 Fan Looking forward to see you next season. I hope we will have some episodes with the Cynthia Bailey Fashion School.
Hmmmmm...No mention of your "bestie" NeNe? Silence speaks so much louder than words! Along with the "Serenity Prayer" which by the way was our High School Banner (back in the day), you also need to remember "No weapon formed against me shall prosper", ie: you starting that mess in Africa. So be careful of what you preach girl if you yourself are not going to practice it. Feel me?
You will not be thankful for much if Marlo joins the cast next season....I hope it does not happen and you may say you have no problem with her - but she is bottom of the barrel trash....and she will go after you and your friendship with NeNe (regardless of your friend contract).
You were so vocal on the last and final reunion. I was shocked how briliantly you stood up for yourself. I don't always agree with you, but at least you found your voice. Way to go, Cynthia...lol...keep it up.
Cynthia I don't know if you read your comments, but here goes. You were nice to watch when you first joined the show but you've changed so much. At the reunion you hardly smiled and you actually looked unhappy. You've become quite a drama queen by instigating problems between the smalls & bigs during your trip to South Africa, also some of your snide remarks about Kim, and acting two-faced like some of your castmates accuse you of. It's too bad that your relationship with your sister has changed since you married Peter. I too see the difference in your personality since you married him, maybe your sister & Mom have good insight on why they don't approve of him. Hope my comments will be printed and please don't take offense, as a fan just telling it like I see it.
Beautiful Post Cynthia................... Your final blog of the season represents what I have always said.............you are about being a lady.
I still don't know why your still on the show. Run your agency and forget the show. You clearly think your perfect...so your not right for the show LOL
Good for you Cynthia. You always rise above all the drama. Unlike Kandi who should follow the words from her flop oops.. I mean hit song " I fly above all the haters, it's allegedly "beneath her". I couldn't tell, since Kandi stirred up alot of drama this season and it looks like Sheree's her biggest hater, yet Kandi still considers Sheree a friend. Team TALLS!
CYNTHIA IS REALLY THE ONLY ONE OF THE HOUSEWIVES WHO SEEMS TO ACT LIKE AN ADULT, I'M JUST SAYIN SHE ALWAYS SEEMS LIKE THE ONE WHO HAVE A LEVEL UNTIL SHE RUNS BACK SNITCH ON THE OTHERS.
You need to get your act together and stop talking out of both sides of your mouth. Pick your friends wisely, much wiser then you've been doing lately.
Cynthia after reading your blog, it's apparent the you are grounded through God's wisdom. It's a shame but some people don't have that and it's something that money can't buy. Too often Sheree,Kim,NeNe and Candy stooped to a level unbecoming cussing each other out acting a fool for the world to see. It just goes to show many can buy anything even a person integrity.
Cynthia!! Wonderful blog. You are such a class act. I'm wishing you and Peter the best. See you next season
Cynthia, Khandi was right about you in the reunion, you play both sides. When Nene is around, you roll to the Nene camp. When you are with the smalls, your personality changes, you are softer, you agree with the smalls and you talk trash with them as well. You are fake! Do you even know yourself?
Cynthia I think you are a good natured person and all the drama is not you. We have a lot in common and I can relate to your sister drama,transitioning from a modeling career and being married to strong willed real black man is not easy. Without you NeeNee,would not have had anyone to tape with this season.Good looking out! I wish you well in all your endeavors. I am team tall for life.
i like you Cynthia. i feel that the other women do not give you a fair chance because you have a higher level of maturity and integrity than others. people can say that you faltered when you told marlo about the dinner in South Africa BUT let's get real here...who has not ever fallen to gossiping when with their girlfriends? something juicy you just couldnt keep to yourself? that in NO way means you couldve known the Hell path marlo would go on upon hearing the news. not your fault.
I find it hilarious how Sheree got her a.. handed to her so many times throughout the season...by Phaedra, Marlo, Khandi, Nene and even you =)
I like you in the cast because you're the most "normal" and therefore the one who i relate to the most. I dont have to like your husband, you married him, not me. People should get over it.
hi cynthia, not to be any type of negative influence whatsoever, i just wanted to share something with you i've noticed with you and peter.
yall's relationship, from what has been shown on the show, really reminds me a great deal of my parent's relationship. almost any scene with you two i have witnessed word for word with my parents over the years.
their dynamic and almost everything about each of them individually as people as well as the two of them as a couple is identical to you and peter.
they have been considering a separation/divorce for many many years and unlike you and peter, are both severe alcoholics and addicts. they also are mutually physically and mentally abusive to each other.
my mom came home from rehab last week and they have decided to not give up on each other. they both have been to rehab over 10 times over the years and each time swore they'd give up on each other but eventually came around in the end.
i know you and peter are nowhere near their situation so that being said i have all the faith in the world in you two.
i have so much respect for you in standing up to your big sister.
my older sister does the exact same thing with me and just recently i realized i wasn't the problem, that she was.
thank you for being so strong for all of us cynthia. you're such an inspiration, i hope one day ac
I think the other wives (namely Kim, Kandi & Sheree) are just mad because you are friends with NeNe. Right now those 3 want to try and turn as many people as they can against NeNe. Kim is just ridiculous and it almost appears as if she is jealous you are such close friends with NeNe. Kandi is just stupid...if anyone plays both sides of the fence it is she. She could not even stand up to Sheree about the comments made in Africa. Sheree is just a hater plain and simple and I am glad that she is off the show. Keep being you Cynthia!!
Love you Cynthia, you are a truly beautiful lady. You are what Sheree wanted to become. Continue to keep it real, don't stoop to anyone's level. You were great on the reunion show. Keep standing up for yourself. Tell your sister to get a life. And Peter is just ole school. Love you.
@Lisa Mae I like your comments to Cymthia about hateful Sheree and her meddling sister Mallory who needs to mind her business when it comes to Cynthia's husband Peter. Mallory needs to tend to her own affairs with her own husband in which, I suspect, isn't going very well at all so she's projecting an image on Peter that she may see in her own husband, so she talks against Peter for possibly having the same characteristics and for being his own man! There's nothing wrong with Peter at all. At least he's there for his wife and being supportive of her dreams. Can her sister Mallory say the same thing about her basketball playing husband and is basketball the only thing he's playing with, at this time?! It's funny how everytime Mallory bad-mouths Peter she diverts from the subject about her own husband/marriage when Cynthia brings it up! Mallory to me sounds like a very unhappy person and she nees to deal with her own issues about her own marriage and leave her sister's alone. BTW, that's Cynthia's husband and not Mallory's or their mother's. When you marry someone, you forsake all others for the sake of the relationship and no one has the right to BUTT their noses in it... period!!! Also, to all "HATERS" especially, you ladies who have negative things to say about Peter, take notes; That's a "REAL MAN"!!! That's what a "REAL MAN" is; a provider, protector, he forsakes all others for the sake of the marriage, he's supportive and he don't take no stuff from anybody!!! He knows his mind, he knows what he wants and he goes out and get it without any reservations, he's hadworking, sometimes very dfficult and opinionated and stubborn, he's not a "YES, dear, man" but he's there for his family 100% of the time!!! He's not always right, but he strives to be fair. Most of all, he loves his women and he'll do any and everything for her no matter the cost; in good times and bad!!! He's that kind of ride and die type of guy. That's what I've seen in Peter in this season!!! What did you see?!!! If you saw something different, then I guess, you don't really know what a "REAL MAN" is all about!!! That's Peter..."A REAL MAN"!!!
Do people understand that you see the show when we do? I don't think so, because they would understand why the reunion show is so hyper. After watching these women say so much about you behind your back, its hard nat to comment. But continue to stay w what matters. Its not so much playing the middle, itsthat you don't care enough. Cynthia, you worked w women your entire career. You know how silly some of those antics are. I believe that you've learner that the housewives foolishness is too petty to care about. And as for these folks saying leave the show. Please ignore them. I want to see the Bailey Agency grow. I want to see your beautuliful daughter get through school. And I want to see you and Peter enjoy both of your successes. Do Cynthia. That's what those of us who like you want to see. Those who don't, why do they read your blog and comment.
Hi Cynthia, I think you are a beautiful and classy influence on the show. Never change continue to be yourself. I loved they way you were defending yourself on the reunion. That was long overdue. I do think you were completely wrong to your sister. You owe her an apology. She cares for you and sees what we all see. Peter seems selfish, immature and untrustworthy. You can certainly do better. If he truly loved you, he would do whatever he could to bridge the gap with your family. Instead he does things to isolate you from friends and family. That is a warning sis. Open your eyes before its too late!
@truth365 That's not true. Peter has not done anything to deserve the kind of cruel resentment and disrespect they've tried to impose on him and Cynthia's wedding!!! That was a blantant disrespect for the both of them! It's not his job or responsibility to bridge the gap between Cynthia and her family. The fault is not with Peter. The fault lies with Cynthia's mother and her sister. It is they who have the problem and it is also their responsibilty to bridge the gap between Peter and themselves. In othe words, they need to get over themselves!!! They are "GROWN ASS" people and they should act accordingly. They do not have to like him, but they should have enough respect and sense to know, that's Cynthia's husband and not theirs!!! They should respect her enough not to speak ill about him everytime they are around her!!! That's not showing love or support, that's just being hateful!!! Remember, it was Mallory who had the melt down and caused a very embarrassing and disruptive scene at their anniversay party! They have the problem, not Peter.
Cynthia, I've admired you for years as a model, remember seeing your beautiful face in Talbot's catalogs and I'm happy that you've found love and happiness in your new life with Peter. Your relationship is going to take some work, but its clear you have love for each other. As far as RHOA, it seems you're on the wrong team! From what I've observed, the smalls would be a much better fit - they're classier, more forward-thinking, positive and resourceful and you seem more relaxed when you're with them. I understand any loyalty you might feel towards Nene since she's the one you bonded with first, but it's disturbing that you're quick to defend her when you feel she's being attacked but remain silent when she's at her worse and in any setting, she goes to worse very quickly. To me it shows your friendship is one-sided and you're not comfortable disagreeing with her and being more than her cheerleader. Be true to yourself and what you stand for, and if that costs you your relationship with Nene, then perhaps she's served her purpose in your life! There's a reason she's distanced herself from all of the others and bonded with Marlo, yet another newbie of questionable background. No friendship should ever cost you your values and I'm sorry, but Nene is the worse kind of hypocrite! You're a lovely woman and I pray for your strength to be true to who you are!
Cynthia, I thought you were one of those top modeling girls for the big guys clothing lines and stuff like Tara Banks, Heidie Klum like that, much to my surprise I was looking at my 'Women WithIn" book where I order my clothes and there you were modeling a coat! It just so happens my husband and I were watching HWOA at the time and I put the TV on pause when your face was there to make sure I was right. So is it true you are a model for this company?
Cynthia Bailey,I really hope that you and your sister can become friends again. Sisters who care about each other are hard to come by these days. Blessings
How is it she's not Real? Is it because she not yelling, confronting, neck rolling, side eyeing? Cynthia you keep being you " A Lady" at all times. So what! you go back and tell things, so does everyone else, you are friends with who ever you chose if that's NeNe, so be it, It's called manner& maturity when you can co-exist with others you are not really friends with but you can be cordial with. Being immature and can't be in the same room with someone if you all are not Bff's is Real, then count me out of the being Real. Cynthia keep doing you, you are a Real Class Act & some of these Real. Hags.Of. Atlanta need to take a note from.