We really feel for her!
About a month after Cynthia Bailey revealed that she was splitting with her husband of six years, Peter Thomas, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star is speaking out.
Speaking at her Cynthia Bailey Eyewear booth at the Essence Music Festival on Friday, Cynthia got real about her motivations for the split, and what she intends to do with her future (below):
“I want to take some time for myself. I think the time apart has been good for him as well. It wasn’t like I had to do it right this second but the more we got used to not being together and living together, the easier this divorce is going to be. I don’t want it to be an ugly divorce because I still love Peter. I just don’t want to be married to Peter anymore. It’s as simple as that. I still root for him. I want him to win. I still love and support him. We are just not going to be married anymore.”
Now that’s real.
Cynthia also noted that the show itself wasn’t what drove them apart, making a point that the cameras were not the thing that cut off their relationship (below):
“Regardless of if we were on the show or not, our issues would have happened anyways because it’s just personalities and it’s just chemistry and it’s also compatibility. I am really optimistic that in the end, after we take some time, we are going to be friends at the end of this because that was the start.”
Sounds like a very well-adjusted woman — just the Cynthia Bailey we’ve come to know and love on Bravo all these years.
She also took a look at the bigger picture as the relationship comes to a close (below):
“I am really at peace with my relationship with Peter because I really feel like I gave it all I could give. I can’t speak for every women on the Earth, but I know what I am able to do and I feel like I have done as much as I can do and still be happy and still respect my husband and still love my husband. I can be a better friend to him at this point in the relationship than I can as his wife.”
Peter was a handful at times, for sure, but Cynthia sure sounds classy, intelligent, and comes away the bigger woman in a difficult, lonely time.
Kudos to her for doing things right!
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]