On today’s episode of “Steve Harvey,” Cynthia Bailey explains the unravelling of her marriage.
Steve Harvey: What changed?
Cynthia Bailey: I think I just reached a breaking point. I just felt like, you know what, since I’ve been in this marriage, I’ve been working on this marriage, and it just got to a point where I just got tired of working on my marriage. And I felt like, you know what, I’ve given all I can give.
Harvey: Is the divorce mutual?
Bailey: Well, I actually initiated it, um, I think in Peter’s heart, he knows that we’ve just kind of come to the end of the road. I think he’s just the type of person that would just kind of hang in there and just keep roughing it out. But you know, I’m reaching a huge milestone. Next year I’m going to be turning 50 and …. when I wake up on my 50th birthday, you know, I really want to open my eyes and just love everything that I see, and love the person that I’m with and just have peace. And um, this marriage …. it was supposed to happen. I’ve been engaged a couple of times, but Peter is the only man that I married, and I have absolutely no regrets. But I just want peace and I just wasn’t getting peace and that’s what I want for my next chapter.
Cynthia tells Steve that she knows she can be a better friend to Peter than a wife.
Bailey: You know, there’s just a lot of things that you go through as a couple …. Peter and I were friends before we were you know, husband and wife, and I felt like we just started to lose focus on that friendship and …. that was the beginning of it …. At this point, you know Steve, I just feel like …. well I know that I can just be a better friend to Peter than his wife.
Harvey then shows a post that Peter made on his social media, which read: “RULE FOR A RELATIONSHIP – A man must take care of his woman and a woman must take care of her man. No one is before the other. It’s about teamwork.”
Bailey: When I’m in, I’m all in. But when I’m out, I’m out …. I really know that I gave this all that I can give. I don’t need to keep um, giving and giving and giving …. I sleep very well at night, knowing that I did the best that I could do. This is my first marriage. I’m not saying, you know, I was the best wife in the world. I completely accept my accountability for my short comings. However, I tried my best and that just has to be good enough.