It’s no secret that “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” has seen its fair share of rocky relationships — but nothing quite like Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas’ romance.
As fans may already know, when Bailey first hit the scene — during the hit reality show’s third season — the model had recently relocated to Atlanta to be with her fianceé, Thomas. While there were serious red flags along the way, Bailey eventually walked down the aisle. Now, seven years later, the pair have gone their separate ways. But according to the 50-year-old, she’s still got some unfinished business with her ex.
“Look at every relationship [I’ve had], it always starts as a friendship,” Bailey recently told ESSENCE of their beginnings. “I always try to stay true to that. Even if it doesn’t work out. Peter and I are great. We’re in a great space. We talk all the time.”
On the eve season 10, viewers get to see Bailey enjoying the single life and getting settled at her new lakefront home. “I was feeling some kind of way when Kenya Moore first got married,” Bailey continued of watching her co-star finding love.
“I was like, ‘Yay, I’m finally single! Kenya’s going to be my dating buddy!’ As soon as I was officially divorced, she ran up and got married. I’m like, ‘What?!’ And then had the nerve to not invite me. So I was definitely feeling some kind of way at the beginning. But, that’s my girl. At the end of the day, you know I wish her well. I am so happy for her. I’ve met her husband. He’s a great guy. I couldn’t be happier for her.”
Of course, that’s not to say the “RHOA” star hasn’t dipped her toe into the dating pool. In fact, fans can expect to see her dating — getting up close and personal with a new beau. “This will be the first time you guys will see me with a different man on the show. There is one in particular that definitely stood out from the few that I dated,” Bailey revealed.
“[Regarding Peter] we actually have unfinished business. I’m his partner at Bar One Atlanta. We’re building it out now. This was a project that we started while we were together, and we kind of put it on hold while we were kind of not liking each other so much,” she added.
“Just because you’re not with someone anymore because it didn’t work, whatever doesn’t mean they’re still not family. I still do look at him as family. There are still relationships that are in place, that I want to go on forever. We’re just no longer together. I have no regrets. We had a great run. A lot of great things came out of our marriage. It just didn’t work out,” she said.
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