The RHOA star explains how her health crisis nearly ruined her marriage to Peter.

on Dec 18, 2013 - The Dish

She is a successful model, proud mother, and devoted wife to her husband Peter. But when Cynthia Bailey was sidelined with uterine fibroids earlier this year, it almost did more than just hurt her health. It nearly destroyed her marriage.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has revealed to Life & Style a potentially devestating ultimatum laid down by her husband. He said he would leave her if she didn't seek treatment.

"We'd be divorced for sure," Cynthia says.

Peter also opens up and admits, "I know we would have been done. There is absolutely no way we would have survived another year if things hadn't changed."

So what was the cause? Cynthia's illness completely inhibited her sex drive, and gave her severe bloating and discomfort. Cynthia admits they would go three months at a time without sex, which led to Peter considering stepping out on his wife. "Me and my buddies were planning a trip to Venezuela because nobody knew us there," Peter added.

Luckily, Cynthia underwent surgery to remove the fibroids, and she's doing extremely well, in both the health and romantic departments. "We're intimate a lot more now and it feels great," she says.

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