Cynthia Bailey Still Loves Peter Thomas Despite Plans to Divorce
"I still love Peter. I just don't want to be married to Peter anymore," the #RHOA accessories designer says.
After confirming her separation from Peter Thomas to The Daily Dish back in May, Cynthia Bailey is now sharing that she plans to divorce her husband of six years, noting that she hasn't seen him in person in five months.
"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," The Real Housewives of Atlanta accessories designer told E! News. "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."
While she hasn't seen Peter, Cynthia has made time for her friends — including NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore — but notes that she's not looking to date at the moment since she's "trying to get out of a relationship, not into one." And she feels OK with where she's at right now. "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," she shared. "I can be a better friend to him at this point in the relationship than I can as his wife."
Fans watched the couple through their ups and downs on RHOA, from saying "I do" on the show in Season 3 to most recently, in Season 8, dealing with the fallout of a video being released online that showed Peter talking closely with another woman. Still, Cynthia notes that living their lives in front of the cameras had nothing to do with their marital woes."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," she said. "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."
Take a look back at where Cynthia and Peter's marriage began, below.