Cynthia: It was Difficult for My Mother to Address This Publicly

Cynthia Bailey opens up about her mom's decision to share her story.

Bravotv.com: Did you think that anything was resolved at Marlo's tea?
Cynthia Bailey: No, unfortunately NeNe and Porsha's issues were not resolved at Marlo's tea party. I was happy to be invited to try to help, because I believe that the ladies can move past their issues. I have had issues with both of them in the past and was able to resolve them (or at least agree to disagree) and move on. Hopefully when they are ready, they can do the same. As long as there is mutual respect for each other, you don't have to be friends to be cordial. I feel that holding on to anger and resentment for too long is exhausting and just not worth it. You end up giving that person way too much power over your emotions.

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Bravotv.com: What went through your mind hearing your mom's story?
I was sad and proud of my mom at the same time when I heard her testimonial at Kenya's PSA shoot. My mother has never really openly talked in detail about her domestic issues regarding her past relationships with me and my siblings. We knew that she had dealt with domestic violence in her life, but didn't know how much, how bad, or how it was still affecting her life today. I know that it was extremely difficult for my mother to address this part of her life publicly and allow her voice to be heard in Kenya's PSA. Actually, I was surprised when she told me that she wanted to do it, and honestly at the last minute she wanted to back out because she was worried about what her friends and family would say. I encouraged her to pray about it. To follow her heart and her spirit and do what she wanted to do. Not to worry about what the world thinks because it's her life and her story, not the world's. I was so proud that she did the PSA, because I know she will not only empower other victims of domestic abuse to standup, but also finally be able to heal herself and get the closure she needs to move on with her life.

Bravotv.com: What was it like working with all the ladies on the PSA?
I loved working with all the ladies for Kenya's PSA. I always enjoy coming together for good and not evil, LOL! Although we all have our individual power, we are so much more powerful together.

The ladies are spilling even more tea in the #RHOA After Show:

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