Things that made me giggle, cringe, or just left me confused:
1. Kandi: "One minute NeNe is choking you, and the next minute you are protecting her. You need to protect yourself honey!" Sounds like they need a FRIEND CONTRACT!
2. Kim: "Bitch, I will smoke until the day I die." You have my blessing.
3. Phaedra: "Miss Kim seems to be backing down because she knew I was a crazy black women." I could not have said it better myself.
4. Cynthia: FRIEND CONTRACT. You women cannot be seriously still be talking about this. Talk about beating a dead horse.
5. Kim: "I'm glad Phaedra came out, she could stand to get a few things done." No argument there.
6. Phaedra: "I know a stripper that can give himself head." Once a Southern belle, always a Southern belle I guess.
7. NeNe: "Cynthia is almost like a child." I have to admit I do enjoy the Disney channel with Noelle. Tell me you guys don't watch Suite Life On Deck, The Wizards of Waverly Place, and ICarly every now and then?
8. NeNe: "I'm not going to see the dinosaurs, am I going to be blindfolded?" Great idea! Maybe all the mean people at the wedding should have to be blindfolded.
9. Cynthia: "Kim is funny because one minute I am a beautiful super-model, and the next minute I am a raging psycho-path." Talk about a love-hate relationship.
10. Cynthia: "I am weirded out that you think you can sing, that you wear a wig & you had a full on relationship with a married man." Now what's next? Stop trying to pass me the CRAZY flag.
Cynthia.... U need to realize that NeNe is a MONSTER she is not and never will be I think you are a genuine person and it was really low for NeNe to be making fun of you.... u need better people in your life not fake super stars that come from southern trashy hoods!!!.... Just Sayin!
Oh and FYI U killed it @ that runway show!!!! BABY GOT BACK!
The friend contract was funny, I have not seen one of those since primary school and even then it was kinda dorky.
I would just let the LORD take over and give it to him he takes care of everything he new us before we new are self . Jan/17/2011
NeNe was wrong to betray Cynthia like that. Cynthia makes a good friend she is true and real as it get. NeNe needs to fix that, she is not being a friend to Cynthia! I really hope they get Kandi Off because she don't know much to talk about socially, she goes too far with sex. Kandi you are doing everything else sexually, you might as well go on and spread them hips!
In the episode where Peter and you had counseling the dress you were wearing was absolutely gorgeous. Can you tell me where I can find it?
Cynthia, I like that you wanted to be a genuine friend to Nene. Unfortunately, she's a piece of work. She's funny and keeps the drama coming so I enjoy watching her on the show. But, befriending her in real life is not the best idea. She was more happy to reconcile with PETER than she was with YOU. Rewatch that episode where Sheree tried to act in the play. Notice how animated and lit up she was when he pulled her aside to talk to her compare that to the scene with you and she in the kitchen.
I do think that your priorities were twisted in regards to your wedding. Never would I would my fiancee to sell his business in order to finance my wedding. First and foremost why weren't you able to comp a FREE wedding. This is a popluar show on Bravo many people would've volunteer 5 star service just to be featured on it. Then you would've have had to come out of pocket for anything. Secondly, whether or not the restaurant was a bad idea (location competition etc.) if it had to be sold it would have been better to invest the money into another business (real estate etc.). Peter was right. He has to create a job for himself.
I know you've been married for a several months now hopefully he has a new business venture. There's nothing worse for a marriage than a MAN (especially a traditional macho man) to feel like he's not pulling his weight.
All the best
Stop it with Cynthia honey, She's a different from the other girls!! And any way she gave him the money before they were married. What woman don't want to be married. Peter need to step his game up and his money. Trust me if it was his money giving, He would be tripping harder. I guess she seems awkward with girls because no BIG DRAMA!!!
Hi, CYNTHIA ,Your to beautiful to have to put up with a man name Peter,He clearly Peter has no respect for you,He is jealous of your success, you need not to marry him because he is old looking ,loud mouthed ,broke if he needed you to help him out financially in a business that is going no where,move on dont get caught up with his dramaful self, you can do better ,dont get caught up ,he seems controlling ,the communication is not there,He just did not start acting this way ,this is him from birth,dont let the stress from this man make you look old and washed out like him,He saw you coming and knew you had money and wanted to use you for what you have,Get out while you still have some money,He still dealing with the business like it is his alone and you never put your money into it,Stop picking loosers like him who has nothing ,Put you first and dont get so caught up in the man ,You hav a daughter that is looking at your life ,be very careful of the broken that you are showing ,kids are very impressionable at this age, be smart do the right thing, your still young thetre is no rush,i rather for you to be alone and date than to be miserable around your daughter ,allow to see you happy,do things with her and forget peter,get her some therapy now and also yourself,(im a friend who is concerned)take care of youself
Cynthia, damn what they saying. She gave Peter the money before they got married.Yes were suppose to help our men, He thinks because she has the money it's there to just spend. She gave him the money cause she loved him.. That's why she didn't want to be married. What happen to men taking care of their wives or women. I hate a nagging man about my shit!!!
THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT FRIEND CONTRACT... IT'S JUST THE PERSON YOU GAVE IT TOO IS A TWO-FACED, JEALOUS HEARTED WOMAN.
TRUST ME HONEY, THERE IS NO WINNING WITH HER OR NEVER WILL BE. PLEASE DON'T TELL HER YOUR PERSONAL BUSINESS....PLEASE DON'T. PEOPLE LIKE THAT KEEP UP SH*T ALL THE TIME. NOW, WHEN SHE FEELS IT'S SAFE, THEN SHE'LL BE ASKING TO "TALK TO YOU", OR " I LOVE HAVING YOU AS A FRIEND",....GIRL, PLEASE.
STAY AWAY!!!!!!! AND OH, THAT THANG WOULD HAVE HAD AN AFFAIR WITH PETER IF SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD....
I LOVE YOU, AND YOUR STYLE..KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK..HI PETER! (GIRL, PETER IS FINE)..
I like you Cynthia and you are a real person! Your head is not full of hot air as some on the show that are full of themselves! I don't blame you for expressing your concern in Peter's business venture when you invested that large amount of money in a business with a man that you are not married to. Peter should be informing you on all postive and negative revenue in that business because guess what....... you technically are an investor! I think that friend contract was a joke and a way for you to break the ice with Nee Nee let us face the fact sometimes she can be a very hard nut to crack! Nee Nee and Peter were being selfish because neither one of them respected your feelings in the disagreement that they had to grown people! Please keeping being who you are and if you don't want to marry Peter walk now this must be a sign of hard times to come with him!
Cynthia is a beautiful person inside and out. Nene is genuine "for real". I love them both. Peter is the typical Jamaican male who is controlling and opportunistic. I do not see this marriage lasting if Peter does not change his attitude. He is an egotistical .....
I agree J.W., that Cynthia is a good woman and peter should appreciate that. But Cynthia also needs to understand that a man wants to provide for his woman and if he is unable to do that, a part of him will be missing. She needs to support him of his lost in his business instead of throwing in his face how much she put into it. She is stressing him out more about money for a wedding that can be postponed due to financial reasons instead of love lost!!! The bottom line is that they don't appreciate each other, they need counseling before they get married...
I so love you on the show lady like for realz! You keep it real with no drama nor nothing like that. You have a wonderful man by your side and a very nice and pretty daughter no doubt about that.
What I've realized is you must create drama to be on this show. In order to remain relevant and remain on the show you have to have "issues" in your relationships (hence, Deshawn Snow). Lisa Wu-Hartwell didn't return because she wouldn't create drama in her marriage. I really like you on the show, I think you and Peter's relationship is as stable as any other. My husband of 16 years is the same way. He loves and adores me, but sometimes feel neglected after a long day and I have my phone to my ear talking about nothing with my single girlfriends. Don't get me wrong, he let's me be me, but there is a balance one must have in a relationship. Don't give up on Peter no matter how he comes across on camera. That man loves you! As for Nene.... Beware. She's the worst kind of "friend".. she unhappy and wants the same for you!
I think you are right to have many more couples therapy sessions. I do believe that you and Peter need to find better ways to communicate. There seem to some underlying issues. Do it off camera. Remember girl, just because he's your man does not mean that you throw your money around. Business is still business.
I thought the very first time I saw Peter that he was completely unattractive and she was so beautiful. Her personality has changed that for me. It seems his age and physical appearance balance her beauty but insecure self. She seems to want someone more for validation and to boss around and so he's willing to deal because this somehow puts them on an even playing field. I don't get it at all!!
I completely agree. Cynthia seems outright miserable!! I don't even understand why she's getting married.
Cynthia, Cynthia, Cynthia- you are a TRIP!!! Marriage is a "WE" thing, and don't forget it! I doubt you'd be complaining if the table was turned and Peter invested as you rudely said, "10's of thousands of dollars" in you! Somethings are meant to be only between two people. You seem so clearly to me (every episode more and more) to be less and less into your upcoming marriage and husband. Why are you marrying Peter, because it seems like you've gotten older and it's just what you think you should do. You do not strike me of a women in love at AT ALL!! It seems marriage is all business to you. You should have a contract NOT a wedding- fa real! It only gets tougher & you already seem to have one foot out the door. You are starting to be really annoying when i loved you at first. Every episode I just do not get you at all, you seem kinda awkward with the girls, with Peter, kinda all around. It has become painful and predictable to watch you.
You have a good spirit and I think you are an awesome woman for the wisdom you used to maintain your friendship with NeNe or to show her how you feel about your friendship.
Kim wasn't weirded out. She was jealous. And I am sorry NeNe showed her the friend contract. That is the same thing she became upset with Dwight about. It was two faced. Then she said that she loved watching you two fight over her friendship. You weren't fighting over her friendship. You just wanted Kim to mind her business and I believe you were disappointed that NeNe would do that. I noticed that you two haven't been really communicating the way you were before since this happened. I understand why. NeNe chipped away at your friendship with this move.
This message is for Peter,
Man what's wrong with you. Do you realize that you have a good thing going. Cynthia is a diamond in the ruff and a women not to loose. Man i've been married for 9 yrs. I to have lost alot due to this economy but man the one thing that I never want to let go of or loose is my woman, my wife, my queen. She really has been holding it down since I have been unemployed. I hated it in the beginning, dont get me wrong I know that as long as she got my back that I will bounce back. Do you understand that there are not many women out there like Cynthia and when you find one you keep her, let her know daily that you appreciate her and love her every night like no man she has ever known. Peter at first i didnt like watching the show with my wife, then you and Cynthia came on and I could relate to what you were going through as a man. Bra appreciate what you have, Cynthia, and what you loose will come back ten fold.
I just saw the segment where Peter says he is selling his restaurant. Talk to him, Cynthia! Don't let him do this. He had the business before he met you. That is his livelyhood. This is how he has made his money. Why would he even think of selling it? What pushed him to do juggle the thought around?
I know that there is more to this story, so I will relax, sit back and wait on the story line to unfold to me. I'm in shock right now, it is a show, I think that you are ever so smooth, and know that things will work out with you and Peter, hopefully. He really loves you and wants to come home to you. He adores you and wants you to be close. He is a full grown man who desires his lady, his woman, his beloved to be close to him. You are doing a lot of planning, stressed, and it is great that you called in a relationship counselor. Take it slow, slow down, and know that women normally do take care of everything pertaining to the wedding. All of the special touches and particulars you want to be extraordinary. I got your drift on the museum. It was different, open, airy and the staircase was beautiful. You decide where you want to have your wedding. Whatever is really in your heart and the wedding planner agrees with it, go with it at that point.
I thought your friend contract was a cute way to get past the drama with a little laugh. I guess those other ladies are VERY literal - too bad for them. Your pretty face belies a sharp mind.
Hello Cynthia I think that your friendship contract was cute and funny, but I can see why NeNe was put off by it also... as for the other women, they could be jealous because they do not have a friend that would even think about saving a friendships, let alone having someone feel that close as a friend to write such a contract...Good friends are a rarity now days especially here in the ATL. I like you and NeNe and I hope you and her can remain friends. As, for your marriage to Peter, make sure that you are marring him for all the right reasons, not because he asked you, and and others feel that its time you marry already. Marry him because you love him, and that you want to be his wife and because you feel that he completes you in ways that no one else can or has.... Cynthia, in other words, No what you want and don't want... from the relationship. Now is the time for you to evaluate his attitude toward your friendships, career everything, before you marry him... If he is a controlling person now, then he will be then.... Any way whatever you do, I support you... Mayrie
Hope you have a great New Year. The episode was crazy and kinda childish, but hey what can you do and please don't worry about the contract and as for Nene, she doesn't mean anything bad she does like you alot but is going through stuff and sometimes people do crazy things that they normally won't do, one day you sit with Nene without the camera or anything or anyone around and you will see that she is a vulernable woman, yeah she needs attention, but she did go through a lot, is it an excuse to act like that, No, but she does comes around and you know as sisters we should help them out, don't worry it be cool with you and Nene. As for Peter, I'm so sorry I don't like him at all. I didn't like it when you have to choose him or your friends, he sounds as if he is your father, now if you like that then please don't listen to me, but since I know and been there knowing how men can be with their controlling issues and being insecure that they can drive you crazy, just saying. He has no right to tell you who to talk to and how long, you don't do that to him and no I don't want to hear that he is a man and they need attention, well he can go to his mom for attention, but you are not his child for him to talk to you as if you have no mind of your own if you don't stop him from all this he will continue and by the time you know it after what, 23 years, you realized he has taken your independences your confidences your life as your know it, becuz they have been controlling you on everything you do, so I wish you don't marry him he is so controlling and already telling you what friends to have or to talk to and how long are you kidding me, do you really want a man who thinks he is your father? That is going to bring disaster, trust me I've been there, given everything let him handle finance and look what happen after 23 yrs, everything I had is gone my job my life my money that I saved for from my job has been take by him but it was my fault too I can't let him take the brunt of it, becuz it takes two, I was the stupid idiot to let a man handle my shyt and I shouldn't have and now I am paying for it, but don't worry I will come out strong I am not letting a man act like he is my father, never let a man tell me what to do what to say who friends should I be with, no more a man telling me how to live... So you should do the same, or better yet, let him know that you already have a father and that he is not your father and he has no right to tell you who to talk to or how long he is nothing he is very insecure and needs to be in charged, don't you see that as a third person looking from outside sees it all he is just very controlling, seems you can't do anything if he doesn't approve of it, what the hell, you are a grown woman why let this man talk nonsense to you, you are strong you made a better life without him and it will continue so you really don't need him to validate your life..
I agree with belleLA, NeNe is not your real friend. A real friend would never have showed the contract to Kim of all people and then they both giggled about it and laughed at you behind your back. That's clearly not a real friend.
My mother always said "if you had half a brain" I guess it turns out that I do, I saw your friend contract for what it really is right away. I thought it was a cute way to break the ice and let NeNe know that you appreciate her friendship. It's a shame she didn't take it in the spirit it was intended. No bother, knowing is half the battle. You Rock!
Cynthia I really enjoy you on this show. Your such a sweet heart and I love to see that atleast one of the woman on this show has some class. I remember growing up and flipping through magazines, I never knew that the beautifl woman was you in those pictures. I honestly believe the reason the other ladies talk about you and pick on you is because there jealous. And who wouldn't be jealous of you. You keep doing your thing, stay, sweet and don't worry about their ignorance. Keep fighting their hatred with your kindness.
You are a true person. True to yourself, your family and friends. If people want to take your friend contract seriously then they have no sense of humor. I personally thought it was cute. Please do not let the other housewives bring you down. The only other housewife that seems to be a "true" person in my eyes would be Candi. You both represent what a real southern lady should be. As a southern woman myself all I can say is thank you. Keep your head held high and always continue to be yourself.
Cynthia, i must agree that had Kandi and you not shown up on that show, it would have been my last season watching Housewives of ATL. It really had enough pretentious women, so it surely didn't need Miss "amen corner" Phaedra, you know the one that evidently was pregnant when she got married, which is no big deal, but why try and mix people up and keep popping up with insane statements about the baby. Now that little lady makes me wonder if there are anymore women in the ATL like her - pretty girl, but she and her Pastor Mama (no babies without a husband) - oh Lordy, give me a break about these holier than thou people. Cynthia, keep being the lovely, intelligent, beautiful lady that you are and marry that black man and have a most wonderful life with him. Throw Phaedra, Kim, NeNe and Sheree on the back of that limo and let them bob around with the cans and whatever else is on the back - maybe it'll knock some intelligence into those brains. You and Kandy are the only ones that seem to be intelligent - the rest of that is a hot mess!!!
Your funny and sweet. You may have a childish quality, but your man loves it I'm sure. It probably makes him feel young. Keep being yourself.
Cynthia hang in there you are beautiful and I love watching you plus you say it from the heart. Your classy but please do jump into anything that will hurt you. Give your wedding plans a great deal of thought to make sure that is what you want to do. Take care and keep up the great job.
Cynthia, You are better friend than NeNe deserves. It was wrong that she showed the contract to anyone. It appears the show and Anderson Cooper have gone to her head. She is not the sweet fun NeNe we all loved in the first season. Will the real NeNe Leakes please stand up? Congratulation Cynthia on your engagement. I love the relationship you have with your daughter's father. God Bless.
I couldn't agree with you more! Cynthina I think deep down knows Peter isn't really the one for her. Why else would she seem so freaked out by the whole getting married thing? Am I the only one who found it odd the way she reacted to his proposal and the way she was after? She didn't seem to react the way one would who is madly in love. Atleast to me she didn't... Whatever she does I just hope it makes her happy because thats whats most important.
Cynthia, First of all, you are absolutely beautiful inside and out. What NeNe did to you was wrong. I thought your contract was cute, and showed you were geninune about your friendship with ghetto ass NeNe. But I love the way you handled it. You are the one with all the class on that show. Don't let that non singing Kim bother you.
Cynthia, I didn't think that I was going to be able to stand RHOA with Lisa Hartwell being out. She was the only beautiful, yet down-to-earth, classy (pocketbook monologue notwithstanding) and interesting (as I would describe myself) ATL HW, imo. The others just made the women of Atlanta look pretentious and/or unsophisticated (at best) and/or trashy(at worst), but I won't name names, LOL. So don't pay any attention to what those other HWs have to say. They are so not on your level. So glad that you refused to get heated up, thereby demeaning yourself. Anyone with a brain would know that your friend contract was a joke. My only critique is that you should not have let Peter completely shut down your communications with Nene. Even though I find her clueless, crude and crass, if you 2 had a good rapport, he should have stayed out of your relationship with her. Can you tell him who to talk to and when???? If he was feeling neglected, he could have asked you to make an effort to decrease your chat time; but to just shut you down like that as though you were 12??? Not cool. I like Peter; but he was bossing you around b4 you even said I do!!! I hope that b4 u got married, you let him know that "husband" does not mean "father." Those kinds of excessive expectations and demands are what smother love and ruin marriages b4 they even start. I say this because I wish you both well.
SO TRU PPL! NENE IS NOBODY'S TRU FRIEND & IT REALLY SEEMS AS THO SHE WANTS WHAT CYNTHIA HAS. CYNTHIA U R SUPA SMART, PRETTY, AND U SHUD WATCH OUT 4 NENE & HER FAKENESS!
I agree totally Kandi has been my favorite from the first show she was on. Cynthia is amazingly real for being a model.
no, I wouldn't agree that cynthia should go back to her ex. for whatever reasons they are separated let it stay that way. sometimes people are bettter for each other apart. like mom used to say, "leave your trash in the trash".
Keep it classy and stay above the mess, please beaware of nene anyone that admires your man is trouble, she is not sincere with the friendship because like you said that was between the both of you lady's and no one esle. Please know I admire you so thank you . I wish you and peter a long healthy marriage and put god first and each other. your sister is your friend not those messy women, Your geninue beautiful, smart, kind so keep it real by your self and thank you for paving the way . Always be the wonderful sensational Goddesss. God Bless You
I agree with most of the viewers when they say that Nene isn't your real friend and she is envious of you. However, I don't think she wants Peter, I think she wants a man LIKE Peter. In all, I would definitely keep an eye out; in my opinion you have nothing to worry about. (lmao)
Now - since this is YOUR blog. Let me focus on you. You are so loved. Continue to be the genuine, beautiful person you are. It is so good to see an educated, successful, beautiful, classy, real black woman like yourself on the television screen; and I must say if it weren't for you, I would NOT tune into the show.
Continue to make us proud.
BX Housewife, Tatiana P.
LOL, she is so Hepburn and they are so Jerry Springer. I could not have said it better myself. She is Lena Horne and they are countryfied, country-fried hoodrat