Things that made me giggle, cringe or just left me confused:
1. He needs to pull over and check the air in the tires. And probably his blood pressure.
2. I work really hard, and my iron levels are too low. In that case, can I get a B-12 IV?
3. Wine to the rescue! Really? Nooooo. What a surprise?
4. Can I get a freakout moment? What am I supposed to say? Yay? I'll just text the 200 people that took off from work, bought their airline tickets and hotels rooms, and let them know the wedding's off.
5. "It's a wig, if you curl it now it will be ready later." Kim has a valid point.
6. "Gregg doesn't tell me anything. Tell me a lie, if anything." It was so hard to keep a straight face when NeNe said this. She is hilarious, and always makes me laugh. Except when I'm on the chopping block, of course.
7. Marriages break up over finances and sex. Sex? Who's having sex?
8. You're not to bring your man, you're not to bring your friend, you're not to bring your co-worker. You're not to bring your dog. You're not to bring your cat. You're not to bring your fish...
9. "Your slave is behind you." Happy New Year! It's 2011 right?
10. "What are you going to do, strangle me?" Is that a rhetorical question?
What a crazy episode! And guess what? So is next week. Well as you can see, Peter and I are still going at it with our restaurant/wedding drama. Yes, at this point in the show, Uptown has finally closed. Peter did everything he could do to hang onto it to no avail. Can I be honest? I say good riddance! Sometimes one door has to close in order for another one to open. If God wanted Uptown to still be a part of our life, he would have made a way for us to still have it. Moving on.
The wedding is still on, but we are really facing major financial issues trying to pull it off. Why not go to the court house, and call it day right? Wrong. We have invested a lot of upfront money that is non-refundable, and at this point in the show, I really want this wedding to happen at the Fernbank with my beloved dinosaurs. We are making major cut backs and cutting any corners that we can.
At times like this I feel the most humble and blessed. I have strong faith, and I believe in this union. I know at this point some of you are ready to kidnap me in my sleep to get me away from Peter, and I thank you for your concern. Again, I love Peter and want to marry him. He is not always the easiest man to deal with, but I promise you the good outweighs the bad. I know you guys only seem to see the bad lately, but there is so much love between us. Scouts honor! Remember, you guys don't get to see everything.
Anyway, the girls are in Miami on the next episode! The girls weekend will be far from peaceful, so stay tuned! As always, thanks for all the continued love and support.
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Cynthia, When I watched last nights episode about your fiance saying that he will never tell you anything any more, I suggest that you rethink about marrying this man! If you marry him and he won't communicate with you, you will always be wondering what he is hiding. It was obvious to me that he did not share with you how bad the restaurant was doing and he shut it down. This is not a way to start off married life . I should know as I have been married over 28 years and I can smell a rat a mile away!
Hang in there Cynthia. And keep the faith. You have the right attitude. I am pulling for you and Peter. Just keep the steel in your spine. You and Nene are the only reasons I continue to watch the show. Besides Peter is fine as FINE.
Cynthia first I would like to say congrats on your wedding.. It's in every major magazine. God is a provider. I love you I love the way you conduct yourself as a lady. I love how honest you are & not trying to act out in from of the cameras. May God bless you & Peter. Stay encouraged & keep people out your marriage. Put God first & it will last forever.
CYNTHIA, WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH BECAUSE YOU DEFINITELY ADDS CLASS AND CHARACTER TO THE SHOW. MY HEART WENT OUT TO YOU WHEN NENE AND KIM THOUGHT IT WAS A BIG JOKE REGARDING YOUR FRIENDSHIP PROPOSAL. YOU ARE SIMPLY TOO CLASSY FOR SUCH TRASHY TALKING WOMEN...I WISH YOU THE BEST IN THE FUTURE AND ALWAYS KEEP GOD FIRST.... YOU WILL MAKE IT THROUGH ANY OBSTACLES THAT COME YOUR WAY.
Cynthia Before you Say I Do!!!!
Maybe it is just the way the show is edited but there seems to be a lot of bad stuff happening before you tie the knot. I do not like to see you so unhappy. Girl, I think this is a sign. Be careful. Get a prenup. I don't trust ole boy and if you have poured your money into the club you can kiss it goodbye. However, if you are really that in love then take the plunge and go for it. I am a divorce attorney and do the cheapest divorces in ATL. SO please call me if you need one. Good Luck.
Cynthia you are a beautiful person inside and out. You are the most genuine person on Real housewives ATL. I am glad you joined the cast, you bring a bit of class to the show. Best wishes!
I was sorry to hear about your restaurant closing. As a small business owner, I know that hurts. I have not decided if you are one of my favorites or not, but I am close. The friend letter was cute. They all made too much about it. I understand. A real friend is hard to find. I love your fashion sense, and your hair styles. You make me want to come to Atlanta just to get my hair done. You go girl, you are one of my favorites. I saw you in Ebony as a hot couple. congrads.
Cynthia, I was in an eerily similar situation. I hope you didn't marry Peter. If he keeps things from you now, fasten your seatbelt, because you're in for one hell of a bumpy ride, that won't end well. Best of luck in whatever decisions you have made.
Cynthia, Cynthia,Cynthia, take a trip somewhere, and sit under some tree, get a pen and paper, write down what you want or need in a man, write it down, then write down all the things you love about Peter and what makes you happy, answer honestly, and then walk away, this man is your senior in more ways than one, he is having his last Hurrah, Peter is in love with Peter, sorry girl this man wants no woman, Peter is enough for Peter.
I know you want a beautiful wedding, but think about the type of marriage that you need and deserve, go back to your childs father if its possible.
Cynthia, you are right we don't get to see everything, but what I have seen, I say RUN. He seems very controlling, hateful and does not appreciate what you have put into it. I think you will be sorry down the road. His tone when he talks to you is unacceptable. He sounds and acts like a bully
I want to like you BUT I think you are one of the biggest POSERS ever! So you call yourself a supermodel, but you don't have cash? Your future Husband tells you about the sad news regarding his second love - his business going under and all you're worried about is how will you be able to still have the SHOW I mean wedding that CLEARLY you NEVER were able to afford! Well now we know the real reason you brought food home from the wedding dinner tasting. You can chill all the champagne in the fridge you want you are a Total Poser, one of the biggest posers in HW history. I bet BRAVO is paying for the wedding but you would never admit that. TIp for you - try being honest with yourself and with the people out here your fans who want to like you.
Cnythia- I just want to give you a big hug. I know planning a wedding is very stressful and I feel you on a lot of things. I feel Peter too and know that if you guys can get through this, you'll get through anything. Hang in there! God bless...
Cynthia, I think you are beautiful, sweet and full of class. I think it was cute and funny when you did the friend contract. Perhaps, people who looked more into it than it was meant to be are becoming old fowggies. My heart goes out to you in this hard time. I really respect the love and devotion you have for the man you are about to marry, and as a person I think he's cool, but I think you can do so much better. He is a bit controling and doesn't seem to have ligit plan B's for his life. I think it would be okay to be single and wait upon the Lord to deliver your soulmate. I just am not feeling that this man is him. But, I wish you the best in all your endeavors and pray for your happiness and peace of mind.
i love u but this wedding should be sent to a later date , it going to be hard to start a marriage n already having financial problems . i wish u the best ..i think u should take ur sister n Nene's advice ...
You are so wise, beautiful and sweet. Triple threat! I loved your list...said what I thought when i watched last night. Keep doing what you're doing...keep Nene at arms length, and befriend Kandi. The two of you are amazing women and i think could be great friends.
I don't get it... Cynthia how the heck much money have you guys sunk into a restaurant that quite frankly looked like a dump. No offense. I mean if you don't have at least 20K liquid then why are you guys on this show? Isn't this show about socialite wealthy women?
Hey Cynthia i watch the show all the time and I think you should keep a close eye on Peter hes out for your ends and this is coming from a mans point of view.
Hey Cynthia i watch the show all the time and I think you should keep a close eye on Peter hes out for your ends and this is coming from a mans point of view.
If you feel like running from your man when times get hard then that means marriage won't work so stick by him. If he was keeping anything from you it's probably because he is scared to live with disappointing you. Unlike Gregg who appears to just be selfish. Peter cares about you. That is obvious and that's what matters. Hard times come, and hard time go...so pray and let it run it's course.
IS THIS GREAT LOVE OR LOVEMAKING? Cynthia, I hope you know the difference, because if not, you're in for a bumpy ride. The red flags are there and flying high. If this man's communication skills are great only in the bed, then this is not love, don't get it twisted. Many women confuse the two. The same way it speaks to you in the bedroom should be the same everywhere else. Peter has issues and deep down inside of you're very core you know this is not the right time for this marriage. You know it and it this point don't want to do the runaway bride thing again, but if ever there was a time to run, then girl run. As Dr. Phil says, the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Peter is very bitter and it has very little to do with his business failure. Take heed.
Cynthia...I really don't understand how you can make light of the entire "slave" comment. It's disgusting on the part of anyone on the show who thought that was funny or appropriate. It's completely classless. Also, the threat to strangle someone....if that wasn't a rhetorical question, Nene should've been arrested, because that made her comment a threat. Period.
everyone on the show seems to be broke except for Kandi and no one is a housewife...i don't see a season 4 coming.
Cynthia, he looks like he is going to explode any minute . Don’t walk away from the wedding….. RUN he’s an angry man
congrats on ur marriage if what i have been readinG is true.. i totally agree with u about not knowing how much they edit out but keep in mind cameras dont lie.They are just another form of reflections and we see what we want to see (including you). Best of luck on ur union make it work girl
Why do the big-hearted women marry controlling men? He's not a little boy. I guarantee you that your marriage will not last. But I hope it does. good riddance to the restaurant business which is always hectic and insane even when things are going well. who needs it? He will be very threatened by your ability to make money. I'm sorry. You deserve better.
YOU HAVE TO TEACH YOUR MAN HOW TO TALK TO YOU. HE HAS TO LEARN TO RESPECT YOU AND YOUR OPINION, AND WHEN HE STARTS CUSSING, WALK AWAY FROM HIM AND SLMA THE DOOR. I DONT CARE HOW MUCH YOU LOVE HIM, BUT IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOU ARE ALWAYS THE ONE BACKING DOWN. YOU NEED TO STAND UP, AND BE STRONGER. WHY DO YOU ACT LIKE A TEEN IN LOVE. CHILD PLEASE
Cynthia has more money on her own as a model than carrying that dead weight she wants to marry. Run Cynthia before you regret it!!!!
Cynthia you seem to be more interested in a wedding than the marriage and I think that's very selfish. Do you love the man or the idea of the white dress?
Refundable or not sometimes you've got to put things in perspective and let your welfare and peace of mind be the priority. Clearly, the wedding of your dreams is important but is it really important to START your wedding in debt and with a man that's buckling under financial stress? I'm with your sister: The wedding would have been postponed or it would have been scaled waaaaaaaaaay down and some serious pre-marital counseling would need to be attended up to the day of the nuptials. I feel bad because you're a sweet lady and trying to hold it together under extreme circumstances.
Cynthia good luck to you! You are a beautiful person and I hope whatever choice you make is truly from the heart and not from the urgings of the RHOA producers. Peter has some issues...but who doesn't. He...no, you two have been hit with double whammies! The stress of the wedding and closure of a business where time and plenty money have been invested. I'm not sure if going on with the wedding is a good idea; but follow your heart and talk with God. btw...your sister is a beautiful lady and true friend to the end.
Cynthia, Peter is really coming across as a chauvanistic, belittling butthole! I like you but it seems to me that you are more invested in the wedding than the actual marriage! Do you realize that after the "great party" you will have to live with this controling man every day?! Anyway, I do appreciate the fact that you seem the be the only "real" friend that NeNe has on that show, I just hope she realizes it before it's too late!
P.S. Why does everyone thing the housewives have to have a lot of money? The show is called The "Real" Housewives, not The "Rich" housewives!
Cynthia, when I married my husband he had nothing. We had love and after almost 30 years we now have money. You need money and Peter has none. That scene where he is trying to come up with 20,000 is absurb. You both are in this for the worng reasons. You make think you are a "super model", however you are acting super dumb at this time. Peter seems so old and angry all the time, so get rid of "daddy", and find someone else. I do not think you would ever marry for love as I did. If you do go through with the plan , it will not last. You do not seem to be happy at all. You are just too scared to try to make it on your own. SO you will settle for less. Good luck..that is not a real marriage.
The show is titled "Real Housewives". In the real world, not everyone is wealthy, so the show is not entitled to feature only wealthy women. Nothing wrong with portraying the dire financial situation of most people in the country at this time!
Cynthia, I died at the title of this week's blog. I know it must have been hard but you were so patient with Peter waiting for him to come to the realization that the business had to be closed. You are such a joy to watch and your blogs are amazing.
Give Peter a break! Hi Cynthia I think all of the commentors who are telling you to run from Peter need to give it a break. I understand their concerns and at times he does come off a little harsh but this is TV. The editors at Bravo have creative authority and they want to make people tune in for the drama. I will say that it does concern me that Peter doesn't discuss what he deems things you can't handle with you. I think he believes he is proctecting you but as a married couple you need to discuss the good and the bad. I really like you and Peter and I hope everything works out for the best. Peace, Babygenius
Cynthia bravo doesn't print my comments, but I hope you sincerely get to see this one. Peter is a Caribbean man, and Jamaican at that.. sistah girl I am a true born, bred, educated Caribbean woman, leave Peter alone!!! NO amount of editing can hide this mans' character. Don't make excuses for him. The man swore at you,dropped the F bomb on national tv, what more disrespect you want? Jamaican men in particular are either one way or the other, never in between, so you are either naive or just delusional.
Furthermore it doesn't seem to me that you all have the funds.. Peter is almost 60, you have been modeling for eons, how come you all don't have 20 grand? though I would advice against wasting so much money on a wedding in these economic times.You are climbing in age in the industry. Woman think, think hard.!
It's probably much too late, as filming was months before. But.....the big thing Peter was not doing was commnicating with you - and this is very important in marriage. He should not have waited until the closed sign was on the door to tell you how bad things were. You had money invested, you had a right to know. Make sure he is upfront in future dealings, marriage or no. At this point, I think the wedding should be postponed. There are bigger issues here which should be addressed before signing on for the long haul. The problems can be worked out - Peter needs to be more open to you on both private and business issues. After all, if you marry - you are supposed to be a "team". Got it????
Cynthia, I feel for you. I cried the whole gc vweek before my wedding...it can be a very stressful time especially when he broke the news to you 15 days before the big day. My in-laws didn't approve of our marriage and tried to sabotage it all the way. They basically did but at the end after years of therapy because I was so angry at my husband that he let them do what they did. But it has been ten years and I am very happy. Hasn't always been easy but my husband is a good husband and more importantly, a good father. I still don't like my in-laws but luckily I don't have to live with them everyday. If he is a good man...this too shall pass.
Do you really think that Peter put all your money into that Uptown place? I think he took it! I think he is a gold-digger and a jealous one at that. You seem like a smart woman, I hope you had a pre-nup... I can't stand that guy! Protect yourself!!!
peter is strong and sexy . cynthia cant help but feel submissive to his strength , she is a female a weaker sex ,, straight up,, i cant stand a weak man, peter is strong and thats sexy
I am so confused about you and Peter! I really liked him at the beginning, but he doesn't handle stress very well and I hate to see him taking it out on you. Plus the way he flipped out about Nene. Obviously he is controlling and you cater to his insecurities. I know you two have gotten married. Hope that is working for you.
I soooo surprised to hear you harping over and over again about your wedding when your future husband told you the restaurant was now closed and his income was gone. I don't agree with how Peter handled the situation but, living thru our country's economic turbulence and hearing you say you both can barely pay your own bills, an over the top wedding should have been far from the top of the priority list.