Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia's favorite part of the Africa trip was the orphanage visit.

on Feb 14, 20120

Whew! 2012 is flying by! I can't believe that we are already in February. I have been so busy with my classes at The Bailey Agency and The Cynthia Bailey Model Search tours that I fell behind with my blog. Apologies! Apologies! I'm back, so let's go!

Where should I start? Since (in the show) we are still in South Africa, let's start there. Africa was amazing! Even though I spent time there years ago as a model, nothing could prepare me for my return to the motherland with the girls. From the moment we arrived at Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, I had a small suspicion that this journey we were about to embark on would be like none other. Just a feeling!

107 comments
kena gillings
kena gillings

cynthia i have to say you looked very stylish and fly you represented fashion to the fullest in africa and not marlo who was trying to hard.

Elaine T Lyons
Elaine T Lyons

Cynthia, you are a beautiful, classy lady. You add a lot to the show by your very presence. I will not talk negatively about your husband. Although I think your age had something to do with your choice, if things don't go well, run..as i had to learn to do. Decisions are hard to make, just pray about it, You deserve to be completely happy. It was hard for Nene also and a lot of other women, Stay strong.

babyluv60
babyluv60

Two-Faced Follower. You better make sure Peter n NeNe don't hook-up and take your money with them!!!!

hottttgyal
hottttgyal

CYNTHIA YOU ROCK! You were being a FRIEND not a tattle tale or mean girl. People are so used to shady girlfriends that they don't even recognize when a friend is just looking out for another friend. Sheree was being a BROKE SNOB and Cynthia called her out on it and let the girls know that the love fest was all fake and just gave them the proof. Good for you Cynthia :)

hottttgyal
hottttgyal

CYNTHIA PLEASE READ THIS. Continue being a REAL lady. I can't believe how many people on this blog are PHONY?! I have a very good friend and if someone who was simply an ASSociate invited me out while vacationing with my FRIENDS, I would most definitely let my FRIENDS know ASAP! DUH! This is why so many relationships with women don't last. Who condones BACKSTABBING and calls the opposite "childish school girl behavior"? I think the childish school girl was Sheree for trying to sneak behind their backs and invite you at the last minute like she is so important and was letting you into her little midget clique! Puhleeze.

Nene is like ALOT of sisters and tells it like it is, as do you! Sometimes she needs to just tone it down a bit but that is what makes her Nene! lol

It has already been proven time and time again that women are afraid to tell their true feelings in fear of being labeled a B ! TCH. I'd rather you tell me what is going on if you are a true friend than trying to protect someone who obviously ISN'T! BTW you looked absolutely stunning in all your afrocentric garb and you are by far the most NATURALLY beautiful...BEAUTIFUL PERIOD, housewife of all!

mitsy
mitsy

You are coming across as a" two face ". One moment you side with the talls. The next minute you side with the smalls. Come on, give us the real you, the middle!!!

vicx
vicx

troublemaker, sheep, no backbone i could go on and on! just leave already!

Delia927
Delia927

I am so disgusted with Cynthia's behavior. Cynthia has difficulty in taking a stance and sticking to it. She RIDES THE FENCE. It is rather disturbing to watch a grown woman eat her words. I don't think Mal, Cynthia's sister would back down from these big women. You seem to be intimidated by Marlo and Nene. Remember: STRONG WOMEN CAN NOT BE INTIMIDATED! You are so quick to throw people under the bus BUT NOT THOSE AMAZON WOMEN! Shame on you, Cynthia. You are GUTLESS!!!

unique71
unique71

Why did you back down when Khandi was commenting to everyone about Marlo ...you quickly changed your tune to please NeNe?

GreekGoddess
GreekGoddess

Enough w/the poor African children statements. Those kids look rich to me. They display a joy that people here in the US who have a lot don't. God bless those darlings. It's great that you ladies donated so much. Don't forget that orphanage....sure they'll need more when the supplies run out. Keep it goin'!

lulz
lulz

Whoa. I caught that "there were no smalls" lolz are you saying that small people wish they were tall ppl?

Shonda G
Shonda G

I personally think that the ladies are correct about you. Your opinion changed about Marlo changed very quickly once Nene arrived on the scene. You need to learn to be true to yourself. And you should own the things that you say about people. You do come off as being a follower in the footsteps of Nene. And that isn't very healthy for your viewers who do like you!

JustGiGi
JustGiGi

Hopefully in the coming shows Cynthia can become more of a leader than a follower. This reality show I don't believe is really the reality of it. If it is, Cynthia is definitely a Two-headed puppet. She was one of my favs until the Safari trip. Also, So many people want you to end your marriage to that insensitive man but I believe there is so much more to him than what is portrayed on the screen. Let's hope so.

concern
concern

Cynthia you clearly do not have a mind of your own. When you are not with NeNe you say things and then once NeNe is around, you totally change. I mean geesh.. stand up for once and say the truth not what somebody wants to hear. It's like you have no brain. I've been watching this show and I knew you were weak when you did that stupid friendship contract. You are too damn old for that shit. Grow up and stop crying all the time, and handle your busy. Be smart first and then pretty.

pokerface
pokerface

cynthia, i think that you are one two-faced person. why talk about marlo when she or neenee isn't around and then change everything when neenee shows up. you are a joke and looks like a fool. grow up. you can't think for yourself an you shouldn't even come back next season. i don't like you.

Loveh
Loveh

I think Cynthia is a genuine person long as Nene isn't around on the way to lunch she was saying how Marlo's designer name calling was her thing but as soon as Nene arrives and the conversation is started she loves Marlo and her designer fashion Cynthia could possibly have some sense if she stops being so scared of Nene I think because of Nene's huge personality Cynthia just follows to get the tension and arguments at a minimum.

ross11111
ross11111

cynthia, grow up you are a 44 year old woman yet you act like a childlike tattle tale

debharrington
debharrington

Are you trying to say that for one day, the smalls came up to the level of the talls? That's the way it sounded anyway. This show is changing you and I'm not sure if it's entirely for the better. Before commenting on others, think to yourself, 'would I want someone saying this about me?' Please try to keep it kind.

Kelisand
Kelisand

I think you're great, but it's probably a good idea for you not to renew your contract with Bravo. These girls are trashy & you'll think you're rich? I'm sick of the whole "poor" African children.

diablebleu1998
diablebleu1998

Nene and Marlo are absolutely fabulous!! You and The Smalls are obviously jealous of them. You were such a weasel for starting that fight and then acting like you were innocent. Your style is whack by the way.

MsRachel
MsRachel

Love you and Nene. You did nothing wrong and hang in there with Nene who cares what the others think

dodienay
dodienay

I just love you Cynthia! I would not tune in if you and NeNe were not on the show. You seem to be a very sweet, sincere and classy woman and I guess all the haters on here are just perfect people that never do or say anything wrong. I could go on to say she said this and so on but thats not necessary, we all saw it. I loved your braids, you look just beautiful! Keep Smiling

seasonedviewer
seasonedviewer

I am not sure why Marlo is be given such a role on the show. She is the darker version of Kim...the only way she is going to have anything is through a MAN. She has a foul mouth and thinks she is all that and a box of cracker jacks. You want the world to think that you live the ideal life...I don't think your marriage is happy and you are happy. I think you are one sad woman who wants so much to find peace.

#1Fan
#1Fan

Motherland? Please.

Opal New Orleans
Opal New Orleans

Why would a "Grown" woman start all that trouble by lieing to these woman! I thought you had class BUT I AM WRONG!!!!!! You Need to GROW UP GIRL!!!!!!

CalleyCreed
CalleyCreed

Did Bravo or you ladies buy out the whole store?

Aloh808
Aloh808

I love the fact that you dressed in African clothing during the trip. You looked elegant AND relaxed!

Rocky Rock
Rocky Rock

Cynthia, I always viewed you as classy, but this show is bringing you and your reputation down. I hope in the future you will not regret being on the show professionally. Please stay classy. We need classy to balance out all the crazy, ghetto, and classless on the show. Also. I am praying for you and your man, don't let him bring you down. He's another classless piece of your life.

Angie A.
Angie A.

Cynthia,

I was very disappointed how you went back and told "Thing 1" and " Thing 2" about what Sheree said. Honestly, who does that? What did it even matter? You saw what happen because of your poor choice of actions. You all are suppose to be grown women, not teenagers. That was very messy on YOUR part and it caused me to look at you in a different light. I guess the old saying is true "birds of a feather will flock together." You were being just as messy and unclassy as the two people (NeNe and Marlo) that you were with. Be your own person, be a leader not a follower. Because those who matter don't mind and those who mind "DON'T MATTER!" Don't let those parasites suck the life out of you because misery does love company. Examine your relationship with those want to be Divas.

ILoveGod
ILoveGod

My other comment didnt get posted. But Cynthia, do you ever wonder why Nene never go anywhere with you alone? I mean, last season, at your batchorette party, she called Diana to come be with her. Her Africa trip, she asked Marlo to go with her. Even on the first episode, Kandi was there with you two in Florida. Nene either thinks youre boring, no backbone, or both! Lol You asked for a friend contract, but your just not her speed. Even she and your sister Malorie click more than you do with her. Please stop running up behind her.

dee dee crumb
dee dee crumb

Cynthia, Cynthia....where do i begin. Do you know how much better you are than the company you keep. Your husband doesn't seem to really want to be on the same page as you. He is always the force against you, he should be totally supporting you. Ne Ne and Marlo are not your friends either, I dont know what you like about either but I'd rather take Ne Ne over Marlo. Money doesn't cure ignorance, and pretending you have it when you don't is pathetic. At least the smalls have something going for themselves, they all have businesses and are educated as are you.

carolyn cherry
carolyn cherry

Cynthia, I hope you don't return next season. Honestly, you are the most boring person on all reality TV along with Adrienne Maloof. When you are featured on the show, it's always like an "afterthought" that they included you. You bring absolutely nothing to the show. Your common sense is minimal at best, your fashion sense is nothing to write home about, and you seem to just exist. There is no passion in your life outside of the daughter. You look and act like a women of considerable age with many a struggle and hardship. Is this what marriage has done to you. Time to get off at the next stop. Stop being a "wannabe" and do something with your life instead of a doormat.

Stellanola
Stellanola

We know, you guys are so awesome and charitable. Too bad your behavior is childish and bordering on boring. Way to pat yourself on the back, troublemaker.

adderall
adderall

This show has become extremely boring and it bothers me that women who have alittle bit of money show our young women of today....you too can have money and noooooo class. Bravo please remove this show.....Boring!

Citi Swagg Beauty Bar
Citi Swagg Beauty Bar

Now Now ladies we shouldn't judge Marlo for her past because ppl get in situations because they act on emotions and regret it in the end. Such is life don't act like we never committed a single crime some just never got caught so don't judge ppl on there past criminal or not. Now you could be friends with all the ladies or none it really doesn't affect your life a great deal but you should be bias more than entertain alot of the foolishness they represent you are your own person and you should be much more of a stand up type of chic in stead of clicking up with the others...

Nacole
Nacole

Please for all the negative comments..Cynthia I dont like you anymore! Grow up! We all regret ways we handled things and Cynthia stated that! Get over it! I love your style! Nene and Marlo was way overdressed for a Safari Trip. I really didnt watch the other seasons. I occasionally like Nene, she makes the show funny, lol but I dont think you are a fit with them, find some new friends..take care lady!

gloria alemany
gloria alemany

I always respected you and appreciated you for not playing into the games but watching you run to NeNe and Marlo just to tell them that Sharee didnt invite them to the dinner party was so juvenile! You purposely set out to start trouble like a little girl. Shame on you.

writernclt
writernclt

Cynthia,

You say you're not into labels but you were quick to comment on Phaedra's robe in Africa. How small of you. Phaedra brought gifts to everyone which shows her heart is in the right place, where is yours?

Hatbox
Hatbox

The show is so ghetto!! I always thought u where classy but after u ran in.And told NENE and Mario so childish u r just like them..

Matalean
Matalean

Hey Cynitha you guys look great it takes a lot to be you I read some of the blogs about the other women I only pray all of you go something out of that trip its amaze me the amount of money you guys spend but to see you give to the needy makes my heart grow funder. Be blessed and keep it moving

Viewer11976
Viewer11976

I was almost moved by the ladies experience at the orphanage. Usually trips like that would inspire life changes for those who've been blessed with so much. Doesnt seem like that happened. Cynthia you show in many episodes including this one that you have a good heart and great intentions. Stop allowing those things to be compromised just so you can stay in good graces with your "friend"- a term I use to losely describe your relationship with Nene. She protrays herself as unhappy, evil and judgemental. She is the person who can always dish it to others but never can take it. Dont allow yourself to be pulled into that stuff. This trip should have been about bonding, refocusing and recognizing the blessing you each have- not flossing Chanel and LV. Its crazy.

Cindy1963
Cindy1963

Very well put (Miss Lena posted on Feb. 15). You seemed so happy in Africa and you could see that being around those children made you happy in a way even though they are orphans and have nothing but your whole demeanor was one of gratefulness, joy and you were full of spirit. Those little children deserved that and more because they don't have anyone in their lives that they can depend on to give them anything that they need. I liked that you women did that for them but next time plan it before you get to your destination that way everything is set and it doesn't seem that you did it just as an "afterthought." The only thing I did not like was the way you went running back to Nene and that weirdo Marlo to tell them that you had been invited to the dinner and they were not. That wasn't called for. You are a grown, beautiful, classy woman and that came off like something a child would do. Don't stoop down to that level, you are better than that. I don't like Marlo too much because all she's interested in is the way she dresses and how many pairs of shoes she has and how many pocketbooks she has. She's very shallow, the complete opposite of Kandi. I love her, she is so down to earth. She does not brag about anything that she has. That's the way it should be. Don't let anyone change who you are. Stay true to yourself. Good luck and God bless.

Cynthia C.

Renee O'
Renee O'

Cynthia, You do have a good heart and you are going to have to be careful at what you say when your in the company of NeNe and Marlo. They feed on the Negative stuff, ( like that back handed comment about Fadera's robe Cynthia) at least Fadera educated. NeNe and Marlo think their better then everyone else. They are so getto fab, be aware sister it's easy to fall into that trap. Both ladies act like they are classy, but they are tipical of people who never had nothing in life. And when they do thats all they talk about what they buy or have. People with real class and of REAL WEALTH don't talk about what they have and how much they spend, those two chicks wouldn't be allowed threw the front door. Ask NeNe if Donald Trump ever invited to sit down at his home and break bread with him and his "Fabulus" friends and family. NOT!

Chloe Munroe
Chloe Munroe

Cynthia, When you were first added to the show, I thought you were very boring and my opinion hasn't changed. However, I liked and appreciated the class you brought with you. You seem to want to be liked and need the approval of others, well Nene's anyway. You need your own identity and you also need to quit following so closely behind Nene. You don't fit in with her and Marlo. You look like a lost puppy when you're in their company. Although I have no issue with Nene and Marlo, your personality (the little you do have) is very, very different from theirs.

Vee Lu
Vee Lu

Cymthia going back telling NeNe and Marlo about Sheree hit a sour note and you know those ladies were oh too happy to oblige the drama. It was good to see you in the African element but you were taking the experience a little too seriously. It was good though to see you relaxed and unstressed.

CathleenSB
CathleenSB

I agree with the other posts...NeNe and Marlo were examples of ugly americans for sure...I would be so embarrassed to be on a trip with them...Does Bravo pay for this...I'm sure they must of apologized to the hotels after you all left. Keep your chin up Cynthia! You are so kind and don't need to be around them...

Viewer*Val
Viewer*Val

Hey Cynthia! Woman you were absolutely radiant and wearing that African vibing attire like a African Queen. You go gurl! :-) And Cynthia I just want to say one thing to you ..not in anyway in a negative light but as a person on the outside looking in..I was a little taken back by your comment about NeNe and Marlo acting childish .. Cynthia lets be real ..most of us whether grown or not still have a little bit of childish ways still embedded in us and thats the truth. I keep hearing others harping on what NeNe and Marlo wore on a safari..oh my darn.. big damn deal!.. the animals probably appreciated seeing a different style of dress and Cynthia please don't let anyone sway you from being friends with NeNe I truly think out of all the HW's other than you..even with her ruff edges.. she is the most genuine in the matters concerning the heart.. the others are just to shiesty and shadey for my liking.

Viewer*Val
Viewer*Val

Hey Cynthia! Woman you were absolutely radiant and wearing that African vibing attire like a African Queen. You go gurl! :-) And Cynthia I just want to say one thing to you ..not in anyway in a negative light but as a person on the outside looking in..I was a little taken back by your comment about NeNe and Marlo acting childish .. Cynthia lets be real ..most of us whether grown or not still have a little bit of childish ways still embedded in us and thats the truth. I keep hearing others harping on what NeNe and Marlo wore on a safari..oh my darn.. big damn deal!.. the animals probably appreciated seeing a different style of dress and Cynthia please don't let anyone sway you from being friends with NeNe I truly think out of all the HW's other than you..even with her ruff edges.. she is the most genuine in the matters concerning the heart.. the others are just to shiesty and shadey for my liking.

nonimportant
nonimportant

I love you and all, but honestly until NeNe it seemed as though you had very little backbone, but you did start coming into yourself and I liked the person you were. No drama, but also since NeNe with running back and telling Marlo and NeNe about Sheree inviting you and just carrying the conversation to them was petty. I was like she got a little snake in her blood. Knowing you would have not been able to handle a situation like that at all if you were to be put in one lol. Talls vs the Smalls in your blog is whack, I believe you women to be ladies not kids lol. Who does that? I do see Marlo moving in on your friend though lol, so where will that leave you cause it's been funny to watch you get pissed off on the cool lol. Your definitely no match and dam there invisible when Marlo and NeNe are together, but at the same time the way they act together being that you socialize with them makes all you guys look so unfabulous, unclassy, hood, ghetto and ignorant. Lmao@Marlo's arrest sheet, she's a trip lol. Pitiful!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Danika aka Danni
Danika aka Danni

Ok cynthia please stand up to those two ( girls ), don't let those girls convert u into someone your not going to be proud of later ( don't conform to this world be ye transform by the renewing of the holy spirit) everyone is not telling the same lie those girls are no good.