Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia clarifies her position on some of the hot topics from Part 1 of the reunion.

on Apr 16, 20120

Kids

The one thing that all of us have in common is that we are mothers. My child means the world to me, and I would do anything to protect her. We signed up to expose our lives on reality TV, not our children. I would never be disrespectful or negative when it comes to my cast mates’ children. I would definitely take offense if I did not get the same respect. You come for my kid, all bets are off! Trust me, this is the one thing that we can all agree on. The kids are off limits!

BTW: I have nothing against mothers who have absolutely NOTHING in common with other mothers.



Evolution

NeNe was an unknown when she started her journey as a Housewife of Atlanta. She has appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and Glee. She has also hosted the red carpet for E! and too many other things for me to remember. There are many business/career opportunities that come her way every day, and she is busy working on them all. Isn't that the point of having this platform? In my opinion, she has done very well for herself. Reality TV can be very lucrative when used as a business opportunity. Ask Bethenny Frankel! Going from an unknown to a household name is no easy feat. I really do think NeNe looks great. She has totally transformed since first season.

BTW: I have nothing against people on reality TV that choose not to use the platform as a business opportunity, or people who think that it is easy to go from an unknown to a household name, or people that think NeNe has not transformed since the first season.

223 comments
LADYJ623
LADYJ623

Cynthia, keep doing you! You do have a sense of class. I think you like to keep the peace, but you could do so much better than Peter.

SMITHVILLE
SMITHVILLE

You are Ne Ne's puppet. You now have earned a bad personality award. At one time you were a joy to watch, and you are part of the mean girls on that show. This show has been on way too long !

VioletViewer
VioletViewer

Cynthia, i'm so glad that honour God, something you don't hear from many of the ladies,God bless you and your family

Viewer-Mad-at-Kandi
Viewer-Mad-at-Kandi

Cynthia, it was good to see you come out and stand up for yourself and your marriage frankly. I don't why people keep saying you're not your own person. I just don't get it. You and NeNe are FRIENDS and friends tend to agree more than disagree. I see that you have your own opinions and I do not believe you are at all riding NeNe's coat tails.

It ironic, too. People tell you to speak up, to share your thoughts and when you do, "You're only being vocal because NeNe's around." How incredibly stupid. As for your sister, she really needs to take a step back. Sure, Peter was rude to her at the reception but at the reception, she still couldn't help saying she didn't think y'all would make it. Who does that? What sister puts another sister on blast to say, "I can't believe y'all actually made it." How rude and unsupportive.

You phrased it well: She's your sister by blood and he's your husband by marriage and they are going to have to get it right because neither is going anywhere. My jury is still kinda out on Peter but there's no doubt in my mind that he loves you and that you love him.

RarebutWellDone
RarebutWellDone

Your husband was rude to your sister several times. When you and your husband divorce in a year - if that long - you are going to need your sister. Also you acted ridiculous on the reunion.

Lady K
Lady K

Cynthia you are a very nice, diplomatic person, but honey you can't be with this group of women. If you say one thing to someone and you have to repeat it please do so, stop trying to clean it up in order not to hurt peoples feelings. A prime example is when you voiced your opinion on how Kim was a mistress, your voice was strong and concise and thats how I like to see you. I hope to see you next season more successful and doing more in your field of interest doll. You are a dignified person, don't tarnish it by arguing with the likes of Sheree and Kim, they are not worth your time!

TinaMD
TinaMD

Cynthia talking about playing the middle, your blog screams it.

New Beginnings
New Beginnings

Cynthia, you appear to be a beautiful person when you are not with NeNe. When you are just being yourself you're lovely but when NeNe is in your presence your demeanor changes as if you are afraid to loss her as a friend or she controls you. Are you afraid of her? Please watch yourself on the scenes when you are with NeNe and when you're not. In Africa you were invited to join the ladies at the party and you calmly said you would let them know then ran to NeNe and told her "Girl I have something to tell you". Why didn't you tell Sherre "No, if the others can not attend then I don't think I want to attend." Simple!! and not even discuss it with the others. Be "Real" and stop causing division!!

shasha11
shasha11

Cynthia, I loved that way you stood up to Kim as she tried to bully you and shut you down. My favorite was line by you was Why are you wearing that dress"? Good job!

BTW
BTW

You are on the wrong team.

FMcC
FMcC

I was watching your body demeanor during the reunion shows. Your head was tilted to the side most of the time. To me, that showed that you are unsure and uncomfortable with yourself. The only time you spoke with strong conviction was to stand up for Nene. You didn't even say anything when it was brought up about Nene and Peter flirting. You didn't voice your opinion more strongly to Sheree about being in the conversation when you said you didn't think Kim would go to an orphanage and hold an African Baby. Sheree was there, she laughed and she didn't say anything about the statement being racist at that time. Maybe this show is too much for you.

PA Girl
PA Girl

I was disappointed in your behavior on the final reunion show. Oh yeah and Peter's too but that isn't anything new.

DE_Viewer
DE_Viewer

If Bravo producers are reading these blogs, PLEASE replace Cynthia. In Atlanta, I know there is someone there that would be more interesting then her. Cynthia, I am a 28 y/o wife and mother of one, and would dare not say the words that come out of your mouth. I want my daughter to be a leader, you are teaching young girls its ok not to stand your ground.

Beyoncca
Beyoncca

I don't think you lack a backbone. I think like you said when the ladies are around you, and if NeNe's around too, they steer clear of you. I don't think The Smalls are exactly being themselves around you while your with NeNe. Kudo's to you for letting Kandi know how the portrayal of herself on the show seems pathetic. When you said "crying over the whole tardy for the party thing, and then you run right on back over their to Kim to make it all right". Your right how pathetic does that make Kandi look. When Kandi said "it's okay that I didn't get money for tardy for the party, because alot of good things came from me working with Kim" really pissed me off. I wanted to scream at the TV dumb bit** good things came because the show was televised. Your producer/songwriter abilities would have been showcased either way. Kandi's a Kim kiss a** plain and simple. p.s. I found it to be un-settling that Kroy's introduced to the ladies and they welcome him with open arms, they love him, he's great,he's the perfect man. Yet, Peter was introduced and right away the ladies can find several faults in Peter.Never really gave Peter the chance they gave Kroy and they still don't truely know Kroy.

Elisha L.
Elisha L.

Cynthia, it's so sad to admit it but it is true. You are weak. I tried to look beyond it last season when you were more concerned with writing up friend contracts to secure your relationship with Nene instead worrying about your relationship with your soon to be husband. I couldn't believe you would let her call your phone and then chew your man out as well. Now this season you have been Nene's cheerleader and lap dog. Your too old for this and you have a daughter watching. Nene and Marlo could care less about you and most likely regard you as a joke. Your not in thier leauge and nor should you want to be. I will give you points for setting your sister straight, it was long over due. You are married and when you take a spouse he/she comes second to only God. It would help your Mother and Mallory to remember that.

53beautiful
53beautiful

People do not like you unless you have drama and a potty mouth. Cynthia I like you, you are classy. Don't let the other ladies get in your head. When other do not know what you think they say u have no back bone. I would not let Kim talked to me like that and you should check her . She has no problem continuing using the F word toward you. She has no class

Take care girl

Agi
Agi

Cynthia, you need to leave the show. You say what Nene whats to hear. Every time you speek you repete what Nene already said. You are blind for not seeing what we all, and your sister, see. Peter is dissrespectful to your sister and you should wake up and realize that. The smalls have great personalities, are funny and you only have people that influance you in a negative way. Get real and find another hobby.

DivaRed
DivaRed

Cynthis.........BTW............you are the biggest instigator of arguments between the other women on this show. You couldn't wait to run into Marlo and Nene during the Africa trip and tell them how they are not invited to Sheree's friends party. And you exagerrated the whole thing! Making it sound as if Sheree was doing it on purpose. This was someone else's dinner party, not Sheree's. Did you think for even a minute that maybe she just couldn't show up with a bunch of uninvited guests in tow? And after the blow up Nene and Sheree had, why would Nene want to go? Marlo wasn't even supposed to be on that trip, her coming was last minute, and no one knew until she got out of the car at the airport! And you were the one who brought up Kim in africa. Why would you do that? Why were you thinking about Kim in africa? I found that funny. You knew your comments would cause controversy and yet you went ahead with them anyway. And during the reunion, to bring up Kim's relationship that has been over for at least 2 years, you did that once again to pit those women against each other. Show some respect for Kroy and Kim's family! It seems to me that your relationshps (with your husband and your sister) are not the best so perhaps that's why you try to stir up trouble in other people's relationships. You need to watch a few past episodes of yourself and take a good look. You may not like what you see.

Viewer
Viewer

Just wondering if you can formulate an original thought. You're a follower. Just following after the wrong stuff. You become the company you keep.

Kimberly   Brown
Kimberly Brown

CYNTHIA,

I THINK YOUR CLASSY. YOUR CAREER SPEAKS FOR ITSELF, YOU LOOK NICE IN YOUR OUTFITS GIVE THE OTHER WOMEN SOME FASHION TIPS.

Milos Mom
Milos Mom

What type of father figure did you have in your life? There is no way if I had a sister I was close to that I would let a man insult her like Peter does, he is beyond RUDE and disrespectful and admits he doesn't care how he comes off. Just leaving your opening with no conversation HELLOOOOOOO. There were reason(s) your mother and sister were concerned about your marriage and if I heard correctly your own mother didn't think you'd make it a year so.... PLS. WAKE UP!!!

RDaniels
RDaniels

Cynthia, This is my second post to you. After watching the end of the reunion last night I couldn't wait for you to put up a new blog. You only have a backbone when NeNe is around. I've read through all these post to you, do you read them? I've found in life if everyone around you is saying the samething, it maybe true. It seems alot of us have the same thoughts about you and your family and the friends you choose. Peter, NeNe and Marlo are about one in the same.Interesting how you seem to be drawn to those type people. It's alright to need a stronger partner but you...Bravo needs to let you go. You're a bore. You have no reaction or voice really unless someone else is around. You having a talk with Kim when you did was just because she was pregnant and you knew there would really be no confrontation on her part or else you wouldn't have done that.

Wishingyoudgoaway
Wishingyoudgoaway

You get an A for effort in trying to make you and your odd husband interesting for TV, but the outcome was a bust. Go away please, watching you is boring and pathetic.

Json
Json

Kepp on doing YOU, Cynthia! Don't worry about the backbone comments too much. I think one reason that some people may think you have no backbone is because you seem to be able to emphasize with different people and see all different sides of an issue. Empathy is a great trait. Some people may want to see it as having no backbone, and there's is always work to be done in this area for many of us, but when you hear these negative remarks I hope you won't forget about the beautiul part in you, and how you are able to consider other points of view, which I believe is because you're not as egotistical as some.

Peggie-Sue
Peggie-Sue

Your so funny!!! Do you really think that people dont see you for what you are?? Lets see you use Nene to help your business and your husbands , that says you know how to use people but here is something you might want to remember: "When Nene sees you for what you are just like all the rest she will kick your beggin butt to the curb as well". Have a nice trip till Peter meets someone with more than you have such as Nene lol!!

It's time to leave!!
It's time to leave!!

I have watched you for the past two seasons and I really feel sorry for you. You are someone else when NeNe is around. You have to be true to yourself. If you were honest with yourself, you don't even like being around this women. Do all of us a favor and leave the show!!

rvperidot
rvperidot

Cynthia you are fabulous; however, you do act different around NeNe. It's sad to watch her so defensive all the time, she has such a big mouth! You have too much class to be acting like her, just try to stay neutral and always remember Africa. Your husband is a little abrasive, and obviously has no respect for your family, those are red flags ... Love your style!

BKLYNFAN
BKLYNFAN

It was fun seeing you wear beautiful clothes and see what you did to your hair each week, but I really hope that your time as a Housewife is at an end. You have nothing of interest to say, you were not really a major model, so having a school is ridiculous and your husband is a nasty piece of work - selfish, self-centered and disrepectful to you and everyone 'cept NeNe, and it's a good thing you like her so much as she may be Peter's next wife. At least she won't let him wipe his feet on her. Goodbye Cynthia.

viewerofhope
viewerofhope

It's time for you to go dear. It is quite obvious from your behavior that you have no idea who you really are as an INDIVIDUAL. Take a couple of years and find out who YOU really are...you are a spontaneous reaction to whatever and whomever. You are a very beautiful woman with a sweet spirit, let her shine through even if it means not "fitting in".

KMB1997
KMB1997

Hey Cynthia,

I just want to say keep being you, Hun!!!

For the viewers, Cynthia is first a human, daughter, mother, model, business woman, and a wife! With that being said, who are you to judge?? I thought only God can judge who we are?

Yes Cynthia sign on to air her personal space just as the others did, it's for our entertainment, but that doesn't mean you have to like it or take everything so personal! ijs

friend and foe_ca
friend and foe_ca

Cynthia, steer clear of Nene and pay attention to your husband and his activities. don't let him use you or your money. quit bending down to Nene, it's disgusting.!!!!!

PRITTINIK
PRITTINIK

cynthis i think you are very two faced although i agree with some of things you say but you have a habit of playin both sides ..practice what u preach and you tend to have this tough exterior when u around nene and marlo wasnt feeling you at all this season you are too grown to be playing follow the leader especially when the leader (nene) is not always right about certain situations..just sayn

connie perdue
connie perdue

Cynthia i really love you i am so pride of you opening up your business of school ,i wish you all the the best.But cynthia Peter is not in your best interest please think about your sis,and what it means to her,she sees what everyone else sees .This man is not for you .cynthia you very very beautiful and smart you have a lovely daughter and a lot going for you self,Peter seem as always mean are angry or something.what is wrong with him. you are to successfuly for him get out now why you are ahead he means you no good.Ilove Nene keep as s friend please kim is no good all about how to use to get a head

Trist
Trist

Cynthia, I think you are amazing - from top to bottom, inside & out. However, you came down hard on Kim at the reunion. She was a guest at your wedding & has supported you. Though she has made mistakes, haven't we all? The more judgement you pass against others, the more judgement you bring against yourself. Please don't let the show, the fame, Nene and especially trashy Marlo get in the way of you being the amazing woman you are. You have a truthful, beautiful energy that gets ruined when you're with Nene & obviously Marlo. Please get over your judgement against Kim (she is just trying to create a healthy family), because you are truly a reliable voice of reason and a kind peacemaker.

georgia blue
georgia blue

Cynthia it is okay to have a little "backbone" NeNe is a "BIG GIRL" that can take care of her self. Thank you for putting Mallory in her place. She needs to stop worrying about your house and take care of her own. If I recall she started the mess and now she is draging around with her tail between her legs.

Mels
Mels

I used to really like you but I think the "smalls" are right about you. You were very disappointing this season. It seemed really strange how on part 3 of the reunion you suddenly had this chip on your shoulder and your actions/opinions were very different than what you "claimed" while in Africa. Perhaps you are one of those people who are easily influenced by others...I liked you much better as a positive/kind person. That show has enough 'ugly attitudes'-they do not need another one. Bet your mom is really disappointed in you too...she & Mal seem like truly good people who care about your best interest-but your not bright enough to realize that I guess. I also laughed when you were so quick to educate Kim on what a mistress is...but yet your friend sitting next to you is an escort (?) Not much of a difference in my book...double standards??? And I wished I could have been there to point out that during the season NeNe wasn't divorced yet but dating that creepy guy and accepting very expensive gifts. Again-how is that any better?? Wrong is wrong...no matter how you slice it. Also NeNe made it such a big deal that y'alls children shouldn't be brought up for discussion yet you nor NeNe reminded Marlo of that when she stated that Kim's children all had different fathers.....double standard (again). Seems like you, NeNe, and Marlo are very insecure and I guess they say that insecure people have to put down others to make themselves feel better. That is so sad because one positive thing I can say about you is that you are beautiful but your attitude is beginning to overshadow that beauty.

Letrelle
Letrelle

My Goodness you actually made my stomach hurt on the reunion pt III. It is SO obvious to most of us that you do not have backbone until you get around NeNe. All of a sudden, you have a voice!!! Wow! You even tried to be tough, rotating your neck, etc. It was funny to watch you totally out of your element = fake.

I watched you confront Kim at that restaurant and it was so apparent that you have read the blogs, etc and suddenly, decided you are going to be tougher. Well, if you were confident and strong, you wouldn't cave under pressure. You would stay true to you instead of trying to prove a point....that makes you appear even weaker.

Be yourself, regardless of what others say about you. That is one thing that I love about NeNe (who reminds me of me...lol), she stays true to herself, REGARDLESS of what others may say. If she appears mean, fine, she will stay that way until GOD changes her. When she does change it won't be because man dictated that change, it will be because of God. You should follow suite. Stay you, don't let the world dictate who you should or shouldn't be! If you are not outspoken, then fine, don't be. Just be you....find your identity and learn to be content with it!!! Stop being a puppet for NeNe and the rest of us.

Mrylnd Viewer
Mrylnd Viewer

I have watched this show since the beginning and each woman holds their own views and opinions in open and closed forums and they do not bite their own tongues. Phaedra, as a new addition is very classy, down to earth and will say what is on her mind without taking sides. Cynthia, at first, I thought you could hold your own. Seeing how you were running to everyone about getting married, it was annoying, but it was real. Btw, that is why your sister is hurt. Its because you shared your how you really felt about Peter, how he treats you and now you expect her to just get over it. It doesnt work like that. You are learning to stop going crying to your siblings about your man especially when your siblings are that compassionate. I love the model agency. Thats awesome. But I think its important to be who YOU are rather Nene and Marlo is there or not. I hope its just a character that you are playing because someone with your accomplishments, a 40 something year old women, I would think that you have learned how to state your own claim in any situation. I just dont see that in your character on the show. But I do see it in your husband. He is who is is no matter what or who is around and he is not afraid to say it. So, where you fall short, I guess he makes up for it.

Trn
Trn

Love you Cynthia. The smalls are jealous because you do not hate NeNe. You are a positive part of the show.....not sure about you hubby though :)

AGrownWoman
AGrownWoman

Just like I thought Cynthia, you buffed up around Nene and you just looked silly trying to defend yourself. Im just an observer from the outside looking in. The smalls PLUS Marlo said it. Cynthia, it's true sweetheart, you appear to have no backbone on your own. Im sure Nene knows it as well. She's just not saying i because she dont want to give the smalls the satisfaction. I noticed there's practically no chemistry between you two. However, there was a connection with Nene and Marlo from the beginning. Take it from A Grown Woman, be your own woman and stop switching up. Speak your mind girl whether Nene's in the room or not.

Letm1t3llU
Letm1t3llU

u need a back bone honey!!! u say u don't have a problem with khandi whats up with the attitude on the show, was that because nene was there u felt tough.... ok i see now u had your back up crew. girl u just making a fool out of your self on the show you are pretty but remember i said BUT your new attitude won't take you far boo boo.....

5StarBoss
5StarBoss

I hope you get voted off Cynthia, because you are a follower that needs direction, and getting it from Nene is not a good thing. Oh shut up Cynthina with your friend contract. You are a waste of time.

rae14
rae14

Cynthia is a fake person. She just say something everytime NeNe

Viewer 23
Viewer 23

Girl, you so change when you get with Kandi, Phaedra, Sheree and Kim, you are so FAKE! And yes you are Nene tool, you act as if you are scared of her. Stand on your own two feet.

Marbella
Marbella

Cynthia, I think you are a sweet heart, but your actions come off a bit hypocritical. I know they are unintentional, but it makes you seem like the push-over of the group.

tripletruth
tripletruth

Cynthia, wow. I have always loved you but after this season and the reunion, I am very disappointed in you. You are acting like Marlo and NeNe and it's not cute. NOT CUTE. You are a follower and your daughter is watching you do this on National TV. Shame shame shame. I feel sorry for you....such beauty with no backbone.

Cindi E
Cindi E

Cynthia, very sad you have CHANGED! Look in the mirror. You are the MEAN girl along with Marlo. Classless the way you acted on the reunion!

Coffycakes
Coffycakes

No one really knows what goes on between you and your husband! Be happy, be yourself, and good luck!

okiefrommuskogee
okiefrommuskogee

Your blog with it's "BTW" make you look stupid. Actually, you must be pretty stupid if you're married to Peter and friends with NeNe. Peter is disrespectful, condensending, bullying, and controlling towards you. NeNe is about every negative adjective I can think of; I personally cannot stand her. And these are two important people in your life, it speaks volumes of what you think of yourself.

Monday
Monday

Cynthia, You are a beautiful person...inside and out. I believe you do speak your mind, you're just not aggressive. You have a beautiful family(except Peter). During your anniversary party, your husband was a rude immature bully. He was humiliating your sister, Others noticed including Nene. Peter was the cause of her outburst. You have a beautiful family who loves you and only want the best for. I don't believe mel wants to hurt your relationship, i just think this one is just probably is sending her a red signal. I'm sorry that man is not for you. Please don't let that man destroy your loving family, he already started........your sister Mel. Peace& love.