Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia thinks all couples could benefit from counseling.

on Jan 9, 20120

Then of course, there was my "Where is Peter Thomas?" moment. OK, let me bring some clarity to that situation, before I officially close out 2011. Peter Thomas was the one that spent most of his day setting up everything up for The Bailey Agency opening. He made sure that everything was beautiful and perfect. I was happy that he took the time to help me out, because managing Bar One is a full-time job. Between bouncing back and forth between The Bailey Agency and Bar One, he was exhausted. At one point he stepped out to check on something at Bar One and was MIA during my thank you speech. Of course, when he returned the speech was over and the rest is history. My only issue with Peter was that he should have communicated to me that he had to step out and would be right back. Communication is key! It eliminates the unnecessary drama and senseless confusion. I was so busy entertaining my guests that I honestly did not notice that he had left. Had I been informed, I would have waited for him to get back. Or I could have at least expressed to everyone that he had to step away for a moment. No drama, end of story. This was my big day, and Peter was very excited for me. He is my number one supporter. Moving on.

Happy New Year! I bid reflectively farewell to 2011, and warmly embrace 2012 with open arms! One of my New Year’s resolutions is to bless others because I am so blessed. I have more resolutions, but this one means the most to me. I thank God for allowing me to live to see a new year. I have so much to be thankful for, and I take nothing for granted. This includes life itself. God give me the strength and courage to be a better mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and human being. I welcome life's challenges and will do my best to rise to the occasion every time. I declare 2012 to be a year for greatness, prosperity, and love for all! Let's make it the best one yet! 

153 comments
Julia Hamilton
Julia Hamilton

Remember in last season NeNe pulled your husband to the side to discuss why he was treating her so coldly. That is not normal. I bet you couldn't dear had pulled Gregg to the side. NeNe knows that you are a friendly, mild-mannered person. She also knows your the type that rather have peace than war. She is going to take gradual mini, tinsy, winsy attacking steps with you. You're to kind for her. She is aggressive and your passive. Nothing wrong with the two, but when she would pull in a Tiger, lion, and Pit Bull like Marla, you had better watch out. I hope your husband see what has ocurred on television, and warn you that you are getting to deeply involved with the two of them. I like NeNe, don't get me wrong, but sometimes she needs air to expose that held down tempermental, nostrel flaring, making sense of everything, know it all personality. In other words don't over do it with the My Best Friend Move! Marlo is not going to take you in too well. She is a loner and she can handle herself quite well, and she doesn't need friends.

Stay away from that type of gossip, the attack will be you next. Marlo is soon going to be after Kandie!

Viewer
Viewer

CYNTHIA, FOR YOU TO BE A GROWN WOMAN WHY DO YOU ACT SO CHILDISH, IMMATURE AND HIGH SCHOOL. WAS THAT REALLY NECESSARY TO GO BACK AND STIR UP TROUBLE. YOU STATED THAT YOU WANTED ALL OF YOU TO HAVE A GREAT TIME IN AFRICA BUT CLEARLY THAT'S NOT WHAT YOU WANT. IT WAS VERY PETTY OF YOU TO DO THAT AND SHEREE' SHOULD'VE PUT YOU IN YOUR PLACE! ACT LIKE A GROWN SOPHISTICATED WOMAN SHOULD AND STOP BEING TWO-FACED. "BACKSTABBERS" SEEM TO FIT YOU AND KHANDI'S DESCRIPTION. I WAS SHOCKED TO SEE KHANDI IS MESSY TOO! THERE ARE WAYS TO COMMUNICATE AND HANDLE ISSUES! ALL YOU HAD TO DO IS TELL SHEREE' "I'LL PASS ON THE INVITE BUT THANKS," BOOM! YOU SAID Y'ALL COULD HAVE WENT TO MIAMI AND CALLED IT A DAY...OK, DIDN'T NOBODY MAKE YOU GO TO AFRICA. YES, MARLO COULD'VE HANDLED THAT DIFFERENT, BOTTOM LINE IS YOU NEED TO STAY IN YOU LANE!!!!

tylernia
tylernia

Cynthia u need to stop being a trouble maker they need to turn around and jump on you because you know that wasnt said about marlo and neenee> what u need to be worrying about is how nene is sleeping with your husband grow up no wonder russell simmons didnt want you. you too busy in other ppl drama u need to worry about ur own

Sayyaluvme
Sayyaluvme

Well, i'm just want to say that you are very pretty but things such as gossip takes away from that. I was just as suprised as all others to see you go and twist the truth. Have you read Marlo's crimmnal backgroud? She's just not wrapped tight enought to involve yourself in gossip with. Leave that alone. I just hope you went back and corrected all that.

rhonu
rhonu

There was nothing wrong with you telling Nene and Marlo about Sheree's shady invite; that's call loyalty. I would have done the same thing. I am NOT going to let something shady like thay go down that involves my friend and not say anything. It's refreshing to see loyalty between friends play out on tv, much like Tiny and Toya. Folks on here are ganging up on you about it, that you stirred up drama. No you didn't; Sheree stirred up drama and she knew what she was doing. I understand your friendship with Nene is hard for some people to grasp because there is so much 2faced and backstabbing among so called friends that loyalty is something strange. You and Nene looked nice on the Soul Train Music Awards.

rhonu
rhonu

It is admirable to see loyalty demonstrated between you and Nene and sad to see how folks on here are joining Sheree's foolishness that something is wrong that you and Nene get along. It's not joined at someone's hip but called loyalty. It's refreshing and I haven't seen this type of friendship since Tiny & Toya. And you and Nene looked really nice on the Soul Train Music Awards.

HaukkuAmil
HaukkuAmil

People keep saying Cynthia caused this argument, but what it all boils down to is this. Just because they're adults, it doesn't mean they're mature ones. These women are showing you who they REALLY are!! They are saying and doing exactly what you'd see if the camera's weren't rolling. No one at this point should be surprised at their behavior.

the one
the one

Cynthia told her friends what was said...so what??? I would have done the same thing b/c they are my friends. Sharae shouldn't have hand-picked who to invite on a GROUP trip...then act fake (and invited Marlo) when Marlo questioned her antics with inviting Cynthia. CYNTHIA DOESN'T CONTROL THE OTHER WOMEN. SHE DID THE RIGHT THING BY SHARING THE TRUTH WITH HER FRIENDS.

BlueSteele
BlueSteele

Time out, y'all are downing Cynthia for doing what Sheree makes a habit out of doing... Miss run-Tell-dat herself? Give me a break. Sheree knew that inviting one an not the others after their "clearing the air" was going to start trouble. she could have said... my bad cynthia and kept it moving. What ALL of you fans need to realize is that ALL of these events are simply plot devices set up to stir drama where there is none. NONE of these chicks would be invited anywhere (aside from Cynthia and possibly Kandi) if not for this show. So, just watch how it plays out... Cynthia, I am sure they cut alot from in-between those scenes so I'm still cool with you.

TX Viewer
TX Viewer

Cynthia,

Add me to the list of disappointed viewers. Your behavior was juvenile and petty. The average teen ager has better judgement than you displayed. The few people that are supporting your actions applaud you for "keeping it real." There is nothing real about stirring up drama. As an adult, you should have control over your words and actions. You knew the situation was violatile, so why instigate a fight. It truly saddens me to see grown women behave this way. Perhaps you should concentrate on building your self esteem. You appear to be a lost little girl and it's very unattractive.

Marcia M
Marcia M

Cynthia....you are beautiful but you lack common sense. I can not believe a woman your age is a follower. Not a good look for you.

tellittourface
tellittourface

I really didn't know how I felt about you on the show but after what you did I think people are going to look at you in a new light, How could you talk about clearing the air and coming together in sisterhood. anybody who really wanted peace would have left it alone, but you ran and I mean ran to the room like a child just to get something started up, shame on you,

ogates
ogates

Aren't you embarrassed that you caused all that mess between Marlo and Sheree like some two-faced teen? Who knew you were a pot stirer? Now we all know....

Rican_Nena
Rican_Nena

Cynthia, malicous gossip is not sexy nor professional. I guess you don't want to be the decent, good girl on the show but rather be the TROUBLE MAKER. SORRY but you also made a mistake getting married---your family knew it from the beginning----AND you didn't listen! Time to stop being the gossiping-_____!

Jusea
Jusea

Cynthia...you are not ready for prime time. Time after time you fall short and always blame the other person. Peter, your sister, Kim, Kandi (her radio show when one of the guests asked about Nene). When you and Nene were at the vintage shop you led Nene to believe Kandi started that whole discussion about Marlo about her man. You always ask the girls inflammatory questions, knowing full well the cameras are rolling. Example, in Florida, you asked Nene and Kandi about dipping into the lady pool and then berated Kim who wasn't even there. The audience is getting hip to that ladylike veneer and seeing the real person behind the curtain. Thanks for sharing.

mary ann
mary ann

cynthia, it was really sad the way you just ran back all giggley (like a jr high girl) to tell nne and marlo about the invite. you knew it would cause trouble and i think you are so possive of nene that you want her to dislike everyone else. why dont you open your eyes about your hateful husband and not focus so much of nene?

TALLTHEWAY
TALLTHEWAY

Cynthia......Sheree did not say Marlo could not go to the party.....She said she wasn't inviting them. The fact that you specifically said Marlo was a lie and made things worst. All you grown women need to grow up. None of this is becomming to any of you.

deebudda
deebudda

I CAN NOT BELIEVE CYNTHIA WENT BACK TOTELL NENE AND MARIO SHE LOOK LIKE SHE PLAY RIGHT NEXT TO HER BOYFRIEND ON THE LINE. CYNTHIA IS A FLOATER BOTTOM LINE,I FEEL SORRY FOR PETER

Enaid
Enaid

Cynthia, you need to keep you're big mouth shut, some of this catty mess is you're fault. you couldn't wait too get back and run ya mouth, I hope sheree confronts you about this next sunday, I'm pretty sure you're a coward, you just seem that way.

cheryllleee
cheryllleee

It was pretty gross how fast you ran back to Nene and the felon chick to dish on Sheree's invitation, way to start a petty fight.

Onisiro
Onisiro

Something I forgot to mention in my last post can't stand your husband Peter! Girl he is taking you for a ride of a lifetime. He ain't and never will amount to much of anything. You are his personal door mat open your eyes girl,open your eyes.

Badonna Marrero
Badonna Marrero

Cynthia, I don't blame you for starting the fight between the two ladies, however you know what you did and I really don't think that you thought that Marlo was going to go off like that, and think that she totally came unglued for something that should not have meant one thing to her, in my eyes she came off looking very silly. Yea, it was a group trip, but the two of them are not friends. I love you and your daughter the two you remind me of myself & my daughter Oh! and I love, love how you talk to Peter.

Carole Traynham
Carole Traynham

I agree with the comments about you going back to tell, you couldn't wait to tell, so immature.

Maria Lloyd
Maria Lloyd

I really hope that you take the time and read through these comments and take time to evaluate what you have surrounded yourself with! Really, you need to evaluate from beginning to end all the decisions you have made and are making?? First, Peter you and he had issues prior to marriage and you gave in lost money/investment with his business, now you are still following NeNe and running your mouth and not being a classy lady! Hold your own, listen to your sis and mother! Wow! You seem to have it together but you aren't processing things! Peter wants out his attitude and demeanor speaks volumes that he's tired of you and your family dipping into his broke ass finances! He wants a bankroll and thats all he see's you as! Please wake up!

Maria Lloyd
Maria Lloyd

We all now know trhat Cynthia is a very immature woman with insecurity issues. She ran and flew off at the mouth and now has caused a bad situation to be even worse. Marlo already has a bad rap sheet, anger issues and now shse's on a continental trip and looking at getting stumped because Sheree is definitely "NO Punk!" Who invites themselves on a trip and then runs their mouth the entire time? She's such garbage! Phaedra tell the trouble maker she barely went on and then she invites a person with no manners or class!

Viewer42
Viewer42

Cynthia - you really instigated the whole argument with Sheree and Marla....you should never go in and repeat things that will hurt others....that is considerations for others 101....you provoked that whole fight with the women....I sit back and think these poor women can't control their actions what so ever....so much immaturity. I expected more from you.

NYJenn
NYJenn

Cynthia! I think it's time for you to leave the show. I lost so much respect for you. That was BEYOND catty and so high school. Extremely low..for a woman of your age to act like this is so childish. Grow up! Your sister, Mel should be on the show instead of you. You use to be my Favorite Atlanta Housewife.

MCG
MCG

Cynthia, I have to say you are a fight starter. Why would you go off and tell Nene and Marlo what the other girls said? You just don't do that. You are always judging when your relationship with your husband is the worst. Grow up and stop pretending to be a good girl.

Carmen E.
Carmen E.

Cynthia, you did nothing wrong, everyone on this blog would have done the same IF they are good friends with anyone. Sheree was the one that was wrong as she always is. Those on here that think it was alright to not invite all of you are just as rude as she is, since you were together in an other country. You have a great friendship with Nene and it just sickens me that many see that as weak, yet find it ok when the others are always together, sitting around gossiping.

Trinigirlknits
Trinigirlknits

That was just a stupid move. I don't get it. I'm tired of this fighting stuff. Why can't we just have a show that shows us you guys having fun in South Africa? All of that was not necessary. Why could you care if you did or didn't go to dinner without NeNe? All you had say was no thank you and kept it moving. You are full of baloney.

Sister R
Sister R

Wow! Talls vs Smalls hey! In show biz any publicity is good publicity good or bad! Alot of drama that was close to a physical altercation suprised Sheree did not pull Marlos wig. Marlo was not invited to the event she should have not felt entitled to anything. Sheree would have invited Ne Ne before inviting Marlo. Hope they don't make her a housewife on show she's a leech! Ne Ne used her to have a crutch on vacation. Good move on Ne Ne 's part! However, watch your back she might be moving in on your spot. Drama sells and you got your punch in as they all have in the past present and future... You may have felt bad when Sheree asked you and not the other two NeNe and Marlo.. But Sheree did say ok you can come if you want when He-Man Marlo came storming down the stairs... Marlo took it to different level... Watch your back she going to pay you back sooner or later... Get Peter to get you a guard dog before Marlo bites !

A Fan
A Fan

OMG, I can't believe you did that. You didn't know the circumstances of the party and they invited you and you go an run up there to NeNe and Marlo and exaggerated the conversation. Sheree was being kind to you. You can't tell me you didn't know how both of them would react.

This makes me wonder if you really should be in the business your in. You are going to have to keep things to yourself because your now going to be working with young girls who are looking for a leader. This is not leadership! This is highschool, no actually grade school. NeNe and Marlo are not good role models to any young girl out there, especially potential leaders. These relastionship are going to have mothers questioning why you would be communicating with these ladies. Like I said on NeNe's blog, you want to be a business woman you have to watch everything you say and do.

I know what i'm saying because I had a mother as a client and her 3 girls disrupted my teams and parents were tired of the drama and said they were leaving if I kept this family as clients. I had to cut the ties If you want roles models you should be with the smalls. because each of these ladies are good business women and know how to run a business and how they should communicate. They also look to be good friends and if you need a friend they are it. NeNe and Marlo are not!

I also find you to have no self esteem which is amazing because you were a model. You act like you don't know anything and your marriage is on the rocks because of communication. You need to learn how to communicate and when to communicate. There is a program out there called toastmasters which will teach you how to express yourself in every type of communication scenario. This may help you with communicating.

This is good advise because you are going to be working with parents and young girls and that is the hardest set of clients you will every encounter. If I were you, I would seriously start working on your business and your marriage. They are your livelihood and your happiness. Acting the way you have been acting on this show does not show the world a person who has the ability to handle conflict and can't express herself. What are you going to do when you have a parent like NeNe? Run? This clientele base is very fickle and hard to work with and I say this based on my own experiences in my business. I had to show I was strong and could handle anything.

Good luck and I'm sorry but I'm embarassed for you!

Tralala
Tralala

Sheree was bogus for inviting you in the first place. She should have left well enough alone. Her explanation at breakfast was sufficient. Her actions contributed to the discord. HOWEVER, the discord does not take place if you don't go back and blab to NeNe and Marlo like you are 17. Then you keep referring to "they" instead of Sheree. You looked a hot mess. I was in disbelief at your lack of wisdom and poor judgment. I think that actually hurt NeNe. NeNe plays hard and tough, but she wants to be liked just like all of us. No one likes a trick, and on this episode, that was you. Tell the producers you have an image to uphold, and not to put you in those situations.

kdl
kdl

Please, Cynthia, get off of this train wreck. If you don't you wont have any dignity or even a marriage left. You are too beautiful and elegant for these "trifflin' you know whats". They couldn't possibly pay you enough to hang with these women. Girl, find another way to make your money. No amount of money can ever cover gutter! SMH

Royal Annie
Royal Annie

Cynthia, I did not see anything wrong with they way you handled the whole situation that leaded to Marlo and Sheree. They are the ones that are in the wrong and behaved like little children esp. Shree. Just keep doing you.

JL in Miami
JL in Miami

aw Cynthia how could you? You are going to get burned by those two. Specially Marlo. I hope is not too late. Get away from those two.

Lady-Belle
Lady-Belle

That was so two faced what you did by going back telling Ne Ne and Marlo what Sheree said after all It was her friends house and If she wanted to take Phaedra and Kandi thats her business. what was the point.

eve22
eve22

Girl, you need to get a life! Real tacky to run back and tell the two "pyscho's" what was said, but you seem to do a lot of pot stirring. Obviously, Marlo thinks that's since she's so "rich and fabulous" that she's supposed to be invited to everything; she's an ex-con who got her game on by blowing on an old man. (another words, she's was his "whore", cause you really don't think he referred to her as his "woman"?) So you really need to grow up and be the strong woman you profess to be; cause hanging on to someone else's coattail and kissing their ass really ain't "fabulous". Go home and work on your marriage and your career and stop acting like a high-schooler; it really doesn't become you. Oh, another thing, have you every flown in first-class before? You sure didn't come across as having done so-filming the menu and commenting that this is how it is to fly "first-class baby"! You all may have a little $$, but you all should have used it to buy some class-now that goes a long way!

SylviaS
SylviaS

So you finally find a voice and this is how you use it? I think you wanted to stir up the first blow-up to keep the group divided and assure a place somewhere when actually you're just an accessory. Not really friends with anyone. Had you stayed home, no one would have noticed. A shame you couldn't work up that kind of nerve when your husband has publicly betrayed you time and again.

Marshall's robe? I guess if the First Lady of the United States can shop at Target and Marshall's and those stores that the majority of viewers of this show that provides your only income, it should be good enough for you. Or do you think it's appropriate to insult us and the First Lady.

Rick Thomas
Rick Thomas

You suprised me Cynthia with your instigating drama between Marlo and Shere. That whole thing never would have happened had you kept that information to youself. I watch regularly and have noticed that you appear to be an Ass-Kisser to NeNe Leaks, what you fail to realize i sthat you would get more respect in the long-run for being yourself and having your own standards and opinions. NeNe Leaks has low-self esteem even though she attempts to hide it by being a Big-Mouth who attack others....Thats Her defense, all hidden in that Bad-Girl, Bad-Mannered discise. I cant wait foir the show when NeNe Leaks turns on you and Peter to see the look on your face at that point would be priceless.

faye mccutchion
faye mccutchion

Disappointed in you too. I thought you were above the drama, but you wasted no time to tell Nene and Marlo about Sheree's invitation to you. Thought you were the mature one of the group.

Viewer
Viewer

First of all, let me say I absolutely love the show. I was very disappointed in your behavior on the trip to Africa Episode. I really felt like you had to have some idea of how things were going to go after you told NeNe and Marlo about the conversation you had with Sherree'. It was very irresponsible for you to go back and tell those two ladies about that conversation. I hope next time you will use better judgement and learn to keep your mouth closed. You are old enough to know that there are times when it is best just not to say anything.

CynthiaFan
CynthiaFan

Cynthia I can totally understand why you told NeNe what was said about her. You are not responsible for another woman's actions, period. Unfortunately this season you are guilty by association so everything you say or do will be judged accordingly. Trust and believe if the tables were turned Sheree would have told Kandi and Sheree (who appear to be attached at the hip). Sheree should learn to never throw stones because her financial problems are all over. I know you lurk on a certain website so you are aware of the rumors (which always start from truth).

My final words to you on this post are to keep your head up. Never mind what we as viewers say because we see an edited version of your life. There's always more to a story. Good luck with your future endeavors! Love an peace.

Florida viewer
Florida viewer

REALLY disappointed in your behavior Cynthia. You try to act as though you are above all the drama yet you are the first to stir it up on the trip to South Africa. Why would you run back to Nene and Marlo, mock Sheree and tattle on the the girls?" I think that personally you were jealous of the connection Nene and Marlo had and felt left out , so you were hoping a bit of juicy gossip would put you in better standing with your girl Nene. You failed Cynthia, it made you look even more like a brown noser and insecure individual. Your "class" rating just plummeted drastically..

LaToyaShante
LaToyaShante

That was real messy of you to go directly back & run tell NeNe & Marlo that Sheree extended an invitation to you & not them. You could have said no thanks & kept that to yourself. Still being loyal to your alliance & not saying holding back & keeping secrets but some things that are said & done is not to be repeated. You are a grown a** woman & long gone past high school. It's like REALLY B¡#¢H dats how you get down. And you so simple minded you still wondering why they say you kiss NeNe a**. Since you such a follower how bout you follow the yellow brick road & ask the wizard for a brain. #BLOOP

zulushaka
zulushaka

Loved, Loved, Loved, your dishekee Cynthia & your braids!!!!

Ranah
Ranah

Cynthia, you are a beautiful woman. But I didn't like the way you ran to Nene and Marlo, like a little school girl to tell them what Sheree said. But I suspect by the look on your face afterwards, you didn't know Marlo would react like Mike Tyson. Tell me again, why is Marlo on this show???