Cast Blog: #RHOA

Nobody's Perfect

Cynthia thinks all couples could benefit from counseling.

Before I jump into 2012, I want to officially wrap up 2011. I was extremely busy with The Bailey Agency over the Christmas holidays and did not get the opportunity to write my blog. I usually never miss out on the opportunity to stay connected with you guys and clean up after all the mess. So because I feel guilty about not blogging about The Bailey Agency episode, I will do a quick recap to close out last year. Also, I love closure, and crossing things off my list makes me feel productive. In any case, I will try to keep it short, and sweet. Let's go!

Merry Christmas! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas. Again, I was exceptionally busy with The Bailey Agency, so even though it was wonderful to be off for the holidays, I used most of my time to finish getting my school set up. I am also in the process of setting up The Bailey Agency's first big model search in Birmingham, Alabama. With so many applications pouring in from all over the world, I spent most of my days selecting potential students for my school. I am so blessed people have responded to my first big business venture with so much love and support. Having to review thousands of applications to attend The Bailey Agency is a great problem to have! However, my husband Peter did surprise me! Peter sent me away to an astonishing all inclusive spa for three days. I usually don't like surprises, but since I was beyond exhausted and in dire need of a massage, I made an exception. I spent three gorgeous days alone doing spa treatments, reading books, napping, and watching movies. It was incredible, and I felt reawakened! Thank you, Peter, for the gift of rejuvenation and peace! I love you for giving me exactly what I needed. As always, I am grateful.

Welcome to The Bailey Agency opening! The Bailey Agency opening got off to quite an emotional start, but it was a huge success! Lots of beautiful people, sushi, and cocktails! The room was filled with positivity. I want to thank all the girls for coming out to support me, as well as my family. It meant so much to me to have everyone there. It was the first time that Kim and NeNe were in the same space together since my wedding. With the exception of a small spat between Kandi and Marlo, everyone seemed to have a great time.

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! Last but not least, date night! Spending time with your significant other is very important. However, taking the time to make it happen can be a struggle for any parent with a full time job. Peter and I both have been working hard on our new businesses, which has not left much time for date night. All you can do is try right? Peter signed us up for salsa lessons, and even though there didn't appear to be any dancing going on, we had a much needed conversation about communication. We all know that this is super important in any relationship, so I won't bore you with a Communications 101 course! The great outcome of date night for us was acknowledging that neither one of us had all the answers regarding our issues. We needed to bring in a third party. So we decided to seek counseling from Pastor Pollard. He was the pastor that married us, and we both welcomed his advice. After talking with the pastor, Peter and I both left the church with a sense of encouragement, enlightenment and support. I would recommend any married couple to consider marriage counseling. Any marriage can benefit from the spiritual support. People are not perfect, and most marriages are not perfect. I don't want to change, or expect Peter to change. We are who we are. I just want us to be better than we are. We love each other and this is a fight worth fighting for. 

Love you guys!

Cynthia 

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Kenya: This Was My Season of Vindication

Kenya Moore opens up about her journey this season and gives an update on her pilot.

Life Twirls On
I love this title because it’s a testament to my life. This season has been my year of vindication. Thank God, because it was a long time coming. Some of my fans were so angry that I had been lied on for two years that they wanted blood. They and myself were angry and hurt that someone would physically attack me and never issue an apology for their actions, regardless of whether or not they felt justified. And who could forget the years of being called a whore a thousand different ways all in the name of Jesus?

Forgiveness
I’ve learned many lessons along the way and forgiveness is one. I have to admit I could not have done it on my own. I have my family to thank for that. I’m from Detroit and I was raised in survival mode from day one with a mother who vowed to “dog me for the rest of my life.” Therefore, I will always be a fighter. But my focus has shifted and I have too much to lose. I have realized I cannot make a person do the right thing, I cannot educate beyond one’s rudimentary limitations, and I cannot change anyone. However, what I can do is take responsibility for myself and sit back and let karma do the rest -- funny how that works.

My Sister’s Success
One of my favorite principles is you have to be as happy for another person’s success as you are for your own. I’m that girl who roots for all the girls to win. This isn’t me versus NeNe… One can’t deny that just six years ago no one knew who NeNe was and now she has had some acting success. I congratulate her as another woman who has worked my entire life in the entertainment industry and all of our accomplishments must be acknowledged and respected alike. There is room for us all -- not just one at a time. I refuse to pull someone down like a crab in a barrel; jealousy has never existed in my heart. With that said, it’s a lot easier to root for someone that is humble, gracious, and most of all thankful.

Life Twirls On!
“As an artist, I’m sensitive about my sh--” –Erykah Badu

LOL! I’m no different. I single handedly wrote, executive produced, financed, created, directed, and starred in my independent television pilot. Although the viewers only saw a glimpse of what it really takes to produce a TV show, it’s no joke. My name was on the line as well as my financial investment. But if I am going to gamble, I’d bet on me every time!

All the girls and I were in a good place but I still felt vulnerable. It’s torture to expose yourself in that way, to allow people to experience and criticize your work. But as you know, everything is not for everybody. With that said, it is a comedy and I did what I set out to do and that was make people laugh and entertain them. They all seemed to really enjoy it, and I especially appreciated Kandi, Demetria, and Claudia’s enthusiasm and love they showed me during the screening.

As a producer, it’s most fulfilling is to be able to employ others and give opportunities to talented people who may not otherwise be afforded them. Over 50 people worked on this production, and I want to thank my cast and crew for their priceless contributions and my Co-Executive Producer, Brandon DeShazer, for always coming through for me. There was so much excitement on social media as #LifeTwirlsOn was trending, creating a demand to see the entire show! The viewers have spoken and we will be airing the pilot very soon! Stay tuned for an official announcement.

To Team Twirl:
I see you, I hear you, and I thank you for fighting my battles for me. A lot of people have followers, but I truly have loyal fans. You have my back and I couldn’t do this without you. There was so much new positivity for me this season that it is unchartered territory for me. Don’t worry, I’m still that fiery, funny, shady, crazy Kenya that will read you for filth while twirling on my 5” heels you all have come to love or hate. From Celebrity Apprentice to Millionaire Matchmaker and talk shows like Wendy Williams, you continue to show up and make my shows some of the highest rated ever. Love me or hate me, I appreciate the fact that you can’t stop watching me! I love and appreciate you all.

Now Twirl!
Kenya

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