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Anguilla Antics

Cynthia dishes on the RHOA romantic getaway.

Welcome to Anguilla! I love this island because it is so romantic! The people of Anguilla are friendly, beautiful, and gracious. This is one of my favorite islands, and I was very excited for the ladies to experience it as well. First, I want to say a special thank you to Marvet Britto (The Britto Agency) and my husband Peter Thomas for putting together this fabulous couples retreat. I know you guys put a lot of time and effort into making sure that everyone was happily accommodated. Love you, Marvet! I love you, Peter! Also a big thank you to Ani Villas for our exquisite villa! I know that it is impossible to please everyone, but I think everyone had a great time. Your staff's patience and kindness was greatly appreciated. I have been to Anguilla many times for modeling shoots in the past, but this trip hands down will be my most memorable!

No More Excuses:

We all cracked up when NeNe started singing EXCUSES! And, yes she actually made up the song on the spot. I smell a smash hit! NeNe could sing it, Kandi could produce it, Phaedra could handle all our legal affairs, I could be the model, a portion of the proceeds could go to Porsha's Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, and Kenya's bodyguard can work security for us.

The Hand That Rocks the Boat:

The boat ride was scary and really fun at the same time. Kenya definitely knows how to rock the boat! Of course my initial thought was that Kenya was trying to toss me overboard! LOL! I couldn't give Kenya the satisfaction of getting rid of me so easily, and I held on for dear life! No shark bait today! On a good note, Kenya did get us to Anguilla in half the time it would normally take, and my bared breasts were the headlights that the led the way!

Who's Getting Some Tonight?

Peter and I truly enjoyed relaxing, spending some alone time together, and, um, taking advantage of our rose petal covered bed. Our businesses keep us both very busy, and we were well overdue for releasing some sexual tension. Over and over again!Can You Hear Me Now?

NeNe and Gregg are so cute together. It is obvious these two are still very much in love with each other and need to work it out. However, I'm going to need my “I'm rich bitch" girl to buy Gregg a hearing aid. I can't take it!

The Rules:

I'm with Phaedra on this one. The "let's throw other people's husbands and wives in the pool game" is a no-no. As married folks, there have to be some boundaries that need to be respected. Also I can't say I am a fan of the "who would swing with whose spouse" game either.

Dance Too Much Booty in the Pants!

I was not really bothered by Kenya dancing with Peter. We were all dancing and having a good time. Yes, the little "bend over booty shake part" was a little extra, but overall I thought it was pretty harmless. I am a really secure woman, and the only booty that shook Peter that night was mine!

Chicken of the Sea

When Phaedra walked downstairs in a thong swimsuit with a fish net over it, I almost choked on my egg sandwich! There is nothing like seeing that donkey booty up close and personal, and she was definitely the catch of the day!

Tune in next week to RHOA at 9/8c on Bravo. I appreciate and love you guys!

Cynthia Bailey


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Phaedra: Ending a Marriage Isn't Easy to Discuss

Phaedra Parks opens up about the difficulties of seeiking a divorce.

Bravotv.com: What were your thoughts about the counseling session? Do you regret not attending?
Phaedra Parks: I do not regret my decision to forego the counseling session. As Porsha said, while many of these women say things in an effort to move forward, their actions contradict their words. Hopefully, some benefit was received from the counseling, but everybody knows actions speak louder than words, so I will be watching to see a change.

Bravotv.com: Why did you break down when talking to Sarah Jakes?
PP: This situation has been very overwhelming to me and being surrounded by mean girls has not made it any easier. During one of my most difficult nights, I prayed and asked God to send me someone who knew HIM but could understand me, and I received a call from Sarah within 24 hours. I knew God had answered my prayer, because Sarah and I are both preachers' children. As such, we are often scrutinized based on our parents' calling rather than who we are as individuals. That being said, she understood my plight as a Christian, wife, mother, and business woman. Sarah went through a difficult situation and could relate to what I was experiencing. Because I knew God sent her, I trusted her, I already respected her, and she made me feel safe. I thank God for sending her!


Bravotv.com: Was it hard talking to the lawyer about your marriage?
PP: It is never hard to talk with a friend and colleague, who has mentored you for well over a decade. Ronne Kaplan like myself is a mother, who endured and survived a difficult first marriage. She did not allow that relationship to defeat or discourage her. Ronne is one of the best family lawyers in the country with a specialty focusing on high asset cases, so I knew she was not only well versed regarding my situation, but she also loves me like a daughter. Ending a marriage is not an easy thing to talk about, but she helped me focus on what was most important and gave me sound advice. It was incredibly helpful to have her put things in perspective for me and tell me what I needed to hear, not what I wanted to hear.

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