Cast Blog: #RHOA

Cynthia's Perfect Wedding

Cynthia thanks Peter and all the ladies for the beautiful vow renewal surprise.

Let me just say this first: thank you to my husband, Peter Thomas, for giving me the most romantic wedding any woman could ever want or dream of. It was simple, exquisite, thoughtful, and classy. I loved every single detail, and it is obvious to me that you spent a lot of time making sure it was perfect. It was perfect, and less is definitely more! I love you so much! We did get the wedding we always wanted. I was so moved by your tears, and I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. That day will forever be in my heart!

Also I want to thank Peter's partner in crime and our longtime friend, Marvet Britto, again for being there every step of the way. Peter shared with me that you set everything up for the wedding, and that lighting the lanterns was your idea. That was the icing on the cake, and one of my favorite parts of the ceremony! Thank you so much for conspiring with Peter to help make this trip incredible! You went above and beyond, and I truly appreciate you! OK, I am not big on surprises. There is no way you can be a fan of the show and not know this by now. I only say it every other week. LOL! However, I have to say that my surprise wedding vow renewal ceremony was definitely an exception to the rule! I was absolutely blown away by the ceremony at Sandy Island. Honestly, I have now watched it at least 100 times, and I still tear up every single time. It was breathtaking, and even more beautiful in person. I still can't figure out how Peter's sneaky butt managed to pull this off without me finding out, because we were constantly together on the trip. Even the rest of the ladies (their boos included), managed not to let the cat of the bag. No small feat for a group of 12 people, who are not exactly shy in the "talking department"! Not to mention the endless flow of cocktails we had at our beck and call. Well, they are better than me, because I can't hold water!

Seriously, thank you guys for being a part of this special occasion with me and Peter. I thought everyone looked amazing, and you could really feel the love in the air amongst us all. Your kindness, warm wishes, love, and support was well received, and I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. However, I am still going to pay all y'all back for not telling me what was going on! Especially NeNe! Girl, you know you could have given your sista a heads up. I would have at least run over to your room to get my nails done together. You guys got me good! I really fell for the prime minister "white party thing" to the point that I'm still a little disappointed (and pissed) that I never actually got to meet the man! Tune in next week to RHOA at 9/8c on Bravo. I appreciate and love you guys!

Cynthia Bailey Funny Quotes:

Cynthia: "Kenya was putting a little extra sauce on her sandwich!"

Phaedra: "Some things are just off limits, one being people’s husbands! Put some ice in your panties!"

"I don't do hot tubs that I have not personally Cloroxed and cleaned myself!"

"I am just touched by Peter, he is a black angel in white."NeNe: "Bitch! Who are you in a relationship with, ‘cause it certainly ain't nobody on this damn island."

"Gregg is in the back acting like the Klumps (clapping) yay, yay, yay!"

Porsha: "You trying to revamp whatever the hell you had going on 55 years ago!"

Kenya: "I'm gone with the wind fabulous OK, thank you!"

"I am ghetto, but I am also educated and sophisticated. That's all a part of my magic!"

"You can kiss the blackest part of my behind!"

Peter: "Black folks love to do white parties."

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Phaedra: Ending a Marriage Isn't Easy to Discuss

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