Cynthia Bailey

Ever-punctual Cynthia explains why she was late to NeNe's dinner.

on Mar 6, 2013

Anyway, I had been communicating with NeNe since we landed, and I knew she was a little stressed trying to get the dinner party together for us because of her work schedule. At one point, I actually thought about offering to come a little early to help her out. I also considered catching a taxi to her house or having her pick me up once I was dressed so that I would not be late.

I decided to do neither, and I will tell you why. Since NeNe has been in LA working on The New Normal, I have been spending more time with the other ladies. I have been getting to know them better, and I am building my own relationship with each of them. Of course we have had our ups and downs, however, lately the ladies have been graciously supportive of me personally (my vow renewal) as well as my business efforts such the Kids Fashion Show and the Miss Renaissance Pageant. I have hosted the girls in my home for different gatherings, and everyone seemed to genuinely have a good time together. The purpose of the girls’ trip was to visit NeNe, however, I spent most of my time with the other ladies between traveling with them and staying in the house together. As a matter of fact, the only time I saw NeNe in LA was with the girls. I felt that if I left the ladies to go help NeNe out, there would some verbal backlash. Some of the ladies feel (or used to) that I change towards them when NeNe is around.  I knew that if I left them (for whatever reason), it may have come off like I was "changing it up on them," so I could go hang out with NeNe.