Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia explains why she's ultimately happy about the new space for The Bailey Agency.

on Nov 5, 20130

Welcome back to THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA!

Wow! So much has happened since the last time we talked, so let's jump right in. The Bailey Agency School of Fashion has outgrown its original location, and we have moved to a larger one! I am super excited to introduce the world to Industry Studios, which is the new home to The Bailey Agency School of Fashion, Derek Blanks Photography, and Peter Thomas Entertainment. I love it! Industry Studios is the perfect space to grow into (it's huge) and God willing I look forward to being there for many years.

Yes, you heard me right when I said Peter started renting the building (he did NOT buy it like I said he did, my mistake) 6 months before he told me about it. Initially I was annoyed that he did not consult with me first, but I now understand why he did not. The reason is simple: I would have shut the idea down. I don't like to take risks or jump into things before I fully understand how they can benefit me or my situation. Peter started renting the space with the vision that one day it would be exactly what it is today, Industry Studios. The collaboration of TBA, Derek Blanks Photography, and Peter Thomas Entertainment is definitely a power move for all involved. Business has been booming, and we have only been at Industry for about 5 months. We have already had great talents such as Michelle Williams, Tyrese, Monica, Jaheim, Towanda Braxton, and many more walk through our doors for business! Also, The Cynthia Bailey Model Search and Miss Renaissance Pageant 2013 were huge successes this year. As for everything else that's been going on, you guys will see in the weeks to come. Expect big things from Industry Studios and The Bailey Agency School of Fashion, because they are definitely coming!

Thank you to all the ladies for coming and supporting my event. Your kind words and well wishes mean the world to me.

105 comments
kcat
kcat

Ok Cynthia, you might have been a great photographic model but you really sucked on the runway -- chunked down that thing like a horse.  Before you go teaching, you need to learn how its done.

BeWiseNotFoolish
BeWiseNotFoolish

Hire a qualified attorney (not Phaedra) who specializes in this matter NOW Cynthia.

 

The fact that you dismiss Peter spending your money and entering into legal binding transactions without your input or knowledge because he rented versus buying clearly speaks volumes of your low self esteem and desperation to have a man in your life. 

 

Your sister and mother had valid reasons for not wanting you to marry Peter and the TRUTH about him has surfaced.  Nia Long was smart enough to leave Peter alone and we now understand why.  The same women that you distanced yourself from are the same women that you'll need to turn to for emotional and (most likely) financial support. 

 

Peter is playing you Cynthia. 

 

How are you married and did not know Peter frequents strip clubs!  You're in a vulnerable, dangerous place.  The wool has been pulled over your eyes and you don't want to bring yourself to realize it. 

 

Peter (your husband) told you that YOU HAVE TO PAY HIM RENT - and you will.   

 

Peter has set the tone for you to PAY HIM a certain amount of money by a certain timeframe.  Peter has positioned himself to be acclimated to a certain lifestyle WHILE BEING MARRIED TO YOU. 

 

Hire a qualified attorney (not Phaedra) who specializes in this matter NOW Cynthia.

 

Your sister and mother saw this coming and they tried to tell you. 

housewifefan2012
housewifefan2012

I just hope Ms Cynthia that you are doing what you need to, to protect your interest. Keep your business separate from your marriage. Just the fact that he bought the building you are in makes me question a lot of things especially when he did not tell you about it. 

I was talking to my husband about that and he said it is fine that a woman has her own money, her own bank account , savings account, but when it comes to business - keep it separate and also be aware of what your NAME IS NOT ON, LIKE THE HOUSE,THE CARS, THE BUILDINGS YOU AQUIRE, ETC. IF YOUR name is not attached to these documents as a sole owner, and if you are not treating them separate from the whole marriage than you man encounter some issues. Nip these things in the bud immediately and please get advice with YOUR OWN LAWERS ABOUT YOUR ASSETS. If for some reason there is a division in your marriage what will be important is what you have protected for yourself. Peter is not good at business and is impulsive. That can be a problem in the future. Look at what happened with Porsha. She did not jointly own the home she was put out of.

msmith76
msmith76

Cynthia I think you are very creative with your hair and make-up.  I'm interested in how hard it is for you to obtain modeling work since you are in your 40s and our culture is pro youth.

caliqueen@23
caliqueen@23

I know once you get married i becomes us but Peter should have told you before he spent YOUR money on anything big like that. now if the tables were turned and you did that to you him he would turn up and start acting a damn fool..i just feel like he doesnt respect boundaries. 

JLN1925
JLN1925

Thank you for being so open about your fibroid tumors, I am suffering from the same issue and it helps to see someone else with the issue and how they are handling it. Thank you Cynthia.

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Cynthia Peter is not right he is what we call a broke ass n---er. you have to many positives thing in your life. peter is playing the love card. wake up cynthia

 

 

 

 

g0ddess
g0ddess

I secure partner would still communicate with their spouse on all important matters, regardless if you would have been negative towards his endeavors. The fact that a spouse is willing to sacrifice communication for self gratification is very selfish, bias, and not beneficial in sustaining and alliance like a marriage. Spouses making excuses for their spouse disloyal behavior practice denial. Communication, trust, honesty, comfort, companionship, loyalty, protection, respect, justice, intimacy, and sex if married establishes strong bonds built to last. If one or more stones is missing from the list above, your relationship will not last for it is not founded on stability, which is what the following traits symbolize, the founding stones to build a power relationship. Is it just for your spouse to make important decisions regarding you economically without your consent? Did your spouse respect your intellect when making important economical decisions? Have you been more economically intelligent than your spouse when making financial decisions? There is a reason men intentionally neglect to include Matriarchs when making decisions, and it has to do with a lack of intellectual respect. If you want your marriage to endure, it would be wise to fine tune your alliance;)

Dreid123
Dreid123

You kiss up to Nene too much for me. If Marlo was trying to ride nenes coattail then you are too. You're just using a different approach. You're not fooling me honey! You take digs at all the other girls but you' don't say a word about Nene no matter what she says . I love me some Nene but she does swerve out of her lane a lot ! Call her out on it just like you do everyone else.

housewifefan2012
housewifefan2012

I am confused.  I though you and Peter discussed last year how you felt about not being included in the spending of your funds. Why do you let your husband do these purchases behind your back and not emphasize the importance of you being on board with every detail? It seems that you need to make an agreement about what is going to happen before it happens. You do not want to be blindsided, especially with your own money. I am an older person, and have been married for over 30 years. My husband did that ONE time and after I finished with him he did not do that again. It is called respect. If you can not get Peter to respect your feelings and thoughts you will be heading down the same road as others who are getting divorced. Peter is not respecting you and you need to get that respect back. Believe me I did not get through more than 30 years of marriage without my husband having respect for me.

cgarden
cgarden

Sorry about your medical issues. I know I am not the only one who found Peter so immature and downright rude to teh doctor at the visit. I would have wanted to sink through the ground if that were my husband. He needs to grow up and needs to get his HUGE chip off his shoulder and stop saying "poor me" and man up. His behavior was appalling.

Good luck with your health issues!

Leah008
Leah008

Your husband is very unattractive and every time he opens his mouth makes it even worse. ewwww

Watchers
Watchers

I'm watching you go through medical issues that I faced many years ago. So, i understand and sympathsize with you and I am happy you are able, in this day and age, to have better options than I had that won't change your life forever. You should know you are fortunate.

quette432004
quette432004

Hello Ms. Cynthia! Girl, you are reading already. When you told Kenya, I know your checkbook is not packed up - I screamed! Honey child, all these people commenting on your marriage, really need to read your book. You and Peter work. If they had any common sense, the owners of Bar One is in foreclosure. Y'all are only renting the space, DUH! Applauding you for moving on up, with your classy, stylish and lovable self.

Ceci2468
Ceci2468

Why would Peter rent a building 6 months (left vacant I presume) before telling you? That makes no sense logically/financially. Perhaps Peter had another intent for the building and didn't tell you? And it's my understanding that the location of Bar One where your new building is is not a very desirable location. Are you trying to scare off clientele? Something is not adding up.

Ceci2468
Ceci2468

Cynthia, you will forever come up with an excuse as to why Peter does the things that he does. I know many women like you. Unfortunately, many people never learn from their mistakes and keep repeating them. So we, the audience, just have to continue to watch the train wreck because it seems that the problems (handling of money and the way Peter treats you like you have no sense) of your past are still the problems of your present/future.

georgiegirl18
georgiegirl18

It is disturbing to me the way your husband talks and treats you.  The way I interpreted what I saw on your last show was that you were/are your husband's meal ticket. Why would a loving husband make fun of his wife and her weight issue, when it seems to have some foundation in your physical health.  Why would a loving husband invest his wife's money, for a second time that we know of, without discussing it with her?  I like you.  I hope you are happy in  your marriage.  I could not tolerate the arrogance I see on tv.

chatty
chatty

Cynthia, seems to me that Peter can't run a business, Twice now in forclosure. Sure hope your money is not involved.

Tara416
Tara416

Cynthia, you are one of my fav RHW cast members, and I was recently diagnosed with fibroids this past week after years of strange symptoms which I could not get pin pointed by my doctors until recently.  When I saw last ngiht's episode revealing your current struggles I nearly cried listening to you say exactly everything I have been thinking and feeling recently.  It was so nice to see you put yourself and your struggle out there for other women to relate to and inform the public about it.  I always thought you were an awesome role model for strong, sucesful women, but now you have really raised the bar!  I wish you well, and hope your surgery was sucessful at combatting some of your symptoms! 

charlie@company
charlie@company

OH Cynthia...........I felt for you after learning about your medical condition. It appears that you allowed this to go on for far too long before seeking medical attention from a Dr & it's probably because you & Peter did not have adequate health insurance from being self-employed. I hope that the Affordable Care Act will benefit you both, because you are 2 aging adults who need health care!!!!!

jennyj1
jennyj1

Cynthia, girl, you are one of my favorite personalities on Reality TV,  Because of several things, 1. You reach out to be social with the other ladies and you attempt to get along with everyone on a nonbiased platform.  2.  You may not forget but you do forgive.  3. You are successful.  I do not know and frankly know enough, I feel it is beyond someone's boundaries  who is not in you inner circle to comment on your marriage.  At first glimpse, I felt that Peter was a bad person, Arrogant, thirsty, bully, insensitive are words that came to mind when thinking of this character.  I know that what the producers want to perpetuate normally is what we the viewers see, so I took a second glimpse, because who he is portrayed as on the show and your relationship with him could discredit who people believe you to truly be as a person.  I have always been told either you make the people around you more like you and who you want to be or you become more like them and who they are, with that being said I did see some flickers of goodness from Peter, such as the comments at the reunion show, etc.  however not enough.  I hope this works out for you.  I pray that God embraces you and cushions your heart for any bumps and breaks that may happen.  I pray that Peter is the man you see and fight for and if not I pray that he becomes that man not just for you, but for him.  I also pray that even if things don't work out your mother and sister will be there to envelop you with love and support and not guilt are notes of your past but encouragement for tomorrow.  Much Peace, Sucess and blessingss,sister. In the mighty name of Jesus amen.

sanobia.alderson
sanobia.alderson

I had the embolization. What they don't tell you is that it is not a permanent solution.  After  years my fibroids began to grow again

tooshort
tooshort

Cynthia this might be another form of abuse. I hope it's just for good tv. Sometimes people can mistreat you so much that it starts to wear on you and you actually convince yourself that it's not that bad.

cstafford
cstafford

Cynthia you are my favorite housewife...but girl you need to get rid of that loser ass husband.  Your old man could give two shits about your health.  You're the paycheck sweetheart.  Sometimes that process that you are having done does not always work.  Having fibroids is no joke.  I am glad that you are getting the problem resolved, but ditch that loser!

SugaRaeRae
SugaRaeRae

Why did Dr. Litman not suggest a myomectomy?

Pleasurine
Pleasurine

You should be completely ashamed of yourself based on the comments you made about be relieved that your 14 year old daughter likes boys and not girls. First, why would you even say that in an interview. You just brought your daughter into the social media platform for those to know make assumptions and judgement based on your stupid comment. Again, you should be ashamed of yourself. 

Southerngal15
Southerngal15

Cynthia LOVE you and I like Peter very much he can really make me laugh at times. Yes here comes the BUT...BUT I dont get a good feeling when a person who is your business partner and also your life partner- your husband doesnt really consult the other person especially on a HUGE business venture. You said yourself this eppy that 2/3 of what you own is invested in this and how it BETTER work....ouch that is a lot of heavy pressure to buck up under and we all know how this economy is up and down and still fickle- especially a lot of pressure since you were NOT in the know about it as much as you should have been if at all and thus had no or little control on anything about this-yet it is your agency in name and know how.

 

We all remember the past and sadly most people repeat their past and this was a problem to a degree in the past that made your mother and sister have problems with your hubby plus some other things. I am not saying they went about things in a right manner either, but this was one of the problems they had with Peter. The major problem they seemed to have was one about money and how he didnt really give you full disclosure on things or went about it in a sketchy type of way telling you just enough or nothing at all depending and how it was spent and how it was mostly YOUR money spent without you knowing that much on the matter and sadly it being lost in the end. I like Peter as I said but he was wrong in that and now this matter and I understand you sticking up for him and explaining it-- you are a loyal wife and loyal friend, but it wasnt right and is risky as all such things are but you should have had full disclosure from start to finish and on every dime spent and every choice made on anything that concerns your company name, money whether joint accounts or not, and on such a huge move and business venture-as full partners in life and business. I just dont like that the past seems to be repeating itself to a certain degree instead of Peter learning from the past he did a slightly similar thing with this new venture...hopefully he gets it now. I do hope it all comes up roses for both of you in the end and I hope it truly works and is a great business but I also hope Peter will finally realize HE MUST consult you as his wife and business partner on such matters, again good luck. I just hate it that now instead of working hard and enjoying it all you now have this added pressure of it CANT fail now-- doubling your work load and taking a lot of the enjoyment of having this new business change off the table.

susanzavagli
susanzavagli

there are three professionals on the show and Cynthia is not one of them

numee3
numee3

In my opinion, what Peter did was a form of disrespect, sneakiness and deception. I may be wrong in my observation but it's just my opinion.

numee3
numee3

Cynthia......Cynthia......Cynthia, girl I know you think that we the viewers don't know all of what's going on behind the scenes in your marriage, but by the look of these comments, it's pretty clear we see enough because most of our comments are similar. If you don't stop explaining away behavior you're not okay with, this problem will escalate. Honey, I remember when my husband pulled this same kind of crap early on in our marriage. G-I-R-L!!!! I flip the script on his @$$! I let him know that marriage is a partnership and if his @$$ didn't want to disclose all life changing decisions in our marriage then I'm ready to call it quits. We have been married 20 plus years now and I betcha his @$$ ain't pulled that crap again. Now Cynthia, I know you love Peter but you better get a handle on this girl.

lynda.drummings
lynda.drummings

Cynthia....Cynthia......Cynthia!! If this new move is for the advancement to the Bailey Agency then why are their partners (The Bailey Agency School of Fashion, Derek Blanks Photography and Peter Thomas Entertainment)? Did you and Peter discuss new partnerships to your business. Of course NOT! HE rented this building six months prior to telling you. In all business transactions, married or otherwise, those decision have to be approved by all parties entering in any agreement.  You need to know the legal ramifications in partnerships... Particularly this ONE.  Your name and reputation IS ON THE LINE. Your business idea is predominately based on word of mouth. Your future success depends on it. WHAT IS PETER THINKING? You are not buying a bar of chocolate you are building a business. A GREAT one at that. HIS reputation is sour because Bar One did not succeed as well as his other ventures but The Bailey Agency IS successful. Also, he drops another bomb that Bar One is facing foreclosure! To tie yourself to someone with such high risk is not good business sense. You need to view all documentation associated with this transaction and separate yourself if possible. This is NOT the way to start a partnership or move forward successfully. Not to Mention, there is someone else involved that you have to also include in these conversations. He too is at risk. VERY MESSY, I might add.

susanzavagli
susanzavagli

I questioned the buying a warehouse without your permission.......how can you handle Peters risk taking and losing another business to bankruptcy.......money issues and lack of communication about money is a major reason for a failed marriage......did you prenup

FancyFrancee
FancyFrancee

That Cynthia is the most beautiful woman that has so little self esteem she lets that ass of an excuse for a man ruin her life with his damn business deals. He is so controlling he is worse than Cordell! co she comes across as a loving person but he is nothing close to that at all. His comment about Cynthis having to pay him rent is so telling about that creep. I wouldn't have him as a friend, never mind as a husband. he has a lot to be ashamed of. pathetic Peter.

drakey
drakey

Peter is an opportunist, watch out!

Nastybaby
Nastybaby

Cynthia needs to divorce Peter.  He's living off of HER income and deceived her for several months about the purchase of the warehouse.  Cynthia's been engaged six times and HE's the best that she could do?  I think not.  Move on!  He's got nothing going for himself.  

 

He's trying to be the man of the household--but on YOUR dime.

 

kadijah
kadijah

hey Cynthia welcome back.

yolsmoo87
yolsmoo87

Cynthia,  please don't invite Kenya to anymore of your events because she doesn't know how to behave herself.

NJ-Roses
NJ-Roses

Your husband deceived you for 6 months, Cynthia. You don't need to justify it because it appears to have worked out ok. You do need to see a therapist to find out why it is alright for Peter to play around with your money.  How many people knew about this "business transaction" and were instructed not to tell you? Once I had the information,  I wouldn't want to play the "foolish wife" anymore.

msmith76
msmith76

Now you are clarifying what you said about Peter spending your joint funds by saying he did not buy the building but in fact leased the building.  That does not make it any better.  The bottom line is he did not discuss it with you before he did it.  Just like you did not know he frequents strip clubs spending your money.  Peter likes to be in control and he does not like asking or communicating to you about business. He just wants to discuss how grumpy you have been and how he is not getting enough sex.  Perhaps you two need to return to marraige counseling.

msmith76
msmith76

Agreed. African american women are disapprotiately affected by fibroids.  The procedure you are having is raely discussed with African American women.  It would have been more helpful if your doctor had explained to Peter how this is a common affliction among African American women but it can be handled.  Peter seem to only be interested in his personal needs.

RHONYCmandi
RHONYCmandi

 @Pleasurine Duh. She is simply saying she is glad her daughter isn't gay. Why so offended? Are you the thought police? It is her right to be happy her daughter isn't gay.

Haukku
Haukku

 @Pleasurine So stating your beliefs and/ or opinion is considered stupid now? Wow! Get over it.

numee3
numee3

@susanzavagli Kandi- singer, song-writer, producer & retail owner; Phaedra- Atty, funeral parlor director, business owner amongst other things. What's the 3rd?

msmith76
msmith76

By the way has Peter apologized to your sister?  Have you made up with your sister?  I think sooner than later you will need your sister as everything she feels about Peter seems to be dead on.

Haukku
Haukku

 @FancyFrancee I completely agree! Unfortunately, for Cynthia, Peter doesn't respect her and that's why he doesn't consult her on anything. And, he knows he can get away with it.

msmith76
msmith76

Its too late! She married him now she is going to have to watch out before he ruins her financially..

Haukku
Haukku

 @NJ-RosesI agree! And, how did she not notice money missing from their bank account(s)? Everyone I know with a bank account gets a monthly statement. Honestly, I think there is a lot more to this story we're not getting from her.

caliqueen@23
caliqueen@23

 @Haukku  @NJ-Roses WOW i didnt even think of the monthly bank statements, he probably has her trained not to see anything concerning the finances while this fool is out making terrible monetary decisions