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Cynthia Bailey Opens Up About Leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta

The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum shared what she's looking forward to in her "next chapter."

By Jocelyn Vena
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Several weeks after confirming her exit from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Cynthia Bailey is opening up about why now felt like the right time to step away from the show.

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In an interview with Us Weekly, Cynthia said that she wants to give more of her attention to her marriage to Mike Hill. She also shared that she'll be spending more and more time in Los Angeles where Mike lives. Her daughter, Noelle Robinson, is also based on the West Coast.

“I just want to be able to focus, have a little more time to focus on my marriage,” Cynthia said in the interview. “Now that I just celebrated my one-year anniversary, getting married is part one, staying married is part two. You actually have to be with your husband sometimes!”

Cynthia recently posted a photo from her anniversary celebration with Mike, and in a separate Instagram, wrote, "1 year [and] a life time to go! I love you Mike!"

She also noted in her interview with Us Weekly why Season 13 felt like a good time to exit, and the timing of her wedding had something to do with it. “I got married on the show my first season [to Peter Thomas], I got married on the show my last season. It kind of was a perfect way to tie it up in a bow and just go,” she said.

However, Cynthia added in the interview, "Now I'm like, oh, you know, I have my next chapter. Everyone's so excited and happy for this next chapter. I'm like, 'What is this next chapter going to be [laughs]?'"

Last month, Porsha Williams also shared that she was leaving RHOA. Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Kandi BurrussKenya Moore, and Drew Sidora will be back for Season 14.

Shereé Whitfield will also be back for the upcoming season, as will longtime RHOA friend Marlo Hampton, who will finally be getting a peach as an official cast member. Track star and four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross also joins the cast as a new addition for Season 14.

Fans, of course, can check out Cynthia next month when she appears on Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Tripstreaming on Peacock beginning on November 18. In it, she'll be mixing it up with Kenya, as well as Luann de LessepsRamona SingerMelissa GorgaTeresa Giudice, and Kyle Richards

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