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Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill on the Parts of Their Lives They Don't Show on TV

The Real Housewives of Atlanta couple opens up about what they keep private.

By Laura Rosenfeld

It seems like Cynthia Bailey has never held anything back when it comes to opening up her life to fans in her many seasons on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. But is there anything Cynthia prefers to keep private?

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That was the question that The Doctors host Dr. Ian Smith posed to Cynthia and her new husband Mike Hill during their virtual appearance on the talk show on December 1. However, the newlyweds aren't in consensus when it comes to this subject.

"We understand that she's on television on a reality show, and I'm a public figure as well... We put a lot of stuff that's on social media," Mike, who currently co-hosts a talk show on FOX SOUL, said. "But at the same time, we do have our private moments. I would say 50 percent of our lives."

Cynthia didn't agree with that breakdown. "Mmmmm, I wouldn't go 50 percent," she said, before Mike clarified, "Well, 50 percent of my life."

Cynthia then noted that she may be more of an open book than her hubby. "Mike's probably more private than I am," she shared. "I'm a little more transparent."

Mike elaborated on the types of things he feels are important to share with others. "I'm still kind of private, even though I put things out there. I'm just a little bit more emotional when things affect me in a good or a bad way," he explained. "I'm the type of person that wants to put that on display to let people know that they're not alone in whatever aspect of life that they're going through."

In fact, sharing his life story in his memoir Open Mike proved to be a cathartic experience for the RHOA husband. "When I started writing, all this trauma, all this pain, all this sadness from my past I didn't even realize was inside of me that I suppressed for so many years started coming out of my body, and it just started feeling like there was a weight being lifted off of my mind, my body, and my soul," Mike said, adding, "I felt like it was important for me to put that out there so that other people can go out there and get the help that they need a lot sooner than I did."

Cynthia and Mike, who tied the knot in Georgia on October 10, will be back on our screens to give viewers a glimpse into their pre-wedding life when RHOA returns for Season 13 on Sunday, December 6 at 8/7c. However, Cynthia teased on The Doctors that RHOA will be "a little different" this season. "We do tackle a lot of really more important issues. [The] COVID-19 way of life. You guys see that. Black Lives Matter, of course," Cynthia shared. "The world has changed, so the show had to change."

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