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Cynthia Bailey on What's Different About Her Going Into Wedding No. 2

The RHOA bride-to-be reflects on her relationships with Mike Hill and Peter Thomas.

By Jocelyn Vena
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It was a decade ago that Cynthia Bailey walked down the aisle in her first wedding and said "I do" to Peter Thomas (the wedding was, of course, featured on RHOA; they divorced in 2017). And with her wedding to Mike Hill just days away (October 10, to be exact), The Real Housewives of Atlanta bride-to-be revealed how she feels going into marriage No. 2.

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“I feel just as excited and optimistic as I did leading up to my first marriage. What’s different is that I’m different. I’m older, I’m 53 years old. I’m wiser. The only way to learn how to be a wife is to be one, and that was my first experience. I now know what I want and what I don’t want in a relationship, in a marriage," she told Page Six in a recent interview. “For years, I said very publicly that I’d never get married again, but God had other plans. I met Mike Hill!”

Obviously the world at large is also a different place than it was when Cynthia last married. She will wed Mike amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The couple is taking planning and protocols quite seriously. “Instead of focusing on the accessories in my hair or what kind of food we’re going to have, Mike and I have been putting most of our wedding energy into COVID-19 protocols,” she said. “And we ain’t playin’ around.”

Clearly these two are excited for their next chapter:

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4 more days💍 @itsmikehill #CHill #2020 #mood

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In addition to looking to the future, Cynthia has been sharing memories from the early days of her courtship with Mike on Instagram as they get closer and closer to their big day.

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5 more days💍 some days i still can’t believe that in January 2018 (the show was aired April 2018), i met my now fiancé @itsmikehill through my friend @iamsteveharveytv on his dating pool. honestly, I was initially reluctant to do the dating pool but was at a point in my life where for once, I just decided to not over think everything, have fun, and go for it. i had no real expectations, but was excited to step outside my box & have a good time. let go & let God. funny enough Mike was also not initially sure about doing the dating pool either since he was doing “quite well” in the dating world before we met lol. although, he was reluctant, he was curious to meet me. Fun fact: Mike actually wasn’t even one of the guys that the show was vetting to be in the dating pool, and ended up finding out about it through a friend of his that happened to be a producer on the show & mentioned it to him. Similar to my attitude, he decided to also not overthink it, have fun, and see what happened. Another fun fact: we both had said publicly numerous times that we would never get married again lol. so much for that. never say never! anyway, i never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would meet & fall in love with my best friend. Remember: Stay positive, have faith, and live your life to the fullest. You never know where God is going to show up🙏🏽❤️💍 #CHill #2020 #love

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