Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” could be losing a peach. It’s rumored that Cynthia Bailey is considering leaving the show to focus on other things.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cynthia wants to quit so she can put her attention towards her businesses and her daughter’s budding career as a model. The outlet also reported that the former model and reality star is selling the Atlanta home she once shared with soon-to-be ex-husband, Peter Thomas. Supposedly, Cynthia’s house was listed on Zillow for $699,000.
So far, Cynthia hasn’t confirmed whether she plans on leaving the show but the rumors come just weeks after she revealed that she was divorcing Peter. The pair announced in May that they were separating, and during an interview with E! News this month Cynthia added that she was moving forward with officially ending their marriage.
“I want to take some time for myself. I think the time apart has been good for him, as well. It wasn’t like I had to do it right this second but the more we got used to not being together and living together, the easier this divorce is going to be,” she said. “I don’t want it to be an ugly divorce because I still love Peter. I just don’t want to be married to Peter anymore.”
Cynthia went on to say that she’s “really optimistic” that she and Peter will continue to be close friends. “Regardless of if we were on the show or not, our issues would have happened anyways because it’s just personalities and it’s just chemistry and it’s also compatibility,” she explained.
Peter quickly responded to Cynthia’s statement, telling Uptown magazine that he was shocked to learn his estranged wife had announced they were divorcing. According to Peter, they had talked about going their separate ways but he thought they would make the announcement together. “It wasn’t something that I wanted,” he said. “But it is something that I believe she thinks she needs.”
Peter, who was accused of cheating on Cynthia, denied he was unfaithful and blamed part of their problems on the Bravo show. “'Real Housewives of Atlanta' had a lot to do with it,” he explained. “Reality TV can be a blessing and a curse, as it provides tremendous opportunities, but it also puts one hell of a strain on a relationship, especially if the foundation is not solid.”