The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Cynthia Bailey55, dished on what was the last straw in her marriage during the October 31 episode of the Two T’s In A Pod podcast. She told the hosts, RHOC alum Tamra Judge55, and RHOBH alum Teddy Mellencamp41, which ultimately led to her emotional decision to end her relationship with Mike Hill, 52. “I felt like we weren’t friends anymore,” Cynthia said around the 10.40-minute mark. “I felt like it was just going our way, we’re just not going to be friends if we don’t pump the brakes.”
Cynthia then went on to address the fact that this is not her first marriage to end as she was previously married to Peter Thomas from 2010 to 2017. “This is not my first rodeo. I think friendship should just be there in a marriage,” the TV star continued. “Like, love is great, but friendship has to be there. I really want to be with my best friend.” She also told Teddi that attending this year’s BravoCon “helped” her get through some tough days. “I love our fans, I didn’t even think about it [the split] for three days because I was too tired,” the mother-of-one nodded. Cynthia also confirmed to the 41-year-old that she did feel a love bomb in her relationship with Mike. “Yeah, but I love a good love bomb, but I just want it to continue,” she laughed. “I want to be bombarded with love for the rest of my life.”
After telling Tamra that she had been with the sports journalist for about four years, Cynthia talked about the feeling of failure when her first marriage ended. “If I go into this unhappy divorce, I don’t want to ride it out – I’m 55 years old,” she continued. “I deserve to be happy and at peace, I want my husband to be happy and at peace. And if we can’t achieve it together, we shouldn’t be together.” The model also addressed how she feels post-split. “I have good days and bad days,” Cynthia told the hosts.
She also dished that she and Mike do not regret their choice to end their two-year marriage. “I don’t think any of us regret our decision to move forward the way we decided to move forward,” Cynthia continued. “It’s not final yet. We’re still going through the process, so we’re still technically married. For me, there are still a lot of respect things on my side that I still feel he is my husband.” In addition, she shared that she removed her wedding ring on the day they publicly announced the separation. “I took my ring off the day of the announcement, but until then I had it on all the time. Although, we went through some things,” she added. “It’s just weird, you guys. It’s just weird.”
Mike and his estranged wife took to Instagram on October 12 to tell their followers the news of their divorce, per CNN. “LOVE is a beautiful thing,” they wrote in a since-deleted Instagram selfie. “While we will both always have love for each other, we have decided to go our separate ways.”
The former couple’s caption went on to say that neither blames the other. “No one is to blame and we are grateful that we remain good friends. We will always cherish the many memories we shared as husband and wife.” Mike and Cynthia also thanked everyone for their support. “Many of you have been with us on this journey from the beginning, and we appreciate our family, friends and beloved fans for your positive support as we move forward and begin new chapters,” the statement concluded. Cynthia and her ex were married from October 10, 2020 and separated on October 12, 2022. She is the mother of one daughter, Noelle Robinson22, which she welcomed with singer in 1999 Leon Robinson60.