Cynthia Bailey Admits She May Have Overreacted To Porsha Williams


Cynthia Bailey is talking about her fight with Porsha Williams on the boat in a brand new interview with Bravo. Bailey admits she could have overreacted, but explains why she took what Porsha said to her so seriously. Check out what she had to say below. Why did you decide to open up to Kandi about your marriage?
Cynthia Bailey:
I enjoy talking to Kandi because she is level headed, rational, and doesn’t sensationalize things. I knew that Peter and I had just celebrated our five year anniversary, but did not think about the “five year hump” that marriages go through until Kandi brought it up. My conversation with her reminded me that no marriage is perfect, most have issues, and we were not alone in our struggles. How do you know Tammy?
Tammy and I have a mutual close friend in New York City, who thought we should meet. I love meeting new people, so I decided to invite her to Lake Lanier. I thought this would be a great opportunity for us to hang out and introduce her to my friends. That was our first time hanging out, and we are still getting to know each other. Why were you offended when Porsha called you the B word on the boat?
In my opinion, the word “bitch” can be used in fun as a term of endearment or disrespectfully as an insult. It depends on the tone and context in which it is used and interpreted. How did Porsha and I go from having fun and kicking it to a heated confrontation, when all I was attempting to do was try to prevent Kenya from kicking her friend Shamea off the boat? Was it wise to get caught in the line of fire to try to diffuse a bomb that was never intended for me? Looking back, probably not. Maybe I should have kept my big mouth shut, sat back with the other ladies, and watched the fireworks. Porsha and I were having a great time together until we had a breakdown in communication, which turned into a major misunderstanding. That combined with several cocktails and disrespect of personal space took the conversation somewhere it was never meant to go. When I walked away from everyone in pursuit of peace to speak with Kenya on behalf of Shamea, the last thing that I expected to hear from Porsha was “whatever bitch.” I felt like my friendship with Kenya and my good intentions were being mocked when she called me a bitch in that moment. I perceived it to be disrespectful, whether that was her actual intent or not. Looking back, I think I may have misjudged Porsha’s intentions and overreacted. The only thing that I was focused on was going to speak with Kenya to allow Shamea to remain on the boat.

Anyway, once the conversation escalated, I realized it was best for me to walk away to cool off. I assumed when Porsha joined me on my recliner, she had also done the same. In an attempt to revisit our earlier conversation, I tried to clarify to her why I was offended in the first place. My words were not received, and the conversation escalated once again. When Porsha made it clear that she did not feel the need to apologize to me or thank me for trying to help out in the situation, I became confused about her purpose. At that point, I repeatedly asked her to go back to the other side of the boat, because I did not want to continue to argue and insult each other. Our hands and fingers were all over the place, and the next thing I knew Porsha was straddling over me. As I was lying down looking up at her, I had a flashback of the physical altercation that she had with Kenya at the reunion. I began to feel threatened, and the situation became uncomfortable. I had to figure out how to protect myself, and my personal space.

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18 Replies to “Cynthia Bailey Admits She May Have Overreacted To Porsha Williams”

  1. So as long as it was Cynthia calling people B and waving her hand in Portia’s face it was all ok. But when someone else does it, it then became offensive?!? It is hard to keep up with the way things work on this show.

    1. The Chihuahua yapping and finger waving is par for the course on these shows, but things took a turn when Porsha stood up over Cynthia’s chair in the “I’m about to bop you” stance. It would have been better to walk away. Bottom line, the idea of making the boat outing about Cynthia’s marital issues was a dumb idea that backfired and had the complete opposite effect than intended (thanks, Kenya for the bright idea that was supposed to cheer Cynthia up!), there was waaaaaay too much liquor consumed, boundaries were crossed and a woman in a very unhappy place in her life overreacted to a perceived dig at her, going off on the person she likely was imagining in her head to be her nincompoop of a husband.This was a case of misunderstanding and misplaced anger in the truest sense, and it’ll be interesting to see if, in light of the broader context of everything that happened, if everything can be repaired.

    1. I am not watching it with you Sally. Cant stomach it. And in particular Porsha Williams. l. I wish her well but I cant stand the woman.

  2. I want this issue to be over. There was drama typical of every Housewives show when the season started, but I liked that things felt lighter and fluffier without Leakes being part of the cast and hogging up every inch of the camera. Get back to keeping it light and shallow, ladies!

  3. Cynthia, you’ve become an insecure mean girl just like your bestie Kenya. Just because your husband is constantly disrespecting you doesn’t mean everyone is. Please go back to having some dignity and glass.

    1. I think the galss is what got her into this mess in the first place, LOLOL

      (sorry, but i couldn’t resist!! As soon as I read “glass” I remember the scene with Cynthia saying marrrr-ga-reeeee-ta, lol)

  4. Cynthia has some major issues with her louse of a husband & is trying hard to hold on to busted strings. She’s become super sensitive because of her own pain & insecurity, but she’s misdirecting it onto the wrong parties. She should do unto others as she would want done unto her. I don’t think she’s as saintly as she tries to portray & her choice of new besties speaks for itself.

  5. Cynthia may have taken the “B” word the wrong way but Porsha was pointing her finger in Cynthia’s face. Cynthia repeatedly asked her to go away and she refused. Then she stood up while Cynthia was in a lounging position, It looked like she was gonna get smacked by that low life, piece of garbage, whore, Porsha. Porsha has been known to use her hands and if I were her, I would have knocked her off the boat.

  6. This whole group is pretty low rent, but I must say, the endless finger pointing right in someone’s face, combined with all the hand flapping and waving….I’d bite someone.

  7. I know this was a nasty scene but I also had to laugh out loud a few of the “in betweens”. One was the lady with the blond braid saying that her husband was “white like a Nazi” and the look on Kandi and Porsha’s face..WHO SAYS THAT!! The second funniest part was little Kim Fields trying to grab tall a$$ Cynthia to break up the fight and saying to her “come read my book”…”I’ll read to you”. lol. It was such an innocent gesture but compared to the circumstances was hysterical:)

  8. lol, this was the lamest argulent on tv. I don’t know it the alcohol helped or not but Cynthia was out of line. She’s starting to become a mini Kenya, not good!

    1. She totally is becoming a mini kenya. She’s definitely a follower. I don’t understand how she can admit she overreacted and there was miscommunication, but be mad that she didn’t get the apology she wanted. And they both had hands in each others faces. Primarily miss Cynthia in the beginning who also resorted to name calling and low blows. It’s no surprise to me that she decided to get an attitude after kenya did.

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