After six years of marriage, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey has decided to end her marriage to Peter Thomas and we are seeing that play out on the show this season, but in a new interview, Bailey is admitting that her divorce made her feel like a failure.
However, she says the fact that the divorce is amicable makes things easier. “I think just because I’m pretty peaceful in my decision, I knew that I just would get through it. I knew that I didn’t want it to be this ugly, drag-Peter-through-the-mud-divorce-type situation. I’ve seen it happen time and time again on TV amongst reality stars and just regular people. I didn’t want to do that,” Cynthia told The Daily Dish. “I love Peter. We’ve just come to the end of the road for me. That’s just my personal breaking point.”
So when did she know that she wanted to end the marriage? “There’s always things, whether it’s little things or big things. Sometimes, those little things become big things. There’s always signs, there’s always that unrest inside of you that feels like, ‘Hmmm, I wonder if this is for me,'” she said. “It’s hard.”
Cynthia said her divorce from Peter is “not completely finalized” yet. “However, we have agreed on all of the terms. There’s a couple things that we’re working out,” she shared. “So it’s just a matter of days at this point. It’s gonna be over soon.”
“You kind of feel like a failure because it didn’t work out,” she said. “And then you feel like you have to be strong, but some days you don’t really feel like it. Some days, you’re just like, ‘Look, it is what it is.'”
But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t the right decision for her. “I feel like a weight has been lifted. We’ve been having some issues for a while. I think I just have peace. I think when you feel better, you look better,” she explained. “I’m in a good place. I’m just excited. I’m excited about what the future holds.”
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