On the explosive part one of the”Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion, Cynthia Bailey confronted Porsha Williams on the nasty accusation she made about Cynthia’s hubby, Peter cheating on her. During the season, Porsha gossiped with Phaedra Parks revealing she has tea on both Cynthia and Peter. Porsha claimed that she knows Peter’s dirt but figured that when the wife already knows (Cynthia), what’s the point of spreading it. Making the clear implication that Peter cheats on his wife.
Cynthia took to her Bravo blog to address Porsha’s unfounded gossip and throw shade at her co-star,
“Peter is the most accessible husband on the show. Tons of women walk through the doors of Bar One and Sports One every day. It is his job to be cordial and take pictures with them if requested. If he is too nice, he is flirting with them. If he is too standoffish, he is an a–hole. Most of the women are genuine fans, but some do have agendas. Regardless, they have the opportunity to meet him, shake his hand, hug him, and take a picture with him.”
The RHOA star reflected on her mindset entering the reunion,
“I am always excited for the reunion. It is the official end of a drama-filled season. I actually look forward to it, because it is a great opportunity to sit face to face with all the ladies, have the conversation, ask questions, and get asked questions, set the record straight, apologize or get an apology, try to get closure, and move forward. There will always be drama amongst us, and we are all old enough to deal with it like women.”
Hopeful, but is she realistic? Between the eye-rolling and snarking-for-camera-time from some of the other wives (#Teampetty: Nene, Porsha, Phaedra) there is no time left for answering questions or setting records straight. This we’ve seen with our own eyes during some of the BarOne scenes. She continues with:
“If Peter was cheating on me, I would know about it. Any woman that has been with my husband (knowing that he is a married man) is not going to keep it a secret. They are going to tell someone. Women with no self-value or integrity will always go out of their way to make sure the wife finds out. In their small minds, it’s a victory.”
I think Cynthia is a kind and gentle soul. She seems to deeply care for the people she loves. Do I for a minute buy that she would know if Peter was cheating on her? Um, no. The man was able to buy a new car and lease properties without her having an inkling – a true sign that their finances are separate and that the money didn’t come out of her account or a joint account. She knew only when he told her. If Peter can hide the little things, he can hide the big ones too; including payments for a love nest condo or for hotel rooms. Do I think Peter is cheating? Um, no. I do think Cynthia is right that anyone who has a chance to make money with pics of naked “downward facing dog” Peter would have sold them by now.
I wish she had added, in her statement that men with small minds cheat, and end up with women with small minds. She sounds as if she would let Peter off the hook by commenting on the behavior of women only.
Was she surprised by Nene’s positive response to her acting? I guess we’ll never know because her former friend was not referenced at all in her response:
“I am new to acting, and I am still learning. I thought I did a great job in Life Twirls On, and so did Kenya. I committed to the role and did my best. I’m good with that.”
I’m an exasperated soap fan who keeps hanging on – waiting for the daytime I once loved to return to its former glory! Hey, it doesn’t hurt to have a dream. I learned to love soaps thanks to my wonderful mother and grandmother. I’ll always have fond memories of daytime, most especially of ‘Another World’, my first stoap love. The ever great, but sadly defunct, daytime shows like Ryan’s Hope, Search for Tomorrow, The Doctors, Loving, and many others keep a special place in my heart, as well.