This week on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, we saw something that rarely happens in the land of reality TV. We saw honest remorse. Normally, a Housewife will pull the old, “I’m sorry if your feelings were hurt” half-assed apology, but Cynthia Bailey actually owned up to her part in the fight with Porsha Williams.
“I accept full responsibility for my actions in this unfortunate incident. …This experience has taught me a valuable lesson, and I have definitely grown from my mistake. It’s OK to make mistakes as long as you learn from them.”
See there? No caveat! Shocking, isn’t it? And I must say, refreshing. But how did her argument with Porsha escalate to that point?
“I was shell shocked, and honestly could not believe what had just happened. I didn’t know what to do, and I felt lost in the moment. This was my first physical altercation, and before I could process or react, the fight ended as quickly as it had started.”
Would she do anything differently?
“An argument is one thing, but to actually get physical with another woman is a disgraceful situation. I needed to get away from everyone to regroup. …I was disappointed that I allowed myself to engage in a second argument, as opposed to walking away again.”
And how do things stand between Cynthia and Peter?
“He was the obvious person to go to for advice, comfort, and support. It wasn’t until I had my conversation with Peter that I realized how much my marital issues had affected me, my everyday life, and my friendships. My frustrations were misdirected.”
There you have it—a self-reflective Housewife. Props to Cynthia. So is this thing with Porsha squashed for good?
“I am remorseful. I am thankful that we were able to sit down as women and agree to put this craziness behind us.”
Whose side do you take in the Atlanta Boat Brawl? And are you impressed with the way Cynthia handled the aftermath?
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