Cynthia was on Steve Harvey today and talked openly about her divorce. Steve started out playing a clip from her last visit on the show almost a year ago.
Steve Harvey: What changed?
Cynthia Bailey: I think I just reached a breaking point. I just felt like, you know what, since I’ve been in this marriage, I’ve been working on this marriage, and it just got to a point where I just got tired of working on my marriage. And I felt like, you know what, I’ve given all I can give.
Steve Harvey: Is the divorce mutual?
Cynthia Bailey: Well, I actually initiated it, um, I think in Peter’s heart, he knows that we’ve just kind of come to the end of the road. I think he’s just the type of person that would just kind of hang in there and just keep roughing it out. But you know, I’m reaching a huge milestone. Next year I’m going to be turning 50 and …. when I wake up on my 50th birthday, you know, I really want to open my eyes and just love everything that I see, and love the person that I’m with and just have peace. And um, this marriage …. it was supposed to happen. I’ve been engaged a couple of times, but Peter is the only man that I married, and I have absolutely no regrets. But I just want peace and I just wasn’t getting peace and that’s what I want for my next chapter.
Steve asked about how being on a reality show effected their marriage. She said they lost a lot of their privacy. She never mentions all of the videos of Peter cheating while he lived in Charlotte. Something they both deny.
Cynthia Bailey: You know, there’s just a lot of things that you go through as a couple …. Peter and I were friends before we were you know, husband and wife, and I felt like we just started to lose focus on that friendship and …. that was the beginning of it …. At this point, you know Steve, I just feel like …. well I knowthat I can just be a better friend to Peter than his wife.
Steve Harvey then shows a post that Peter made on his social media, which read: “RULE FOR A RELATIONSHIP – A man must take care of his woman and a woman must take care of her man. No one is before the other. It’s about teamwork.”
Cynthia Bailey: When I’m in, I’m all in. But when I’m out, I’m out …. I really know that I gave this all that I can give. I don’t need to keep um, giving and giving and giving …. I sleep very well at night, knowing that I did the best that I could do. This is my first marriage. I’m not saying, you know, I was the best wife in the world. I completely accept my accountability for my short comings. However, I tried my best and that just has to be good enough.
Cynthia wants to seek some advice from Steve friend to friend as if the cameras are not there. She is really hopeful that she and Peter can remain friends after the divorce. She wants to know if Steve thinks that is possible. Steve says it is a difficult thing to pull off. Cynthia says she is not interested in being married but she doesn’t want to lose her friend. Cynthia doesn’t think she is wife material. She is not sure it is possible for her to maintain an identity within a marriage. Cynthia seems very emotional about the divorce. She’s struggling.
In other Cynthia news, there is a rumor that she is dating a professional boxer circulating the ATL. If so, good for her.