Back in January, Dr. Simone Whitmore of the hit Bravo series Married to Medicine announced that she would be divorcing her husband of more than 21 years, Cecil. The Atlanta Ob-Gyn had actually filed back in October, but wanted to wait until the show’s reunion taping to let her co-stars know what was going on. As she put it to PEOPLE, she felt unloved and misunderstood by her husband.
“There is no if here, there are no games. I am not pretending. I am done,” she said. “I have reached a place where I am in a marriage where I do not feel loved and no sacrifices are being made for me to make me feel loved. I must move on.”
The 50-year-old was adamant about being done with her marriage then, but just a few months later, as the reunion aired, she said they were “in limbo” and considering working things out.
“Cecil and I left the reunion committed to one another to work on our marriage,” she said. “We are in counseling individually and together…We are still living separately but hopeful for a union under one roof soon.”
Another few months later, and after some counseling and hard work, it seems that all is well again between Simone and Cecil, 51. On Thursday, he shared a throwback image of the couple in Jamaica on their fifth wedding anniversary, and said that on Friday May 25, they would be celebrating their 22nd anniversary. He is happy to report that, “We made it.”
She also shared the good news on social media, letting Cecil and the world know they wouldn’t have made it another year if it weren’t for “God’s blessings.”
After her emotional display at the reunion, where she told everyone she would have to get a divorce “If I can not feel loved in the home I sleep in,” it’s definitely a beautiful thing to see that the pair decided to make every effort possible before throwing in the towel. They join co-stars Dr. Jackie Walters and husband Curtis in reconciling after filing for divorce.
Here’s to another 22 years, but hopefully filled with much more happiness.