Cynthia Bailey: “The Only Thing More Tragic Than Divorce Is Being In Something That’s Not Working”
Often times people look at divorce as taking the easy way out or assume people didn’t try hard enough to live up to their vow to stay married until death do thee part. However, there’s nothing noble about staying in a situation that’s bad for your mental, physical, or spiritual health. And as Cynthia Bailey explains on The Real today, putting yourself through that type of pain is worse than divorce.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) star appears on the talk show today as part of a special RHOA week (Porsha Williams was on yesterday). And during the segment, Cynthia talks about her relationship with Peter ending and how that will play out on the next season of the Bravo reality series.
“Peter and I have always been very transparent in our relationship and it’s worked for us and against us,” Cynthia tells the hosts. “But, at the same time, just being on the show, I think it’s important for us to keep it real, like you guys do [laughs]. So, yes you will see it play out and um, it’s kind of hard because we got married on the show. We’re the only couple that actually got married on The Real Housewives of Atlanta and to have to go to through, you know, a divorce on the show, it’s not easy, but I think the only thing more tragic than divorce is being in something that’s not working anymore.”
We hear that.
Cynthia and Peter married July 24, 2010, and we saw the drama around their union play out at the close of season 3 of RHOA. Since then the pair’s relationship has continued to be on shaky ground for one reason or another (finances and rumored infidelity to name a couple), but since Cynthia made their dissolution public this summer, Peter has maintained that he wants to stay married. He told Uptown magazine at the time:
“We have discussed divorce. It wasn’t something that I wanted. But it is something that I believe she thinks she needs. And honestly, I wish we could have made the public announcement jointly.
“I love Cynthia. I have never cheated on her. She knows this. I have never taken money from Cynthia. She knows this. I have never done anything, but love and defend my wife. She knows this too.”
Ultimately, Peter believes being on reality TV was the main contributor to the demise of their relationship and given so many other reality couples have suffered this fate as well, we’d have to agree. It’s funny people never leave the show to save their marriage; they always end the marriage and stay in front of the cameras. Interesting.
Check out part of Cynthia’s segment on The Real below. What do you think about her comments?