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RHOA Star Cynthia Bailey on Her Divorce Struggles: 'I'm Still Finding My Way'

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Cynthia Bailey may have made the tough decision to begin divorce proceedings with husband Peter Thomas, but the reality star and model isn’t going through it alone.

On Friday, the 48-year-old beauty stopped by PEOPLE Now to discuss her divorce and the ninth season of Real Housewives of Atlanta and she revealed that her fellow RHOA stars have been a source of emotional support during her split.

“I have to say, they’ve been pretty compassionate,” she explained. “Quite a few of the ladies have actually been through divorce proceedings themselves, so they’ve been through it. So they kind of sympathize with what I’m going through.”

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Bailey said she’s grateful to be around such supportive women — even if they “don’t get along all the time — and that she feels comfortable reaching out to any of her fellow Housewives if she’s having a bad day.

“We’re connected and we’re kind of bonded to each other,” she said. “That really [means] a lot to me.”

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As for how she’s doing now, Bailey said she’s “still just finding her way.”

“I’ve only been married once,” she explained. “This is my first divorce, so I didn’t have anything to compare this experience to. Just like you don’t know how to be married until I got married, and didn’t know how to be a mom until I got pregnant and became a mom.”

“I don’t pretend to have all the answers. I’m just trying to stay true to just what is giving me piece,” she continued.

 

Elsewhere in the chat, Bailey confirmed rumors that Kim Zolciak-Biermann would be returning to RHOAsaying the original Atlanta Housewife makes an appearance at Shereé Whitfield‘s housewarming.

“I don’t know what is going to happen in the future,” Bailey said, when speculating whether Zolciak-Biermann’s return would be full time.

“All the original cast from the Housewives, I always take my hat out to them because they started the whole thing,” she added. “Without them, we wouldn’t be here. So hey — if it’s gonna make the show better and you want to jump on the team and help keep this show no. 1, then by all means, come.”

The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.