After a trying season for their marriage, it looked like The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas were turning things around, but Bailey recently revealed appearances can be deceiving.
Bailey, 48, stopped by Reality Checked with Amy Phillips on Bravo head Andy Cohen‘s Sirius XM channel, Radio Andy, Thursday and shared some sad news about the state of her union.
When Phillips mentioned that Bailey and Thomas seemed to be in a good place as of RHOA‘s finale, Bailey clarified, “That’s filmed quite some months ago before you guys see that – that’s not real-time, so at the finale, what you guys saw, we were definitely in a better place.”
She continued, “I will say that Peter are not in a great place right now. Honestly, I don’t know what’s going to happen with us right now, we’re still trying to figure it out. But, you know, it’s complicated.”[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/254314723" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&visual=true&show_comments=true&color=false&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
She noted, “We’ve been married five years, we’ve been together for eight. We’re the only couple on The Real Housewives of Atlanta that actually was married on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. We’ve never been married outside of the show, and I don’t think that it’s helped us a lot. … Maybe if we were married three years before we went on the show, that would have been better. I just have nothing to compare my marriage to outside of the show, and you know it’s just been difficult – I mean, the wedding was difficult, everything about our marriage has been difficult.”
The couple has openly struggled to keep their marriage together on the show since broadcasting their nuptials in 2011’s season 3 finale. They’ve weathered cheating scandals, meddling from Bailey’s protective family, squabbles with Bailey’s pals and sexual lulls.
They had a particularly rough patch in season 6 when Thomas told Bailey: “We can’t continue like this Somebody needs an escape route.”
“I moved to Atlanta because I was completely in love with you but this roller coaster ride is exhausting,” responded Bailey. “I was not depressed when I met you.”
Bailey told Phillips on Thursday, “I never said that we were perfect. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I usually have all the answers for all the questions, but when it comes to my marriage, I just don’t know right now. I just know that it’s not good right now.”
The second installment of The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.