Cynthia Bailey caused a little controversy during the Jan. 10 episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta after her candid talk with her daughter, Noelle, about her marriage troubles with her husband, Peter Thomas. Bailey was straightforward with Noelle while discussing the situation as Noelle helped Bailey pack for a surprise trip Thomas planned for his wife. And in her latest Bravo blog post, Bailey explains why she felt the need to be so open with her daughter!
“I am Noelle's mother. Like any child, she just wants me to be happy. We have an amazing relationship and are very close,” Bailey said. “I strive to be as honest with her as possible and age appropriate. She is a very bright young lady."
She added that Noelle’s father, Leon, and herself “have and continue to raise her to be an independent thinker. “
And when it comes to the talk of her marriage with Thomas, Bailey said Noelle simply is looking out for her mother. “Noelle and I are very protective of each other. She is concerned about my well-being as much as I am about hers," she said.
“Unfortunately, there are a lot of tasteless, hurtful rumors all over social media and the internet regarding my marriage,” Bailey continued. “It is impossible to safeguard her from these two powerful media outlets. I am forced to have conversations with her I would not normally have to engage her in, if my marriage was not in the public eye. Those conversations are never easy, but I do the best I can.”OK! Exclusive: Ray J And Princess Love Engaged! Their Proposal Pictures And Secrets Revealed After LHHH Couple’s ‘Surprise’ Engagement!
In the post, Bailey also revealed some new details on the state of her marriage with Thomas, saying that the two are continuing to work together and move forward.
“By the grace of God we have been together for nine years and married for five,” she said. “The last few months have been pretty tough. We remain a work in progress. All I can do is continue following my heart and serve my life purpose. I am taking things one step at a time. God only knows my destiny.” What do you think about Cynthia’s explanation about her chat with Noelle about her marriage troubles with Peter? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section below.