Cynthia bailey announced his departure from The Real Housewives of Atlanta after he was offered a “friend” role in season 14.
Upon confirmation of her departure in late September, Cynthia admitted that she is “happy” and “sad” that her Bravo career has come to an end before speaking out about her demotion and revealing whether her husband Mike hill, whom he married almost a year ago, weighed in on his decision.
“It’s been an amazing journey and I have to be honest guys, I’m happy but I’m also sad at the same time,” Cynthia said in ME! News‘Daily Pop on October 1, via Yahoo!. “It’s almost like, ‘What the hell, how did I do this for 11 years?’ When I look back, even looking at the intro, I want to go back and see all the seasons with me. Because when you live it, when you are part of it, sometimes it is a very difficult program to watch. It is a difficult show to do. I feel like I did it, I did it my way and I came out alive, with a brand and a complete husband. “
Although Cynthia has deep memories of her time at RHOA, she said she felt “it was time” for her to leave.
“Honestly, it was time,” he shared. “I had been thinking about it for a while, just the entire transition. He knew it wasn’t going to last forever. He knew he didn’t want to do it forever. Ten years is a hot streak, but with that said, while I was just thinking about it, then it all happened with us pausing, so it gave me more time to think about it and then I got really used to not coming back. “
Before deciding not to appear in RHOA season 14, they offered him a “friendship contract”.
“Ironically, I featured the friendship contract on the show, but that’s neither here nor there,” he explained. “And I thought, ‘You know what? That can be a perfect way to transition. I don’t have to fully commit to being a stay at home mom, and I can be a friend and leave the show behind. ” And then I decided, you know what, cut the cord. “
While there have been rumors that Cynthia’s husband Mike had something to do with her departure from Bravo, Cynthia made it clear that Mike has always supported her career.
“Mike has always been very supportive of me, for sure. At the end of the day, he wants me to do what is best for me and what is happy for me, ”she said. “The reality of the situation is that I am tired. I want to do something else. There are so many other things I can do. “
After going out RHOA To pursue other projects, Cynthia said that she will “absolutely be on TV” in the future, but that she would not commit to returning to the Real housewives franchise.
“Not now,” Cynthia teased. “I need a year. I need a break. I need a break from the drama, I need it. I just need a minute. I don’t say never never never. “
In recent weeks, there have been a number of rumors about cast changes, as well as a departure from Porsha williams. But all things considered, Cynthia said she has faith that the show will continue to be successful.
“I believe that each program has to evolve, and I do not believe that a single person or two people make the program,” he concluded. “I am supporting them. Bravo is great to keep people coming back from time to time. “
Following his departure from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Cynthia to be seen in Peacock’s series debut Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip (Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip).