Who is Cynthia Bailey?
Cynthia Bailey is an American model, reality television personality and actress. She is best known for her on-screen personality in the successful Bravo series “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (RHOA) and its 2021 spinoff – Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip (RHUGT).
As an actress, Cynthia Bailey has appeared in films like “Without You I’m Nothing” (1990) and “Love or Money” (1993). She has also appeared in other television programs like “The Cosby Show“.
Cynthia Bailey’s full name is Cynthia Denise Bailey. She was born on February 19, 1967, in Decatur, Alabama, United States. She is 55 years old as of October 2022.
About Cynthia Bailey’s parents
The reality TV star was raised in Tuscumbia, Alabama, the United States by her parents – Barbara Bailey (mother) and Elijah Bailey (father) as the first of three children.
About Cynthia Bailey’s mother- Barbara Bailey
Barbara Bailey, also known as Barbara Ford Morris, is Cynthia Bailey’s mother. She used to work at a sewing factory. She was born on June 20, 1948, in the United States. She is 74 years old as of October 2022. She got married to Elijah Bailey (Cynthia Bailey’s father) in the early 1960s and they share three children. In August 2022, Cynthia Bailey revealed on her Instagram page that her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and was preparing to undergo surgery.
A few weeks later, Cynthia Bailey announced that her mother is doing well, adding that her family was grateful they caught the diagnosis early enough. She also went on to thank the general public for all the love, phone calls, and texts. She also said her mother was in good spirits, mentally and emotionally.
About Cynthia Bailey’s father- Elijah Bailey
According to reports, Cynthia Bailey’s dad, Elijah Bailey worked at an auto factory. There is no information regarding his early life and background. He got married to Barbara Bailey (Cynthia Bailey’s mother) in the early 1960s and they have three children together. According to Cynthia Bailey, she has a strained relationship with her father and it all started after she and her mother appeared in Kenya Moore’s domestic violence PSA (Public Service Announcement) in 2018.
During filming, Barbara opened up about being the victim of abuse in the past. During an episode in Real Housewives of Atlanta, Cynthia Bailey stated that after her mom did the domestic violence PSA, it caused a huge rift in her relationship with her father.
About Cynthia Bailey’s siblings
Cynthia Bailey was born to her parents as the first child of three children. Her siblings include Malorie Bailey-Massie and Thomas Bailey.
a. Malorie Bailey-Massie
Malorie Bailey-Massie is the younger sister of Cynthia Bailey. She is an American businesswoman and reality TV star. She has made appearances in the Bravo series “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (RHOA), and other shows like “Iyanla”, “Fix My Life”, and “Celebrity Family Feud”. In 2011, Malorie Bailey launched her first company named “Malorie’s Custom Beaded Jewelry”.
Malorie Bailey was born on January 22, 1968, in Decatur, Alabama, United States. She is 54 years old as of October 2022. Malorie was previously married to American businessman and former basketball player Chris Massie. Their marriage lasted 12 years before they got divorced. Malorie also has a daughter, Madison from her previous relationship. Madison has chosen to maintain a private life and doesn’t seem to be interested in living a life of fame.
b. Thomas Bailey
Thomas Bailey, also known as “Tooty”, is Cynthia Bailey’s younger brother. He was born on November 18 in the United States. Although his exact birth year is not known, he is speculated to be in his 40s in age. Aside from this, no other information is known about him.
Cynthia Bailey’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (October 2022), Cynthia Bailey is a two-time-divorcee and does not currently have a husband. The reality TV star has been married and divorced twice. Her first marriage was to American entrepreneur and restauranteur Peter Thomas. The pair got married in 2010 and announced their separation in 2016. Their divorce was finalized in 2017.
Cynthia Bailey’s second marriage was to Fox Sports correspondent Mike Hill. They got married in 2020 and announced their split in 2022, after only two years of marriage. However, before her two marriages, Cynthia Bailey has also been linked to a couple of other men.
List of Cynthia Bailey’s boyfriends
Before Cynthia’s marriage to ex-husbands Peter and Mike, she has dated a few men in the past – two of whom she turned down their proposal.
Here is a list of the men Cynthia Bailey has dated in the past. The list also includes her two ex-husbands, Peter Thomas and Mike Hill.
- Cynthia Bailey was in a relationship with Russell Simmons in 1988.
- Cynthia Bailey was in a relationship with Jayson Williams in 1996.
- Cynthia Bailey was in a relationship with Leon Robinson in the early 1990s.
- Cynthia Bailey got married to Peter Thomas in 2010.
- Cynthia Bailey reportedly entered a fake relationship with Will Jones in 2016 and they split after filming the show.
- Cynthia Bailey got married to Mike Hill in 2020.
About Cynthia Bailey’s relationship with Leon Robinson
Leon Robinson is an American actor and singer. He was born on March 8, 1962, in New York, USA. He is 60 years old as of October 2022.
Cynthia Bailey and Leon Robinson dated in the early 1990s when Cynthia was working as a young model and Leon was starring in movies like “Cool Runnings” (1993), “The Five Heartbreaks” (1991), and “Above The Rim” (1994). Although their relationship didn’t last long, it produced one child – a daughter named Noelle Robinson. According to reports, Leon Robinson has made frequent guest appearances on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” due to his love for their daughter Noelle. Cynthia Bailey and Leon Robinson split when Noelle was still a toddler but the pair have maintained a good co-parenting relationship ever since.
About Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas’s marriage
Peter Thomas is the first husband of Cynthia Bailey. He is an American entrepreneur, restauranteur, and reality TV star. He was born on March 1960 in Jamaica. He is 62 years old as of October 2022.
Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas first met on a flight from Miami to New York in 1992. After exchanging numbers and talking on the phone a few times, they became closer and started a long-distance relationship. They later got married on July 24, 2010, at the Fernbank Museum of National History. During the first year of their marriage, the couple battled communication and money issues.
Although they tried marriage counselling, their differences continued to fuel their arguments. They finally called it quits in 2016. Their divorce was finalized in 2017. During an interview in 2016, Peter Thomas disclosed that the reason for their split was due to Cynthia Bailey’s lack of support for his career.
Meanwhile, in another interview, Cynthia Bailey denied this, maintaining that she tried everything to make her marriage to Peter Thomas work:
I know what I gave to this marriage, and I think I wholeheartedly supported his business ventures. I had just reached my breaking point and I feel like I didn’t have any more to give. She continued – I may have not been the best wife on the planet, but I feel like I did the best I could do, and I’m good with that.
About Cynthia Bailey’s relationship with Russell Simmons
Russell Simmons is an American entrepreneur and record executive. He was born on October 4, 1957, in Queens, New York, United States. He is 65 years old as of October 2022.
Cynthia Bailey and Russell Simmons dated in early 1988 when Cynthia was still working as a model. The pair met in New York City, and according to Cynthia, Russell was persistent enough to get her attention. They dated for seven months and Russell proposed, but she turned him down. They called it quits after Cynthia’s suspicion that Russell Simmons was cheating. Since their relationship ended, the two have maintained a good friendship and Cynthia Bailey always spoke highly of Russell.
About Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill’s marriage and divorce
Mike Hill is an American television personality and talk show host. He was born on August 19, 1970, in New York, United States. He is 52 years old as of October 2022.
Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill met each other on the set of Steve Harvey’s show in January 2018. A month later, they went on their first date. A year later, in July 2019, Mike Hill proposed to Cynthia Bailey at the opening of her wine cellar on season 12 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. They got married on October 10, 2020, in a lavish wedding ceremony at the Governors Towne Club in Acworth, Georgia with over 250 guests in attendance. The wedding had in attendance many notable celebrities like Porsha Williams, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Eva Marcille, Gizelle Bryant, and Karen Huger.
This was Cynthia Bailey’s second marriage and Mike Hill’s third. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Mike Hill has two adult daughters, Kayla and Ashleé from his two previous marriages. After her marriage to Hill, Cynthia Bailey confirmed her exit from the Real Housewives of Atlanta, claiming she wanted to protect her marriage and make it work.
She said in a statement:
After my divorce from my ex-husband, Peter Thomas, I’m very protective of my second marriage because, you know, I want it to work, and I want to do everything I can to protect it and to protect Mike.
Unfortunately, to the shock of their fans, the couple announced their intention to divorce in a joint statement on their Instagram page on October 12, 2022, just two days after their second wedding anniversary.
The statement reads:
Love is a beautiful thing. While we both will always have love for one another, we have decided to go our separate ways. No one is to blame and we are grateful that we remain good friends. We will always cherish the many memories we’ve shared as husband and wife. Many of you have been on this journey with us from the very beginning, and we appreciate the family, friends, and beloved fans for your positive support as we move forward and start new chapters. Thank you for your prayers & well-wishers.
Cynthia & Mike
Speaking on the cause of their split, Cynthia Bailey insisted that infidelity did not play a role in their divorce and that she and Mike both respected their marriage. She implied that the main reason for their separation was that they both outgrew each other.
Cynthia Bailey’s children
As of the time of publishing this article (October 2022), Cynthia Bailey is the proud mother of one daughter named Noelle Robinson.
About Cynthia Bailey’s daughter – Noelle Robinson
Noelle Robinson is an American model, television personality and Instagram star. She is popularly recognized as the daughter of Cynthia Bailey and her then-boyfriend Leon Robinson. She was born on November 9, 1999, in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States. Noelle Robinson is 22 years old as of October 2022.
Noelle Robinson graduated from Georgia Cyber Academy in 2017. After that, she proceeded to Howard University in Washington DC in 2018. She began her modelling career after walking the runway for New York’s summer fashion explosion. She has also appeared alongside her mother on the Real Housewives of Atlanta.