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What You Need to Know About 'RHOA' Cynthia Bailey's Engagement

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By Nicholas Vrchoticky

In July 2019, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey and her fiancé Mike Hill made their engagement official, and they're set to follow through with the wedding this year. But, some disturbing information that came to light in the show's most recent season has some fans questioning whether the relationship is the best idea for Bailey.

In a scandalous turn of events, the couple opened up on the show, the 9th episode to be exact, to admit that Hill had cheated in some of his earlier relationships.

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What you need to know about Mike HIll

Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill
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Who is Mark Hill and what do we know about him? Besides being the RHOA star's fiancé, Mike Hill has a career in television as well. Hill is a former sports broadcaster and sports director for WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Maryland. From there, Hill went on to work as a host on Fox Sports Net for a couple of years. He also worked for ESPN for nine years.

Hill set up an elaborate proposal for Bailey at the grand opening of her wine cellar, The Bailey WineCellar. Bailey answered "yes", and here we are waiting on the wedding.

Men really like to propose to Bailey

Cynthia Bailey
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A grand proposal though it was, it wasn't Bailey's first nor the first that she said "yes" to.

Before Mike Hill was in the picture, Bailey had dated former New Jersey Nets player Jayson Williams. The former NBA athlete proposed to Bailey who rejected him and returned his engagement ring.

Bailey also dated the record executive Russell Simmons, who also proposed to the RHOA star to be rejected.

Leon Robinson and Bailey have a daughter, Noelle, from a previous relationship as well.

But there was one other time that Bailey had said "yes"...

This won't be her first marriage

Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas
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On July 24, 2010, Bailey married Peter Thomas at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, as featured on the third season of the show. Their marriage lasted six years before they announced their separation, divorcing the following March 2017.

Thomas owns a sports bar and club in Charlotte, NC, but he's mostly known for two things: being married to Bailey and being arrested on fraud charges in 2019.

Mike Hill has also been married before and has two daughters from a previous relationship, Kayla and Ashlee.

Bailey has beef with a co-star

Nene Leakes
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Two of RHOA's stars have had a falling out: Cynthia Bailey and Nene Leakes. It's reported that their falling out was due to Bailey inviting Kenya Moore to Bailey Room Wine Cellar's launch party without informing Leakes that Moore was attending.

The beef apparently started before that, causing a three-year break in their relationship after Nene made comments about Bailey's former husband. This was following a couple's trip to Mexico where Bailey's ex and Nene's husband had gotten into an argument that went way too far.

They're in a better place now, but it's uncertain if their relationship will ever truly be mended.

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