Cynthia Bailey is keeping her spirits up no matter what!
Fans of the star are aware that she called it quits recently on her two-year marriage with Mike Hill. While this is definitely a hard time for the 55-year-old, she is determined to keep a brave face on and is now sharing some details that might have led to the end of her marriage.
Cynthia Bailey Gets Excited For New Beginnings Following Split From Mike Hill
Since the news of the stars calling it quits hit the airwaves, the former couple have released joint and individual statements. In a chat with PEOPLE, the actress noted that she gave the union her all. She also revealed that the separation was not sudden but that they had been thinking about it for a few months.
Addressing the split, she told the publication that God does not make mistakes, and she believed their relationship was destined in her heart. “I jumped in, both feet first, and gave it my all,” said Bailey.
She then mentioned that although it was over, she was grateful for their continued friendship and hoped to find love again. The reality star added, “whatever is destined to be, will be; and I could not be more excited for my next chapter.”
Bailey hoped that her friends, family, and fans would continue to ride with her as she moved forward with new plans for her life. The “RHOA” alum ended by thanking everyone for their support, prayers, and well wishes.
Hill also said in a statement to the magazine, “I love Cynthia and will always love her because she is a phenomenal woman and a beautiful person.” He mentioned that he was grateful for their friendship and reiterated they had been thinking of separating for a while.
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The TV host concluded by noting that the reason for taking their time was to personally come to terms with the fact that it was not working out for them anymore. He ended the message with, “I can smile knowing she’ll always be there for me as I will be for her.”
This would be Bailey’s second marriage to come to an end, as she got divorced from Peter Thomas in 2016. Fast forward to 2018, Bailey and Hill got romantically linked and married in a lavish ceremony in Acworth, Georgia, surrounded by over two hundred guests.
The Blast shared that the pair, in a joint statement, confirmed the split saying, “LOVE is a beautiful thing. While we both will always have a love for one another, we have decided to go our separate ways.”
They further emphasized that no one was to blame and would always cherish the many memories they shared as husband and wife. The pair also thanked fans, family, and friends for the support shown to them as they moved forward into new chapters of their lives. “Thank you for your prayers and well wishes!” the statement concluded.
Mike Hill Talks Marital Issues With Cynthia Bailey
In January, The Blast noted that fans of the Bronx NYC native were shocked when he revealed that they had faced road bumps less than a year into their marriage. While it is normal for couples to have some issues, it was surprising because they portrayed their love story on social media.
In an interview with the “Behind the Velvet Rope” podcast, the former Fox Sports News reporter admitted that they had some arguments. He shared that the tense disagreement came up during their wedding anniversary, saying:
“Sunday was our anniversary, and then I took Monday off and had to go back to work on Tuesday. We basically stayed in town and went to this great hotel that’s in town in West Hollywood, and we just chilled, went to dinner, and enjoyed each other’s company.”
The “Hill and Schlereth” host disclosed that because they were transparent people, their arguments tended to cause him to feel like the marriage would not work out. He did make sure to emphasize that it was nothing malicious and just a misunderstanding caused by inadequate communication.