OG peach holder Cynthia Bailey has revealed that she will be back to “play with the girls” on season 15 of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
The model/actress talked about her return with SUAVV Magazine, “I can say that I am going to play with the girls a little bit this season and maybe some future seasons, but only as a friend.”
As a “friend of the show,” Cynthia will not have a storyline or hold a peach in the opening credits as she has in the past. Instead, she will make appearances from time to time alongside castmates. Her future scenes could be with Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Sheree Whitfield, Drew Sidora, Marlo Hampton, Monyetta Shaw, and/or Sanya Richards-Ross. Most recently, the CARGO founder was recently seen with the crew at Kandi Burruss’ Peach Social event on Dec. 16.
Why Cynthia Plans to Return
Bailey explained why she decided to return after a brief hiatus. The 55-year-old told the men’s lifestyle magazine, “I do miss hanging out with the ladies a little bit. I have some really great friendships with some of the girls. Now that I am spending more time back in Atlanta, at Lake Bailey, I might as well go and play with the girls a little bit since I’m back over here.”
Her fans also influenced her decision to return to the group. While attending BravoCon 2022, Bailey said she was “bitten by the Bravo bug.” The excitement and love fans showed made her “miss it a little bit.”
Cynthia Bid Farewell to the Show after Season 13
She said, “It’s been an incredible journey and I have to be honest you guys, I’m happy but I’m also sad at the same time. It’s almost like, ‘What in the world, how did I do this for 11 years?’ ”
The mother of one then went onto say, “When I look back, even looking at the intro, I want to go back and watch all the seasons with me on it. Because when you live it, when you’re a part of it, it’s actually [a] very difficult show to watch sometimes. It’s a hard show to do. I feel like I did it, I did it my way and I made it out alive, with a brand and a whole husband.”
Bailey’s last season on the show focused on her wedding to media personality Mike Hill. Less than two years later the lovebirds have called it quits. The RHOA alum filed for divorce in October. Despite moving to Los Angeles to be with Hill, Bailey held on to Lake Bailey, her Atlanta home.
What She’s Been Up To
Since leaving her peach behind, Bailey has remained booked and busy. She has appeared on series like Terror Lake Drive, Chibiverse, and Single Drunk Female. The Bailey Agency owner has also starred in the TV movies, “The Stepmother” and “Cruel Instruction.”
In addition to building her acting credits, Bailey competed on the CBS reality show “Celebrity Big Brother” in February. Additionally, she continues to collaborate with Seagram’s Escapes, a partnership established in 2018.
Watch the full interview here.
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