*In her latest Bravo blog, Phaedra Parks addresses the breakdown of Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas’ marriage this season on “RHOA,” which viewers have witnessed them spar over growing distance, a lack of communication and romance, and that questionable video of Thomas touching another woman intimately in one of his bars. While the future of the couple remains in doubt, Parks wrote that she’s rooting for them to stay together.
“My heart went out to both of them; they are not in a good place and I pray for them to get the answers they need to move forward with their lives. It is incredibly painful when you realize a marriage is not working, and it’s so easy to get lost when you are making decisions about whether or not a relationship should continue.”
“I think deep down Peter is starting to recognize the error of his ways and realize just how much he loves Cynthia, and Cynthia seems to be very in touch with her feelings and is trying to be honest with Peter. Marriage is hard, and it is even harder when your marriage is under public scrutiny. I wish them both the best.”
Parks’ support comes as shock – considering Bailey once accused Phaedra of cheating on her estranged/incarcerated husband Apollo Nida last season. Since then, fans of the show have been surprised at Cynthia’s catty behavior, which has put a strain on her relationship with Parks, as Rolling Out notes.
“My friendship with Phaedra is in a good place right now. We are not close, but I am optimistic that we can start over with a clean slate. A while back, I brought some information that Apollo told Peter to the group regarding her marriage that really hurt her. I am deeply sorry for doing that. I have apologized to her since then, and was happy to have the opportunity to apologize again one-on-one. I applaud her for inviting me for tea to talk, and being woman enough to put our past issues in the past, therefore allowing us to move forward. Forgiveness is the only way to stop the hurt,” Bailey told Bravo.
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