Since season 3 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, viewers have loved (and loved to hate) the relationship between Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas. From raising a teenage daughter to making their marriage work, the couple have put it all on TV. Entertainment Weekly sat down with the controversial couple and talked about how they stay together and their new venture together, publishing the book Carry On Baggage: Our Nonstop Flight.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: On the last episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, it was great to see the interaction with you, Peter, and Arthur’s mom, but what was your first impression of Noelle’s friend?
CYNTHIA: I was quite relieved when I met him. I thought he was a very sweet little boy, and I immediately felt comfortable, especially after talking to his mother. What you guys didn’t get to see is that we went over ground rules. We talked to the kids about the kind of things they would like to do. We said if the grades started slipping then the divorce proceedings would happen immediately, because it was like again, some of the things you didn’t see, we asked Noelle and Arthur where the relationship was headed. Well they said, “We’re going to get married in eight years.”
PETER: Surely, Arthur said that when I wasn’t in the room.
CYNTHIA: I think at her age, 14, obviously Noelle isn’t “dating,” with parent supervision, but in this world that we live in, it’s very important to keep those lines of communication open to know what your child is doing. Even if she thinks she wants to date, I want to know, and not find out on Instagram.
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