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Cynthia Bailey Reveals on 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen' That She Kept Ring from Marriage to Peter Thomas

Claudine Varela
Nov 19, 2019
02:20 A.M.
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Cynthia Bailey believes she deserved to keep the ring from her marriage to Peter Thomas in spite of the latter's recent pronouncements about the demise of their marriage.

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Cynthia Bailey has long moved on from her ex-husband, Peter Thomas and is, in fact, engaged to be married to another man. However, she recently shared there’s one thing she kept of Peter’s that she has no intentions of returning – her ring.

Cynthia Bailey attending the Be Expo in Pennsylvania in March 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

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WHY SHE KEPT THE RING

Cynthia opened up about the ring she chose to keep when she visited “Watch What Happens Live” on Sunday. The reality star who’s been proposed to a few times was asked if she kept her ring after the demise of her marriage to Peter. She admitted “I did. I did keep the ring.” Her reason,

“I earned the ring.”

Peter and Cynthia were married in 2010 but parted ways by 2016 due to cheating allegations against Peter.

Peter Thomas and Cynthia Bailey in Times Square in April 2014. | Photo: Getty Images

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RINGS THAT WERE RETURNED

Cynthia’s revelation was in response to recent news concerning her “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star, Porsha Williams. During an episode of their show, Cynthia learned that in the heels of Porsha’s canceled engagement to Dennis McKinley, Dennis asked for her engagement ring back.

The women who heard about Porsha’s admission couldn’t help but feel upset over the returned ring considering Dennis allegedly cheated on Porsha while they were engaged and she was pregnant with their daughter.

“It was NEVER in the best interest of Bravo to show men in a positive light.”

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Cynthia has returned an engagement ring in the past when she changed her mind after agreeing to marry NBA player, Jayson Williams. She was speechless when he proposed to her publicly at a halftime show but realized later she wasn’t ready.

THE RING THAT'S FOR KEEPS

As of this year, however, she secured her ring after making a commitment to marry sportscaster, Mike Hill. She celebrated their romantic engagement in July flaunting the ring Mike gave her during the grand opening of her wine cellar.

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PETER'S REACTIONS AS OF LATE

As for Peter’s reaction to her engagement, Cynthia told Andy Cohen that he has not congratulated her.

Peter and Cynthia were married in 2010 but parted ways by 2016 due to cheating allegations against Peter. He denied this around the time Cynthia filed for divorce. He also blamed Cynthia’s reality show for painting him as the bad guy.

“It was NEVER in the best interest of Bravo to show men in a positive light,” he wrote in an Instagram post recently.

Peter Thomas and Cynthia Bailey attending an event in September 2015. | Photo: Getty Images

Peter was blindsided when Cynthia sprung divorce on him after he was caught being cozy with another woman. He was also involved in several financial and legal issues that complicated matters. Peter denied cheating on his wife or using her money but that didn’t stop Cynthia from pushing through with their divorce which was finalized in 2017.

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