"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Drew Sidora walked out on her husband following alleged cheating speculation. Here's a closer look at what happened to the couple.
The May 8 episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" shocked viewers as Drew Sidora left in tears after a supposedly romantic date night with her husband, Ralph Pittman.
Before the evening, Sidora read a suspicious message on her husband's phone, which suggested he had become close to his assistant. It led the" Step Up" star to take her kids to Chicago.
Drew Sidora during the CrazySexyCool Premiere Event at AMC Loews Lincoln Square theater on October 15, 2013, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
"Finding out my husband was getting close with his assistant was really hard for me," Sidora said. "I packed up my kids, and we went to Chicago. I literally ran away from home."
IS DREW SIDORA'S HUSBAND CHEATING ON HER?
According to Sidora, she found messages from the secretary offering to give her husband a massage. She said:
“Like if she's doing business, where does her giving you a massage come in?”
Pittman replied, "I'm a guy," to the message. Sidora also revealed that the assistant's name pops up on his phone from time to time.
Sidora mentioned that she wanted her husband to give her son genuine love, where he would show affection towards the boy instead of teaching him how to be a man.
The couple has been together for nearly eight years but endured several problems during their marriage. Admittedly, Sidora and Pittman don't always resolve their issues and leave them untouched until the following argument comes along.
HOW MANY CHILDREN DOES DREW SIDORA HAVE?
Sidora and Pittman share two children, a son, Machai David, six, and a daughter, Aniya, four. The actress is also a mom to a ten-year-old son, Josiah, who she had during a previous relationship.
Drew Sidora and Ralph Pittman during the Atlanta screening of Lifetime's "Line Sisters" at IPIC Theaters at Colony Square on February 10, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. | Source: Getty Images
Josiah was only three when Pittman entered the picture. "Ralph took my heart because he really loved my son, but it's very much that tough love because Josiah's super sensitive," Sidora said. "I do not want Josiah to ever feel that the love that Ralph is showing him is different [from] his biological children."
While in counseling, Sidora mentioned that she wanted her husband to give her son genuine love, where he would show affection towards the boy instead of teaching him how to be a man.
THEY TRIED COUPLES COUNSELING TO SAVE THE MARRIAGE
The couple previously sought help from a professional marriage counselor to save their marriage. Sidora took it upon her husband to consider seeing an expert after their arguments happened repeatedly. Fortunately, her husband agreed to the idea.
However, even after several sessions, their argument during their anniversary lost all progress. Admittedly, they know that their issues are serious and need communication and commitment to resolve. But as any married couple knows, it won't be easy.
There have been previous cheating scandals among "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast members, including Cynthia Bailey. However, she claimed that her life with her husband and kids after leaving the show had been wonderful.