The Real Housewives of Atlanta is an American reality television series on the Bravo cable network that premiered in the fall of 2008. It is the third installment of The Real Housewives franchise following (The Real Housewives of Orange County and The Real Housewives of New York City). Atlanta is not only the highest rated show of the The Real Housewives franchise, it was the highest rated reality series on the Bravo network.
The show follows six women living in and around the Metro Atlanta area as they balance home, business ventures, and their social calenders as a production crew follows their everyday activities. The current Housewives are cast veterans NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, and Phaedra Parks, and new Housewives, actress and former Miss USA winner, Kenya Moore, and Porsha Stewart, the granddaughter of legendary civil rights leader, Hosea Williams.
The fifth season premiered on November 4, 2012 at 9/8c on Bravo. It was the most watched premiere both in the Real Housewives franchise and in Bravo history, delivering 3.2 Million total viewers.
(Season 3 – present)
"I know how to work it and be seen." (Season 3 - 4)
"Beauty fades. Class is forever." (Season 5)
Cynthia Bailey won several beauty pageants and was the first African American homecoming queen of her high school. She moved to New York City when she was 18 years old to pursue her dream of modeling. Her first booking was the cover of Essence.
Bailey resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her teenaged daughter, Noelle, from a previous relationship with actor Leon Robinson. During Season 3, Bailey's relationship with boyfriend, Peter Thomas, a restaurateur and entrepreneur, unfolds. On the Season 3 finale, Cynthia married Peter at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta.
Season 4 highlights Bailey's preparation for, and opening of, The Bailey Agency which trains people interested in working in various aspects of the modeling business. The couple's parallel efforts to recover from Peter's previous failed venture, which Bailey had invested in, and Peter's opening of a new club are depicted.
Marital Status: Married