Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill’s lack of friendship led to the couple’s demise, says the former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star.
The reality star sat down with Tamra Judge and Teddi Mellencamp on their “Two T’s in a Pod” podcast to talk about why she and Hill called it quits after two years of marriage.
“I felt like we weren’t friends anymore,” Bailey revealed on Monday’s episode. “I felt like we weren’t going to be friends if we didn’t pump the brakes.”
“This is not my first rodeo. I think there should be friendship in a marriage,” Bailey, 55, added. “Love is great, but friendship has to be there. I really want to be with my best friend. “
While their divorce is still “not final,” Bailey says she doesn’t think either of them “regrets” their decision to separate ” her husband.
“I took my ring off the day of the announcement, but until then I had it on all this time. However, we were going through some things,” she told the two Bravo stars. “That’s very strange, gentlemen. It’s very strange.”
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Aside from their friendship fading, Bailey previously told Page Six that her decision to move to California to start a new life with sports actor 52 was another reason for their split.
“Our relationship and marriage came with a lot of transitions. I basically moved to another city, another house, and started a whole new career at age 55. So all of that put a lot of pressure on me,” the reality star told Us last month.
“I think there was some inconsistency. We’ve always been mostly in a long distance relationship and it’s not easy. ”
Bailey filed for divorce from Hill in October — just days before their second wedding anniversary.
The news came after fans noticed that the model-turned-actress had changed her last name on Instagram and deleted many of her photos with the TV personality.
Although social media users were quick to speculate that Hill had cheated on Bailey, the reality star denied the infidelity rumors a day after announcing they had split on Instagram.
“Love is a beautiful thing. While we will both always love each other, we have decided to go our separate ways,” the couple shared in a joint statement. “We are grateful to be good friends and will always cherish the many memories we shared together as husband and wife.”
They ended the message by thanking their “family, friends and adoring fans” for their constant “support” since their romance played out on the hit Bravo franchise.