At the beginning of season 6 Cynthia Bailey was experiencing uterine fibroids that left her feeling bloated and in constant pain. Viewers may recall her husband, Peter Thomas, telling her he wondered why she had been gaining weight and thought she’d been eating “too many cupcakes.” His compassion for her condition seemed less than heartfelt. He insisted she could control her eating habits if she really wanted to and she should get her uterus removed it was causing so many problems.
In a Life & Style report, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” couple were in jeopardy of ending their marriage. Cynthia said Peter was going to leave her if she didn’t seek treatment.
“We’d be divorced for sure,” Cynthia said.
Peter didn’t at all deny that statement.
“I know we would have been done,” Peter admitted. “There is absolutely no way we would have survived another year if things hadn’t changed.”
The major part of their problems lied in the sex department. Cynthia’s sex drive had been badly affected by the fibroids. What woman wants to have sex when her body is in constant pain “down there”? This didn’t matter to Peter. It did at first probably, but he got tired of the months on end without having any intimacy with his wife. Understandable, but when he said the next thing, it shattered all sympathy one could have for Cynthia’s husband. He was seriously planning to cheat on her.
“Me and my buddies were planning a trip to Venezuela because nobody knew us there,” Peter said.
“You don’t feel like it, you don’t feel attractive, your bloated. You’re just tired all the time,” Cynthia said.
The good news is now that Cynthia has had medical treatment, she and Peter are doing much better and being intimate again.
“We’re intimate a lot more now and it feels great,” Cynthia added.
Luckily, this “Real Housewives of Atlanta” marriage is back on track. When things got tough, it wasn’t a good sign that Peter was considering infidelity. What’s just as problematic is he boldly talked about it as though it was alright.