'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Stars Cynthia Bailey & Peter Thomas Are Separated & Are Handling It In A Healthy Way

In what probably won't be shocking news to Real Housewives of Atlanta fans, Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas are separated, Cynthia confirmed to Bravo's The Daily Dish on Tuesday. "Peter and I are separated," she said. "He lives in Charlotte, and I live in Atlanta." Currently, the two are trying to figure out where their relationship will go from here, but until then it seems like they are handling the separation in a healthy way. She said,

I respect both of them for taking the time they need to not only figure out what's next for their marriage, but to spend time apart looking inward at themselves and what will make them happy longterm. It doesn't surprise me that Cynthia doesn't want to rush into anything too quickly. She's always been level-headed like that.

As RHOA viewers know, Season 8 wasn't an easy time for Cynthia and Peter. I mean, the Cynthia Bailey Eyewear designer spent most of Season 8 trying to get her marriage back on track. By the time the season came to an end, their relationship seemed to be repaired, but it was clear they were still having issues by the time the Season 8 reunion filmed, because Cynthia said,

Cynthia pretty much said that she was separated from Peter while chatting with The Daily Dish in March, but never came outright and used the word "separated" to describe their relationship status. She said at the time,

As sad as the news might be, especially for fans of the two, at least they are taking healthy steps for whatever their future may hold.

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