By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Cynthia Bailey, known as the pitch Princess announced her departure from The Real Housewives of Atlanta last week, on Sept. 27.
She has shared her real reasons for the departure while saying…”It’s been an incredible journey and I have to be honest you guys, I’m happy but I’m also sad at the same time.”
“It’s almost like ‘what in the world, how did I do this for 11 years?’ When I look back, even looking at the intro, I want to go back and watch all the seasons with me on it. Because when you live it, when you’re a part of it, it’s actually very difficult show to watch sometimes.
“It’s a hard show to do. I feel like I did it, I did it my way and I made it out alive, with a brand and a whole husband.”
“It was time, it was honestly time,” the supermodel continued. I had been thinking about it for a while, just the whole transition. I knew it wasn’t going to last forever. I knew I didn’t want to do it forever.”
“Ten years is a good run, but that said, with me just thinking about it, then the whole thing happened with us going on hiatus so it gave me more time to think about it and then I got really used to not going back.”
She further added “Ironically, I actually introduced the friend contract on the show, but that’s neither here nor there. And I thought, ‘You know what? That may be a perfect way for me to transition. I don’t have to commit completely fully to being a Housewife, and I can be a friend and kind of phase myself off the show.’ And then I decided, you know what, cut the cord.”
The star didn’t fail to debunk rumors that her Los Angeles-based husband Mike Hill had a hand in her leaving RHOA.
“Listen, let me correct the streets,” Cynthia clapped back. “Mike has always been super supportive of me, for sure. At the end of the day, he wants me to do what is going to be best for me and what’s happy for me.”
“Frankly and sincerely speaking”, she said “The reality of the situation is, I’m tired. I want to do something else. There’s so many other things I can do.”
She said she’ll always be appearing on the TV though not RHOA and not just now.
“Not right now,” Cynthia teased. “I need a year. I need a break. I need a drama break, I do. I just need a minute. I’m not saying never ever ever.” She concluded.