Well, this is awkward.
While Cynthia Bailey has openly spoken about divorcing her husband Peter Thomas — saying though she still loves him, she just “doesn’t want to be married to him anymore” — Peter seems to have been blindsided by the former model’s decision.
While at the Essence Music Festival, Cynthia confirmed that she and Peter are done.
“I don’t want it to be an ugly divorce because I still love Peter. I just don’t want to be married to Peter anymore,” she said. “It’s as simple as that. I still root for him. I want him to win. I still love and support him. We are just not going to be married anymore.”
Peter, on the other hand, after hearing what she said, seemed mortified, saying he thought “they were in this together.”
“I have never cheated on her,” he said. “I have never taken money from Cynthia.”
In an Uptown Magazine exclusive, Peter responded to Cynthia’s divorce announcement more in-depth, saying, “Most of the highs and too many of the lows in our relationship have been on display for public consumption and condemnation since we joined the cast in 2010. I say ‘we’ because Cynthia and I came as a package deal. We were in this together.”
“Until July 5th, I thought we were in agreement about our separation until I was flooded with calls, text messages, direct messages, and emails from my closest friends and family members,” he continued. “They were concerned about my well-being after reading stories and blog posts where my wife says, ‘We are just not going to be married anymore.'”
He went on to say that while divorce was not something he considered, it is something he believes Cynthia “thinks she needs,” but wishes they could have made the public announcement together.
Read Peter’s words in full here.
Watch Wendy Williams break down what caused the relationship to implode in the clip above.