This season on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” we’ve watched Cynthia Bailey agonize over whether she would marry her then-boyfriend, Peter Thomas. Then a few episodes ago and just a few weeks before their wedding ceremony. He dropped a bomb on her when he told her after the fact that he had closed down his nightclub.
That came off horribly for fans, but especially for the housewife. Cynthia had invested her own money in the club and she was relying on the business to deliver the cash to finish paying off her wedding.
Zap2it spoke to Cynthia about the fans’ take on Peter.
Many fans are pretty angry with Peter. As a first-season housewife, were you surprised by their reaction?
You think? [Laughs] I think I’m going to get kidnapped in my sleep. There’s like a team of people gathering right now to come and save Cynthia. They are just like, ‘We hate this guy.’ Like, ‘You can’t marry him.’ It’s amazing to me how people get so involved in the show. When I see people out, people are like, ‘Are you okay?’ I’m like, ‘Oh my God, are you guys kidding me? I’m fine.’ The wedding’s happened at this point. At any case, I didn’t realize going into this how personal people take our storylines. People tweet me, put on my Facebook, and on my blogs saying when I cry, they cry.
Would you like to defend Peter?
I’m not going to defend Peter. Peter’s grown. He knew the cameras were rolling and everything that came out he had a choice in that situation. The only thing we decided going into the show was, you know, we were just going to be us. We were going to be real. And if he was having a bad day and the cameras were here then they shot him having a bad day.
You have to agree Peter doesn’t come off too well, though.
From watching the show, he really has some real ***hole moments. But at the same time, we’re not actors, this was really happening. And he didn’t want to be shot those days. And it’s Peter’s personality. I can’t defend him. I don’t want to defend him. I’ll just say that my husband is a great guy and he can be a great jerk when he feels like it. He’s not perfect and guess what? I’m not either.
In terms of a lot of those situations you guys see, that’s three hours of shooting. You guys may see a five-minute snippet of that. So, trust me. In my household, if there’s any fighting in here, it’s a two-way fight. It’s not like Peter is just this grumpy guy that I’m supposed to marry and I’m just perfect and I never go at him.
Watch an emotional sneak peek of Cynthia’s wedding morning:
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Season 3 finale airs Sunday, Jan. 30 at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo.