(NEW YORK) — The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Cynthia Bailey and her husband of nearly six years, Peter Thomas, are no longer together.
Bailey made the announcement Tuesday, telling Bravo’s Daily Dish, “Peter and I are separated. He lives in Charlotte, and I live in Atlanta.”
Bailey, 48, says she and Thomas are currently trying to figure out what’s next for their relationship. “I am definitely taking some time to myself to figure out how I want to move forward,” she explains. “I don’t want to rush into anything, so I think this time apart is good for us.”
Adds Cynthia, “I think it gives people time to think and process and just move forward in a way that really is healthy for everyone involved.”
Whatever the future holds for the couple — whose marriage has had its share of ups and downs — Bailey insists Peter will still be in her life.
“Regardless of where I am with Peter, he is my husband. I will always love him, and I will always support him. And I believe he feels the same about me,” she tells the Daily Dish.
“Whether or not we decide to stay married or not, that’s something that we have to decide soon. But right now, I’m enjoying the time apart, taking time for myself,” she adds.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta returns for its ninth season later this year on Bravo.
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