Cynthia Denise Bailey was born on February 19, 1967, in Decatur, Alabama. Barbara was only 18 when she became pregnant with Cynthia. Malorie, her second child, was born around a year after Cynthia. Elijah, their father, worked in auto manufacturing. Their mother was employed in a sewing factory.
Cynthia Bailey was Deshler High School’s first black homecoming queen. After winning the championship, she was seen by a Wilhelmina Models talent scout. Bailey enrolled in Huntsville’s University of Alabama. She kept competing in local beauty pageants. She relocated to Manhattan later that year, where she got a five-year modeling deal with Wilhelmina.
Cynthia Bailey’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cynthia Bailey has a net worth of $2.5 million as a model, actress, businesswoman, and reality star. She is well known for her appearance on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. At the age of 18, she relocated to New York City to pursue a modeling career. Soon after, she signed a five-year deal and was scheduled to participate in magazine and ad campaigns, as well as walk the runway in Paris and Milan fashion shows.
Cynthia Bailey Dating and Relationship History
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Cynthia Bailey declined marriage proposals from NBA player Jayson Williams and record executive Russell Simmons. Bailey was in a relationship with actor and singer Leon Robinson, and she gave birth to their daughter, Noelle, on November 9, 1999. Bailey considers her daughter Noelle Forde Robinson to be her greatest personal achievement.
On an episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Bailey’s daughter Noelle came out as sexually fluid. During a car journey with Cynthia, she said: “People like to box everyone in and categorize everything, but I don’t really do that… There are many attractive boys and many lovely girls. It really seemed to come out of nowhere. I just wasn’t expecting that to happen.” Noelle is now dating Alexis as of 2020.
On July 24, 2010, Bailey married nightclub owner Peter Thomas. The wedding was featured in season three of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. In 2016, Bailey and Thomas divorced. Their divorce was formalized in March of this year.
Bailey considers her career highlight to be beating out Naomi Campbell for a co-starring role opposite Sandra Bernhardt in the 1990 film Without You I’m Nothing. Bailey’s favorite modeling work was a Vanity Cover session with Iman, Beverly Johnson, Naomi Campbell, and Tyra Banks, taken by Annie Leibovitz; Iman encouraged Bailey to join in the project.
Cynthia attributes her achievement to her strong resolve and spiritual foundation. She stated on her official website: “I believe in perseverance, ambition, love, and positive reinforcement. Everyone has a fate. You can do anything if you have faith in yourself and in God. When you send energy out into the universe, it must return to you.” Bailey had surgery in April 2018 to remove a lipoma tumor from her left shoulder blade. There were no reported difficulties during the surgery.
Bailey made her relationship with Fox Sports correspondent Mike Hill public in August 2018. Hill and Bailey got engaged in July 2019 and intend to marry in October 2020.
Investment & Property
Cynthia Bailey paid $940,000 for a property in the Atlanta area on September 8, 2016. The house in Sandy Springs has a big deck that overlooks a small lake. On one and a half acres, the house features six bedrooms and five bathrooms. She refers to her home as “Lake Bailey.” She wanted an apartment because she wanted “the New York City sort of lifestyle,” but producers from The Real Housewives of Atlanta persuaded her to buy a house instead.
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