Having been in a long-distance relationship with Mike, the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star says she has to ‘lay down some ground rules’ with her fiance and their children as they self-isolate together amid the coronavirus crisis.
AceShowbiz -Coronavirus quarantine has forced Cynthia Bailey to face the reality of what a marriage life would be like with her fiance Mike Hill. The model admits she has been struggling to make some adjustments as the couple is self-isolating together with both of their children and her daughter’s girlfriend at Mike’s Los Angeles home.
In a video chat with ET Online, the star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” opens up on how quarantine has put their relationship to the test. “This is the ultimate test right now, because…,” she shares, “here’s the thing, if we get into an argument, and I get mad at Mike about something, normally the old, before-the-coronavirus-quarantine Cynthia Bailey would go check into a hotel.”
She continues, “I’d be like, you know what? I’m going to stay here tonight. Go and drive myself from Porter Ranch to Beverly Hills and check myself into a nice little hotel and be alone. Now, I have to still sleep in the same bed, in the same house, and I’m just happy to go out for any reason at this point. But yeah, things have changed.”
Admitting that the situation has made her see “what it would really be like to be married and work from home together,” she salutes “anybody who is married and works from home every day and sees their partners every single day.” She goes on explaining, “Because, you guys have to realize, Mike and I were in a long-distance relationship. And even if we weren’t, with both of our careers, I travel a lot for work, so does he, so we don’t see each other every single day. Morning, noon, night. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.”
While Cynthia used to go anywhere all by herself, the reality TV star says being in quarantine is even harder for her fiance Mike. “I am by myself a lot, my whole life as a model, all my jobs were, I’d just go to work, I’m good spending time by myself, I will say that,” she dishes. “But, the difference is, if I wanted to go to the bar and have a drink, I could. Now, I can’t. I can’t do anything. So, I’m not totally freaking out with isolation, but Mike is definitely more of a busybody and way more social. He’s definitely struggling.”
And while their planned wedding is still months away, in October to be exact, Cynthia says the coronavirus pandemic has forced the couple to “really think about it.” She laments, “We did speak to our wedding planner to see what our options were in case we have to postpone it, or move the date back, because — quite honestly — at this point, we don’t know when, we don’t know what’s going on. We don’t know when people are going to be able to go back to work, or if they’re going to be able to go back to work even, if they still have jobs. I don’t know if people will be able [to come].”
“A lot of our friends are from out of town, I don’t know if they’ll be able to afford to come to our wedding at this point,” the 53-year-old adds of the uncertainty. “I really don’t know. Or even, be in the spirit to go, this has been very — I mean, maybe people will want to come out and celebrate and want to go everywhere they can go, but I really don’t know.”
Her planned wedding aside, Cynthia also opens up about how she adjusts to live together “with one man and three other females.” She admits, “It is, it has been a learning lesson. We’ve had a couple of different house meetings, we have to lay down some ground rules. We had to make chore assignments, because apparently they think that they don’t have to do anything except eat all the food and sleep all day… and make TikToks of course.”
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