Cynthia Bailey is smiling from ear to ear these days and it’s all because of the new man in her life.
For those who don’t know, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star is now dating Fox Sports 1 newscaster, Mike Hill. While most relationships are usually chance encounters, surprisingly, Cynthia crossing paths with Mike was anything but fate. Steve Harvey is actually takin’ credit for this hookup.
It all started when Cynthia stopped by “The Steve Harvey Show” hoping to get a few relationship pointers from the famed comedian/author. Not only did the Think Like A Man author have a few pointers, he helped her pick the “right guy.”
Picking Mr. Right:
During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Steve recalled the matchmaking segment with Cynthia on the upcoming season of his show. He admitted Cynthia wasn’t exactly sure about Mike, but he was confident he’d be the best match for her.
“Cynthia Bailey was going to pick somebody else,” he said about her matchmaking segment. “I told her, ‘You’re not picking that guy. You’re going to pick this guy.’”
Initially, Cynthia had her eye on an Atlanta attorney, but despite his accolodes and impressive career, Steve was adamant Mike was the better choice.
“‘Well Steve, he lives in Atlanta, he’s an attorney’ — I don’t care nothing about that,” he added. “I talked her into it, they started dating. So now it’s pretty serious. They’re exclusive and so she’s found somebody that she’s crazy about.”
Apparently, things are goin’ pretty well for Cynthia and Mike, because she’s already makin’ serious claims about her new man. At 51, Cynthia reportedly thinks she’s finally found the right one. The model/reality star recently told Bravo she has a feeling Mike could be “the one.”
So, there’s a good chance fans will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Mike on the upcoming 11th season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Cynthia’s budding romance follows a string of relationships that didn’t exactly lead to happy endings. By now, most fans know the famed model has one daughter with actor Leon Robinson. Although Cynthia and Leon were together many years and even planned to marry, things didn’t exactly go according to plan.
Cynthia moved on and dated a few other guys before crossing paths with businessman/entrepeneur Peter Thomas. The two actually did tie the knot, but unfortunately, the marriage ultimately ended in divorce. After their highly publicized split, Cynthia quickly began dating, but that relationship, which fans have considered a rebound, gradually fizzled out. Now, here’s Mike Hill.
Now that Cynthia and Mike have made things official, they’ve been snappin’ it up for social media. Of course, fans didn’t miss her new man and many have taken to social media to share their reactions. While most are happy for Cynthia, some aren’t sure they’ve been together long enough to be so sure of each other.
One fan wrote, “Your beautiful so y’all are a beautiful blessed couple!” Another agreed, “Y’all look so cute as a couple God bless you both @cynthiabailey10 I am so happy for you that you found your happiness back I wish you nothing but thee best in life you deserve it.”
However, other fans expressed apprehension about Mike. One person made her perspective quite clear and others also shared similar comments. “Be careful girly I don’t want no one to Star Jones you or Terry McMillan,” she wrote.
Based on Cynthia’s previous comments about past relationships, she’s not one to commit easily. It takes alot of time for her to be sure of the person she’s with, but it looks like Mike is gettin’ the job done. Congratulations and best of luck to Cynthia and Mike.