Cynthia Bailey Says Goodbye to ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ after 11 Seasons

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Cynthia Bailey is leaving Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta after 11 seasons. The model and entrepreneur announced her decision in an Instagram post on Monday.

“After much thought and consideration, I have made the very difficult and heartfelt decision not to return for the next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta,” she began.

“Thank you NBC Universal, Bravo, and Truly Original for over a decade of partnership. I can’t wait to see what we do next! Thank you to my Real Housewives of Atlanta castmates for eleven of the most unbelievable years of my life; and the most incredible and unforgettable memories!”

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Bailey, 54, also thanked fans for watching the show and hinted at what’s coming up next.

“Most importantly, thank you to my fans! I could not have done it without your blessings, love, and support. Without the fans, none of this would be possible. I love and appreciate all of you,” she said. “It’s time to move on to my next chapter, and I look forward to sharing it with all of you.”

After modeling and acting in films throughout the late 1980s and ‘90s, Bailey joined the RHOA cast in 2010. At the time, she was in a relationship with club owner Peter Thomas. She also was close friends with RHOA alum NeNe Leakes.

Throughout her time on the show, viewers got to see Bailey’s marriage and divorce from Thomas, and then her marriage to journalist Mike Hill last year. Bailey also showcased her various business endeavors on the show.

She isn’t done with the Real Housewives franchise just yet. Fans will next see her on the new spinoff show alongside RHOA castmate Kenya Moore and housewives from some of the other series in the franchise, including Luann de Lesseps, Melissa Gorga, Teresa Guidice, Kyle Richards, and Ramona Singer.

The spinoff is titled Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip and will premiere later this year on Peacock.