The past two years have been hell for The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey, who was diagnosed with fibroids — non-cancerous tumors that develop in the uterus. The health crisis left her exhausted, suddenly 20 pounds heavier and pushed her marriage to Peter Thomas to the breaking point.
The reality star now admits to Life & Style that if she hadn't undergone corrective surgery this summer, her husband would have left.
“We’d be divorced for sure,” Cynthia reveals to Life & Style, on newsstands now.
Peter’s quick to agree: “I know we would have been done,” he tells Life & Style. “There is absolutely no way we could have survived another year if things hadn’t changed.”
The main issue plaguing the couple was Cynthia’s suddenly nonexistent sex drive, due to bloating and discomfort from the fibroids. Cynthia admits to the mag that sometimes they went three months without sex.
At one point, he confesses, he thought of cheating on his wife: “Me and my buddies were planning a trip to Venezuela because nobody knows us there.”
After undergoing a fibroid embolization to rid herself of the tumors, Cynthia says she is healthy again and their relationship is better than ever. “We’re intimate a lot more now and it feels great,” says Cynthia.
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