Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill are going their separate ways after two years of marriage. Early this week, fans began anticipating a divorce announcement when Cynthia removed Hill from her Instagram bio, and both of them neglected to share celebratory posts about their wedding anniversary.
Mike added fuel to the internet talks when a video surfaced of a female dancer using him as a human pole. One day later, the couple confirmed their split to Entertainment Tonight in a joint statement.
And from the sounds of it, Cynthia and Mike are taking the Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict route–playing nice amid a difficult transition.
“LOVE is a beautiful thing. While we both will always have love for one another, we have decided to go our separate ways,” Cynthia and Mike said. “No one is to blame, and we are grateful that we remain good friends.”
Source Says Marital Issues Have Been Brewing For A Hot Minute
Cynthia and Mike were first linked in 2018– about two years after her divorce from Peter Thomas, per ET. After confirming the relationship, Cynthia told Bravo if things didn’t work out with Mike, she was meant “to be single for the rest of her life.” But after about14 months of dating, Mike popped the question!
They married in October 2020 in a Georgia wedding featuring 250 guests. However, the lavish celebration received backlash for its size during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
About a year later, the couple faced cheating allegations when a Twitter user accused Mike of sending nudes on Snapchat. Cynthia called the rumors “very annoying,” Mike added that the talks were “stupid” in a street interview with TMZ.
But in today’s report by Entertainment Tonight, a source alleges that the couple’s split has been a long time coming.
“Cynthia and Mike have been having issues for a while and tried working on things but weren’t able to come to a resolution. The two have been busy with work and it wasn’t easy on their relationship,” the source said.
Cynthia And Mike Share Amicable Words About Each Other
According to PEOPLE, Cynthia reportedly already filed for divorce. Both parties offered independent statements to the publication about their split. Despite their end, the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star believes Mike was meant to come into her life and that she will find love again.
“God does not make mistakes! I truly believe in my heart Mike coming into my life was destiny. I jumped in, both feet first and gave it my all,” she said. The reality TV star added, “I am so grateful for our continued friendship, and the beautiful memories that we made together. God willing, I will find love again. Whatever is destined to be, will be; and I could not be more excited for my next chapter!”
Mike also spoke lovingly of the relationship in a statement to PEOPLE. Like his soon-to-be ex-wife, he expressed gratitude for their “rock solid” friendship. However, his statement echoed what ET‘s source said about long-standing issues.
“I love Cynthia and will always love her because she is a phenomenal woman and a beautiful person,” Mike said. He added, “Honestly, we’ve been thinking about going our separate wats for the last few months, so it was good for us to have that time to process it all privately and I can smile knowing she’ll always be there for me as I will be there for her.”