RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey on finding love after 50 with Mike Hill: ‘It just feels right’

Bailey's new man has her thinking about marriage.

Cynthia Bailey
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Cynthia Bailey is back and better than ever for season 11 of Real Housewives of Atlanta and we caught up with her to find out all about her relationship with boyfriend, Mike Hill.

The RHOA star is exclusively dating the FOX Sports anchor and she couldn’t be happier.

“Last year I was living my best life, dating with no intentions of slowing down any time soon. I didn’t plan on getting too serious with anyone. I definitely wasn’t even trying to have a conversation about marrying anyone. That was all before I met Mike Hill,” she told TheGrio during an exclusive interview.

“It was kind of a slow roll with us but we became exclusive about five months ago and things have changed. We fell in love and have been together happily ever since. It is a long distance, bicoastal relationship but we make it work. We have two-week rule. if he’s not here at Lake Bailey then I am in LA. It’s not ideal but we are certainly making it work.”

The model and mother of one was just as pleasantly surprised as her fans when she fell so hard for her new man.

“I did not see it coming. I was actually settled into my new reality of being single and dating when I had time to and focusing on work. My daughter had just left for college and I thought I would start working on my yard. I was fine not being in a relationship,” she explained.

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“After I got divorced, I knew I would meet men. I just didn’t think at this point in my life, at my age, that I would meet someone who made me actually fall in love again. I didn’t ever think about getting married again. That door was definitely closed. Now the door is open. I am very excited.”

According to Cynthia Bailey, she and her man are an ideal match.

“It just felt right. Once we connected, we really connected. If I was a guy, I would be Mike Hill. He’s literally the male version of me. We have so much in common, we have the same philosophies on life and we think a lot alike. We are just part of the same tribe,” she continued.

“Once I turned 50, I bought my home here at Lake Bailey and that was the first time in a long time that I did something that was just for me. I didn’t buy this house for Noelle, I bought it for myself after years of making sacrifices for friends and family. He’s likely Lake Bailey in a guy. The peace that I feel when I come to my home is the same peace I feel when I’m with Mike. That’s the only way I can describe it. It’s just this calming peace and it feels so comfortable. It feels right.”

Real Housewives of Atlanta returns to Bravo on November 4.