Cynthia Bailey’s husband Peter Thomas speaks out again about Phaedra Parks, Apollo Nida, Sheree Whitfield and more

Cynthia Bailey's husband Peter Thomas talks about his RHOA cast mates in a new interview

Cynthia Bailey’s much-maligned husband Peter Thomas was at the center of the drama in last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta after Phaedra Parks’ husband Apollo Nida confronted him about remarks Peter made about Phaedra Parks in an interview, including stating that she is “an idiot.”

It seems that the struggling restaurateur liked the spotlight because Peter Peter Attention Seeker was back at it again this week, dissing on just about every one of his cast mates in yet another sure-to-be incendiary interview with Uptown Magazine! In the interview Peter throws grammar out the window and pretty much everyone under the bus as he unleashes a barrage of no-holds-barred insights into what he thinks about his fellow Bravolebrities and some of the things that have happened on the show.

Here are some of the highlights:

On Sheree Whitfield:

“She talks about everybody f****ed up all the time, especially my wife. She said my wife is spineless. She said my wife has no backbone. She said my wife follows around NeNe like some little puppy.”

“She thinks she’s cute but I don’t think she’s cute. If she thinks she’s cute, then that’s on her.”

On NeNe Leakes:

“When I say NeNe is loud, it’s because NeNe got a big ass mouth but I love her. I love her to death. I love her. She’s cool as hell. She’s the realest as far as I’m concerned.”

On Kim Zolciak:

“When I say Kim is crazy as hell, it’s because her mouth is so reckless. All kinds of s**t come out of her mouth. I don’t think they have ever shot Kim without beeping, without beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep, because she talks crazy. That’s how she talks.”

On why his Uptown Restaurant and Lounge failed:

“Uptown only failed for the fact that everything in America failed.”

“There wasn’t even no dancing in Atlanta during those months so people wasn’t coming out of their house.”

“We’re in the South. It is what it is. We’re in the South. This ain’t New York. This ain’t Connecticut. This ain’t Philly. This ain’t Boston. This ain’t D.C. We’re in Atlanta, Georgia. It is what it is. People down here they might think that everything is everything. I still remember that Martin Luther King, not too long ago, 1968, was assassinated. Most of those people, they are still around; they not dead. They’re still alive and they are still running s**t.”

On his new BarOne tapas restaurant:

“BarOne is a smaller venue. You don’t need 600 people like you did at UPTOWN to make it look right. BarOne, I put 80 people in here, 100 people in here. It’s a hundred percent right. The price point is lower. It’s more like a whiskey bar.”

Real Housewives of Atlanta's Phaedra Parks with husband Apollo Nida

On clashing with Phaedra Parks’ husband Apollo Nida:

“What people see is what it is. I don’t really know Apollo. Apollo felt like he was defending his wife [regarding] the Uptown article that I did . . . the article wasn’t about them. The article was about how I felt about what my wife said and what people were saying about, you know, UPTOWN Restaurant and Lounge and that she gave me money to do it and I wanted to set the record straight by saying yes she made a contribution but I didn’t take her wallet to do it.”

On why Cynthia’s daughter Noelle is on the show:

“Noelle is doing it because Noelle is a star just like her mama is a star, just like her daddy’s a star, just like her step-daddy’s a star.”

On the scene last season in which Cynthia’s mother and sister debated on whether or not to give Cynthia her marriage certificate on her wedding day because of their reservations about Peter:

“It made me a little bit more humble. It makes me a little more determined. I used that fuel to light my fire, to bounce right back, to open BarOne. I could crash and burn. I know everybody would like to see that but that’s not who I am. I’m a man’s man and I don’t have no problem repping that to the fullest.”

On his marriage to Cynthia and why people can’t stand it:

“This is not for the moment. So, when people were saying they didn’t think we would last a year, we were actually laughing at them because they didn’t put this together; God put this together. It didn’t come together because of materialistic things. It came together because of how we truly feel for each other. We’re in love with each other and a lot of people hate that because they might not have that in their life. But guess what? That’s their f***ing problem.”

One things for certain, Peter sure doesn’t seem to give a crap whether or not people like him! Or, as Dave Chappelle might say with a bit of sarcasm, Peter Thomas likes to keep it real. I guess I’m kind of glad Peter doesn’t care what I think because then I don’t feel as bad when I say he seems like kind of an ass. And I hope Apollo Nida is the kind of guy that does care about what people think, because I think I’m developing a serious man crush on that dude! (Which of course makes him and the incomparable Phaedra Parks my favorite couple in all of Bravolebridom! Well, except for maybe Andy Cohen and Giggy.)

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  • m

    I do not trust Peter. I think he is an asshole. He cares more about himself than his wife & her kid. Cynthia’s family should have kidnapped her to avoid marrying this selfish prick.

  • m2

    And another thing. Cynthia is pretty annoying too. She says NOTHING when things happen. Except for when they cut away to her commentary. She always says then what she should have said in the moment. I could understand one having retrospect on one situation saying this is what I should have done. But nope. She acts like a commentator to what she was doing even though she wasn’t doing ANYTHING. It is like she is afraid of getting Peter mad by stepping up to whatever. They are not worth watching. DVR the show & hit FF when they pop up. They only normal peeps in that family is the baby daddy. The mom & sister. And the kid. Well. I guess everyone but Peter & Cynthia. Oy.

  • MissMakin

    Peter should “zip it” he is supposed to be the pot stirrer this season? Cynthia was engaged twice before marrying Peter, I wonder what those guys. When I heard him say that he has a $40,000 check that bounced, I though Oh snap, he will go to Cynthia for the $$$$$$$$. Maybe he isn’t cut out for the “nightclub” biz. Maybe he could become Nene’s assistant, now that she is rich, she probably needs a good assistant, one that can mix drinks. He makes up excuses, Cynthia never hears them. I predict a divorce.

  • Viveka

    This tv show is the best thing that ever happened to Peter. It has given him a place to talk and people who will listen to his idiotic opinions. He embarrasses himself and his wife in every episode, but he’s so arrogant, he can’t see it.

    In that respect, he has a lot in common with NeNe.

  • Mandy

    Arrogant is the perfect word to describe him. I can almost understand when beautiful, successful people are a little arrogant, but he is none of those things. He is old and ugly with several failed businesses. And what kind of man picks on a woman? I wouldn’t go to any bar he owned that’s for sure.

  • catdoc

    Peter should just collect his Social Security and give it up already.

  • Marie

    How sad and telling is how this guy blames everyone and everything other than himself for a failed business. First, the country isn’t doing well.. then the politicians are lined up to do him in… then he pulls out the MLK assasination! Wait.. and then no one in Atlanta is dancing! What a loser. Cynthia Bailey ended 3 engagements to settle for THIS? I guess pretty doesn’t mean you have smarts. As for this Peter guy, he’s got a chip on his shoulder the size of Georgia. Cynthia’s family is looking out for her, he is jealous. Peter, being you used all the excuses for your UPTOWN lounge to fail, what will you blame for the failure of this new BarOne? Wait.. I know.. maybe he could blame George Bush!

    PS to Peter ,,, Borrow some more money from your wife and go take grammar classes!

  • donna

    Peter is a tvrd. A papa smurf look-a-like money from his wife borrowing trouble stirring shudda got his butt whooped by Apollo fame-seeking tvrd. Cynthia is a beautiful accomplished woman. What she sees in papa smurf God only knows (about that, Peter was right). When Cynthia kicks his a$$ to the curb, no one will be surprised. When Apollo beats his a$$, everyone will cheer. I hope Apollo doesn’t get arrested for whooping Peter someday. Also, learn to speak like a human being.


    Cynthia Stop playing!!! You know your naive ass gave your “GANSTA JAMAICAN” no good for nothing husband $40,000 for his ghetto spot “BAR NONE” & you’re still funding his sorry ass! ….All the signs are obvious Cynthia!!! WAKE UP & RUN while you still have a chance!!!

  • Fashionista

    This message is for Cynthia.I know for a fact that you are a wonderful person. You really and truly deserve “The Best!” I am praying for you!

  • vini

    peter seems like a great guy cynthia loves him and is standing by her man like it should be,you hater’sare just that,find something else to hate!and show some support to these two love ones, in this world we should honor the love of two people!

  • matusadona

    (to vini) Peter, is that you?


  • Monica

    yeah, I can’t stand Peter because I’m just jealous that they are in love and I wish I was… WTF?? His opinions and excuses are unbelievable. I agree- he blames everyone and everything but himself. Peter, people can’t stand you because you are an arrogant asshole loser immature jerk. It’s the same reason so many people hate on Kanye- except at least Kanye is successful. Narcissist much?

  • Jasmine NYC

    OK ladies… Peter is soooo GAY! Not in a happy way! This beautiful black woman needs to find a straight man who WILL treat her right. Not a DownLow weirdo who WILL only end up giving her HIV! Cynthia, I hope you use condoms because the BOYS in ATL can tell you what you got there. A shame!!! I feel sorry for her if thats all she thinks of herself.

  • Kevin

    What that woman sees in this creep puzzles me. He took her for a fortune on his first bar. He says it failed because the economy failed, no one was going out. Then he should have cooled his heels, worked for someone else until the economy eased up and put together a smaller bar in the first place. That velvet mural of his wife in a Shaft Afro was hilarious.

  • Conishkee

    I have to agree that Peter is a straight up arrogant azz hole; a person with a whole lot of negative issues! Loves to be heard, not a good listener. I also predict that those two will eventually divorce. In the meantime, I feel for Cynthia.

  • QueenV

    We keep trying to find some redeeming quality about Peter but it’s not there. He is always asking Cynthia for money, the clubland even their one year anniversary party. He claims to be a man’s man (aside from the gay comment by jasmineNYC) but real men don’t drain their spouses. He is arrogant but has the opposite effect in that rather than being angry I feel sorry for him and is Bravo paying him? maybe the show gets him clientele for his club

    I hope she gets tired of him and walks. She won’t though because she is weak.