Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey is dishing all about her experience filming the Real Housewives All-Stars special in Turks & Caicos earlier this year and reveals who she “hit it off” the most while filming.
“Grown women in a house, or in a villa in our case, [for] eight days, and we’re shooting non-stop. It’s a lot of not only big personalities, but a lot of different personalities under one roof, so not everybody is not going to agree,” Cynthia told OK! Magazine of her experience filming the upcoming Real Housewives special.
As for who she hit it off with the most, that title went to Real Housewives of New Jersey OG Teresa Giudice.
“Oh my God, I am like, in love with Teresa Giudice,” Cynthia said. “And she was the one I knew the least, and I had never really talked to. She is in such a happy place in her life.”
“She’s been through a lot, so I was really curious to kind of get to know her. She’s obviously the only one in the group who has been to jail, you know, she’s like the comeback queen. She has really, really been through a lot in her personal life and on the show, and it takes a really strong woman to just land on her feet the way that she has, and even be happier, to be honest,” Cynthia added.
The longtime peach holder also admits that Teresa’s romance with boyfriend Luis ‘Louie’ Ruelas reminds her of when she started dating her now-husband Mike Hill.
“She reminded me of myself when I met Mike, Teresa is just in love — just like I’m like, ‘Mike, Mike, Mike,’ she’s like, ‘Louie, Louie, Louie,’” she noted. “I was excited to get to know her, but then I didn’t realize how much we would actually hit it off. I really, really like Teresa Giudice a lot. I’m happy to call her my new friend.”
As we’ve reported, Real Housewives All-Stars will feature Cynthia, Teresa, Luann de Lesseps, Melissa Gorga, Kenya Moore, Kyle Richards, and Ramona Singer. The spinoff special will air later this year on NBC’s Peacock app.