RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey Marries Mike Hill at Large Georgia Ceremony, Despite Pandemic

Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill. (Credit: Media Punch/INSTARimages, Instagram)

Although the pandemic lifestyle is consuming our way of life, life must go on. Over the weekend, longtime Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) cast member Cynthia Bailey finally took the plunge with her fiancé Mike Hill on Saturday in front of a very optimistic crowd.

What We Know:

  • With gatherings being banned in much of the country, it seemed like many people’s weddings have been on hold this year. However, this couple stayed committed to their Oct. 10th date while the marriage had a crowd of roughly 250 guests at a country club in Georgia.
  • 53-year-old model and actress was accompanied by her bridesmaids and other RHOA castmates Kandi Burress, Kenya Moore and former member Eva Marcille. The beautiful wedding took place at the Governors Towne Club, just 30 minutes north of metro Atlanta in the city of Acworth.
  • Since there was to be a large crowd during a time of the pandemic, Bailey carefully abided by health guidelines in order to avoid spreading COVID-19. All guests were provided with face masks and shields from Masks by Jill & Ally. This was a brand created by Jill Zarin, a Real Housewives of New York alum, and her daughter Ally Shapiro. Bailey also made a note on social media that she hired a sanitization team to ensure the venue was clean prior to the event.

  • Upon each guest’s arrival, they were all subjected to routine temperature checks. “Everyone has to wash their hands before coming inside and we will have hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue,” Bailey stated. “And everyone must be wearing a mask at all times, it’s not optional.”
  • The couple had obvious concerns over the pandemic and feared their wedding dream could be squandered or at least delayed. But in fact, it was the pandemic that ended up persuading Bailey that time is precious and when ahead with their marriage. The state of Georgia currently has health safety mandates which ban groups of more than 50 people “unless there is at least six feet between each person”.
  • It was reported that the ceremony was originally scheduled to take place outdoors, where it’s been said it’s safer for larger groups, but Mother Nature got in the way. Inclement weather conditions caused by Hurricane Delta made the event retreat back inside to continue their vows.

Before getting married, Bailey and Hill spent months together in self-isolation. In a year where divorce rates are at an all-time high and lockdowns have broken many couples, their devotion kept them eager for the next chapter of their life. “If we could survive that, we can survive anything together,” Hill has said jokingly.