“Last year’s reunion was really, really, really dark,” Cynthia admits. “I've been on the show for eight years and I've never seen anything quite like that energy before … This show's all about shade and drama. When it just gets to the point where you can just make up the most ridiculous lives on people, and carry it out … just might be too dirty for me.”
Cynthia says she has yet to have a real talk with Phaedra, but they have run into each other since she was let go from the show -- and she is open to her return to the series, one day.
“I will say this about Phaedra: we came on the show together,” Cynthia says. “Although we were never, like, super close, I always felt like we had a connection, because we started this journey together. I do miss having her around, 'cause, you know, she's like, super funny. But at the same time, I just couldn't agree with what she did.”
“I think there has to be some boundaries that just can't be crossed,” she continues. “It's not up to the cast to make those decisions. It's up to the network to decide … with that said, I thought Phaedra was great on the show. I thought she was hilarious on the show. So, I would never say that anyone that's been on the show shouldn't come back, because I think everybody brings different things. I really, really honestly do. But I do feel like, you know, it definitely was a wake-up call for other people on the show that felt like they could, you know, follow in her footsteps. It's just not going to be tolerated.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.