Bursting onto the fashion scene in the early 1990s, Cynthia Bailey has given us two gorgeous ESSENCE magazine covers, a film and her life as a cast member on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Now as we prepare to see Mrs. Peter Thomas at the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience on July 6-8 in New Orleans, let's take a look back at Cynthia's career.
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In the early aughts Cynthia began dating actor Leon, of “The Five Heartbeats” and “Waiting To Exhale” fame. Although the pair did not stay together, they do have a daughter named Noelle, 11, of which they remain collaborative parents.
Here are the couple in New York City in 2002 at the premiere of the hip-hop rom-com, “Brown Sugar.”