and Mike Hill’s lack of friendship led to the couple’s demise, according to the former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star.
The reality star sat down with Tamra Judge and Teddi Mellencamp on their “Two T’s in a Pod” podcast to talk about why she and Hill called it quits after just two years of marriage.
“I felt like we weren’t friends anymore,” Bailey revealed on Monday’s episode. “I felt like it was just heading that we won’t be friends if we don’t hit the brakes.”
“This is not my first rodeo. I think friendship has to be present in a marriage,” Bailey, 55, continued. “Like, love is great, but friendship has to be there. I really want to be with my best friend.”
Bailey says she has no “regrets” about her decision.
Though their divorce is “not final” yet, Bailey says she doesn’t think either of them “regrets” their decision to separate, adding that she still has “a lot of respect” for Hill, who she still “feels” for. “It’s her husband.
“I took the ring off the day of the announcement, but until then I had it on all this time. We were going through some stuff though,” he told the two Bravo stars. “It’s weird, guys. It’s just weird.
The couple married in October 2020.
Brady was “willing to go to therapy, marriage counseling…
In addition to
their friendship fading, Bailey previously told Page Six that her decision to move to California to start a new life with the 52-year-old sportscaster while constantly traveling back east was another reason for their split.
“Our relationship and our marriage came with many important transitions. I basically moved to a different city, to a different house, started a whole new career at 55 years old. So all of that was very stressful for me,” the reality star told us last month.
The reality star moved across the country to be with the sportscaster.
“I think there was some incompatibility. We’ve always been, for the most part, in a long-distance relationship and that’s not easy.”
Bailey filed for divorce from Hill in October, just days before their second wedding anniversary.
Bailey filed for divorce last month.
The news came after fans noticed the model-turned-actress changed her last name on Instagram and deleted most of her photos with the TV personality.
Although social media users were quick to speculate that Hill cheated on Bailey, the reality star denied any rumors of infidelity just a day after the couple announced their split on Instagram.
Bailey and Hill’s romance was documented on “RHOA.”
“Love is a beautiful thing. While we will both always love each other, we have decided to go our separate ways,” the couple shared in a joint statement. “We are grateful to remain good friends and will always cherish the many memories we have shared together as husband and wife”.
They concluded the message by thanking their “family, friends and beloved fans” for the constant “support” since their love developed into the successful Bravo franchise.