'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Star Cynthia Bailey Pregnant? Talks Baby Bump Rumors After NeNe Leakes Wedding
on Jun 27, 2013 11:43 AM EDT
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey, who is rumored to be pregnant, has come forward to address her baby bump rumors a few days after she served as a bridesmaid at her friend and co-star NeNe Leakes' wedding.
Media Takeout reported on June 20 that Bailey is two months pregnant and an insider told the gossip site that because the reality star, and model agency-owner, is in a "good place in her life, and in her marriage" she is expecting and "it wouldn't hurt to get her a new storyline."
Several hours after the report was published, Bailey debunked the claim. The owner of the Atlanta-based Bailey Agency wrote the following on Twitter: "Thanks for all the congrats! However, I am not pregnant. I am dealing with a medical condition that makes me look pregnant. Stay Tuned....." she wrote on the social media site.
Radar Online interviewed Bailey about her rumored baby bump.
"The only thing that I can confirm is that I am not pregnant. Hallelujah. I'm not pregnant!" Bailey told Radar Online.
The married model and mothe of one explained that she has a fuller figure due to a medical condition. While she would not share what it is, she did say it requires surgery and her health issues will play out in Season 6 of TRHOA.
"I can say a whole lot about it ..." Bailey told RadarOnline. "But I am dealing with a medical situation. I will be having a surgery and rectifying the [situation]. That will play out on the show."
"It hasn't happened yet," she added. "But it's coming up."
Bailey said she will share her illness on Season 6 so that she can bring more awareness to it.
"As part of the journey I am going through with that, I decided I did wanted to share it with the world because I felt like there is a lot of education in this process that I am going to be going through," she says. "I decided to take you guys on this journey with me because I really didn't know a lot about it. And then once you find out something, people aren't always diligent about getting to the doctor and really figuring out what I need to do or just being overall healthy people in general."
Bailey said her goal is be a healthy role model to her fans and viewers.
"I really want to be somewhat of a health advocate for 'Hey, take care of yourself,'" she said. "It's great to be successful and do all these great things, but I can't be a role model if I'm not healthy, if I'm not alive."
Bailey agency recently partnered with One World Doll Project, a company that produces a line of multi-cultural and fashion dolls. The company selected Bailey to be the face of their first celebrity doll.
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