RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey Defends Having 250 Guests at Upcoming Wedding Amid Pandemic, Not Sure Nene Leakes Will Attend Wedding

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Cynthia Bailey Defends Having 250 Guests at Upcoming Wedding: 'Everything is Still a Go,' Plus She Talks Nene Leakes' Exit From RHOA

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It might be tough having a wedding amid the coronavirus pandemic, but Cynthia Bailey and fiancé Mike Hill are ready to take it on.

In a new interview, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star detailed the cautious steps she and Mike are taking to provide the safest wedding possible and defended their choice of having a “big” wedding of 250 guests.

“Weddings are stressful. For me, the most stress for Mike and I has just been making sure that we are not only following the COVID-19 rules and regulations, but also putting people in place to enforce them,” Cynthia told ExtraTV on October 5. “We were having a large wedding. To be honest, everything that we’re doing for our wedding 10-10-20, we would be doing if we had 50 people there. We would still be doing temperature checks, we would still be enforcing masks and face shields, because at the end of the day, you can get COVID at any time regardless of the amount of people that you’re around.”

Cynthia went on to explain that “everything is still a go” with her guests and her event restrictions, although she admitted to scaring her guests a little with the harshness with which she talked about regulation enforcement.

“[W]e literally almost scared our guests about coming to this, we’re like listen, ‘This is what you’re gonna have to do, we’re gonna have security if you don’t keep your mask on.’ We’re gonna have indoor-outdoor, like no one is confined to a traditional wedding situation,” she stated.

Cynthia is excited for her wedding, but filming for the RHOA this year has been somewhat off-kilter considering the pandemic as well as the departure of OG and friend (and then enemy, and then friend[?]) Nene Leakes.

Although the two may have had their ups and downs in the past, Cynthia shared that she did invite Nene to her wedding although she’s not certain her one time BFF will attend.

“Honestly, with everything going on as far as her leaving the show, I wasn’t sure how comfortable she’d be attending the wedding knowing she has issues [with Bravo]. You just never know what someone is going through, but she’s still more than welcome to come,” said Cynthia to Page Six.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta is expected to return to Bravo for season 13 later this year or early next year with two new cast members, Drew Sidora and LaToya Ali.