Cynthia Bailey Explains Her Lack Of Physical Attraction To Peter Thomas And We're Confused

Entertainment | 11/13/2015 | 12:15 PM EST

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'Is it possible to be sexually attracted to someone and not be physically attracted to them?'

The fire might be gone in the marriage between Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas, at least in the looks department.

On Sunday's episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Bailey was forced to confront Thomas about allegedly touching another woman at his bar. She also spoke with her sister Malorie about her marital issues, which apparently go far beyond his questionable behavior seen online.



Bailey told her sister that she was not attracted to Thomas when he took his clothes off, which left many viewers to question if the spark was still there. In an effort to clear up her statement, Bailey spoke with Bravo after the show's airing to break down physical attraction vs. sexual attraction.

Here's what she had to say:

"When Peter and I first met, I was attracted to everything about him. However, his confidence really stood out. He was handsome, successful, funny, smart, and sexy. He owned all of it. I have always been more attracted to my husband's mind than his body. When my sister Malorie asked me if I was still attracted to Peter with his clothes off, she was referring to him physically, not sexually. My honest answer was no. For me, physical attraction and sexual attraction are two different subjects, and one has nothing to do with the other. At the time of Malorie's visit, the video had just come out, we were dealing with the stress of other martial issues, and Peter had packed on some unwanted pounds. Is it possible to be sexually attracted to someone and not be physically attracted to them? Physical attraction is important in any marriage or relationship, but it is only one of many factors that will keep a healthy relationship together. I think men hold women to a much higher standard when it comes to physical attraction. Most women love from more of an emotional and spiritual connection that usually goes beyond the physical. This is an issue that a lot of women can relate to but are not comfortable talking about out loud."

Can you relate to Bailey's dilemma? Sound off!


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