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Former 'Real Housewives' star spends Friday night in Miami jail

'RHOA' Cynthia Bailey's ex-husband gets arrested in Miami-Dade

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey was married to Peter Thomas from 2010 to 2017. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey was married to Peter Thomas from 2010 to 2017. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A "Real Housewives of Atlanta" former star is spending Friday night in jail. 

Peter Thomas, whose claim to fame was being married to model Cynthia Bailey, is being held without bond in Miami-Dade County pending his extradition to Louisiana. 

Miami-Dade Police Department officers arrested him as a fugitive with a pending warrant at Miami International Airport on Friday. 

Thomas, who is opening a nightclub in Miami Beach, is being held without bond pending his extradition. Authorities in Louisiana accused him of check fraud. 

Bravo viewers saw Thomas wed Bailey in 2010 during the show's third season, and they also watched him break her heart. RHOA producers also showed Thomas threatening another ex-husband with a knife. 

Thomas and Bailey separated in 2016 and their divorce was formalized in 2017. He occasionally appears in the show, as he still has a friendship with Bailey and her daughter Noelle Robinson. 


About the Authors:

Liane Morejon is an Emmy-winning reporter who joined the Local 10 News family in January 2010. Born and raised in Coral Gables, Liane has a unique perspective on covering news in her own backyard.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.