‘Cynthia Bailey Says Her Proudest ‘RHOA’ Moment Was Daughter Noelle Coming Out As Fluid
Cynthia Bailey has always documented the close relationship she shares with her 20-year-old daughter, Noelle Robinson. Their relationship has only gotten stronger since Robinson shared with her mom that she’s attracted to both genders.
Robinson recently debuted her new girlfriend. Bailey and Robinson opened up about how Robinson’s life has been since opening up her sexuality, which Bailey says is her proudest moment of the RHOA.
Why Noelle Robinson decided to share her story on the show
Robinson has been part of RHOA since she was 10-years-old, but Bailey has gone to great lengths to protect her daughter’s privacy. Bailey explained in a YouTube Q&A that Robinson’s role on the show has been minimal to avoid public judgment of Robinson at an impressionable age.
“I’ve definitely had moments where I’ve been frustrated with having such a public life,” Robinson said. “Just having my business out there…I’m a super private person. I’m okay with normal attention like people liking pictures [on Instagram] but when it comes to my personal life with my friends and my relationships, I’m super private and it used to really upset me.”
But, as Robinson has grown, Bailey has felt comfortable with her having a more active role, with Robinson taking the lead on what she decided to reveal on the show. Robinson says she read stories about her in the press in the past that were false. Ultimately, Robinson decided to share her story before the world found out to avoid becoming a tabloid headline with misinformation.
Cynthia Bailey explains why Noelle Robinson sharing she is sexually fluid was her proudest moment since being on ‘RHOA’
Bailey explained that overall, she’s proud that Robinson has become more open with fans because it helps Robinson grow both personally and professionally. Robinson has acting and modeling aspirations and has been able to use her platform to benefit her career. More importantly, Bailey says that she’s most proud of Robinson’s storyline this season and it’s been her favorite moment of the show since she’s been a cast member.
Bailey revealed that she contributed to Robinson sharing her sexuality due to her not wanting her daughter to be outed. For Bailey, she wanted Robinson to control the narrative and Robinson agreed.
“I knew that when you told me that you were fluid, I didn’t want you to feel like you had to hide that,” Bailey told Robinson. “If you were out with your girlfriend, I don’t want people taking pictures and sending it to the blogs…I thought it was important for you to tell your own story and it was by far, one of the most powerful things that have happened on the show.”
Despite Robinson having anxiety ahead of the episode airing, both her and Bailey say the support has made it worth it. They’ve received messages of thanks and praise from fans around the world since the episode aired.
Aside from Robinson’s revelation, Bailey said she’s also proud that she’s been able to showcase the relationship between Robinson and her father, actor Leon Robinson. Displaying their relationship was imperative to Bailey to show healthy and present father-daughter relationship, and successful blended families to African-American viewers.