‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’: How Did Cynthia Bailey and Her Fiancé, Mike Hill, Meet?

It’s been two years since Cynthia Bailey ended her seven-year marriage from Peter Thompson and it definitely did not take her long to move on.

The reality star recently got engaged to her boyfriend of 14 months, Mike Hill, and couldn’t be happier.

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Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill | Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage

While we couldn’t be more thrilled that The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has found love again, we can’t help but wonder how these two love birds came to cross paths?

Steve Harvey had a little something to do with the couple’s love connection

Following her split for her husband of seven years, Peter Thomas, Cynthia Bailey took a little time to herself before jumping back into the dating scene.

While Bailey initially threw herself into her career following her divorce, the reality star knew something in her life was missing was determined to find it.

A year after her split, Bailey soon found herself back in the dating scene and eventually found love again.

The reality star began dating FOX Sports host, Mike Hill, and after just 14 months of dating, the couple is now engaged.

So how exactly did Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill initially come together?

It turns out that the couple met with the help of Steve Harvey back in April 2018.

In order to help Bailey find a potential love match, Harvey invited three men on his daytime talk show to meet the reality star and Hill happened to be one of them.

After learning a little bit about his character on the show, Bailey and Hill immediately hit it off and the rest is history.

Five months after meeting on Steve Harvey’s talk show, Cynthia Bailey took to Instagram to show fans exactly how fate works by sharing photos from the episode.

The reality star captioned the post, “Never question how or when God shows up.”

Cynthia Bailey has wanted Mike Hill to propose for months

Fate really does work in mysterious ways and Cynthia Bailey can definitely attest to that.

After dating each other for a little more than a year, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is officially an engaged woman.

Sources have confirmed that Mike Hill proposed to Bailey on July 26 with a beautiful 5-carat princess cut ring at the grand opening of her new business, The Bailey WineCeller.

The proposal was the ultimate family affair with close friends and family in attendance.

Hill had even gotten help from his and Bailey’s teenaged daughters in order to pull off the proposal of a lifetime.

Though the proposal took Cynthia Bailey completely by surprise, the reality star has been patiently waiting for this to happen.

“I want to marry Mike. I love Mike. He’s my soulmate,” Bailey told PEOPLE back in December. “We talk about getting married all the time. I’m hoping a proposal will happen soon, if not before the end of this year, then hopefully next. I’ve certainly been dropping enough hints! But God has a plan, so I’m just letting it go.”

“You know, we’ve both been married before, so marriage is something we both understand,” the reality star added. “We’re not jumping into this blind. We both have kids and we both love each other very much. We know marriage is the next step.”

Now that they are officially engaged, we can’t wait to see what Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill have in store for their wedding.