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The Real #CHill

Getting dressed up to the nines with

Sophisticated Weddings in anticipation of their

wedding day, “Real Housewives Of Atlanta”

star Cynthia Bailey and her fiancé Mike Hill of

Fox Sports get real and keep it #CHill

Location: JW Marriott Essex House, Photo: Femina Photo + Design, Dress: Netta Ben Shabu for Wedding Atelier, Tuxedo: Men's Wearhouse, Jewelry: London Jewelers, Headpiece: Bridal Styles Boutique, Make-up: Lilly Rivera for BridalGal, Hair: Juliann Diaz for BridalGal

SW: So how did you two lovebirds meet? Cynthia: We met on Steve Harvey’s talk show. Steve is a friend of mine, and he invited me to do his dating pool. He was really excited to find me a great guy… and he definitely did!

SW: Cynthia, you moved to New York City when you were 18 years old to kick off your modeling career, and Mike- you originally hail from the Bronx. What is your favorite thing about being back in New York? Cynthia: The energy, people, food, and culture. There’s nothing like the hustle and bustle of New York City. I know it is such a cliché, but having lived in New York, it really does make you feel like ‘if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere’. There is truly no place like it. Mike: I will always have an affinity and love for New York. There is no place I’ve ever been that matches the type of energy this city has. Whenever I get the chance to come back, I like to just take it all in. From the great cuisine to the amazing light and beautiful buildings, every time I’m here, I leave even more inspired to grow and make it even more.

Location: JW Marriott Essex House, Photo: Femina Photo + Design, Dress: Yumi Katsura for Designer Loft, Tuxedo: Generation Tux, Jewelry: London Jewelers, Headpiece: Bridal Styles Boutique, Make-up: Lilly Rivera for BridalGal, Hair: Juliann Diaz for BridalGal

SW: So Mike, how did you know Cynthia was “the one”? Mike: I just felt it. It took some time because, in a lot of situations, people love to send their representatives and not their authentic selves. Well, I learned they don’t come more genuine than Miss Bailey. She’s the first woman I’ve been in a relationship with that had all three of the qualities I wanted in a partner; someone I was mentally and physically attracted to, someone who matches my drive, and finally, someone who is compassionate and truly cares about others besides herself.

SW: What is your secret to making a relationship work amidst busy production schedules? Cynthia: Making my family and fiancé as much a priority as my business is. At this point in my life, one does not work for me without the other. The balance between the two makes me happy- I suppose I want it all.