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I just got off the phone with an industry insider who confirmed rumors that restaurateur Peter Thomas is dating reality star Gizelle Bryant.

The ex-husband of Cynthia Bailey, was in Miami this past weekend with the Real Housewives of Potomac star.

There are photos and videos of them together at his Bar One restaurant in affluent Bal Harbour on Miami Beach.

My source revealed to me that Peter, 62, and Gizelle, 51, are keeping their relationship under wraps for now.

"You're the first blog to break the story, so be nice," she told Sandrarose.com. Your auntie reminded her that I am "always nice to people who are nice to me."

Gizelle and her ex-husband, Pastor Jamal Bryant share three daughters, Grace, Angel, and Adore.

Friend of the blog, Michelle Brown, aka ATLien, asked Peter about the rumors at his Bar One restaurant over the weekend. Hear what he had to say below.
 

 
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NeNe Leakes was spotted holding hands with her new beau, Nyonisela Sioh, after enjoying a romantic dinner in Miami Beach.

The former reality TV star made her new romance official as they left the Mr. Chow restaurant in Miami Beach on Saturday night.

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It was the dowager socialite's first public outing with her boyfriend since celebrating with him at her surprise 54th birthday last week at her Linnethia Lounge & Restaurant in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth, Ga.

Businessman Nyonisela is from Liberia, and reportedly owns a couture suit company in Charlotte, NC.
 
READ ALSO: NeNe Leakes' SWAGG Boutique employees still waiting for their paychecks
 

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They arrived about 9:30 p.m in a big white luxury van, and left around midnight, with a group of friends, as they held hands and smiled for the cameras. The new pairing comes just 3 months after she lost her husband Gregg Leakes following a long battle with colon cancer.

Gregg reportedly gave Nene his blessings to start a new relationship with Nyonisela before he died. The new couple celebrated Nyonisela's birthday in Miami.
 

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READ ALSO: NeNe Leakes begged Andy Cohen to let her return to RHOA, Andy responds...
 
NeNe hopes to return to Real Housewives of Atlanta as a peach holder. "Yeah, sure, I'll return to the show," she said last month.

"I'm OK with returning to the show, as long as, you know, we can work through a few things. I'm happy to return to the show and besides, I have a lot of unfinished business with a couple of them they confirmed on the show."

However, executive producer Andy Cohen showed no interest in having NeNe return to the show.

He reportedly said:

"What I don't want to do is get into a public thing with her. I think she would probably prefer that I keep her name out of my mouth and that is what I'm going to honor."

NeNe and Nyonisela were reportedly introduced by mutual friend and former RHOA cast member Peter Thomas. Peter has a sullied reputation for being a scammer and con artist. So it's probably not good that he and Nyonisela are friends.

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Peter Thomas was in Atlanta during Cynthia Bailey's star-studded wedding weekend, according to celebrity blogger ATLien.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member ran into old friend Todd Tucker, and the two men had to be separated by club security.

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Kandi Burruss' husband was once a close friend of Peter's but apparently they fell out when Phaedra Parks's ex, Apollo Nida got out of jail and resumed his friendship with Peter, 60.

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Peter and Apollo, 41, appeared on ATLien's show a few months back and Apollo shared how he felt betrayed by his former friend, Peter, who revealed that Apollo used Kandi and Todd's garage to store his things during his bitter divorce from Phaedra, 46 (pictured with Apollo during happier times).

Todd and Kandi fell out with Peter for gossiping.

Recently, Peter bumped into his former friend, Todd, at an Atlanta area nightclub and the two men almost came to blows! ATLien spills the tea below.

Also: Nene Leakes & Peter Thomas partied on Cynthia Bailey's Wedding Day.
 

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Peter Thomas claims he tested positive for Covid-19 after he removed his mask to take photos with fans.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta TV personality claims he suffers from diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramps and chills.

Coronavirus is a respiratory illness. But Thomas' symptoms sound more like food poisoning. "My stomach has been a complete wreck," Thomas said.

In an Instagram video from his sick bed, the 59-year-old Libra urged his older followers to wear face masks, "wear gloves, practice social distancing."

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Thomas, whose ex-wives include RHOA personality Cynthia Bailey, said he took the Covid-19 test 5 times before testing positive. He claims he contracted the virus after removing his mask for fan photos.

"People come up to me, asking for pictures all of the time. They want me to have the mask off and they want to hug me because they say they like me. And I took those pictures," Thomas said.

"Every time I took those pictures, I am just praying to God that I am not going to get [COVID-19].

He said he is on quarantine for another week. After that, he will take two tests until he is negative.

Thomas is known for spinning the truth. Some of his followers remain skeptical that he is Covid-19 positive.
 

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Celebrity blogger Michelle "ATLien" Brown got former reality stars Peter Thomas and Apollo Nida to join her for Happy Hour Live on her YouTube channel.

Michelle reached out to Peter to hang out with her online on Sunday night because Real Housewives of Atlanta was in reruns. They were sitting around talking and drinking when Peter suggested adding Apollo to the chat.

Apollo joined the chat and spilled some tea about NeNe Leakes and Kandi Burruss. You will have to watch the 3-hour video to find out what they talked about. Lipstickalley.com has the Cliff Notes if you don't have time to watch.
 

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Peter Thomas and Cynthia Bailey

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Anyway, the fake fight, which everyone knew was coming, went left when tempers flared and Nida, 35, flipped out on Kenya Moore's gay "boyfriend", Brandon. Peter Thomas, who was at the center of the scrum, explained what happened next to S2Smagazine.com magazine.

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Apollo Nida and Cynthia Bailey

Another episode of the utterly Fake Real Housewives of Atlanta aired last night. In the episode, Kandi Burruss' mom, Joyce, threatens Kandi's fiancé, Todd Tucker; Cynthia Bailey's husband, Peter Thomas, gives Phaedra Parks' husband, Apollo Nida, friendly relationship advice; and washed up model Kenya Moore wards off evil spirits.

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Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas

The reward for information leading to the capture of an Atlanta cop shooter has increased to $10,000, thanks to a hefty donation from reality show couple Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas.

Thomas, who stars in Real Housewives of Atlanta, said he donated $5,000 to the fund for information about the cop shooter because he wanted to challenge fellow business owners to donate.

“This is a challenge to business owners,” said Thomas, who owns Bar One Tapas Lounge on Memorial Drive, not far from where Atlanta Police Officer Christopher L. Smith was shot on Saturday. “They should match my $5,000 to get this cop killer off the street."

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A loyal reader emailed me to ask why I never covered the Peter Thomas/ Uptown scandal. the answer is: I couldn't care less. I guess I have other things going on in my life that take precedence over worrying about nobodies and what they're up to.

Anyway, my reader accuses Thomas of not paying his workers when Uptown Restaurant was open. She also says Bravo network hired stand-ins to act as employees of Uptown, which was closed 6 months ago.

**Loyal reader Ruby Kisses writes:

Your stuff is always FIRE! However, Im curious as to why you have not address Peter Thomas the con man that is NOT the owner of Uptown Restaurant and Lounge, everyone (except the chick he married) knows his game..... The place is closed I personally saw a marshal's eviction note slapped on the door ---- when it was open there was always bs, this dude would not pay the people who worked there.

Imagine working for 2 weeks, and being told: "you started on an off pay week, payday is in two MORE weeks for you." You could wait it out for 2 more weeks, and on payday he has another lie, or just doesnt show up! Eventually the staff (one by one) would quit and he would just replace them, with another naive cocktail waitress. (Oh he is goooooood at what he does: CONS) -The "staff" on tv tonight were Bravo stand-ins as they did not work there... Too funny!

Im sure he hoped to capitalize on celebrities being in town for the BET hip hop awards. He has never owned ish..just a front for the real owner (Uptown is OWNED by a retired nfl player .... Research the spots he claims to have owned in other markets (NYC, LA, MIA etc)! He will "do the town" and get run out of town. He usually dates "celebrity woman" to use them for who they know and of course their money!

Cadillac Kimberly was right: there is nothing Real about this show! He claims to have been an executive at Def Jam..... more lies. He is NOT an executive at anything. There are a million pending lawsuits, people would come to the club to serve him all day every day -- he doesnt care due to the fact that is NOT HIS PROPERTY HE OWNS NOTHING!!!!!!! Fraud, Phony, BS! This spot for the longest didn't even have a liquor license and was shut down because of that, he just would reopen and buy liquor himself - ILLEGAL IN GA!!!!!!!!

I heard Bravo peeps "had enough" and wanted a real married couple......... and he desperately needed the money so.......... wha-la, opportunity a knocking! He only would hire woman, because he knew he would take advantage of them! A real punk!

Ruby kisses for you, love what you do, cuz you bring it to us first!

** Email edited for clarity and for length.