Peter Thomas is one lucky guy, and he knows it. The 50-year-old restaurateur recently tied the knot with model Cynthia Bailey, which is no easy feat. Just ask Russell Simmons and former basketball player Jayson Williams. Accomplished in his own right, Thomas says he understands Bailey's reservations. "She's an independent woman and I love that about her," he says. The nightclub impresario spoke with ESSENCE.com about meeting his wife some 18 years ago, dating famous women (Nia Long?) and how he really feels about the "RHoA" castmates, especially Phaedra Parks.