Eva Marcille leaving ‘RHOA’ after three seasons
Another “Housewife” bites the dust.
Eva Marcille announced on Tuesday that she is leaving “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” after a three-season stint.
“I appreciate the bond of friendship that I’ve made with my castmates and strong personal relationships I have with numerous executives and producers of Bravo,” she said on the “Ricky Smiley Morning Show.” “I am thankful for the opportunity I was provided, however, after speaking with my family and representatives, I believe that what I hope to accomplish for the culture and community will be better served by focusing on other opportunities. I look forward to serving the community on ‘Ricky Smiley Morning Show’ and finding other ways to be a voice during this transformational time during our country for people of color.”
Marcille, 35, joined the show during Season 10 (2017-2018) in a friend role and was promoted to a full-time “Housewife” for Season 11 and 12. During her time on the show, she welcomed a son, Michael Todd Sterling Jr., in April 2018 and tied the knot with Michael Sterling in September 2018. The couple welcomed her second child with Sterling, Maverick, in 2019.
She also shares a daughter, Marley Rae, with her ex Kevin McCall, although she changed Marley’s last name from McCall to Sterling in 2019.
“I believe my time is up,” she added. “I have a 6-year-old daughter and two young boys still in diapers. They are 24 hours a day and there is a lot of work to be done. I decided to spend my time and energy focusing on my kids and my community and not so much reality show business.
“I love every single one of those black women. They are all queens all in their own right. They are stars and I wish them the most successful season and transformational Season 13 that the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ has ever seen.”
She concluded, “The time that I spent on ‘Housewives’ I enjoyed myself. I cried, I laughed, I obviously fought. Most importantly, I made some great friendships with some beautiful women.”
A rep for Bravo did not immediately return our request for comment.
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