Eva Marcille departs ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ after two seasons


Eva Marcille Tuesday announced she was leaving “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” after two seasons as a main cast member.

Marcille, who moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles to marry attorney Michael Sterling three years ago, broke the news on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” She joined that syndicated morning show, which is heard locally on Hot 107.9, a few months ago.

On the show, she said she wanted to focus more time on her three children, her husband and the community. Plus, she already has a full-time job with the radio show.

"I have a six-year-old daughter and two young boys still in diapers,” she said on the air. “They're 24-hours a day, and there's a lot of work to be done. “

In an official statement, she said she appreciates “the bond of friendship that I’ve made with my castmates and strong personal relationships I have with numerous executives and producers of Bravo. 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."

While on the show, Marcille got married, had two children and moved to a new home.

She did connect with some of the women on “Real Housewives” but didn’t always seem fully engaged with what was going on with the other women. She also clashed frequently with NeNe Leakes, the last original member of the show who has talked about leaving herself.

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