AceShowbiz - One housewife will be visibly absent when "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" returns for a new season. On Tuesday, June 16, Eva Marcille announced that she wouldn't be returning to upcoming season 13 of the Bravo reality TV show.
Eva, who joined "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" for two seasons, broke the news on "The Rickey Smiley Morning Show". "I have a six-year-old daughter and two young boys still in diapers. They're 24-hours a day, and there's a lot of work to be done," she shared on the radio show. "So I decided to spend my time and energy focusing on my kids and my community, and not so much reality show business."
The former "America's Next Top Model" winner then noted that despite her decision, she wasn't on a bad term with the other ladies on the show. "I want to be very clear, even though we fought on the show, I love every single one of those black women. They are 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 said.
Later, she provided more details in an official statement which read, "I appreciate the bond of friendship that I have made with several of my cast mates and the strong personal relationships I have with numerous executives and producers at the Bravo and Truly Entertainment companies."
Eva went on saying, "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."
Eva joins Tinsley Mortimer as another Housewife that departed from the franchise. Tinsley previously announced her exit from "The Real Housewives of New York City". "Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all my fans and friends who supported me and are happy for my fairy tale ending," Tinsley explained.
"Without #RHONY, I would never have met my prince charming, Scott," she added. "Being a Housewife was such a fun experience, and I thank @bravoandy and all the wonderful people at Shed Media and @bravotv. Swipe for a trip down memory lane. I love you all so much!!"