Eva Marcille Confirms ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Departure

Published: Tuesday 16th Jun 2020 by Sam

When the ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ returns for its 13th season later this year, it’ll be back sans Eva Marcille. Because the star has confirmed that she has departed the show.

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Breaking the news first on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Marcille then gave a statement to our friends at TJB explaining her rationale:

“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.

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 my community on the Rickey Smiley Morning show and finding ways to be a voice during this transformational time in our country for people of color.” 

The announcement brings to an end Marcille’s three year tenure on the Bravo series – after first appearing as a Friend Of in her inaugural season and then a peach-holding Housewife thereafter.

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We’re torn. A few ways too.

In one regard, we don’t feel Eva ever really got a fair shot as relates to how she was depicted on the show.

And even if countering that with the fair fact that the editors can only edit what they’re given to work with (good, bad, and otherwise), there’s still the feeling that not enough scope was given for her to authentically gel with the ladies. A process that, as we’ve seen, does take time.

Add to that the fact she was at the center of a number of spars and spicy storylines recently, her departure feels a little…premature. Arguably.

However, though, the cut-throat fact is that folk aren’t typically given seasons on seasons on seasons to organically fit in – with both the cast and viewers. They either do or they don’t. And it seems there were always too many questions around Eva’s viability to warrant having her on another season.

As for whether it was her decision or decision made for her, it’s anyone’s guess. But kudos to her for attempting to at least control the narrative.

In any case, it does have us wondering what other changes could be in the works for RHOA season 13.

What do you think of Eva’s departure and who would you like to see in the mix?

Your thoughts?

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  1. G June 16, 2020

    Girl stop. You were fired.

  2. freefallqueen June 16, 2020

    Girl bye. You were fired, don’t try and spin it

  3. Fifi June 16, 2020

    I hate that she acted as though being on the Housewives wasn’t something that was good for the culture when they use the platform
    For good every season. They’ve tackled domestic abuse , racism , colorism, infant mortality and even broken homes. Remember when NeNe was trying to find her father? Eva, you were fired but you and your husband seem like good people so I’ll support whatever you guys do. Most of us will. You didn’t need to lie.

  4. Petty Pendergast June 16, 2020

    They need to cancel this trash. (The show, not eva)

    I dont know how yall can watch women be fake and argue back and forth for 28 damn seasons. cancel it!!!

  5. Meme June 16, 2020

    Unbelievable. Like what are they doing? It’s like they don’t want any fresh people. Claudia and Eva for me were perfect fits, and was the future for this show as all of the women now are older and becoming less and less interested. Nene for starters had no storyline now for 2 seasons in a row. I’m not sure why Tanya was given a friend contract because I don’t think she fits. Not sure why Marlo hasn’t been given a peach yet. And I’m also not sure why Phaedra hasn’t been brought back.

    This show is going to see its end soon. They give Nene too much say on the casting and give her too much money when we don’t tune in to see her.

    • Happy+n+Rich June 16, 2020

      I think Nene and Kandi can both take a season or two off. Their storylines have fulfilled themselves. All they have left is arguing (Nene) or being messy (Kandi). Those millions could be repurposed into new talent. The ONLY reason to keep Kandi is if Phaedra returns, assuming Kandi would return in that situation.

      They need to Mona Scott Young approach. The cast needs to be expanded a little bit, which leaves production less reliant on the main cast for content.

  6. DC3 FOREVER June 16, 2020

    I like Eva but she was boring and brought nothing. Perfect cast would be

    NENE
    KIM
    PORSHA
    CYNTHIA
    PHEDRA
    KENYA
    KANDI

    • Happy+n+Rich June 16, 2020

      Phaedra
      Kandi
      Porsha
      Sheree
      Cynthia
      Kenya
      Marlo
      Yovanna
      Tanya
      Test 3-5 new ladies as “friends” of the cast

  7. Happy+n+Rich June 16, 2020

    Clearly fired or demoted to friend of the cast. Too bad, b/c she spent the last two seasons pregnant, which limited her presence and engagement with the other ladies. It might have been interesting to see what she had to offer for a regular season. Maybe production asked her for projected storyline, and they didn’t think what she submitted was enough.

  8. K’’man June 16, 2020

    A little bittersweet to see Eva go. She didn’t have a great storyline and she didn’t get to bring it like ANTM. Anyways bring back sheree. And leave Phaedra back at WeTv never forget she said kandi wanted to r*** porsha!

  9. Gee June 16, 2020

    Sheree has had her peach snatched from her twice because she rather kiss up to Kim. She thought she was going to be the star of show but she would rather be the resident bone collector and she brings nothing else. Yes I agree that RHOA needs new blood however we need some of the veterans as well.

  10. Gee June 16, 2020

    Eva really brought nothing to the show besides making off the wall comments, and then when confronted she becomes confused or becomes forgetful. All she did was have babies during her time on the show besides that her personality was a bit dull.

  11. J June 16, 2020

    I really liked Eva. I won’t be returning next season as well. If we have to sit through another season of NeNe making up b******* for ratings, I won’t be in attendance. Been watching on and off since S1 but it just feels like a waste of time now if the new girls will just be revolving doors for ratings bumps every few years.

    And give Marlo a damn peach already.

    • Britt Brat June 16, 2020

      Marlo doesn’t have a storyline. She refuses to show her real personal life therefore she doesn’t deserve a peach. She’s been campaigning for a peach but Bravo isn’t having it.

      RHOP and Married To Medicine have collectively snatched RHOA’s edges. Both shows are more interesting and bring the drama season after season. Plus the girls seem more genuine. You can tell the RHOA girls hate each other and only film together out of obligation. Moving forward it shall be interesting for RHOA. I’ve been hearing about a major shakeup in casting. I love to see it.

  12. Annie Johnson June 16, 2020

    Glad she is gone ,won’t be missed she was too negative.

  13. Belinda June 16, 2020

    I think it’s high time for housewives to change how they interact with on another. Frankly I’m tired of seeing Black women calling each other horrible names and not showing how to handle disagreements in a positive manner.

    • Justmeeeee June 16, 2020

      Ecactly,
      I stopped watching this show in 2009 because of THAT specific reason.

      • BreeZi June 16, 2020

        We tune in for the DRAMA! Watch The Word Network if you wanna be encouraged.

  14. Justmeeeee June 16, 2020

    Girl Bye…
    You got fired
    Errybody know

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