Eva Marcille is exiting “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
On Tuesday, the model announced she is leaving the hit Bravo franchise after three seasons.
“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,” the winner of “America’s Next Top Model” Season 3 said in a statement.
“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,” the 35-year-old continued, adding that she looks “forward to serving my community” while co-hosting the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” and “finding ways to be a voice during this transformational time in our country for people of color.”
The actress — who appeared on “The Young and the Restless” — joined the reality TV show in 2017 as a “friend of the Housewives” and was promoted to a full-time cast member in 2018.
“The time that I spent on ‘Housewives’ I enjoyed myself. I cried, I laughed, I obviously fought,” she added on the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” “Most importantly, I made some great friendships with some beautiful women.”
However, Marcille now wants to focus on her children: daughter Marley Rae, 6, whom she shares with ex Kevin McCall, and sons Michael Todd, 1, and Maverick, 8 months, whom she shares with husband Michael Sterling.
“I believe my time is up. 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,” she said. “And not so much reality show business.”
Despite the drama, Marcille only has love for her former “RHOA” co-stars.
“I love every single one of those black women. They are all queens all in their own right,” she said. “They are stars and I wish them the most successful season and transformational season 13 that ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ has ever seen.”
Onwards and upwards, Eva!