Prepare to see Eva Marcille make her return to reality television in an upcoming episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Marcille was last seen on Scared Famous, but even that VH1 reality series doesn’t have the same drama as Bravo’s RHOA. Speaking with ESSENCE, Marcille revealed that she came to know many of the housewives on the series through her close friendship with NeNe Leakes.
“Coming to Atlanta Housewives and being part of that world was a pretty organic move for me because I was relocating to Atlanta as my fiancé was running for mayor,” she told ESSENCE. “I’m kind of new to the city and I’m not as young a whippersnapper as I used to be, I’m a mom now. One of my good friends who lives in Atlanta and has lived here forever is NeNe Leakes. I remember letting her know that I was moving to the A and that I needed a navigator to help me figure out the city.”
Leakes happily introduced Marcille to the other ladies on the show. Ater that, it was only a matter of time before Marcille made an appearance on the show.
The reality star adds that getting to know the ladies, specifically Kandi Burruss, was pretty exciting. “I’ve been in the entertainment industry for quite some time. So some of the women that are actually entertainers, I had the luxury of kind of knowing them [industry-wise],” she added. “But it was really nice to get to know Kandi beyond just industry girlfriend. And to really meet her and get to know her as a woman, and as a mom and as a wife. I think she is just absolutely everything. She’s one of my favorite of all the girls. More so, because she’s just so down-to-earth.”
The America’s Next Top Model cycle three winner says appearing on the new show was an “organic fit” and calls hanging out with the ladies of the show “a good time.” “For me, it was kind of an organic fit, which I think is kind of the best way to jump into a situation like this…I had quite a good time hanging out with the girls, for sure.”
To be honest, it wouldn’t be surprising if Marcille’s appearance on the program eventually leads to a peach of her own. The actress and TV personality is engaged to Atlanta politician Michael Sterling and is no stranger to reality TV. Sterling and Marcille are also expecting their first child together. And, the actress has a daughter, Marley Rae, from a previous relationship.
An adorable family and reality TV experience? She has all the makings of the perfect RHOA star.
“For me, this is my second go-round at being pregnant and when I found out I was, my fiancé was smack in the middle of his run for mayor. So making it a big announcement wasn’t a priority on our list,” she continued. “However, [when] you’re pregnant, there’s nothing you can do about it. So you definitely see how I juggle pregnancy with these women on the show this season.”
As for how her pregnancy will play out on the show, Marcille says fans will just have to wait and see.