The Real Housewives of Atlanta- a reality television show that has aired on Bravo and Netflix since 2008, will not see the return of model Eva Marcille when the show returns in its next season. Marcille who is a mother of three, shot to fame when she won Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model. She is the wife of Atlanta-based attorney Michael Sterling. Speaking with The Jasmine Brand, Marcille said she believes that what she hopes to accomplish for the culture and black community will be better served by focusing on other opportunities.

Marcille joined the hit franchise in 2017 as a “friend of the Housewives” but quickly proved herself to be a main player and was promoted to full-time Housewife by season 11.

“The time that I spent on Housewives I enjoyed myself. I cried, I laughed, I obviously fought,” she said. “Most importantly, I made some great friendships with some beautiful women.”

Marcille said she plans to move forward by focusing on her three children: daughter Marley Rae, 6, (with ex Kevin McCall) and sons Michael Todd, 1, and Maverick, 8 months. She told the Jasmine Brand that she is looking forward to serving her community on the Rickey Smiley morning show and finding ways to be a voice “during this transformational time in our country for people of colour.”

“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.”