Real Housewives of Atlanta star Eva Marcille has confirmed that she will not be returning for the next season of the show -- but denies that she has been fired.
"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," she said in a statement via The Rickey SMiley Show. "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."
She continued, "I look forward to serving the community on Ricky Smiley Morning show and finding other ways to be a voice during this transformation."
Nene Leakes had been rallying for Eva to be dropped from the show for months -- it appears that she has gotten her wish.
"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," Eva added. "And not so much reality show business."