One year after announcing she’d be leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Eva Marcille hit the red carpet with American rapper Lil’ Kim at the 2021 BET Awards on Sunday evening at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
“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,” Eva Marcille Sterling said on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show.
Eva Marcille is leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta after three seasons (Credit: Nicky Nelson / WENN)
“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 the community on Ricky Smiley Morning show and finding other ways to be a voice during this transformational time during our country for people of color,” the television personality added.
Eva Marcille styled a white Michael Costello dress with Jessica Rich sandals and a bonnet at the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021, in Los Angeles, California (Credit: Nicky Nelson / WENN)
“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 continued. “And not so much reality show business.”
The winner of the third cycle of America’s Next Top Model wore a white Michael Costello dress with a bonnet and showed off her feet in chain-embellished Monaco sandals from Jessica Rich. Her pointy-toe stiletto shoes are available in black and beige at Nordstrom.
Eva Marcille shows off her tattooed feet in Jessica Rich sandals (Credit: Nicky Nelson / WENN)
Opting for a pair of thigh-high strappy sandals from the same footwear designer, Lil’ Kim attended the BET Awards in a black Dolce & Gabbana dress.
Lil’ Kim rocked black shorts with a tuxedo jacket and jewelry from Dolce and Gabbana at the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021, in Los Angeles, California (Credit: Nicky Nelson / WENN)
“I’m excited to finally get to tell my story after all this time,” Lil’ Kim told People earlier this year about her upcoming memoir. “Many people have thought they knew the story of Lil’ Kim, but they have no idea.”
Lil’ Kim’s upcoming memoir, The Queen Bee, will be published by Hachette Books on November 2, 2021 (Credit: Nicky Nelson / WENN)
Do you think her crystal-embellished sandals from American shoe designer Jessica Rich look comfortable?
Lil’ Kim shows off her feet in thigh-high crystal-embellished sandals (Credit: Nicky Nelson / WENN)