"He Beat Me So Bad"

Eva Marcille gave a bit of explanation behind her apparent drive to keep her daughter, Marley Rae Sterling, away from her biological father, a.k.a. “the donor.” The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) star got candid about the nature of her relationship with Kevin McCall during Sunday night’s reunion episode.

“It was one of those situations where I was like on that ‘I’m doing me’ thing. Like, ‘It’s all about Eva,'” Marcille told Andy Cohen and the ladies of the show. “I met this guy, we hung out, [and] we definitely started having sex but we weren’t in a real serious relationship. And then, I ended up finding out that I was pregnant.”


Eva Marcille gave birth to Marley Rae on January 31, 2014. The America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) Season 3 winner ended her relationship with her daughter’s father several months later.

“I know that a few of the ladies on this screen are victims of abuse,” Eva said during Sunday’s Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion episode. “It was one of those things where I had definitely seen [the] signs before,” Marcille explained. “I don’t know why I was naive enough to think that it wouldn’t be me. I told no one until he beat me so bad that I couldn’t help it. The police officer, when he came to the house, said, ‘You have to press charges.’ I finally did.”

Eva Marcille changed her daughter’s last name from McCall to Sterling last year. The RHOA star now refers to Marley’s biological father as “the donor,” while calling her husband, Michael Sterling, her daughter’s father.

“I can say, five years later, my life is completely different,” Eva said during Sunday night’s episode. “[Kevin McCall] was put in my life so that I can bring the biggest sunshine into my family, which is my daughter, Marley,” the celebrity mom said. “I wouldn’t take it back because if I took it back I wouldn’t have her.”

Eva Marcille and Michael Sterling parent three children together. Stay tuned for more Real Housewives of Atlanta family news!

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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