Eva Marcille Reveals Divorce and Depression Played A Role In Drastic Weight Loss

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 16: Eva Marcille attends the 55th NAACP Image Awards at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on March 16, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kayla Oaddams/FilmMagic)

Eva Marcille is revealing to fans the root of her weight loss.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum opened up about the negativity she received after Instagram followers commented on her slim figure last August. However, what people didn’t know is that her divorce to Michael Sterling—which was finalized that same month—led to her drastic weight loss.

“I thought I looked cute,” Marcille told Tamron Hall on her daytime show April 9 about her appearance. “I went through a divorce last year. Anyone that’s ever been through a divorce knows that divorce is hard. It’s like the stomach flu—you will be skinny afterward. You’re gonna drop at least 30 pounds.”

The former America’s Next Top Model winner added, “I lost weight just naturally going through life. I found myself depressed before my divorce, through my divorce, and trying to navigate and rediscover: Who am I?” 

“I’m not the wife anymore,” Marcille added. “I’m not someone’s someone. I’m someone’s mom but if I took the mom away, if I took Madam away, if I took Top Model away, who’s Eva? Who am I? And making sure that I prioritize knowing that character and building that character.”

In March 2023, Marcille announced she had filed for divorce from Sterling after four years of marriage.

“This has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make, but sometimes life takes your journey in a direction you were not expecting,” she told PEOPLE in a statement at the time. “Our children remain our biggest priority and the eight and half years we have spent together will always be cherished. We ask that you respect our privacy at this time.”

The former couple share sons Michael Jr., 5, and Maverick, 3. Marcille also shares daughter Marley, 10, with ex Kevin McCall.