During Part 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12 reunion, Eva Marcille offered an update on where things stand with husband Michael Sterling trying to adopt her daughter from a previous relationship, Marley Rae.
His decision to adopt Marley was first teased during Season 12 when they officially changed her last name to Sterling. "I was sued by the donor asking for a reversal on the name change, for child support, and for custody," she said on the May 17 RHOA reunion episode (clip above). "And he came to Georgia and acted a fool in the courtroom, got arrested."
In addition to daughter Marley, Eva also has two sons with Michael, Michael Todd Jr. and Maverick.
During the reunion, Eva also shed light on her history with Marley's biological dad.
"So to keep it completely real, it was one of those situations where I was like on that 'I'm doing me thing'... And I met this guy, we hung out, 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," she said. "And I know that a few of the ladies on this screen are victims of abuse, if it's verbal or physical or mental, but it was one of those things where I had definitely saw signs before. I don't know why I was naive enough to think that it wouldn't be me. But I told no one — until he beat me so bad that I couldn't help it."
It was then that she pressed charges after speaking to a police officer after about a year and a half. "I can say five years later my life is completely different," she said. "Thank god."
She later added, with tears in her eyes, "He was put in my life so that I could bring the biggest sunshine into my family, which is my daughter Marley. I wouldn't take it back 'cause if I took it back, I wouldn't have her."
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