Michael Sterling spoke exclusively with The Jasmine Brand saying that he is not giving up on his wife and he has every intention of winning her back.
I am not going to lose my wife. I am going to fight for her with every fiber in my being. I love her and I plan to show her how much I love her and that our love is strong enough to get to the other side.
News of his pending divorce sent shock waves through social media when it was reported that on March 23rd Eva Marcille filed for divorce.
Court documents state that the marriage is “irretrievably broken” and “there are no prospects for a reconciliation.”
According to PEOPLE The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 38, said:
“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,” Marcille tells PEOPLE exclusively. “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 pair married on Oct. 7, 2018, and “are currently living in a bona fide state of separation,” Marcille’s attorneys wrote in the filing.
Former America’s Next Top Model winner and The Young & the Restless actress is seeking legal and primary custody of their children and child support as well as support with “care and maintenance” and medical costs.
Marcille wants the court to award her “equitable division” of the assets she and Sterling gained during their marriage, as well as her own separate property. She wants their debt to be “equitably divided” too.
Sterling has been absent from Marcille’s Instagram profile since earlier this year, when she posted a photo of him on a yacht.
She kept the caption simple with a sunflower emoji.
Sterling last posted a photo of him and Marcille on Valentine’s Day. In the snap, she’s sitting on his lap as the two laugh and smile together.
eva marcille just filed for divorce. tia mowry is now divorced. meagan good is divorced. chile the girls are over the bare minimum
— Ꭺ. (@shessoblunt) March 29, 2023
They share three children: son 4-year-old Michael Sterling, Jr., whom they welcomed in 2018 and Maverick Sterling, 3. Sterling is also a father figure to Marcille’s daughter Marley Rae from her previous relationship with ex Kevin McCall.