Tonight I have been frantically emailing my best RHOA source and peppering them with questions about Eva Marcille.
Here’s the deal. AJC reporter Rodney Ho exclusively broke a story this week that the legendary Tom Joyner is retiring from radio at the end of the year. Back when I had a real job, I would listen to the Tom Joyner radio show on my ride to work along with millions of other people across the country. He’s just the best.
Anyway, Rickey Smiley has been chosen as his predecessor. I can’t say replacement because no one will replace Tom Joyner. Rickey Smiley will need a sidekick. Now, I would automatically think that Porsha Williams would be first in line for that job. But in fact, Eva Marcille got the position.
The Position Is In Dallas. WAIT WHAT?
This is all so confusing to me which lead me to ask a series of stupid questions to Tamara Tattles Exclusive Source. Starting with WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
Because Eva is pregnant right now and due any day. Right? Didn’t I just see that on her Instastory? And isn’t Michael refusing to move out of the city of Atlanta due to his political aspirations? What is going on here? Didn’t they just rent/buy a new house?
My source says that yes indeed, Eva Marcille will be moving to Dallas in time for the January debut of the show. It’s a dream multi-year six figure contract. My response was but she already has a six figure contract with RHOA! Why would she do this?
The answer is the radio contract guarantees multiple years. The RHOA contracts have options for pickup every year, that is why they all sit around praying for pickup letters. And also hosting a radio show every morning for four hours is way more fun and gives Eva Marcille more time with her family.
I’m just not sure Micheal will want to pick up and move to Texas. Texas doesn’t have reciprocity with Georgia (or any other state) for attorneys. He has a lot of political aspirations in Georgia. But I suppose that the woman who is about to bear your second child moves to Texas with a multi-million dollar contract. You move.
I could not be happier for Eva Marcille, I love her. I will miss her on RHOA. But I think RHOA really underutilized her and underpaid her. This will not effect her appearances on season 12 of RHOA They will be wrapped well before her family’s move to Dallas.
Now all I want is a new Bravo show with Claudia Jordan and Eva Marcille who will both be radio show host in Dallas! #TheNewTeamPretty