Eva Marcille said “I do” to Michael Sterling during her wedding on Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
The couple held their ceremony back in Oct. 8, 2018, in front of 220 family and friends including their two children, Marley Rae (her 4-year-old daughter with ex Kevin McCall) and Michael, Jr., 5 months.
People reports that guests included Marcille’s RHOA castmates NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams, Shamari DeVoe, Tanya Sam and Marlo Hampton.
“You could just see the joy in her face. It’s magical,” said Williams.
Emotions reportedly ran high when Marcille and Sterling exchanged the beautiful vows they had written.
“I promise to love you unconditional, unrelenting, comforting and eternal,” Sterling began. “I promise you not only this present love, but future love. The future love that can’t forecast the unpredictability of life but is prepared to withstand the hardships, the pains, and the struggles.”
Marcille struggled to hold back tears before she stated, “Michael, you’re my safe place.”
She added, “In a world that is often disappointing, you give me hope. Learning to love the biggest part of me, my daughter Marley, holding my truth and my fragility firmly in your hands, and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I was designed for you. Our bond is unbreakable and our love is pure.”
“I promise a forever love — not a perfect love, but a forever love,” she continued. “I look forward to enjoying my golden years with you. I love you now and forever.”
And of course, Eva’s magical day wouldn’t be complete with a few words from RHOA’s HBIC, Nene Leakes. Despite reportedly being at war with her husband, Gregg, Leakes sidelined her personal drama to support the newlyweds.
“To the bride and groom. May you live each day like it’s your first and each night as if its your last. Never go to bed angry. Stay up and fight all night,” she said during a toast to the couple. “The secret to a happy marriage remains a secret, but to me, I believe that respect and communication is the key to a happy marriage. Eva and Michael, I wish you all the best. Congratulations, we love you. Let’s toast to ‘Love wins.’ ”
The America’s Next Top Model winner told guests: “Growing up I was not the girl who had the idea of a fairytale wedding. But now I am just overwhelmed with emotion. To be at this place today with an amazing man? What did I do to deserve this amount of favor and blessings?”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.