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Michael Sterling vows to fight for his wife, Eva Marcille, after she served him with divorce papers last week. broke the news on Tuesday, March 28, that Eva filed for divorce from Sterling on March 23 after 5 years of marriage.

It seems Michael was blindsided by the divorce action.

In a statement to Jasmine Brand, he said, “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.”

Word is that the couple had an open marriage — and one or both of them violated the terms of their open marriage agreement.

Fans are speculating that Michael broke the agreement by stepping out on his wife without her knowledge. Trust and honesty are the keys to making an open marriage work, according to comedienne Mo’Nique who has a similar arrangement with her husband, Sidney Hicks.
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Eva married the Atlanta-based attorney and aspiring politician on October 7, 2018. They share two sons, Michael Todd Sterling Jr., 4, and 3-year-old Maverick.

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Michael adopted Eva’s daughter, Marley, after her incarcerated father, Kevin McCall, terminated his parental rights.

Eva is seeking legal and primary custody of the children and child support as well as support with “care and maintenance” and medical costs for the children.

She wants the court to award her “equitable division” of their physical assets and she wants equal division of their debts. The ex-couple is reportedly deep in debt.

Eva wiped her Instagram account of Michael’s photos in February after he moved out.