Some days, it is very hard to have to bring you the news. This is one of those days. It should be no secret to regular With Spandex readers that we very much love Total Divas around these parts, and by extension, we very very very much love Eva Marie, her loving husband Jonathan, and Jonathan’s deep-V shirts, which contain the deepest Vs known to man.
We first got wind of Eva Marie and WWE being done with each other way back in March, but as the reports indicated at the time, her contract lasted until August. She hadn’t appeared on non-TD WWE television since last August, when she was suspended for a Wellness Policy violation. She took additional time off to film a movie with Nicolas Cage, and then … just kept taking time off. Her suspension (and Paige’s suspensions) resulted in a very strange sixth season of Total Divas, where Eva made the most anticlimactic and awkward reality show exit of all time.
Well, our long national nightmare has officially begun, but at least the anticipation is over. On Friday, Eva Marie announced via Twitter that her and WWE are now splitsville for real.
She later offered a more complete statement on Instagram:
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Today is a bittersweet day, as @WWE and I have agreed to part ways. It has been an incredible 4 years, and I am truly grateful to Vince, Paul, Stephanie and the entire WWE team. I would not be where I am today without their continued support. – There are such priceless moments from the past few years…everything from visiting our troops in Afghanistan to working alongside the Special Olympics. I couldn't even begin to share them all here, but there's no doubt – I will carry them with me into this exciting journey ahead. – Last but not least, thank YOU, my fans, for allowing me to live out a dream that I could have never imagined for myself. You are the reason I love to go to work, and that's not changing anytime soon! – And finally…the hustle won't stop! After shooting back to back films, more are coming and I can’t wait to share with you soon. #Love #AllRedEverythingForever
And WWE.com posted an official statement, wishing her luck in her future endeavors after the two parties mutually agreed to part ways
Eva Marie will continue her many outside ventures, which include a clothing line and of course her acting career. But this is a true loss for WWE and for professional wrestling in general, as she generated a crowd reaction like few in the business can these days. You would think that sort of thing is invaluable (because it is), but here we are: she’s gone.
We will mourn you forever, Eva Marie. Best of luck in your future endeavors.