Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers for those who aren't caught up with Queens.
Ever since ABC’s Queens made its network debut, fans have been impressed with the show. With Jill "Da Thrill" (Naturi Naughton), Valeria "Butter Pecan" (Nadine Velazquez), Naomi "Xplicit Lyrics" (Brandy), and Brianna "Professor Sex" (Eve) trying their best to recapture their fame from the early days as the '90s hip-hop group Nasty B----es, social media users have fallen in love with the series' intriguing storyline and the cast's overall performance.
As the show’s first season is in full swing, drama is at an all-time high. From Eric (Taylor Selé) being shot, and thankfully recovering, to Jill going through a downward spiral after the shooting and finding her way back, the show has been full of twists and turns. On the flip side, viewers were unsure about what Brianna’s future would entail after being shot by Jill’s husband to only flee to Piedras Balancas. Naturally, fans are worried that she may not rejoin the group, and that leaves one question looming: Is Eve leaving Queens? Here’s what we know.
Why did Eve leave 'Queens' in Episode 9?
At the start of Episode 9, fans were shocked and saddened to learn that Brianna had succumbed to her injuries. As fans grappled with the loss along with Jill, Naomi, Valeria, Eric, and Muffin (Pepi Sonuga), the ladies realized that life is too short not to dream big.
And while the episode showcased the crew making life-changing decisions — from Valeria eloping to the ladies creating their own record label — fans were in for a shocking revelation at the tail end of the episode. Not only is it true that Eve left Queens, but the starlet actually faked her death. Yes, you read that correctly!
See, Brianna's near-death experience completely changed her outlook on life. And since she was able to get a second chance, she decided to pack her bags, children, and put down roots in Piedras Blancas. In the last scene, fans watched as Brianna lounged at the beach, while receving a call from Naomi about the group's new venture.
That said, it's safe to say that the door will always be open for Brianna's return, she just simply needs to live life on her own terms for a bit.
Eve has no plans of leaving ‘Queens’ — she’s simply taking a break.
Contrary to the Episode 9 ending, Eve will not be leaving the hit show. The Queens actress is simply taking a break due to maternity leave. And it appears that congratulations are in order.
On Feb. 10, 2022, Eve took to Instagram to introduce her and husband Maximillion Cooper's baby boy, Wilde Wolf Fife Alexander Somers Cooper.
"Our Beautiful boy was born Feb. 1, 2022. Wilde Wolf Fife Alexander Somers Cooper. Words can’t describe this feeling," the star captioned a photo of the infant with blue heart and star emojis.
Celebrities and fans alike flocked to Eve's post to share their congratulations.
"Welcome to Earth, The Liddle Wolfe. I can’t wait to meet him and see u again!" Nadine wrote.
"Soooo happy for you girl! Tears of joy!" Naturi commented.
Deadline shared that through the course of filming, Eve was commuting to Atlanta from her home in the U.K. As a result, showrunners worked with the star and enabled her to film additional scenes before taking a brief departure to welcome her bundle of joy.
Best of all, producers have really gone above and beyond in regards to the storyline. Queens show creator, Zahir McGee, shared with the outlet that Brianna’s storyline has been structured for an easy return, and as fans can see, Brianna still being in communication with the group is a clear indicator that once she's ready to come back, it'll be a seamless process.
“When Eve told me she was pregnant, we were extremely happy for her,” Zahir said to the outlet. “I had just had a baby myself. I didn’t know what she planned for the show, but instinctively I asked if she wanted Brianna to be pregnant. That’s when she told me she didn’t and that she had a date set to leave," she said. “The cast and crew wanted to give her the space to enjoy this incredible time. We will continue to build the story as people will see in episode 9 and she will remain present in the minds of our characters. Since the beginning, she’s been Queens’ third partner and she’s in this for as long as she wants to be in it.”
Has 'Queens' been renewed for Season 2?
Let’s be honest: Queens is one of the most successful shows on primetime television as of late. Even though the world has fallen in love with the series, fans are still waiting with bated breath for Season 2 to be greenlit.
At the time of writing, TVSeriesFinale shares that the show has yet to be renewed. It’s a shock for fans considering how well the show has performed and has continued to trend online.
Not only has Rotten Tomatoes given the show a 100 percent rating, but Deadline reports that the series has been ranked No. 1 for the “most social new broadcast program in the Talkwater Social Content Ratings.”
With that in mind, fans are convinced that Queens will be renewed for a second season. It’s all about playing the waiting game.
As for Eve, there’s no need to fret about her future. Our only hope is that she enjoys the experience of motherhood with her family.
Catch new episodes of Queens Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.