Sheree Whitfield is done with 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'
Sheree Whitfield has confirmed that she is officially done with 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' and will not be returning for the next season.
Sheree Whitfield confirmed that she will be exiting the Bravo series 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' citing their "low ball" offer. As an original cast member, Whitfield had left 'Housewives' following season 4 in the year 2012. She went on to rejoin the group as a "friend" in season 8 and became a full-time cast member in the year 2016.
Whitfield took to Instagram to reply to a fan on The Shade Room and wrote, "Currently living my best life. Was not interested in entertaining the low ball offer that was sent. Know ur worth". When she was asked whether she was fired, she responded saying that she "declined" to return. Whitfield is not the only star to be walking away from the show and as reported by People, Kenya Moore is not expected to return either.
The former Miss U.S.A. has stepped out of filming for season 11 after a messy, lengthy contract negotiation between her and the network. According to People's source, Kenya wanted to come in as a full-time housewife and had also demanded a pay increase since the network wanted to film further details of her life.
This includes her personal time with husband Marc Daly which the network had previously agreed not to go into. Kenya is currently expecting their first child together and even that part of her life, she has kept away from the show. Not to mention that Bravo cameras had not been able to film hers and Daly's elopement in June 2017 since she hadn't informed the producers. All these factors have strained the relationship between the network and Kenya leading to her decision to leave the show.
Both Moore and Whitfield were noticeably absent from a group trip to Miami in June. A source close to 'Housewives' had previously revealed that production had started with season 11 premiering later on this year.
Rumors about Whitfield's status on the show started swirling in April with reports stating that she was "very upset" when the producers kicked her off the program. It is also likely that her relationship with the federally imprisoned Tyrone Gilliams may have harmed her chances of being brought back. According to US Weekly, reports claimed, "Bravo can’t film inside or even outside the jail. This is causing a problem with her storyline".
Whitfield recently posted a very cryptic message to her Instagram which read, "I’m effing PLATINUM but u prefer silver…. And that’s ok. I know my worth….#I’llpass". She went on to share with her fans that she was not worried about money hinting that Chateau Sherée was in a good position. Whitfield told a fan, "Don’t you fret… I’m good love!" while responding to another saying, "You may be seeing me soon!"
Whitfield was part of the original Atlanta Housewives when the show premiered in October 2008 and starred alongside NeNe Leaks, Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Lisa Wu, DeShawn Snow. Whitfield was on the show for four seasons and left before Kenya and Porsha Williams joined season 5 of the show.
Whitfield was married to Bob Whitfield till the year 2007 when they got divorced after being married for seven years and being together for 14 years. He was court-ordered to maintain Sheree's mortgage and child support but he did not. During a dinner meeting in 2016, she asked Bob, "How can we move forward if you haven’t even apologized or owned up to the things you did before? How can I trust you?"
To which Bob responded, "My behavior back in the day, I pushed it so far in the closet it’s like, I don’t want to bring it back up. I’m sorry. I’m sorry if I ever made you feel like I put someone else ahead of you. I’m sorry for the extramarital affairs. I did do some mean stuff. And sorry for subjecting you to an immature man, not ready to be a father to the children," he continued. This was a very important moment for Sheree who said, "I thank him for acknowledging the hurt that he’s caused. It’s been long overdue".