After rumors have surfaced for weeks that Real Housewives of Atlanta star Sheree Whitfield had been fired, she now confirms that she is leaving the show.
However, Whitfield insists she is leaving on her own terms. WetPaint caught up with Whitfield and she dished to the website about why she decided to leave after four seasons.
“After four solid seasons of helping Bravo build the show into its most successful Housewives franchise, I have decided to leave,” Sheree told WetPaint. “The direction the show is going in is no longer a fit for my lifestyle. I’m tired of the fighting and the cattiness.”
While her decision to leave the show may have been her own, Sheree is not even close to being a household name, especially when arguably the biggest break-out star is NeNe Leakes. Her decision to leave the show voluntarily is puzzling to say the least.
With her alleged financial troubles, many would remain a fixture on the show to gain a much-needed paycheck. But this is Sheree we are talking about. This is a woman who continues to lease expensive cars and buy Hermes bags while her kids sleep on air mattresses.
Sheree also tried to dispel rumors of being fired at the Bravo Upfronts before the Watch What Happens Live special by saying she missed the event because she was on vacation in Puerto Rico with her family. Sheree claims she’s going to focus on her clothing line She by Sheree and her new fitness ventures.
“I want to be part of something that empowers and inspires women to not only be healthy, but to treat themselves with respect, she added. “I wish the rest of the women the best of luck. I’m thrilled to say I’m now a free agent and am already fielding offers.”
During this past season, Sheree was asked by co-star Kim Zolciak to be a bridesmaid at her wedding during the season finale, so it is likely we will see a cameo by Sheree on Kim’s new show Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding.
Whitfield also let her Twitter followers know about her exit. She tweeted, “Yes it is official, I’m leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta,” I enjoyed my time working with everyone affiliated with the show.”
Unfortunately, this means we will never be able to see the finished “Chateau Sheree.” As Nene puts it ‘Neverland’ will probably never be finished now that she’s unemployed. But there is some type of construction going on at the site. TamaraTattles posted a few photos from the location.
Maybe she will keep us updated via Twitter. But we won’t hold our breathe on that one.