Whitfield (back row, second from right) is a Housewife no more. (Bravo)Now how will she able to afford to finish building Chateau Sheree? "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Sheree Whitfield has confirmed that she will be exiting the Bravo reality series after four seasons of drama. In a statement to Wetpaint, the single mom-of-three — who famously battled her ex-husband, NFL star Bob Whitfield, for child support last season — says that she decided to leave the program because it's "no longer a fit for my lifestyle. I'm tired of the fighting and the cattiness. I want to be part of something that empowers and inspires women to not only be healthy, but to treat themselves with respect. 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."
Whitfield's decision comes just days after the first installment of the three-part "RHoA" reunion, which was basically a scream fest between co-star NeNe Leakes and all of the rest of the Housewives, especially Whitfield, 42. The two went back and forth until host Andy Cohen had to finally intervene after Whitfield brought up Leakes' son Bryson's arrest last July for shoplifting a razor at an Atlanta-area Wal-Mart. Whitfield was also notably absent from the Bravo upfronts earlier this month, although her co-stars, including Leakes, Phaedra Parks, and Kandi Burress were all in attendance.
Although she insists she quit on her own, there are reports that Bravo fired Whitfield the day of the Upfronts in New York City. According to Radar Online, her diva demands had become too much and the network decided enough was enough. "She was demanding more money and that didn't go over well with show executives," the source tells the site. "They are tired of dealing with her diva attitude and demands. Executives think she's just boring and they want someone new on the show."
The next season of "RHoA" may also be missing Leakes. She made it very clear during the reunion special that she, too, was over all the catty fighting and wanted to become a legitimate Hollywood actress, following her guest role on "Glee."
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