LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – What happened to Sheree Whitfield, what happened between Sheree Whitfield and NeNe Leakes off camera, and did NeNe Leakes get Sheree Whitfield fired by Bravo?
Tonight, some of what happened between NeNe Leakes and Sheree Whitfield is addressed by Andy Cohen. Bravo calls tonight’s telecast a WWHL episode. But it’s basically a RHOA episode aired in the RHOA timeslot. Bravo should do these episodes more often since much is left uncovered in these reunion episodes.
First, in April 2012, false reports hit online claiming that NeNe Leakes got Sheree fired from the Real Housewives of Atlanta. MediaTakeOut claimed that NeNe Leakes was the person behind the alleged firing of Sheree. “NeNe put an ultimatum to producers . . . either fire Sheree . . . or she’s leaving. Producers decided to stick with NeNe . . . and they gave Sheree her walking papers”. LALATE reported exclusively at the time that the report was false. “I knew they were going to find away to blame you” tweeted one friend to NeNe at the time. Leakes replied “don’t I get blamed for everything wrong”. She added “Look I’m powerful but I ain’t that powerful.”
Second, Sheree Whitfield was not “fired” by Bravo. Bravo’s contracts are only for one season. So in Sheree’s case, she was not invited back.
Third, NeNe Leakes says to Cohen tonight that something which happened with her and Sheree off camera created a huge fight. Cohen asks “was there some one moment between you and Sheree that broke the two of you up?” Nene replied “Sheree of all the girls is the one I will never have anything else to do with. I think she is evil, mean. She is the true b-h and that is not cute.” She added “to be honest, Sheree and I had an argument before the cameras started rolling. It was our first housewives meeting before the producers. I told her that she was not being a good friend. She would never tell you anything but ask you for information. she would never tell me stuff. She was super secretive.”
LALATE can also report that Leakes was furious that Sheree used the arrest of Nene’s son as an arguing point during the 2012 reunion show. Leakes was unhappy with Sheree discussing her son’s arrest. Brice was arrested for allegedly stealing two Mach 3 razors from Wal-Mart work valued at twenty-eight dollars. His bond was set at $301.25.
On BravoTv, fans contended that Sheree’s reference to Brice was not proper during the reunion. “I was disappointed that you brought NeNe’s kid into the discussion during the reunion. Wow you are reaching in the wrong area.”
NeNe said at the time “Brice didn’t steal because he was in need, he simply stole because he was giving in to peer pressure, seeking attention, looking for something to do, and being silly… I’m no different from any other parent; I want the absolute best for my son and always want see him on top!”