LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Sheree Whitfield is returning to RHOA, LALATE has been exclusively reporting. When Sheree Whitfield returns to Real Housewives of Atlanta, she will return with what could only be considered a programming dream. But one person who is definitely concerned about possible unequal balancing in the show’s dynamic with Sheree Whitfield’s return is Nene Leakes.
When Sheree Whitfield returns to RHOA 2014-15, Whitfield is expected to join a team that will include a starting lineup of NeNe Leakes’ former friends, LALATE can include. The mega team will include Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore, as full housewives, and Marlo Hampton as a reoccurring character. Leakes, while hoping to align closer to Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks, will be left facing over a decade of former friends in Whitfield to Bailey bringing up tensions that have been left off camera for years. It’s that unprecedented balance of the show’s dynamic that is expected to deliver the most explosive season ever.
During this current season of RHOA, many fans thought that NeNe Leakes was trying to stack the casting in her favor. She was accused of being the introduction of Chuck Smith and Christopher Williams, allegedly uses as way to undermine her co-stars’ appearances. Chuck Smith came out of the gates with accusations against Phaedra Parks and Kandi Burruss. And Christopher Williams on the show jabbed at Kenya Moore. During Leakes’ Pillow Talk scene, Williams’ opening statement was one about Moore’s alleged medication.
For now, the tensions between Marlo and Nene are very deep, as are Kenya and NeNe’s. But producers are set to leave as a random variable. Namely will Sheree and Nene, and will Cynthia and Nene, rekindle their friendships by the conclusion of the next season? Producers understand that the friendships between these three women might be salvageable. And if they are rekindled, then Moore and Bailey could have big trouble with a balance shifting to Team Leakes by season end.
Leakes has been accused of getting Sheree originally fired, a claim Leakes denied. But Leakes has told news that former cast members deserved to be fired. “They’re gone and I don’t think that they’re missed. Both (current cast member) Kandi (Buruss) and I have a business sense. That’s one thing a lot of girls on the show don’t have.” She adds “Some people come on these shows to be famous. I was never interested in fame. I was always interested in supporting my family.”