The reality star told Wetpaint.com that she felt it was time to call it quits with the Bravo reality series in order to move on to bigger and a little more positive things.
“After four solid seasons of helping Bravo build the show into its most successful Housewives franchise, I have decided to leave. The direction the show is going in is no longer a fit for my lifestyle. I’m tired of the fighting and the cattiness,” Sheree told Wetpaint.com.
“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.”
However, RadarOnline.com is reporting the real reason Sheree is leaving the Real Housewives of Atlanta is because she was actually fired for being a diva.
“Sheree was fired,” the source tells Radar. “She was demanding more money and that didn’t go over well with show executives. They are tired of dealing with her diva attitude and demands.”
Whitfield, who is the ex-wife of former NFL star Bob Whitfield, was portrayed on camera last season fighting with her ex-husband for back child support for their three children. She was also often seen taking part in catty exchanges with some of her co-stars.
Sheree isn’t the only housewife to part ways with the franchise. Last year Bravo booted four of the seven New York City housewives including Cindy Barshop, Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, and Kelly Bensimon.
Interestingly, a statement to the Daily News by a Bravo spokesperson does not indicate that Whitfield left on bad terms.
“We have enjoyed working with Sheree as part of The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” read the statement. “We wish her all the best in the future.”
So, what will Real Housewives of Atlanta be like without Sheree? Will you keep watching?