After months of rumors pointing to her exit, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Shereé Whitfield confirmed she is no longer a part of the cast.
The She By Shereé founder on Monday held a Q&A on her Instagram Story where she directly answered fans’ questions on the matter. According to her, she wasn’t fired but declined to accept a lesser role.
One of the first questions pointedly asked of Whitfield was if she’s returning to RHOA.
“Currently living my best life. Was not interested in entertaining the low ball offer that was sent. Know ur worth.”
Another person charged that she was fired and the former peach holder swiftly corrected them.
“Fired… no, hunni declined.”
Whitfield was also asked why she didn’t accept the “friend of the show” role, which comes after reports emerged in April that Whitfield was cut from the Bravo reality series.
“Bravo can’t film inside or even outside the jail. This is causing a problem with her storyline,” a source told Us Weekly of the former housewife’s federally imprisoned boyfriend Tyrone Gilliams.
At the time, Whitfield was said to be “very upset” about the development.
According to her now, she’s simply “worth more than a friend.”
Inevitably, a fan mocked the future rug line owner wondering, “how you paying your bills since you not getting that RHOA 🍑 check now?”
“Don’t u fret…I’m good love!” Whitfield hit back.
Still, the author isn’t reflecting on just the bleak aspects of the series. While she admits some cons of being on the series include “drama, stress and negativity,” she also listed out several pros including “good opportunities, that mula and being able to help others thru sharing my truth.”
That truth was explored during RHOA’s ninth season, where Whitfield’s domestic violence issues with ex-husband Bob Whitfield were put out on the table. The next season, she sat down with her kids to discuss the matter openly for the first time.
“I just kind of kept you guys away from, didn’t let you guys know what was going on,” she told her adult children. “I just put on a happy face, but it was very toxic.”