Shereé Whitfield recently dropped a hint that she may not be dating her imprisoned boo Tyrone Gilliams any longer. But apparently, the star is still in touch with him and entertaining the idea that she’d be willing to marry him, just not while he’s in federal prison.
“I mean he would love to marry me right now, but I am not marrying someone who is in prison. I am keeping my options open,” the former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star told UsWeekly Thursday, Aug. 9, indicating she’s still dating other people. “I meet people all the time and the crazy thing is, no one has been able to hold my attention or grab it. No one has been able to get in my mind and my head. He is still around, but I say at the same time, I love him and I have said it before, if he comes home and I am still available and everything is great, what he is doing and what he says he is going to do, then absolutely I can see a future.”
In 2013, Gilliams was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for committing wire fraud schemes that resulted in the stealing of $5 million. Whitfield, who disclosed on RHOA last season she had known Gillimas for a few years, told UsWeekly she began talking to him about “two or two and a half years ago.” She said the pair got serious “about a year ago.”
“It is going good, he is still my best friend,” she continued. “He is a good guy and he is still my best friend.”
And a best friend appears to be all Gilliams is to Whitfield these days. During a Q&A she hosted on her Instagram Story in July, a fan asked the published author about her relationship status.
“Are you dating Tyrone still or u dating someone else?”
“Hmmm,” Whitfield responded with an 🤔 emoji.