Sherée Whitfield is not planning a jailhouse wedding any time soon. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star opens up exclusively to Us Weekly about her future with her incarcerated boyfriend, Tyrone Gilliams, and revealed they will not tie the knot until he is released.
According to the Bravo personality, she and Gilliams, who is currently serving 10 years in prison for stealing $5 million in wire fraud schemes, started talking “two or two and a half years ago,” but started getting serious about one another “about a year ago.”
Us Weekly broke the news in April that Whitfield would not be returning to RHOA for season 11. After starring on the series for the first four seasons, the She By Shereé designer first exited RHOA in 2012, before rejoining the ladies in a friend role for season 8 in 2015. Whitfield returned as a full-time Housewife for seasons 9 and 10. She tells Us that the network wanted her to return as a friend again, but she denied their offer.
Despite leaving Housewives, Whitfield assures Us that fans have not seen the last of her.
“I have so much going on,” Whitfield adds. “The [clothing] line will be available in September to see. … My T-shirt line should launch next week. … Also, I am working on a rug line. You saw me finish Chateau Sheree and design it, now I am working on a rug line, which I am super excited about and I am very intrigued by beauty and making beautiful things. I am also flipping my first home. I got an older home, gutting it and making something beautiful. I am also working on a new show, everything happens for a reason.”
Real Housewives of Atlanta is expected to return to Bravo later this year.
@ShereeWhitfieldOpens Up To @USWeekly To Talk About The Future Of Her Relationship With ‘Prison Bae’ Tyrone Gilliams. Where She States “I’m NOT Marrying Someone In Prison.” But She Says Maybe Down The Line If She’s Available, Tyrone Might Still Have A Chance.
As For Her Departure From RHOA, She Says The Offer They Sent Over Was A Slap In The Face. She Also States She’s Not Interested In Being A Puppet On The Show, She Feels There Are Some People On The Show Who Are Indeed Puppets.
Life After RHOA For Sheree Is Coming Along Nicely, Be Expecting Her Jogger Line Soon, A Rug Line, She’s Beginning To Flip Houses, Plus A New Show.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” will be short one Georgia peach next season.
On Monday, Shereé Whitfield confirmed she would be exiting the Bravo series, citing a “low ball” offer.
“Currently living my best life,” Whitfield, 48, replied to a fan on her Instagram story, per The Shade Room. “Was not interested in entertaining the low ball offer that was sent. Know ur worth.”
Asked if she was fired, Whitfield said she “declined” to return.
An original cast member, Whitfield left “Housewives” following Season 4 in 2012. After rejoining the group as a “friend” in Season 8, Whitfield became a full-time cast member once again in 2016.
Whitfield isn’t the only star twirling her way off the show. An insider also told Page Six mom-to-be Kenya Moore isn’t expected to return.
Both Moore and Whitfield were noticeably absent from a group trip to Miami in June. A source close to “Housewives” previously revealed production has started, with Season 11 likely premiering later this year.
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