On the season eight premiere of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya Moore accused Sheree Whitfield of not being able to afford the renovations on her still-vacant mansion, Château Sheree. Now, Sheree talks to In Touch to set the record straight about her financial status.
Sheree, whose Atlanta mansion has been a work in progress for five years tells the mag, “The whole world pretty much hit a crisis; I don’t think I was the only one who hit a financial wall.”
“But I’m still living the same lifestyle, fortunately,” she adds. “I don’t spend recklessly. Trust me: If I’m buying X, Y and Z, I can afford it!”
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As for the rumors about Sheree getting fired for being a diva, she says they couldn’t be more wrong. “That’s just not me. I am really down-to-earth — anyone who knows me knows that I am so not a diva!”
So what made her return to the show for season eight? “The time was right. For the past few years, I had been in mommy mode. Now that my youngest daughter is in 11th grade, I felt like I had the time. And I did kind of miss the camaraderie.”
Sheree and NeNe. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In addition to missing the camaraderie Sheree also admits to In Touch that she may miss her former costar NeNe Leakes, “We’re both original cast members, but when I left, we were not on good terms. Maybe I do miss her — just a little bit!”
Something she did not miss was the catfights, but as she says, “You gotta take the good with the bad.”
For more from Sheree including what keeps her sane through all the craziness, pickup the latest issue of In Touch, on newsstands now!