Sheree Whitfield was one of the original Real Housewives of Atlanta stars, but she was booted from the show just a few seasons in. The drama between NeNe Leakes and some of the other ladies was more entertaining to watch than Sheree’s constant battle to get child support from her ex-husband. Whitfield’s stint on the show ended with her trying one last time to get child support, using Phaedra Parks as her lawyer.
But it sounds like Sheree Whitfield may be missing The Real Housewives of Atlanta, because she is rumored to have signed on for another season. There have been speculations for quite some time that she wouldn’t be returning to the show, but apparently, the money figure was the issue. Now, she got what she wanted, and Sheree will be heading back to the show.
According to a new Radar Online report, Sheree Whitfield has supposedly signed the contract that will bring her back on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. In the beginning, Bravo gave Sheree an offer that she turned down. The Inquisitr reported that Whitfield and Lisa Wu had turned down Bravo offers, but when Bravo came knocking on the door for the second time with a different offer, Whitfield accepted.
“At the height of Sheree’s four seasons, she was making around $350,000,” a source has revealed, adding, “Producers initially offered $100,000, and Sheree balked at the insulting offer. Finally, the contract was signed for $250,000, with an option to do another season at a higher salary.”
Now, Whitfield may be thinking that Bravo has plenty of money to work with, as NeNe Leakes isn’t filming the show anymore. NeNe was rumored to have made $1 million per season, and Whitfield may feel that she is worth just as much. And producers do have to replace Leakes and all of the drama she brought to the show.
“Real Housewives of Atlanta is the crown jewel in Bravo’s crown, and it has always been a ratings hit. Bringing back Sheree could be a headache for the crew behind the scenes, but she has really matured since the time she was initially on,” the source reveals, adding, “Sheree is happy to have a regular paycheck again, and have the platform of the show to promote her various projects.”
Whitfield has already started filming with Cynthia Bailey, Marlo Hampton, Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks, and Porsha Williams. No word on whether she will be a full-time housewife or merely a friend, but with a $250,000 paycheck, she can surely only be a full-time wife.
Do you look forward to seeing Sheree Whitfield on The Real Housewives of Atlanta?
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