Last week I spoke with Sheree Fletcher from Hollywood Exes. Hot on the heels of a drama-filled episode where Sheree experienced some conflict with Jessica Canseco, we talked about how the cast maintains true friendships and what her experiences with both reality TV and being thrust into the public eye have been. I also spoke to Sheree about merging her strong religious beliefs with reality television.
Sheree was so gracious and down-to-earth. She was open-minded, friendly, and we had an earnest conversation about her experiences with the show, the other women, and building her brand Whoop Ash.
An excerpt from our conversation is below:
Sheree shares that her motivation for joining the show was an appreciation of the concept. “I liked what the producers were trying to do. The focus was on the women; I wouldn’t have been a part of a show that focused on my ex.”
From the get-go the premise was to focus on a group of women who were once married to “high profile” men and had common experiences. “They wanted to put together a sorority of sorts where women could come together and share their experiences and empower and support one another,” Sheree explains.
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The Hollywood Exes are off to Palm Springs. Sheree Fletcher takes Jessica Canseco and Nicole Murphy swimsuit shopping. She surprises them with her great idea to get away to Palm Springs. She’s hoping for bonding time and relaxation. Nicole picks out a purple bikini for Mayte Garcia. Sheree and Jessica remind her purple is forbidden. Mayte is “not allowed” to wear purple. Sheree calls Mayte on the phone to tell her about the trip and the bikini. Nicole says about the purple, “Girl, do not run from it! The more you fight it, the worse it gets. Embrace the purple rain around you.” It does seem a bit silly.
The house Sheree rented used to belong to Bing Crosby. It’s also rumored to be where JFK and Marilyn Monroe got together. Andrea Kelly says, “Sheree did very well finding this house. It’s absolutely beautiful. She should of looked on the map though a little bit longer because this house is in the middle of no-damn-where!” After a tour of the house, Jessica suggests cocktails. Sheree prays first. Jessica says, “It’s hot as balls out here. I just want to have a drink. And Sheree wants to make a prayer session out of this.” Prayer is done, drinks are poured, and the women are heading out to the pool. Unfortunately, on their way outside, they discover a cockroach in the house. Sheree takes off. Jessica picks it up. Nicole tells her to flush it. Instead, Jessica carries it outside. Nicole is like, why did you do that?!? Jessica says she cannot kill a living thing. This sets the tone for the entire weekend.
More of the same old, same old on Vh1′s Hollywood Exes. The only exception being Andrea Kelly‘s new man! She says the “ex to R. Kelly” pill is a usually a tough one to swallow. Will new guy Percy handle it well or run for the hills? Before we get to the interesting part of the episode, we start with Nicole Murphy‘s house hunting woes. She renovates her house, someone offers to buy it for a ridiculous amount of money, and she cashes in. Boohoo.
Nicole (ex to Eddie Murphy) meets with her assistant Sandra to firm up the moving timeline. She’s already stressed about the money fraud case, now she has to tackle moving. She says, “That’s a lot of house to pack up!” Are we supposed to believe she’s not hiring movers?
Jessica Canseco (ex to Jose Canseco), Mayte Garcia (ex to Prince), and Andrea are heading to a single’s mixer. Mark is their matchmaker. Jessica thinks he’s cute. Blah, not really – she must have had a few drinks on the way to the bar.
VH1‘s newest reality TV stars Nicole Murphy, Andrea Kelly, and Jessica Canseco continue to open up about their public divorces. Nicole is the one who brought them all together for Hollywood Exes. She introduced Mayte Garcia, ex-wife to Prince, Sheree Fletcher, who was married to Will Smith, and Jessica to Andrea in the season premiere.
“All of women have been in similar situations where we’ve all been married to high profile men. We can connect on different levels and can experience some of the same things. Andrea turns on the radio and R Kelly is playing or Mayte hears Prince playing in a store,” says Nicole. “You get used to it and it becomes part of your life.”
Nicole, Andrea, and Jessica talk to RadarOnline about dealing with public divorces.
Nicole‘s divorce from Eddie Murphy had its awkward moments in the beginning, but they’re on good terms now.
“I am not complaining because I have had a great and happy experience with my ex-husband and I have no regrets,” says Nicole. “Eddie and I are friends; he’s my babies’ daddy so we speak to each other and have a great relationship and I think that’s important when you have children involved. We can be in the same room and hang out, it’s all good!”
Uh-Oh… is there a feud of the wives brewing on the horizon? Jessica Canseco and Andrea Kelly, the stars of Hollywood Exes, are speaking out about how the Real Housewives franchise is all about drama – and NOT about friendship! Well, duh!
“We need to support each other as women rather than beating each other up,” Jessicatold RadarOnline. And she says that’s the difference between their show and other reality shows with “wives” in the title.
“It is absolutely a different message to other reality shows where the women are not even friends and they end up hating each other,” Andrea added. “Why would anyone want to bring somebody down?” she asked. Oh, I dunno – Ratings, money, contracts, endorsement deals… I could go on.
R. Kelly claims that the movie The Notebook inspired him to divorce his wife of 12 years, Andrea Kelly.
How in the world does R. Kelly connect the fictional love story between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams to the demise of his real marriage? Oh, read on, it’s worth every second.
In his memoir Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, the controversial R&B artist writes, “As the film credits started to roll, I couldn’t move. I burst into tears. People walking past me patted me on the back, trying to console me. The Notebook was beautiful, and I was crying because its hero and heroine had died together.”
Hollywood Exes follows the lives of five beautiful and talented women who once lived the high life, married to elite stars. Now, such a pity, they have to drive themselves and work to pay their mortgages. Surprisingly, the women are all down to earth and likable. For now. Only time will tell if they turn this nice refreshing show into a catty nightmare. Refreshing is nice, but I’m finding the show somewhat boring. Hopefully the story line finds a nice middle ground.
It’s official. Jessica Canseco is planning on moving her ex, Jose Canseco, back into her house. Because it worked so well for her the first time. And, in the many years since, he’s proven himself a changed man. Jessica is a hopeless romantic, idiot, all of the above…
She has very high expectations for this arrangement. Jessica plans on making Jose clean, cook, drive, and parent Josie. Basically, Jessica wants Jose to make up for the seven years he’s been MIA. Oh, Jessica. She’s delusional if she thinks Jose is looking for anything but a free ride and some action on the side. Even Jessica’s friends see Jose for what he is, a freeloading creep. Nicole Murphy thinks Jessica would be better off hiring help. Nicole is a wise woman.