Marlo Hampton isn’t here for the drama – the relationship drama, that is. She’s not dating because she’s too busy being a “munty” to her two nephews. But that doesn’t mean she can’t weigh in on someone else’s. The first time Real Housewives of Atlanta peach holder isn’t about to mince words about Sheree Whitfield’s off-again-on-again relationship with Tyrone Gilliams.
Marlo candidly told Page Six, “I definitely don’t want her [with him]. She can do better.” Marlo especially took issue with Tyrone standing Sheree up when she went all the way to visit him in Philadelphia. Said Marlo, “He’s a jerk! Like, who does that? I was so pissed. I was done after that. When he stood her up, I’m like, ‘Oh no, forget him. Don’t forget who the hell you are.’”
The scene was captured by Bravo cameras and featured in the season’s trailer, giving fans a first glimpse at the couples relationship troubles. In 2013, Tyrone was sentenced to 10 years in prison for wire fraud. He and his attorney were convicted of swindling more than $5 million from investors. Sheree has been “dating” him while he was incarcerated and since his release in February of 2021.
While Sheree remained in Atlanta, Tyrone transitioned to a halfway house in Philadelphia. The couple was supposed to meet up but when Tyrone found out that cameras would be rolling, he bailed on her. Possibly because a date might have been a violation of parole. In the teaser scene of the incident, Sheree called a friend to tell her she Tyrone hadn’t arrived and when she called, she was getting a busy signal. The friend informed her, “You’re blocked.”
Marlo thinks that Sheree should take the hint and move on. Said Marlo, “Sheree needs a confident and strong man.” She added, “And one who has a good sense of humor because she has her guards up as well, because she’s a tough woman. She definitely has to have a strong guy that can still turn into a teddy bear to show her a softer side.”
Sheree and Tyrone go back to before his prison stint, where they dated for about a year. They didn’t reconnect until 2016 but split in 2018. Then got back together in 2019. Whew, that’s a whole lot of work for someone who isn’t even available for a date night.
Despite Sheree’s admission of them meeting up on the RHOA premiere, it appears that they are on yet another break. Which Marlo hopes is for good. She shared, “I don’t know if she’s going to go back. I hope not after someone has humiliated her in front of her friends and the whole world. I just wanted her to know her worth.” Marlo concluded, “And that was the most important thing, to be the girlfriend like, ‘Hey, you have my shoulder to cry on. Cry 15 minutes, wipe your tears and let’s figure this out. Let’s go find a new man.’”
TELL US – DO YOU AGREE WITH MARLO THAT SHEREE SHOULD DUMP TYRONE? WHY DO YOU THINK SHE’S WAITED FOR HIM ALL THESE YEARS? DOES SHEREE DESERVE BETTER?
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