First things first – I love Sheree Whitfield. I have been anxiously waiting on her return to Real Housewives of Atlanta for years. It was long overdue. After all, what has Sheree not given us? The fashion “designer” uttered one of the most iconic lines in housewives herstory – “who gon’ check me boo?” All the completely over-the-top and demanding Sheree wanted was for her birthday party to be spectacular. Is that too much to ask? And when the party planner dared to challenge her, she let him know who was in charge. And please, do not make Sheree call Pookie from Cleveland.
Let us not forget that from the very moment she stepped on the screen, she was toiling away on bringing us her fashion line. One that has yet to actually happen, almost fifteen years later. But Rome wasn’t built in a day and you can’t rush these things. Sheree has never backed down from a fight. She’s messy and is known as the official Bone Collector. She named her house after herself and threw Chateau on the end. A Chateau in Atlanta? Only Sheree. And it only took nearly a decade to build too. The “Dr.” Tiy-E dating scandal? “Shifting” Kim Zolciak Biermann’s wig? Her unintelligible argument with Marlo Hampton on a cast trip to Africa? So many good moments.
Clearly, I have been watching Sheree for years. It sounds like second season cast member Drew Sidora has not. Because if she had, she might know better than to come for Sheree this season. Sheree recently spoke with Us Weekly and dished about her return. She confessed, “Oh, [I’m nervous about watching] everything because you know what? Sometimes when you’re in the moment … sometimes things don’t always go your way.” She continued, “And you may say something that you’re like, ‘Oh, my gosh, why did I say that?’ But when you’re taping and you’re, maybe, in a heated argument or anything that’s going on, you are not thinking about the cameras at the time.”
Sounds like one of those heated arguments involved Drew. Now that she actually decided to show up this season, Drew went all in. And unfortunately for her, picked Sheree to go after. Sheree recalled, “So I go in, you know, I don’t know Drew from a can of paint and she, like, literally comes at me.” Sheree’s response? “I had to give her a ‘Who gon’ check me?’” She added, “Like, girl, you can’t [go after me]. I am not her. You can’t do this honey. It kind of kept on [going] throughout the season. And finally, you know, we got to a place [of conflict].”
For her part, Drew downplayed the moment as a simple “misunderstanding.” Drew recently explained, “Sheree and I, we just had a big misunderstanding. So, [I was] just trying to always get [us] back on the same page with that.” Sounds like someone wasn’t ready for the heat.
Regardless of the drama, Sheree wants to spend this season focusing on her fellow housewives that she considers friends. She shared, “Over the years, I’ve heard all of the complaints where they say, ‘Oh, it’s not as classy’ or ‘It’s too much drama. The girls aren’t friends, you can tell they’re not.’ So, when [Bravo] reached out to me, I actually voiced these complaints that I heard from other people. And they were literally on the same page.” She went on, “My thing was, we need to take this back to what it originated [as]. We were a group of girls. We really didn’t know what we were doing but we were friends. We had some drama, like, you know, any relationship. But at the end of the day, we had a mutual respect for each other and we were friends.”
Thankfully, the network agreed with her nod to the glory days of RHOA. Sheree concluded, “After I had that conversation with [the network] and they were really in agreement … that worked perfectly for me.”
If you think I’m being over the top about how fabulous Sheree is, you’re probably right. But I’m not the only one who feels this way. Kandi Burruss, who is now entering her thirteenth season of the show recently said of Sheree, “She’s the queen of this season.”
TELL US – IS DREW MAKING A MISTAKE COMING FOR SHEREE? ARE YOU HAPPY SHEREE IS BACK? AM I WRONG FOR BEING A SHEREE STAN? SHOW YOU LOVE FOR SHEREE IN THE COMMENTS!
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