Sheree Whitfield will not be returning to the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In a interview with Wetpaint, Whitfield said, “After four solid seasons of helping Bravo build the show into its most successful Housewives franchise, I have decided to leave.”
She reconfirmed this on her twitter Wednesday. Whitfield tweeted, “Yes it is official I’m leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta. I enjoyed my time working with everyone affiliated with the show.”
Whitfield states that her reasoning for her departure has to do with the direction of the show.
“The direction the show is going in is no longer a fit for my lifestyle. I’m tired of the fighting and the cattiness,” she said. “I want to be a part of something that empowers and inspires women to not only be healthy, but to treat themselves with respect.”
Rumors are floating around that the show’s direction was not the case.
One Bravo source told Radar Online, “Sheree was fired. She was demanding more money and that didn’t go over well with show executives. They are tired of dealing with her diva attitude and demands.”
Despite her departure, Whitfield is looking to remain on television.
“I wish the rest of the women the best of luck. I’m thrilled to say I’m a free agent and am already fielding offers.”
Bravo confirmed Whitfield’s leaving with a statement.
“We have enjoyed working with Sheree as part of The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” a spokesperson for the network said. “We wish her all the best in the future.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta premiered in 2008. Whitfield joins former housewives of Atlanta including DeShawn Snow (Season 1) and Lisa Wu-Hartwell( Season 2).
The show is in its fifth season and so far, only Kim Zolciak has been confirmed to appear.