Sheree Whitfield To Be Leaving Housewives Over ‘Salary Demands’

04/22/2012 06:59 PM ET

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Sheree Whitfield is leaving because she’s tired of cattiness drama, although there are reports that she’s made high salary demands to stay with the show. Whitfield has been put through a lot of the ‘Housewives’ reality series, but there are always two sides to every story. Was it over cattiness or demands for a higher salary?

“After four solid seasons of helping Bravo build the show into its most successful Housewives franchise, I have decided to leave,” she said. “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 added.

She continues to explain her decision to leave: “I want to be part of something that empowers and inspires women to not only be healthy, but to treat themselves with respect. I wish the rest of the women the best of luck.”

The reality star, an original member of the cast, was memorably involved in some of the show’s most controversial confrontations with the other housewives. Sheree had buzz-worthy fights with NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak, whose wig she pulled in one particularly unforgettable fight in season 2.

During season 4 of the show, which recently finished filming, Sheree spent most of her time stuck in a legal battle with her ex-husband, former NFL player Bob Whitfield, for child support.

Bravo confirmed the news of Whitfield’s departure, saying in a statement, “We have enjoyed working with Sheree as part of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. We wish her all the best in the future.”


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