Sheree hasn’t done much talking about the show, but Bob recently did an interview with First and Life, a blogtalk radio show, where he shared the reasons behind his decision to appear alongside his ex-wife for a heaping of Iyanla’s life fixin’.
Read Bob’s analysis of his appearance PLUS watch a newly released ‘first look’ of the upcoming episode below…
Whitfield explains in the interview how it was his goal to increase the peace for the sake of his children, stating:
All that’s been portrayed on tv between me and her has been just a whole lotta animosity, a whole lotta you know… hatred for each other. So the whole ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ thing was a chance at intervention… for an outsider to come in. And I will say it definitely a good experience.
It was a good experience but Iyanla was hard! She was poking and prodding and getting down to the nitty gritty as to why…
Yeah, divorce is final but you still have to raise the children and you have to co-parent. And the two parties have to get over their differences and work hard… just for the sake of the children. And that was the goal to get out of that experience.
What you will see coming up… is an in-depth analysis of a relationship. And what you’ll see is the hope that two people can resolve differences and come to some common ground and move forward for the sake of the kids and the family.
It’s a work in progress…
I don’t hold any animosity for my ex-wife and I think that this show was an attempt to help us move forward so that we can basically provide a stronger more supportive nature for the children.
Bravo Bob! Very well put…
Vanzant recently appeared on Bravo’s ‘Watch What Happens LIVE’ with Andy Cohen, where she and Sheree’s former boss shared a laugh or two about the upcoming episode…
VIDEO: Iyanla on Bravo’s ‘Watch What Happens LIVE’
When asked her thoughts about Bob & Sheree, Vanzant revealed:
I think that when people are wounded they are afraid to be vulnerable. I think that when people have been allowed to get away with a bad behavior for a long time, they become very brittle when you challenge them.
And I also think that when somebody is controlling, they can’t surrender.
The ‘Iyanla:Fix My Life’ episode with Bob & Sheree Whitfield airs April 20, 2013.
What do you think of Bob’s analysis of the situation?
Updated 4/19/13 1:09pm – More sneak peek clips have been released:
Iyanla travels to Atlanta to help reality star Sheree Whitfield and her ex-husband, former NFL star Bob Whitfield, learn how to co-parent after their contentious divorce. During their first meeting, Iyanla asks both Sheree and Bob to state their intentions for the process. Watch what they say and see how they react when Iyanla asks them to move closer together.
Iyanla and Reality Star Sheree Whitfield: What Château Sheree Really Represents
Reality star Sheree Whitfield has been building her dream mansion—Château Sheree—for years. Iyanla, who is in Atlanta to help Sheree and her ex-husband learn how to co-parent, believes the home represents how many parts of Sheree’s life are incomplete. Watch Iyanla’s conversation with Sheree about her unfinished home, failed marriage and how everything in her life is interconnected.
How Bob Whitfield Saw Himself in His Son
Iyanla is in Atlanta helping reality star Sheree Whitfield and her ex-husband, former NFL star Bob Whitfield, learn how to co-parent after their contentious divorce. In a one-on-one session with Bob, Iyanla delves deep with Bob about a time he saw his son following his example—one that Bob wishes he hadn’t seen. Find out what it was and watch as Bob expresses his love for his son.
Reality star Sheree Whitfield and her ex-husband, former NFL star Bob Whitfield, are turning to Iyanla to learn how to co-parent after their contentious divorce. During Iyanla’s sit-down with the estranged couple, Bob says he felt Sheree portrayed him as a stereotypical athlete and a bad husband, who abandoned his family on her show. Watch to see why he says she turned a reality show into her actual reality, and see Sheree’s response.
The episode airs Saturday, April 20, at 9/8c
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