Whitfield has been begging to return to the popular reality show ever since the day she quit after she got fired and when Nene Leakes, Sheree finally got her shot.
Sheree’s return to RHOA was announced a few weeks ago, but she was as shocked as everyone else that she didn’t have a peach.
Apparently Sheree had a side deal with RHOA executive-producer Carlos King that didn’t quite come to fruition. King reportedly promised Whitfield a full-fledged housewives gig in exchange for ‘stealing’ her Real Estate reality show idea.
Read all about the shady details below…
Sheree, pictured above with RHOA producer Carlos King, THOUGHT she had a deal to return as a full-time peach-holding cast member and that Bravo would promote her return in the same vein as Bethenny Frankel’s to the Real Housewives of New York.
But the DailyMail revealed that Whitfield was totally duped out of her peach AND her real estate reality show idea.
‘Sheree didn’t get a contract for the show until after she started production on Season 8.
‘She was several weeks into taping when the network presented her a contract for a limited number of episodes, much to her surprise,’
Sheree met with King earlier this year and pitched him the concept about a show featuring African-American real estate agents in Atlanta and wanted to be featured in the new show alongside several other women she knew were also having success in the world of real estate.
King apparently pitched the show to several networks without telling Sheree, and WE TV became interested. He then reportedly sold them the concept without Sheree’s involvement and went back to her with a make-good offer AFTER he had sold her idea.
Sheree pictured above with the cast of the new WE-TV show, Selling It in the ATL, received executive producer credit for the new show but only as a consolation prize AFTER Carlos King had stole her idea and sold it to the network!
But wait… there’s more!
In addition to offering Whitfield co-executive producer credit, King told her he would arrange for her return to Real Housewives FULL-TIME!
He was just trying to do whatever he could to keep her from suing him,’ the source revealed.
Again… we all know Sheree is a high-school drop-out who’s driveway doesn’t reach the road (figuratively and literally) but King seems to have totally taken advantage of her lack of business acumen.
‘With no non-disclosure or partnership agreement in place, she knew she had an uphill battle if she sued Carlos and trusted him again by accepting his offer,’ explained the source.
‘Little did she know, he had duped her yet again.’
Sheree’s last scenes for RHOA were reportedly filmed last week when she, Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams and Peter Thomas were in Washington, DC for the Million Man March (click HERE if you missed that).
Whitfield will only be featured in about 10 to 12 episodes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta as a ‘friend’ of the cast, so it’s clear King didn’t uphold his part of the deal.
(Sidebar: and 4 years later, ‘Chateau Sheree’ is still unfinished.)
Dayum… Sheree stay losing!
What do you think of this sordid tale of a RHOA ‘side-deal’ gone wrong?