Former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Sheree Whitfield has been officially announced as the new “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” star.
According to reports, Whitfield, the ex-wife of former NFL star Bob Whitfield is coming back to replace the drama that will be absent with the exodus of franchise player Nene Leakes.
But Whitfield is not coming back for a discount. She made Bravo producers did deeper into their wallets in order to entice her back into the mix with the likes of Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks.
Whitfield was abler to secure a $250,000 payday — which is more than twice her initial offer from the network.
Producers had to ensure they brought in someone who was going to “bring the drama with NeNe‘s departure from the show,” an insider told radaronline.com. “Real Housewives of Atlanta is the crown jewel in Bravo’s crown, and it has always been a ratings hit. Bringing back Sheree could be a headache for the crew behind the scenes, but she has really matured since the time she was initially on.”
“At the height of Sheree’s four seasons, she was making around $350,000,” the source radaronline.com. “Producers initially offered $100,000, and Sheree balked at the insulting offer. Finally, the contract was signed for $250,000, with an option to do another season at a higher salary.”
“Sheree is happy to have a regular paycheck again, and have the platform of the show to promote her various projects,” which includes Chateau Sheree, the home that took several years to complete, along with the possible resurrection of She by Sheree clothing line.
We’re told that Chateau Sheree is complete, and just in a nick of time. Can you imagine the shade some of the other RHOA cast members would throw her way if that house was not done?
Despite that, however, expect fireworks to pop off on the show with Whitfield’s addition.