shereev

Sheree Whitfield Talks She by Sheree's New Direction, Phaedra's Crush on Her

VIBE caught up with Sheree Whitfield of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for a brief chat about her passion for fitness, reviving She by Sheree, Phaedra's seeming obsession with her butt and more. Check out part one below:

Did you ever resolve the child support issue you had with your ex?

No. Unfortunately, nothing has changed and we’re still going back to court but hopefully we will come to an agreement and find some sort of resolution because it’s a story that’s relatable at the end of the day but I don’t need this with my kids.

You talked a little about this on Real Housewives of Atlanta, but what lessons do you want kids to learn from what you’re going through?

My mom went through the same thing but hopefully, when my kids decide to have kids they can break that cycle, and hopefully they’ll either be with people that are more responsible, you never have kids with somebody or marry somebody and think that when you break up they’re gonna stop doing what they’re supposed to do, they’re gonna become irresponsible they’re gonna become bitter—you don’t think like that so hopefully my kids will be more responsible and make better decisions than I didn’t.

What fun facts can you share about yourself that people don’t get to see on TV?

I like to listen to talk radio and…I have to think about that.

Do you watch other reality shows, perhaps?

I’ve been so busy so slammed with working on different things and working on our show that when I’m at home by myself I don’t even turn my TV on. It’s silent in my house—that’s probably a fact that nobody knows. I don’t need no radio, I don’t need no TV, I am fine in the house, silent, with just my peace of mind, because there’s always so much going on, so if I can be at home and not do anything—no TV, no radio, then I’m absolutely fine. I’ll just read a book or do some paperwork.

And you’ve been trying to develop an acting career, right?

I’ve been getting a lot of scripts sent to me lately, so I am definitely going to be going back in that direction. And I’ve been working with an acting coach, and this will be a really good project for me that I’m working on. We’re actually working on the deal right now so if it does come to fruition I will definitely let you guys know.

What’s your ideal role to play for your first movie?

Something that’s what you guys think is out of character for me. I’m actually kind of goofy—not goofy but I love to laugh. I love to laugh and have fun, so that’s probably a role that people would think would be difficult for me—doing something comedic. On the show, they always have me in this serious light where it looks like I don’t smile and I don’t laugh and that’s it.

Have you been dating since the fake doctor?

[Laughs] I have been dating—well—I would say we were dating. We only went out like three times but I’ve definitely moved on. I got a lot of stuff that I’m working on, so I’m really just focusing on me. I just finished a song on iTunes, “Who Gon’ Check Me Boo,” So I’m working on a promotional tour for that and working on the show, which takes a lot of my time and then the other projects I’m working on. I’m also working on a fitness dvd and moving She by Sheree into fitness apparel.

So you didn’t give up on She by Sheree?

I am not giving up She by Sheree is my baby but the economy was really tough. I was putting a lot of my money into it and with the economy being so shabby and crazy right now, people aren’t really buying high end but fitness people want to buy fitness stuff because you gotta be in shape, you wanna be healthy—I can talk about that confidently and comfortably all day.

You’re like the go-to girl for fitness on Real Housewives, how do you stay in such good shape?

I like to get my grub on—even on Thanksgiving and Christmas I get my grub on—but I just have to pay for it in the gym. But it’s definitely all about eating right and eating healthy. I love sweats and that’s not completely cut out of my diet but it’s about eating in moderation. Also, people aren’t motivated to get out but if you have a partner then it works better because you have to motivate each other. Try to do something at least four days a week and change your diet and you’ll see a huge difference.

Speaking of workout buddies, Phaedra seems like she has a crush on you. She compliments your body a lot and makes random side effects in the process.

[Laughs] She does go in a little bit every week on my butt, and I’m like, hmmm… ok—but it take it as that’s just Phaedra. She works out as well but I think she just appreciates my efforts in the gym. I’ve always been shapely and curvy but I like it like that and apparently Phaedra does too.

What’s is the deal with Marlo, is she joining the cast officially?

She’s definitely not one of the characters. I think she’s kinda like—she’s gonna become a friend of someone on the show or that kinda thing. She’s definitely not a housewife.

What’s the situation with you and Nene?

You have to watch how everything goes this season and, yeah…watch what happens.

Stay tuned for part two tomorrow where Sheree talks about her new song, "Who Gon' Check Me Boo," the RHOA South Africa Trip, images of Black women in the media.

Related Content

V Exclusive! Kandi Breaks Down Sex Toy Line, Explains Why Most Women Haven't Orgasmed.

Wifeys Gone Wild - Kandi Helps us Break Down16 Craziest Moments From Reality TV 2011.

 

From the Web

More on Vibe

John Phillips

Oprah Responds To Viral Video Of Her Eating Unseasoned Chicken

A hilarious old video of Oprah Winfrey making an uncomfortable face as she dives into a piece of unseasoned chicken has been circulating the Internet all week. While these sort of silly videos wouldn't usually garner a response from the billionaire, Oprah surprised everyone when she shared a video explaining the chicken-eating experience and her initial reaction.

To give you some context, the video is a clip from The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006, in which O invited her guest Anna Ginsberg to make her award-winning chicken dish. After one bite, it became clear that Oprah wasn't too pleased with the chicken's bland taste. She even asked at the time if she could add a little seasoning.

I often think about the time Oprah did a cooking segment with a woman whose chicken recipe won $1 million, and Oprah's jaw dropped when she tasted it and realized the lady didn't even add seasoning pic.twitter.com/rfs7PS1Jc3

— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) December 9, 2018

Now, more than 10 years later, Oprah is setting the record straight. In her new video posted on Instagram on Thursday (Dec. 13), she noted that she likes to provide a pleasurable experience for her guests but also live in her truth. On that particular day, she was presented with a dilemma. "I was having a moment of trying to decide: Do I want her to have a great time? What is my real moment of truth?" she said. "Because the truth for me was that I'm used to having salt and pepper on my chicken. That's just the truth...That's what I was thinking, 'This chicken needs some salt and pepper.'"

So that's that; Oprah has spoken. She may have played it off at the time, but like many others, she would prefer her chicken with seasoning.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Over the weekend, a 2006 video of @oprah tasting an *interesting* chicken dish made its rounds online. We asked the O of O, what REALLY went through her mind as the cameras were on her—and she answered. Swipe left if you haven’t seen the hysterical video! #tbt

A post shared by O, The Oprah Magazine (@oprahmagazine) on Dec 13, 2018 at 7:13am PST

Continue Reading

'Sesame Street' Praised For The Inclusion Of Homeless Character

Sesame Street continues its crusade to include statement-making characters on their block. This time around, families will be introduced to Lily, the show’s first homeless character.

According to USA Today, Lily- an adorable hot pink, red haired puppet- was first introduced to the show in 2011, but in new online clips, Lily opens up about being homeless and staying with friends.

"Now we don't have our own place to live, and sometimes I wonder if we'll ever have our own home," she says to Elmo in one clip. In her initial appearances on the show, Lily discusses her family’s food insecurities, meaning they didn’t have much to eat.

“We know children experiencing homelessness are often caught up in a devastating cycle of trauma – the lack of affordable housing, poverty, domestic violence, or other trauma that caused them to lose their home, the trauma of actually losing their home, and the daily trauma of the uncertainty and insecurity of being homeless,” said Sherrie Westin, President of Global Impact and Philanthropy at Sesame Workshop.

“We want to help disrupt that cycle by comforting children, empowering them, and giving them hope for the future," she continues. "We want them to know that they are not alone and home is more than a house or an apartment – home is wherever the love lives.”

In recent years, Sesame Street has introduced a slew of ground-breaking new characters, including Julia, a puppet with autism, and Alex, a character whose father is incarcerated.

READ MORE: 'Sesame Street' Introduces A Character Who Has A Father In Jail

Continue Reading
Getty Images

Cardi B To Join James Corden On A Forthcoming "Carpool Karaoke" Segment

Your rapper’s favorite rapper Cardi B is slated to make her debut on “Car Pool Karaoke” with James Corden, Billboard reports. The Late Late Show host teased the upcoming episode, which airs Monday (Dec.17) via Instagram along with a small schedule of the show’s upcoming guests.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Here’s what the next two weeks look like on the @latelateshow! Seeing the year out with a bang x x x

A post shared by James Corden (@j_corden) on Dec 10, 2018 at 5:17pm PST

In addition to the “Money” rapper, Amber Heard and Armie Hammer will also appear on the same episode. Corden is closing out the last leg of 2018 strong by having a slew of other prominent stars on the show on the last week before the program goes on break for the holidays. The likes of Gwen Stefani, RuPaul, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Blunt, Leah Remini, Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others will be featured on the show after Bardi’s Monday episode.

To say the least, we're sure the British talk show host and the newly minted Grammy-nominated rapper are going to have the time of their lives.

The 26-year-old's now estranged husband Offset, along with the other members of Migos were guests on the beloved show. Joining Corden as he drove through the streets of Los Angeles, the trio performed a slew of hits including "Walk It Talk It"  while also giving a nod of praise to past hits, including Whitney Houston's "Wanna Dance With Somebody."

With all the fun Migos had with Corden, we can only imagine what shenanigans James and Belcalis are going to get into.

READ MORE: Cardi B Buys Her Mother's House

Continue Reading

Top Stories