Inside 'RHOA' Star Shereé Whitfield's Alleged Abusive Relationship & Why She Has Yet To Talk To Her Kids About It
Sunday night’s explosive Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion took an emotional turn when host Andy Cohen brought up the abuse allegations Shereé Whitfield made against her ex-husband Bob Whitfiled, during the cast trip to Hawaii.
On this season of RHOA, Shereé and Bob opened up about their tumultuous relationship during a group trip to Maui. And while Bob said he didn’t remember hurting Shereé in the past – he did joke about not choking her hard enough – Shereé claimed that Bob verbally and emotionally abused her.
“After we split, we were in Las Vegas,” Bob recalled during the Hawaii episode. “I was driving her and she fell asleep, and I was like, ‘Yeah, it’d be easy for me to take the seatbelt off of you and hit the breaks.’ So she can fly her ass through the window, you know?”
After the Hawaii clip was replayed during the reunion, the outspoken housewife revealed that she didn’t even tell her own mother about her alleged abuse until the show.
“I would have never talked about this had it not come up,” Shereé confessed. “I’ve never talked about this with my mom until she watched the show. My mom, my girlfriends — I only told maybe a couple of people. None of the cast knew.”
“I don’t know if [my kids] have seen those episodes,” she added, explaining that she still hadn’t discussed what happened between her and Bob in Hawaii with her son Kairo, her daughter Kaleigh or her 31-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, Tierra Fuller. “I suppressed it. I’ve not talked about it for 10 years — I’ve never talked about it. I wanted to protect my kids.”
“I am ashamed,” Shereé admitted. “I portray myself as a strong woman who my daughters look up to and I am allowing someone to hurt me in a way that I would never want someone to hurt them.”
All of the ladies were quick to comfort Shereé as all they offered her words of encouragement and support.
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