What happens in the dark, will one day come to light. Sheree Whitfield learned this fact in a hard way, when her Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) castmates exposed her prison romance secrets.
Sheree wanted to keep her secret prison love as confidential as possible. Even while filming RHOA, everything remained in the dark. But unfortunately, her plan to keep her prison relationship under wraps did not last long.
Sheree’s Prison Romance Secrets Exposed on RHOA Season 10
Everything turned upside down as Sheree was filming 10th season of RHOA. That’s when the show’s producers unveiled her alleged romantic relationship with a prison inmate.
Tyrone Gilliams is the guy alleged to be the secret prison love of Sheree Whitfield. Sheree has known Tyrone Gilliams for decades now. She also knew that her imprisoned partner was known to her colleague at RHOA, the infamous Nene Leakes.
Nene had a detailed knowledge of Gilliams, including his criminal past. But when cast members Nene Leakes and Kandi Burruss approached Sheree concerning the rumors, the reality TV star got defensive.
Sheree Whitfield Refuses To Be Disgraced Like Phaedra Parks!
The idea of casting and including this story in the show surprised Sheree very much. The reason was that Sheree wasn’t comfortable talking about her prison relationship on television.
She wanted to avoid the embarrassment like that which caught the former RHOA star, Phaedra Parks. Also a star on the RHOA reality TV show, Phaedra got a lot of backlash when she was romantically linked to her imprisoned convict.
RHOA Producers Secretly Record Phaedra’s Prison Phone Call
Additionally, in the episode, the producer edited the audio of the prison facility. They then merged it over footage of Sheree taking a prison phone call.
This act made Sheree feel like the RHOA producers are conspiring to expose her relationship and expose her prison romance secrets. She believes they’re doing it all for the ratings.
Rumors had earlier on swirled that Sheree was visiting Gilliams in prison frequently.
The gossip came when Gilliams was still being held at a local Atlanta-based federal correctional facility. But later, Gilliams was relocated to a Missouri prison facility.
Still, Sheree Whitfield, 47, denied being engaged to Gilliams. In fact, last December, she emphasized this to Andy Cohen, saying that the pair were just “friends.” But, they look like more than friends in the pictures below.
The discussion happened on Watch What Happens Live, show. But in the explosive season 10 of RHOA, Nene Leakes dropped a bombshell that Sheree Whitfield and Gilliams are actually dating.
Leakes cited the video clip shot by RHOA producers, featuring a scene of Sheree Whitfield conversing with an inmate over the phone.
While exposing the footage, Nene made fun of the whole idea. She said that it seems like Phaedra isn’t the only Housewife who is fond of felons.
RHOA Make Their Prisoners Famous
Currently, Gilliams, 50, is serving a 10-year in prison sentence for stealing over $5 million from several investors. He is serving his sentence at Yazoo City Low FCI.
Federal Bureau of Prisons reported that Gilliams would be freed on Nov.14, 2022.
Meanwhile, Apollo Nida, Phaedra Parks’ ex-husband, is currently serving an 8-year in prison sentence. It’s Parks’ relationship to Nida which brought her backlash among her RHOA castmates.
Nida is serving his sentence at FCI Fort Dix prisons. Teresa Giudice’s husband, Joe Giudice, is also serving his sentence in the same facility.
Nida will finish serving his sentence on Aug. 29, 2020. Joe, on the other hand, will be freed on March 14, 2019.
And, thanks to the ladies of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, these men will forever remain famous prisoners.
Video: First Look at the RHOA Reunion
Sheree Whitfield was hoping to keep her prison romance secrets under wraps. But, good ole Nene Leakes was having none of that. Watch her spill the tea in the video below…