RHOA Sheree Admits Physical Abuse!!
On the last episode of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, Sheree Whitfield admitted to being physically abused by her ex-husband former NFL baller Bob Whitfield. Since the hit reality show debuted in 2008, Sheree never appeared as a woman who was allegedly physically abused by her husband, she has always appeared to be strong, confident and independent. As a woman who never gets emotional but this time, she displayed her emotions in front of the cameras which makes her more human and now we understand why she has that strong woman facade.
The ladies are all on a couples trip in Hawaii, Sheree broke down in tears when asked about her memories being married to former NFL Bob Whitfield. That question took her back, a place she never wanted to return, she claims he allegedly physically abused her. Bob sitting right beside in a van with Phaedra and Kenya who witnessed it all, they were just as surprised as I’m sure the fans and the viewers were. Bob claims he wants to win his wife back, but he laughed in her face when she spoke about the abuse.
In her mind, Bob hasn’t changed, he will go back to the allegedly abusive man she married and had children with. Would he like it if his daughter who has with Sheree comes home one day from school and tells her parents that her boyfriend has been hitting her? No man would want that but when you have children and they witnessed the abuse, those children grow up with abusive tendencies.
The emotional moment happened while the two were on vacation in Maui, Hawaii and Sheree’s hesitance towards jumping up and remarrying him, was for good reason. He should be trying to get her back with that crazy eye, she is probably the best thing he has ever had but even at the bar in Hawaii he was trying to get Peter to flirt with him. He hasn’t changed at all, like I always say, a leopard never changes its spots.
“I feel like he still hasn’t owned up to a lot of things that he did,” Sheree says Phaedra and Porsha. “And it’s not just the infidelity — you see how immature he still is.”
That immaturity was on full display during a car ride in Maui. Looking back at how bad things were during their split, Bob joked about his violent thoughts. He talked about choking her, if she could breathe, he didn’t choke her hard enough, these are things his children will see and have to go to school and get ridiculed because of his whack a$$ behavior.
Bob brings up a situation he and Sheree had:
“After we split, we were in Las Vegas, I was driving her and she fell asleep, and I was like, ‘Yeah, it’d be easy for me to take the seat belt off of you and hit the breaks.’ So she can fly her ass through the window, you know?”
He then said that he didn’t remember ever physically hurting her in the past. That’s nothing to joke about and we have all seen the funny, goofy and fun loving Bob, we don’t know the alleged physical abuser, when he brought up the choking incident, we were all in shock.
“I never hit her,” he said, asking her. “Have I ever physically touched you? Have I ever smacked you? Choked you? Have I ever choked you? For real, have I? I might have forgotten.”
When Sheree admitted that he had, he kept questioning her, “could you still breathe?” he said. “I don’t remember choking her, but if I did, I’m sorry. ‘Cause maybe I didn’t choke you hard enough.”
That was so ugly for him to say and so insensitive, Sheree was hurt beyond belief, she burst into tears. Kenya tried to comfort her and Phaedra was telling Bob to apologize to his ex-wife. I know Sheree didn’t want to break down in front of Kenya or for Kenya to know her personal business when it came to Bob and the alleged physical abuse but at that time, she accepted Kenya’s comfort but it was still hard for her.
“I always said that he was like a Jekyll and Hyde,” she said. “The funny one, he’s nice, I like him. But there’s two sides. There’s a bad side — a dark side — a frightening side to Bob.”
Bob did his best to console his ex-wife, holding her hand and telling her, “You know I don’t like to see you cry. And you know I don’t like to be the one to make you cry. This is why we’re growing together. Because we’re willing to do this again — if it’s for the sake of the grown kids.
“I honestly thought Bob was a changed man,” Sheree said. “But this Bob right here is taking me back to the cheating and the abuse. I don’t want my girls to ever be treated like that from a man. And then here I am thinking I might give that person a second chance? I’m f—— stupid.”
The next day Bob has Sheree to meet him at the jewelers where he was trying to apologize by buying her a diamond ring. When she brought up the incident that occurred the previous night, a smirk appeared on his face and Sheree couldn’t take it anymore, she isn’t playing with him.
“The only reason I can only laugh about it because I’ll be crying,” he said. “And there are times I’ve shed a tear because of the things I chose to do. But those ain’t the things I’m doing now. That was then.”
That was enough for Sheree, she ran out of the jewelry store without a diamond, you can’t fix a situation with jewelry or money. Sheree was really thinking about giving her ex husband another chance but this Hawaii trip proved who he really is.
“I am thankful that I invited Bob on this trip,” she said in the cameras. “This is a test and he failed. He has not made the changes that I needed him to make. So this is kind of like an eye opener. I’m glad I can see now. I dodged a bullet.”
A lot of time you have no idea who is being battered and bruised, women are great at covering up, making up excuses, pretending like it didn’t happen or convincing themselves this is not who he really is but in reality, that is who he is. She has no choice, she has to walk away from him for good, maybe now she concentrate on a new relationship.