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"After four solid seasons of helping Bravo build the show into its most successful Housewives franchise, I have decided to leave," the Real Housewives cast member tells WetPaint. "The direction the show is going in is no longer a fit for my lifestyle. I'm tired of the fighting and the cattiness."
The reality TV star continues to explain her decision to leave: "I want to be part of something that empowers and inspires women to not only be healthy, but to treat themselves with respect. I wish the rest of the women the best of luck."
Whitfield, an original member of the cast, was memorably involved in some of the show's most controversial confrontations with the other housewives. Sheree had buzz-worthy fights with NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak, whose wig she pulled in one particularly unforgettable fight in season 2.
During season 4 of the show, which recently finished filming, Whitfield spent most of her time stuck in a legal battle with her ex-husband, former NFL player Bob Whitfield, for child support.
On Wednesday afternoon, Bravo confirmed the news of Whitfield's departure, saying in a statement, "We have enjoyed working with Sheree as part of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. We wish her all the best in the future."