The Real 'Elephant' On 'RHOA': NeNe Leakes Used To Crush On Sheree Whitfield's Boyfriend?

Sheree Whitfield and NeNe Leakes seemed to be on good terms with each other on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta. That is until Whitfield revealed she was dating a man, Tyrone Gilliams, who is currently incarcerated. Now, it might be safe to say Whitfield has revealed the shocking reason Leakes allegedly felt a way about her new romance.

A Tainted Love Triangle

Earlier this season, Leakes said Gilliams is a con artist. This alone sparked a feud between the ladies over who has the juiciest mugshot. Leakes also told Whitfield they needed to discuss an “elephant” that was getting in the way of their friendship in another episode. While the perpetrator was never revealed, Whitfield confronted Leakes and questioned her if it was about Gilliams. In the latest episode, Whitfield said Leakes used to like Gilliams, but he never gave Leakes the time of day and was also interested in Whitfield. Gilliams even hinted that Leakes possibly pursued him despite her marriage to her husband, Gregg Leakes.

Whitfield didn’t let the drama stay on the show and instead had plenty more to say to the network after the episode aired Sunday.

Whitfield revealed that NeNe met Gilliams before she did. She said that at the time, Gilliams was living in Miami with his then-girlfriend. Leakes took action and allegedly became friends with his girlfriend to get close to him. She reiterated that Leakes and Gilliams were never “intimate” but hinted that it wasn’t NeNe’s choice.

“She’s definitely not his type,” said Whitfield.

NeNe Said What She Said

NeNe also had a few words to say and first cleared the air that she and Gregg were divorced when she met Gilliams. She said Gilliams and his then girlfriend were staying at the same hotel as her when they initially met. Gilliams and the woman both reportedly had a fan-girl moment and wanted to get close to NeNe.

NeNe revealed Gilliams later called her when he was alone and wanted to take her out by himself, so the two went to dinner without his alleged girlfriend. Still, NeNe said there wasn’t any chemistry between them. NeNe also accused Gilliams of being an “opportunist” and pointed out he tried to get with her before he set his affection on Whitfield. Now Whitfield is willing to stick with him throughout his lengthy jailtime.

Check out what both ladies, along with Kim Zolciak-Biermann, had to say in the clip below. The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs on Bravo Sundays at 8/7c. Be sure to keep up with Enstars for the latest.

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