This Sunday might just feel a little like deja vu for Shereé Whitfield as the Atlanta Falcons find themselves playing in the Super Bowl. The Real Housewives of Atlanta mom has been there and done that: Her ex-husband, Bob Whitfield, took the field for the Falcons back in the day when they played against the Denver Broncos in 1999.
And while the Falcons lost that fateful game 18 years ago, Shereé has a good feeling her hometown team can bring home the trophy when they face off against the New England Patriots this weekend. "They're gonna bring it home cause [the] Falcons, I don't think they've ever won a Super Bowl," she told The Daily Dish. "I think that was the first Super Bowl [they played in] when I went when Bob played for the Falcons in '99."
The RHOA mom revealed that watching the game as a player's spouse was almost as stressful as playing in it. "It's a little scary 'cause you're always wondering when you're watching, you don't want them to get hurt or injured," she said. "It's so many different emotions you're going through, but it's exciting. It's fun and your adrenaline is pumping just as much as theirs."
The Falcons and Patriots will play at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas this Sunday. Lady Gaga has been tapped to bring her Mother Monster-sized antics to the halftime show. The show is also getting a dose of Hamilton as the three actresses who played the original Schuyler Sisters in the musical — Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Jasmine Cephas Jones — will reunite to perform “America the Beautiful.” Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem, according to Entertainment Weekly.
With only days until kickoff, Shereé had these words of encouragement for her team: "Congratulations Atlanta Falcons! I'm super proud of you. Go! You got this!"
She's not the only one excited to see if the Falcons can head back to Atlanta with Super Bowl glory. Phaedra Parks had this to add, "It is always thrilling to be at the Super Bowl; especially when your home team is playing. I was at the Super Bowl in 1998 in Miami when the Falcons were NFC champions. Glad we are back in the game! Football is fabulous!"
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