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Bravotv.com: How did you and Bob end up reconciling? What's your current status?
Sheree Whitfield: Back when I was on the show, I was going through some very real experiences. I was dealing with a divorce, navigating life as a single parent, and trying to juggle my newfound independence. I do not care what anyone says, but no one gets married hoping for it to end in a divorce! Once my truth played out on TV, I feel it added to the already very challenging road we were traveling on, the difficulties we were experiencing in co-parenting our children, and us even attempting to be cordial to one another.
Once I decided to take a break from TV and focus on my family, I feel like it really helped me to deal with what was at hand. After all that I've gone through, I decided to let go of the past and forgive. I no longer was willing to block my blessings. Everyone deserves a second chance, and if that second chance means a better relationship for my children with their dad, then I'm all for it!
I've learned that life is all about perspective, and I choose to focus on the positive. There is a lot that Bob and I may never agree on, but what we do agree on is that we love our kids. I am happy to say that Bob and I have a growing friendship and he plays an active role in all three of my children's lives.
Bravotv.com: What went through your mind when NeNe Leakes surprised you all at dinner?
SW: #JAWDROPPING! LOL! I didn't know what to think honestly. I hadn't spoken to NeNe in over four years, so I wasn't sure how things were going to play out.
Bravotv.com: Did you feel like you and NeNe truly wiped the slate clean?
SW: I honestly feel like we both wiped the slate clean. I am choosing to remain optimistic and take it day by day. What many people do not understand is that NeNe and I were friends far before #RHOA came into the picture. We shared some great times and really knew one another -- the good, the bad, and the ugly! Through the fallout we still held those secrets close and maintained a mutual respect for one another, and that I applaud.
We embarked on this journey together along withKim Zolciak-Biermann,Lisa Wu Hartwell, andDeShawn Snow, not knowing where sharing our stories would lead us. That bond will always be shared amongst us five ladies, and we will always have certain level of respect for each other.
Until next time!
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @IamSheree and Instagram @ShereeWhitfield. I love to live tweet during the show and share the silly memes you guys create. As always thank you for your love and support!