Andy Cohen Says Shereé Whitfield Could Come Back to ‘RHOA’ “in Some Capacity” (EXCLUSIVE)

“I always have hope that we will get a little Shereé coming back."

Elizabeth Randolph - Author

May 24 2024, Published 12:25 p.m. ET

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In May 2024, Bravo released the official cast for Season 16 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. As fans cheered for Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey’s return and fan favorites like Shamea Morton becoming peach holders, to many, one significant name was missing: Shereé Whitfield.

Shereé’s unexpected exit caused an uproar amongst those who felt the OG had more story to tell on the show she helped create.

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The blame quickly went to Bravo and Housewives EP Andy Cohen, as fans believed neither realized how much Shereé was needed on Atlanta.

Distractify had the pleasure of speaking to Andy during his happy hour for his partnership with Fresca Mixed. In an exclusive chat, he shared that there may be some room for Shereé and her Chateau after all!

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Is Shereé Whitfield coming back to ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta?’ Andy Cohen “hopes” so.

Andy shared that he’s in the trenches with fans who feel Shereé deserved more time on RHOA. He said he was just as “upset” to see her off of the show as many Bravo watchers were. Andy also confirmed that, while the official Season 16 cast announcement didn’t include Shereé as a main cast member, he wants to see her back on the show.

“I always have hope that we will get a little Shereé coming back,” Andy said.

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And as fans continue to make social media posts suggesting the contrary, the Watch What Happens Live host also said that Shereé has his respect and admiration and said there’s always room for her to make a few shady remarks (and possibly revive her status as the “bone collector”) in future episodes.

“I think that Shereé is one of the cornerstones of that show,” Andy stated. “She's one of my personal favorites.”

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Andy thinks Shereé joining ‘RHOA’ with the cast “in some capacity” needs to happen.

Shereé’s exit from The Real Housewives of Atlanta for Season 16 was a part of the show’s choice to pivot, otherwise known as a “cast shakeup.” In addition to Shereé leaving, Marlo Hampton, Sanya Richards-Ross, and Shereé’s friend, Courtney Rhodes, weren’t asked back for another season.

Kandi Burruss also left the series after 14 seasons, though she has said she was asked back for another season. Season 16 only kept two peach holders from the previous season — Drew Sidora and Kenya Moore. Porsha also returned, but this time has her BFF Shamea by her side as a peach holder.

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The well-known Bravo stars will be joined by newbies Brittany “Brit” Eady, Kelli Ferrell, and Angela Oakley. Angela is Shereé’s ex, Charles Oakley’s wife.

Since the cast announcement, Shereé hasn’t acknowledged her exit publicly. However, she has Andy’s support to play with the Season 16 ladies “in some capacity,” though only time (and how fans respond to the new cast) will tell.

“I hope that Shereé will be back in some capacity,” Andy shared with us. “I hope she will always be a part of the show in one way or another. She's Shereé. She's an OG.”

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