Despite the departure of Porsha Williams, Real Housewives of Atlanta fans have given Season 14 glowing review thus far. With a cast that includes Kenya Moore, Marlo Hampton, Kandi Burruss, Drew Sidora, returning OG Shereé Whitfield, and newbie Sanya Richards-Ross, the ladies are serving up some drama. And with the latest rumors surrounding Shereé’s relationship, it appears that viewers have some entertainment to look forward to.
Reports share that Shereé and her boyfriend may have ended their romance. As many fans recall, he was MIA on the show due to legal issues. Now, the June 12, 2022, episode shows Shereé's boyfriend standing her up. And with rumors and allegations making their rounds on social media, viewers want answers. So, who is Shereé Whitfield’s boyfriend? Are they still together? Keep reading to find out.
Shereé and her boyfriend, Tyrone Gilliams, have reportedly called their relationship quits.
In light of Tyrone standing up Shereé in Philadelphia for their date on the latest episode of RHOA, fans want his head on a silver platter. Additionally, many are hoping hat Shereé has ended their relationship since he embarrassed her on national television. And it appears that fans may have received their wish.
In May 2022, Tyrone sat down with YouTube Tasha K to discuss his upcoming new show, Love In the Feds. After Tasha K shared that she wanted to speak with Tyrone because she wasn't sure if the show was a "scam," — to which she credits Shereé to have said — Tyrone alluded to the fact that they are no longer together.
"Scam? Where that name come from?" Tyrone asked Tasha K. "Love In the Feds.. How is that a scam?"
"Your ex, is it your ex? Shereé Whitfield?" Tasha K asked Tyrone.
"I don't get into exes or current," Tyrone said. "That's not my language. You're either married or you're not married."
As for Shereé's scam comments, Tyrone said that he heard about her statements. Tyrone said that the show is about "mass incarceration" and "families who have been impacted by the legal system."
Additionally, Tyrone shared that his only focus at the moment is "on his new show, God, family, and business," with no mention of Shereé. So, it's safe to say that their coupledom is over. Plus, Shereé's tweets after the recent episode of RHOA also point to the pair going their separate ways.
Keep in mind, things started to go left with the couple after the reality star planned on shooting scenes with Tyrone outside of his home, TMZ reports. He passed on shooting the scenes and production allegedly told Tyrone’s attorneys that the scene would be edited to look like he had stood Shereé up. And judging by the latest episode, Tyrone did in fact leave Shereé hanging.
Shereé’s boyfriend, Tyrone Gilliams, is a former basketball player.
In case you missed it, Tyrone Gilliams was first mentioned on RHOA by Shereé during Season 10. On the series, the 51-year-old shared that Tyrone was serving time in federal prison due to a “white-collar crime.”
According to Sportskeeda, “Tyrone was arrested in 2011 and received a 10-year sentence after being involved in a Ponzi scheme, which caused investors to lose $5 million.”
However, before Tyrone’s brush with the law, he played basketball at the University of Pennsylvania. After leaving his baller ambitions behind, Tyrone went on to form a commodities trading firm, TL Gilliams, LLC. Sportskeeda also shares that he had a brief stint as a hip-hop music promoter.
Tyrone Gilliams filed a cease and desist against Bravo.
According to TMZ, Tyrone was not too pleased with having been featured in past seasons of RHOA. As a result, he filed a cease and desist against the network.
In the legal document obtained by the outlet, Tyrone alleged that the show has been using his name and likeness without his permission. Although Tyrone hasn’t actually been on camera, he claims that he was often discussed by cast members and that the network has been profiting off of him.
As a result, Tyrone wanted Bravo to respect his decision to not be featured on the show in any capacity.
“We hereby demand that production and the network comply with the cease and desist of any and all exploitation of Mr. Gilliams’ name and likeness, remove all programming (and related social media posts) that unlawfully and fraudulently use Mr. Gilliams’ name and likeness, and cease and desist marketing, advertising, and exploiting any content that contains Mr. Gilliams’ name and likeness,” reads the document.
However, TMZ shares that both Shereé and Tyrone have seemingly worked out their filming issues. The outlet shares that Tyrone filmed with Shereé for her fashion show, along with other scenes throughout Season 14.
Despite the shade both Shereé and Tyrone have been throwing, there is a chance of reconciliation. Only time and some healing will tell.
Catch new episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta Sundays at 8p.m. EST on Bravo.