Shereè Whitfield has something in common with DMX.
Just like the struggling rapper, the 43-year-old former Real Housewives of Atlanta star feels she was “misled” by life coach Iyanla Vanzant when she appeared on Iyanla Fix My Life.
Shereè was featured on Saturday’s episode of Fix My Life with her ex-husband and the father of her two youngest children, former NFL player Bob Whitfield. The duo was confronted by Iyanla about their inability to get along and failure to co-parent their children, but things went over a little better with Bob than it did with Shereè.
Saying she “has the energy of a victim,” Iyanla also questioned Shereè about “Chateau Sheree,” the exceptionally large (and still unfinished) home she began building during her days as an Atlanta Housewife. The line of questioning prompted Shereè to tell Iyanla she felt “attacked,” and most likely contributed to Shereè’s reported refusal to follow up with Iyanla after the show’s taping.
Shereè also said in a statement released by her rep:
“Since leaving the ‘Housewives’, I’ve been at a different place in my life, a place of healing and self-empowerment, so when Bob reached out to me about doing this show on co-parenting I was excited because I thought we were both on the same page and equally wanted to work towards mending our relationship so that we could more effectively co-parent, and even more importantly I thought it was an opportunity to inspire single parents in our situation. However, once shooting began I felt misled because the line of questioning was centered more on accusations of my shortcomings as a wife versus how we can begin to resolve our issues.”
Shereè went even further in the statement by calling Iyanla’s approach to therapy “one-sided” and “judgmental”. RumorFix is attempting to contact Iyanla’s camp for comment.
Reporting by Mara The Hip Hop Socialite