Sheree Whitfield, one of the cast members on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, has filed an appeal with the Georgia Supreme Court regarding her divorce settlement from ex-husband Bob Whitfield.
In a Housewives episode, Whitfield made it known that she wanted a seven figure settlement in her divorce from the former Atlanta Falcons player.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sheree was originally awarded $2,142.87 a month in child support for the couple’s two kids, who were 8 and 11 when the Whitfields divorced after seven years in 2007.
She was also given more than $1.1 million in a marital property division, a lump sum payment of $775,000 and portions of three NFL retirement programs totaling somewhere in the neighborhood of $113,422 annually, but no alimony was awarded, the Fulton County public information officer revealed.
She also has been ordered to move out of a $2.6 million home in Sandy Springs, which she is fighting, saying she can’t afford to buy a home in the neighborhood her kids are accustomed to.
Sheree’s lawyers argue that her lack of education (she has only a high school diploma) and inability to earn income (her Bella Azul clothing boutique failed soon after opening) are in stark contrast to NFL retiree Bob, who received an $8 million signing bonus with the Falcons as part of a $30 million six-year contract.
He’s invested that money into real estate ventures in Costa Rica, California and Atlanta, and draws $50,000 a year from his Patchwerks recording studio.
Bob’s lawyers believe Sheree should be fined $2,500 for bringing a frivolous appeal.