The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Sheree Whitfield has been in an on-again-off-again relationship with Tyrone Gilliam for years. Gilliams being in prison in Philadelphia during many years of their relationship sometimes caused issues, but his release seemed to put their relationship in a much better place. Everything seemed to be going well for the couple despite it being a long-distance relationship and Gilliams being on house arrest in another city. During the latest episode of the show, Whitfield was stood up in a Philadelphia restaurant with no contact from Gilliams. She hwas clearly upset, and so were fans.
Tyrone Gilliams is absent on NYC cast trip
The ladies and their husbands gathered in New York for Kandi Burrus’s broadway show. While in New York, the ladies talked about everything from past celebrity boyfriends to Drew Sidora’s weight-loss business. While it was Sidora’s conversation about dating an NBA superstar, it was Whitfield who was left in her feelings.
Whitfield was expecting Gilliams to join the bunch for dinner, but it didn’t happen. Apparently, New York City was too far and not within the 1,000-mile radius that Gilliams is allowed to travel while on house arrest.
As a compromise, Gilliams promised to meet the ladies another time. Whitfield also made plans to take a day trip to Philly.
Whitfield heads to Philadelphia to see Tyrone
The trip to Philly was about a two-hour drive. While on the road, she tried to call Gilliams, but he did not answer. Still, she arrived at the restaurant, ordered a drink, and tried to call Gilliams again still no avail. After a few more calls and texts, she realized he would be a no-show, especially after production informed her of such. Gilliams’ attorney said going to the restaurant would be a parole violation.
Whitfield calls her daughter and Kenya Moore for advice
She called her daughter Tiara who was in complete shock that her mother already waited 30 minutes for him. In total, Whitfield waited about 2 hours. Her daughter also told her mother that the busy signal on Gilliams’ phone could possibly mean that she was blocked from calling and texting.
Whitfield was highly upset that her boyfriend never called to tell her the issue himself. On top of that, he didn’t even answer any of her calls or text messages.
Distraught, she called Moore to vent about the situation. Moore told Whitfield the best thing to do was to cease calling and texting Gilliams for the time being and return to Atlanta.
Fans rally around her
Whitfield’s breakdown over Gilliams standing her up was the most vulnerable moment in her history of the show. It was difficult for fans to see the OG seemingly settle for a man who appears to have no regard for her feelings. Viewers agree that it’s time for her to ignore Erykah Badu’s message and stop calling Tyrone.
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