Sheree Whitfield may be “wifey” to her boyfriend Tyrone Gilliams but she has no intentions of becoming his wife–at least not anytime soon.
In an interview with US Weekly, the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star shared her future plans with her incarcerated beau.
“I mean he would love to marry me right now, but I am not marrying someone who is in prison. I am keeping my options open,” Whitfield said candidly.
Gilliams is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for wire fraud schemes. While the reality star and Gilliams have known each other for some time, they didn’t start talking until about two years ago and things really started to heat up between them “about a year ago,” according to Sheree. Despite that, she’s in no rush to commit to a man behind bars even if he has her heart for now.
She continued, “I meet people all the time and the crazy thing is, no one has been able to hold my attention or grab it. No one has been able to get in my mind and my head. He is still around, but I say at the same time, I love him and I have said it before, if he comes home and I am still available and everything is great, what he is doing and what he says he is going to do, then absolutely I can see a future.”
Even with his current imprisonment, Sheree says he’s still one of the best men she knows.
“It is going good, he is still my best friend,” she adds. “He is a good guy and he is still my best friend.”
In April, it was announced that Sheree wouldn’t be returning to the 11th season of the hit Bravo series after she says the network wanted to demote her from cast member to friend. The She by Sherée designer was an original star of the show for the first four seasons before exiting in 2012 and then rejoining the series during the eighth season in 2015. Her show status was upgraded to full-time for seasons 9 and 10.
Maybe with all this time, Sheree can find the (free) man of her dreams.