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NeNe Leakes' nemesis Sheree Whitfield leaving 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'

April 19, 2012 at 11:38 AM ET

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After four seasons, Sheree Whitfield is leaving "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Sheree Whitfield is saying bye-bye to the series that made her a household name.

"After four solid seasons of helping Bravo build the show into its most successful 'Housewives' franchise, I have decided to leave," Whitfield told Wetpaint Entertainment. "The direction the show is going in is no longer a fit for my lifestyle. I'm tired of the fighting and the cattiness."

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Bravo confirmed the reality TV star's departure in a statement released on Wednesday.

"We have enjoyed working with Sheree as part of 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta,'" it read. "We wish her all the best in the future."

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As for what that future holds, it remains to be seen, but Whitfield said she is "already fielding offers," adding, "I want to be part of something that empowers and inspires women to not only be healthy, but to treat themselves with respect. I wish the rest of the women the best of luck."

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