‘Real Housewives’ Star Has Boyfriend in Prison?!
Shereé doesn't seem like the type to do this!
How They Met
Years ago, Shereé struck up a relationship with Atlanta-area promoter Tyrone Gilliams, Jr. On season four of RHOA, he booked Shereé for an appearance, and she brought along NeNe who expected to be paid handsomely for the gig. Something went wrong, and NeNe didn’t get the money she was expecting from Tyrone. She believed that he was a true con artist who merely set-up appearances and absconded with the fees.
Shereé and Tyrone lost touch after that. They didn’t speak to each other for four years! Then two years ago, they reconnected. Eventually, they started dating. Everything seemed perfect for a while.
They ended up dating for about eight months until Tyrone broke up with Shereé and headed to prison. Tyrone is currently incarcerated for an undisclosed amount of time.
Shereé claimed that she didn’t realize he broke up with her because he was going to prison, but she found out after he called her from the correctional facility. She wanted to continue their relationship, and she talks to him on the phone regularly.
“I’ve gotten to know this man on a much deeper level. We have nothing but time to talk and get to know each other. He’s a good guy and, you know, he supports me. I can talk to him about anything. He’s my best friend,” she told People magazine of their relationship.
Tyrone claims that he’s innocent of the crime and told Shereé that he’s working on getting out so that they can be together. According to user WalkingOnADream on Lipstick Alley, Tyrone Gilliams was caught “operating a $4-million investment wire fraud scam.”
“The criminal complaint, which was filed on Sept. 28 alleged Gilliams solicited $4 million from an unidentified investor but then misappropriated more than $2 million of the funds shortly after receiving the funds in the summer of 2010,” the user continued.
Despite his alleged part in the crime, Shereé is enamored with Tyrone’s spirituality, focus on family, and his support of her. “This is probably the strongest bond I’ve ever had with anyone. I like to be stimulated on a deeper level,” she told Essence Now.
Not everyone is okay with her relationship, though. NeNe was shocked to hear that Shereé was dating the man who tried to “con” them both. Shereé revealed that NeNe told her she was fine with the pairing, but “maybe she’s telling the other girls something else.”
It’s no secret that Shereé hasn’t had the best luck in love. She was in a relationship with Bob Whitfield for 14 years. They were married for seven of those years, but were divorced in 2007.
Sheree explained on the show that Bob was abusive towards her. Even though she considered getting back together with him during the taping of season nine, she felt that he hadn’t changed enough.
She didn’t want to enter into a potentially abusive relationship with Bob again because she didn’t want to set that example for her children Kairo and Kaleigh. “You want your kids to always think that you’re great and the things that you tell your kids not to do … I did. it was very embarrassing, and I felt like I let them down,” she told People Now.
What do you think about Shereé dating a convict who may have already tried to con her out of money? Let us know in the comments and SHARE this story!