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OTRC: Sheree Whitfield on 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' exit: I'm tired of the cattiness

Sheree Whitfield appears in a photo posted on her official Facebook page on August 31, 2010. (Facebook.com/pages/Shereè-Whitfield)

Sheree Whitfield announced that she is leaving Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" because she is tired of the "cattiness."

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

Whitfield has appeared on four seasons of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." The single mother of three had a messy divorce from former NFL star Bob Whitfield in 2009.

"I want to be part of something that empowers and inspires women to not only be healthy, but to treat themselves with respect," says Whitfield, who helms her own clothing line She by Sheree. "I wish the rest of the women the best of luck. I'm thrilled to say I'm now a free agent and am already fielding offers."

Sheree plans to continue to work on her clothing line, She by Sheree and also plans to focus on a new fitness-related venture.

"We have enjoyed working with Sheree as part of 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta,'" a network spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com in a statement. "We wish her all the best in the future."

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" is the highest-rated city from Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchise.

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