When do you think it’s the right time to talk to your kids about the truth regarding who their father really is? We’ll tell you: on the last episode of RHOA.
Sheree Withfield discussed for the first time with her adult kids about her abusive relationship with her ex-husband and their dad, Bob Whitfield.
The first time that she ever mentioned the abuse that she had to endure during her marriage was in the previous season of the show, and she mentioned during the reunion that she suppressed the abuse. She claimed that she did that to protect her kids.
Since then, she became the ambassador for the National Coalition of Domestic Violence. She said that she would have never spoken about this matter again if the subject hadn’t pop up.
Sheree offered some new insight of the abusive relationship that she was in with her children Kairo (aged 21), Kaleigh (aged 18) and Tierra Fuller (aged 32).
‘I’m sure y’all are on the internet, Y’all heard the story about the domestic violence in the household,’ Sheree began.
‘You know, I just kind of kept you guys away from, didn’t let you guys know what was going on. I just put on a happy face, but it was very toxic.’
Kairo was in shock when hearing everything that had happened because Bob never mentioned anything about the abuse.
Kaleigh was already aware of her parents’ past and revealed the fact that her dad had tried to explain his actions, but she didn’t want to hear anything.
‘Dad and I talked about it,’ Kaleigh said. ‘He tried to explain the story to me, but I just drove off. It was after a soccer game, so I didn’t think it was appropriate.’
Sheree wanted to discuss all of this with the kids so that they would learn that something like this is not acceptable under any circumstances at all.
‘You need to know that nobody deserves to be mistreated, ‘ she said.
‘You know, sometimes girls are thinking, ‘He hit me, he loves me.’ That’s not true. That’s not the way life should be. I don’t want you guys to follow my footsteps.’