For Discussion: Should Sheree Whitfield’s Retired NFL Baller Ex-Husband Bob Really Be Paying Child Support When He’s Her Main Source Of Income??

- By Bossip Staff

If you were watching Real Housewives Of Atlanta last night, you saw Sheree Whitfield confront her ex-husband Bob about the four years’ worth of child support he allegedly owes her.

During their heated exchange, which took place just steps away from their two teenage kids, Bob offered Sheree a wide range of excuses as to why he owed her absolutely no child support: he’s broke, he provides for the kids well when they are with him, if Sheree was so worried about her kids’ well being, she wouldn’t be running around with $18,000 bags in $100,000 cars… none of which sounded like valid reasons to us.

Following the conversation, which ended with Sheree tossing a drink in Bob’s face and letting him know she’d see him in court, we saw a very sad Sheree talking to Phaedra about “reluctantly” involving the judicial system in their financial dispute. It all made for very good TV.

Here’s the part that was left out: while Bob Whitfield is required by law to pay Sheree $2142 a month for child support, per their divorce settlement, she walked away from the marriage with two cash payments of $775,000 (so far she’s gotten one) and $250,000 from his 401K. In other words, she made more money from her divorce than anything else in the last two years.

So if Sheree is taking care of her children “on her own,” primarily thanks to the money she got from her ex, is she being greedy? Is he being a deadbeat? Or should they both see reason and just come up with a different arrangements based on his limited income and her greatly increased earning power?

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  • natashs

    Regardless those are his kids and he should be doing his part financially. She ain’t make those 2 kids by herself.

  • Lala

    Well since she already got 2 mil and parts of NFL pensions, I’d say she’s reaching. Stop being a gold digger and get a job. If she doesn’t have skills, go to Strayer, Devri or Everett.

  • shika

    As a woman I think women like Sheree gives women a bad name because she is greedy but the kids need but that’s greed, support is to help with their well being and to help take care their living as well such as housing, bills water gas electric etc, however. That can be meet on certain level she obviously can sustain that life style so stop trying to keep up because even her child support that he give. She couldn’t keep that lifestyle, 2nd where is her payment when he keeps them for other half of year?

  • Erika

    How is she greedy for asking what is due to her? He is I’ll responsible to pay child support

  • afrokween

    Bob has a legal and moral obligation to his children. Who cares about the money she received in the divorce? Obviously a judge saw fit to award it to her. Who knows what that man put her through? She is not greedy. She happened to marry someone whose got it like that. Sometimes its cheaper to keep her.

  • Nick

    Shes not reaching. A court order is a court order. But, her priorities seem a little off if shes tryna live the glamorous life while, and if, shes struggling financially.

  • real real talk

    Don’t pay that boo ss?hit

    Real real talk

  • calidreamn

    Becuz he’s court ordered to pay he should. Mainly becuz that’s something he’ll have to explain to his kids one day. However, Sheree is not struggling & if he takes care of the kids when has them then I wouldn’t take it as far as she did. He does need to be there a lil more physically tho.

  • southanswagg

    I’m on the fence with this situation b/c when I saw that episode last nite, I was pissed off after seein how bob witfield boldly stated how he was not goin to pay child support it really made him seem like a dead beat but come to find out he’s paid her almost a million dollars In spousal support so I don’t know what to think, cuz he still shoul take care of his kids but on the flip side sheree aint hutin for nuthin

  • Anthony

    Honestly don’t don’t none of us know him or her,we only going by what we hear. Take him back to court and we all will know what’s really going on

  • ihateveryonequally

    What have we learned kids,say it with me now:DONT GO RAW ON A GROUPIE!Your wallet will thank you!

  • Samael

    He needs to pay because it is his court ordered obligation. If he wants it gone then he needs to go to court.

    The shame is that the money will go straight to Sheree’s lifestyle and not the kids.

    She obviously ignores them. As always, the kids lose out.

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