A scheduled meet-up in Philly almost cost Real Housewives of Atlanta star Shereé Whitfield’s boyfriend his freedom.
Whitfield wanted to shoot a scene with Gilliams at a restaurant. This would’ve violated the terms and conditions of his home confinement and left a judge to decide his fate. He passed on shooting the scene and the production team informed his attorneys that they would edit the show’s narrative to make it appear as if he stood her up.
Fans were made cognizant of the scene after a photo of Whitfield sitting alone outside the restaurant began to surface. Fans were able to spot two menus on the table and the camera crew to the left.
Gilliams was worried that the photo could’ve led to a different outlook from the court system.
Previously, the couple dated nearly a decade ago, but Gilliams cut their ties off once he learned of his pending indictment with a wire fraud case, TMZ reported. Indicted in 2013, the two reconnected in 2016 and began dating again. She visited him in prison. Theys stopped dating in 2018 when he lost his appeal. He was released from prison in February and the two, once again, began dating.