Whitfield has announced she will not be returning for the fifth season of the Bravo reality series.
"After four solid seasons of helping Bravo build the show into its most successful Housewives franchise, I have decided to leave," Whitfield told Wetpaint in an interview published Wednesday.
According to Whitfield, The Real Housewives of Atlanta's cast drama played a role in her decision to leave.
"The direction the show is going in is no longer a fit for my lifestyle. I'm tired of the fighting and the cattiness," she said. "I want to be part of something that empowers and inspires women to not only be healthy, but to treat themselves with respect."
While she will no longer appear on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Whitfield suggested she is open to other television offers.
"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," she added.
Bravo confirmed Whitfield's departure in a subsequent statement.
"We have enjoyed working with Sheree as part of The Real Housewives of Atlanta," a network spokesperson told Us Weekly. "We wish her all the best in the future."