As I mentioned previously, Sheree has been in a last-minute panic to get her “Chateau” camera ready. She was supposed to finally let the camera crew in to see her “completed” house. It will not surprise you to know that the house is not completed and Sheree doesn’t live there.
She did manage to get the lawn landscaped and some sod and trees put in just days before the event. They seem to have fixed the drainage problem with the front yard. For now. I hope she got sprinklers put in because it hasn’t rained in Georgia in months. We’re in a drought.
Sheree had a housewarming party on Friday night and I had multiple sources inside. Because I talked to so many people, the story is going to be a bit hard to put together and I feel like a college freshman trying to write an essay with no mental outline. First of all, this was the madness prior to the party when the rental furniture showed up. There was no mention of any air mattresses. In fact, rumor has it that her bedroom is the only room with anything in it upstairs. There was a bed and some other furniture and it seemed done and based on overheard comments the room was pretty. My sources were confined to the ground floor and didn’t actually see it. The rental furniture appears to have been chairs and tables for the main party area.
However, a source told me that there were several storage units that came from the house she had with Bob Whitfield that was foreclosed on. INCLUDING APPLIANCES. The manner in which Sheree took every single thing out of the old house was such a big deal it was covered by the local news.
My spies noticed that there were no appliances in the kitchen. This is confusing to me. I was told on very good authority that the appliances went in just a week or two ago. They had allegedly been sitting in the garage for a long time. I discussed being concerned that they even worked and were likely out of warranty. So perhaps they were removed at the last minute. Kenya has very high end very expensive appliances in her place. Perhaps, Sheree just hid hers? Maybe they didn’t work? But I got a notification that they went in shortly before the party and then I have a source who I questioned repeatedly tell me, “Tamara, I was standing in the kitchen. There was no refrigerator, there was no stove.” I’m told that the kitchen is very pretty, it’s just unfinished.
Everyone I spoke to said there was a ridiculous amount of security there. At least thirty people standing around.
The neighbors were not invited even though Sheree seems to say they are on her invitation.
It ain’t a party until the cops come. Bravo had hired police to handle the parking and traffic. There was a lot of hoopla outside anyway. The neighbors all came out of their houses and stood around watching. One even made it to the door demanding to speak to the owner about all the cars. She was an older lady who said that there were cars everywhere and “we don’t do this sort of thing in this neighborhood.”
Sheree tried to make it a Halloween themed party and wanted everyone to wear a mask. Maybe five people did that. She gave out a few masks that said “shade” on them and then abandoned that idea. The dress was all over the place. There were essentially two invitations. At 5 pm “Sheree friendly” social media people were invited along with other people that she invited but didn’t really know. The cast invites were for 7 pm and had the dress to impress wear a mask type stuff on it. The first group just stayed and continued to get information for their sites and trying to get some scoop on filming.
Kenya had a Moore Manor cake at her housewarming, So of course, Sheree did the same. Kenya chronicled her entire building process on Instagram and some noted she seemed to have similar touches to what they saw on Kenya’s Instagram. There were also comments about being surprised that she seemed to cut corners on important things and that though the house is huge, the rooms are very choppy other than the great room with the fireplace.
Kim and Marlo were there and hanging out together. I have been saying that the housewarming for Moore Manor will be the first episode of the season and that the housewarming for Sheree will be the finale episode. I could be wrong but I don’t think Phaedra or Porsha were there. Or Cynthia. Or Kandi. That would be odd for the finale unless there was some sort of counter programming somewhere. It’s not clear to me if all the housewives were there or not. Phaedra and Porsha are on Team Sheree this season. Kandi, Cynthia and Kenya are the other side. These are the kinds of questions I have been trying to hammer out since Friday and it’s still not clear to me, but y’all are clamoring for the post so I’ll update as I get more information.
I do know that the big arc this season is Moore Manor versus Chateau Sheree. And the big scene from the housewarming will be a showdown between Kenya Moore And Sheree Whitfield. Kim and Marlo were in the scene on Team Sheree. Apparently, there was a big blow up with Kim, Marlo and Sheree coming after Kenya in grand fashion. I’m not surprised Kim was taking up for Sheree but I would have thought Marlo would have been on Sheree’s side. I asked more than once about Marlo and was told every time it was Marlo, Kim and Sheree going in on Kenya for something Kenya said about the house.
There were rumors that the fight was because Sheree claimed that her house was finished first despite the fact that Kenya has been living in Moore Manor since April and to this day, Sheree still doesn’t live in hers. Is Sheree delusional enough to make that claim? It’s not logical but this is Sheree we are talking about. Sheree’s house still doesn’t have working heat and air, according to sources at the event. This might be the issue with the HVAC, I am told she also has some bathrooms that have no toilets or vanities installed. She didn’t appear to have any of her personal effects in the house. The bathrooms that were done were really nice. So clearly she is putting effort into them, she just hasn’t gotten around to all 99 of them yet. This is another reason that a single women of a certain again doesn’t want to live alone in a gigantic empty house with 43 bathrooms. I’m not sure she even has a certificate of occupancy yet. As we’ve noted before there appear from the photos to be some structural issues and it’s unclear if the mold situation has been resolved.
And finally, all I really wanted to know was what was going on with Matt and Kenya. I finally heard back from my source on that during my RHONJ recap. Of course. Ain’t that always the way. What I found out was worrisome. My source says that they are just friends at this point. There is a lot of stuff that happened between these two that you will see during filming that you will find disturbing. Matt is a most unstable 29 year old. When they broke up after the Mexico trip, Matt was not emotionally prepared to deal with all of that and have it be on TMZ and other sites. He went back to Syracuse for several weeks and spent a lot of time on Instagram making numerous posts that alternated between lashing out a Kenya about how horribly she treats him, and professing his undying love and wanting her back. He actually sent me long, rambling, illiterate emails about how miserable he was and how mean I was to say that Kenya should stay far away from him. I just ignored it but made a mental note that the guy is unhinged and has issues. I presume if I was getting such emails Kenya was probably getting blown up all day every day. Based on what my source says, Kenya has a big heart and she is trying to help Matt deal with his issues. I think this is a mistake. I don’t think being around him is what is best for either of them. I’m concerned by this situation. But it’s none of my business and I don’t know either of them, or the full story, so my opinion is not important. I just don’t think this will end well. Kenya is smarter than this. But smart women do dumb things all the time when it comes to men.
And that’s the tea for now. But I still have some more things I’m trying to clarity on. Specifically why no one mentioned the other four housewives. I really didn’t realize that until I started putting all the pieces together. You can’t film a finale with two housewives, can you? Something still doesn’t add up for me.
And the Internet is going wild claiming Kim is coming back to RHOA. That will never happen. She’s very happy with her own show and life and much more flexible schedule with much less drama.