updated 05/15/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 05/15/2012 AT 6:45 PM ET
These days, Sherée Whitfield says she’s spending time with her family. She’s working on a few projects, too, including a fitness challenge, and she’s planning her next move.
“I was ready to move, and I don’t need to explain myself to anybody,” she tells Essence.com, shooting down rumors she was fired from the Bravo reality show. “I am super happy, and I’m moving in a different direction.”
She adds: “I’m not about just being on a show bickering and fighting with women.”