Sheree Whitfield is a TV personality, entrepreneur, and fitness enthusiast but her most recent title bring hers the most joy – “Glamma.”
In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member, Whitfield, discussed her first grandchild Mecca Joie Whitfield. Mecca was born in July 2023 from her son Kairo Whitfield, 27, and his girlfriend Alina Baber.
“She’s adorable; the sweetest, cutest little girl,” Shereé told PEOPLE, sharing the first photos of Mecca. “She has the curliest hair, the best smile and is such a happy baby. I’m excited when I see her, but when we see each other, she gets so, so excited. It melts your heart!”
Sheree, 53, has three children Tierra, Kairo, and Kaleigh whom she considers the foundation for everything she does. “I’ve always been close with my kids, but having Mecca has definitely brought another level of closeness and love into my family,” Shereé says. “I wouldn’t have it any other way!”
She shared a post on Mother’s Day introducing baby Mecca to her fans.
“On this special day, I would like to Introduce u to my glam baby @meccawhitfield_ . U thought ur love for your kids was strong, just wait until you become a glamma 💖. “
She explained how being a grandmother brings about a different feeling than raising her own kids. “I don’t even know how to describe it,” she says. “I always hear people say that being a grandparent is so much different than being a parent; that the love you have for that grand-baby is unique, and I definitely understand that now that I’ve experienced it.
Mecca Joie is Kairo and Alina’s first child together.
“I was shocked when he told me,” Shereé recalls, of when she learned the happy news. “Kairo came into my room one day and he was just standing there, looking like he wanted to tell me something. And it took him a minute to actually say ‘I have a baby on the way’ because I think he thought he was going to be letting me down, but I was just thrilled and Alina has become like one of my daughters now. I was only taken aback because I honestly thought Tierra would be the first to have a baby! But it turned out to be Kairo!”
Congrats to Shereé!