Kim Zolciak confirmed her departure from Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta to In Touch magazine this week. Zolciak and her husband, Kroy Biermann, welcomed their second son, Kash Kade, in August of this year—but before that, she’s been dealing with plenty of drama with her castmates. She may be leaving The Housewives franchise, but she’s not leaving reality television.
This is what she said exclusively to In Touch:
“I was eight months pregnant and there was so much drama; I just had to walk,” Kim tells In Touch about her mid season exit from the hit Bravo series. “I’ve taken on so much in the past five years, but this was the final straw. My priority was the child inside me.”
The drama unfolded over a trip to the Caribbean island of Anguilla, where co-star Cynthia Bailey would be renewing her vows with husband Peter Thomas. When Kim, who was 36 weeks pregnant at the time and under strict doctor’s orders not to travel, announced she wouldn’t be coming, all hell broke loose.
“They couldn’t understand why I couldn’t go,” Kim — who gave birth to son Kash a few weeks later, in August — says about her fellow Housewives, unleashing their collective fury. “Fighting is what we’re known for, but I’ve never disagreed with a pregnant woman. It’s not one life you’re dealing with, it’s two.”
The reality TV favorite has confirmed a follow-up to her hit show “Don’t Be Tardy For the Wedding,” which chronicled her recent nuptials to Kroy Bierrman.
There’s no name for the new series as yet, but it’s set to air next year.
Zolciak tells In Touch, “It’s going to a fun, lighthearted show about our crazy everyday life. My amazing husband is doing awesome in the NFL, we’re building a home, we have a teenager, a tween and two babies.”
She may have left The Real Housewives of Atlanta but that doesn’t mean the bitter feud between NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak has ended. The former friends took to Twitter this weekend to lob comments at each other, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
The recent round of catty remarks stem from Zolciak’s decision to leave the reality TV series, walking off mid-season in an episode that airs on December 2. As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the mom-of-four explained why she left, saying “I was eight months pregnant and there was so much drama, I just had to walk.”
But on Friday Leakes took to Twitter to dispute that account. NeNe wrote: “It’s so funny how this chick wants people 2 think she quit the show! The producers no longer wanted 2 work wit [sic] u! Good bye wit the lies.
“None of the girls or producers wanted 2 work wit her! Saving face like all the other ex housewives! U were FIRED! Good bye.”
Zolciak quickly took to her Twitter page to respond, saying: “I definitely was NOT fired from RHOA. I can guarantee u that!!!” She went on to say: “You are so mad u can’t stand it & hold your anger in, u are suppose [sic] to have all this stuff going on but ur staying tuned into me #iloveit.”
Zolciak also made reference to her new Bravo spin-off series, which debuts in the spring. She wrote: “My spinoff last year was a 1 time thing so this spinoff is brand new! Bye hater!!!!” She later added: “Makes no sense to get fired and get a promotion! #staytunedhater.”
Kim and NeNe’s feud was the topic of conversation when Leakes appeared on The View on Friday. Asked about Zolciak, the 44-year-old again accused her former friend of racism and said they “obviously” won’t be reconciling.
Source/Pics: Bossip, Complex, USWeekly, Twitter, RadarOnline, TheView
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