Get off her back! Kim Zolciak-Biermann has perfected the art of the clapback. Whether she’s lashing out at her Real Housewives of Atlanta costars or internet trolls who dared to comment on her children, the reality star knows how to put haters in their place.
The Bravo personality made her debut on The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2008. The original cast member starred alongside NeNe Leakes, Shereé Whitfield, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Phaedra Parks, Lisa Wu and DeShawn Snow during her first stint on the reality series. The “Don’t Be Tardy” singer left the show after season 4.
Zolciak-Biermann later returned during seasons 9 and 10. Her onscreen and offscreen feud with Leakes in 2017 forced the songstress to declare she would “never, never” appear on the show again, noting that it is “too much stress, unneeded stress.”
The following year, a source confirmed as much to Us Weekly. “Kim and Bravo agreed she wouldn’t come back,” the insider said at the time. “None of the girls will film with her. They refuse.”
In between appearing on Real Housewives, Zolciak-Biermann landed her own spinoff titled Don’t Be Tardy, which premiered on Bravo in April 2012. The show ran for eight seasons until December 2020, but Zolciak-Biermann wasn’t shedding tears over the cancellation.
“Kim’s not sad about Don’t Be Tardy ending. Yes, it’s emotional because of how long her family filmed the show and all the memories they created, but she sees this as a positive change,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly at the time. “She feels like she’s finally free after a 13-year-long relationship to get to do other projects she’s wanted to do.”
Throughout her run on Bravo, the podcast host expanded her family. She married former NFL player Kroy Biermann in November 2011 and they later welcomed sons Kroy Jr. (born in 2011) and Kash (born in 2012) as well as twins Kane and Kaia (born in 2013). The athlete also adopted Zolciak-Biermann’s eldest daughters Brielle and Ariana from her previous relationships in July 2013.
Brielle opened up to Us about expanding the family further in February 2019. “I think if she got pregnant again, I’d be like, ‘Are you OK? Are you insane?’” she admitted, adding: “Don’t have any more kids. We’re jam-packed as it is!”
The family did not expand before Zolciak-Biermann and her husband split. She filed for divorce in 2023.
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