They miss her so! Kim Zolciak is heading back to the Dancing With the Stars ballroom after all — next month. The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum revealed the news via Instagram on Sunday, Oct. 4, as she captioned a snapshot of contestant Paula Deen on set.
"How sweet is @pauladeen_official @paula_deen my heart is so heavy not being on the set today of DWTS with everyone, but I'm healthy and happy I finally was able to attend my husbands game!" Zolciak, 37, wrote. "I'll be back for the finale in NOV I'll kick ass."
How sweet is @pauladeen_official @paula_deen ???? my heart is so heavy not being on the set today of DWTS with everyone, but I'm healthy and happy I finally was able to attend my husbands game! I'll be back for the finale in NOV I'll kick ass ???????? #BestExperienceEver #IAdoreEveryoneOnDWTS #BackSomeday
She added: "#BestExperienceEver #IAdoreEveryoneOnDWTS #BackSomeday." In the pic, the celebrity chef — who is still in the Season 21 competition with her pro partner, Louis van Amstel — posed next to Zolciak's old parking spot outside the rehearsal studio.
"We sure do miss you, @Kimzolciak! #DWTS," Deen, 68, tweeted on Sunday, Oct. 4.
As previously reported, Zolciak was released from the hospital on Sept. 25 after suffering several mini strokes. Three days later, she and her partner, Tony Dovolani, were eliminated from the ABC dancing competition when Zolciak was unable to perform. The Don't Be Tardy star petitioned to get back on the show to no avail.
"Our rules say that she has to be out," judge Carrie Ann Inaba told Us Weekly at PETA’s 35th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, Sept. 30. "I think that it would be unfair for the other competitors if she came back, because she did not compete, and it’s like she got a week to rest."
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