By now, you may have heard that Kim Zolciak will handing in her Real Housewives of Atlanta peach and reprising her spin-off show Don't Be Tardy... for a second season. There's plenty of accusations being thrown around regarding Kim's exit, so The Dish went straight to Kim to find out what really went down when it came to her dramatic Housewives departure, her future show, those nasty rumors and who she plans on staying in touch with on the RHOA cast (her answer might surprise you).
Firstly, congrats on your new Don't Be Tardy season. What are your thoughts about all of the news going on?
The bottom line is this: I left Housewives because I was in a position where I was very pregnant and I'm at a very different place in my life. It's almost like I cannot relate to the other women. I want to be home with my family, and it was just so combative and so aggressive. I can handle it and I have for five years, but it got to the point where my blood pressure was really high, and it wasn't before I started filming. I had another life to think about. It's really that simple.
I was not fired, and it is unbelievable to me that NeNe would sit here and say something so ludicrous. You can't get fired and then get a promotion. It doesn't make sense. Is she that angry? What's funny is she has so many things going on in her life but she's still staying tuned into me.
On the upcoming episode of Housewives, you make quite a dramatic exit. What was your mindstate when that all went down?
I had a lot going on personally. I was moving, I had a one year old at home and a lot of personal things going on. That lunch started out fine, and it got rather aggressive. The ladies were coming at me. I could not go to Anguilla -- I had my son four weeks to the day that they left. Anguilla is another country that you can only get to by boat or helicopter, and I had KJ three weeks early. I just couldn't go. It just got so nasty so fast. I felt like the whole table was coming at me and I was feeling so upset and stressed that I just got up and said 'I'm done.' I don't need to be in that position. My main concern at that time was my son in my stomach. They can all come and attack me, I can handle myself and I've proven that over the years, but for me I had my son's health that I had to think about. I was getting so upset. My husband was outside in the car and saw how hysterical I was and he said 'Kim, enough is enough.' I tell the cameras 'get the f--- out of my face,' and that's it. I didn't film another scene.
So what will Tardy be about with no wedding to plan?
It's about my family. I had a really great time doing Tardy for the Wedding. As stressful as it was planning the wedding, I had a really good time doing the show. I think people got to see more of who I am and my surroundings when I'm not placed in combative situations. Do I get into disagreements with friends and family? Of course, it's life! But I'm filming with my family ... And, you know, who doesn't want their own show? I'm so blessed to have that. It's incredible and I'm grateful for that. So while NeNe has roles, I have shows.
Which of the RHOA ladies do you think you'll keep in touch with now that you're off the show?
Not a one. I don't like this whole backstabbing, negative, slandering my name thing. My housing situation -- I was not evicted. Eviction is when you don't pay your rent. They all f----- know I have plenty of f----- money, and they know I was not evicted ... For them to insinuate something different, like NeNe with my credit? I have perfect credit, pull my f----- record. I can't say the same about her. I won't miss the negativity. I won't miss all that. There comes a time in point for adults to grow up.
What's the best memory you'll take away from your time Housewives?
Meeting my husband, and Don't Be Tardy for the Party. Had I never been on the show, I'd have never met my husband. Number two, Don't Be Tardy for the Party was incredible. I did Ellen, I did Wendy Williams, I did all these great shows. I lived the dream. I always wanted to do that and I'll always have that memory for the rest of my life. (Click the Photo Below to See Kim & Kroy's Wedding Album)
Is there anything the cameras haven't captured in your life?
I think there's a lot of things -- like going through my move, things get misconstrued not from an editing standpoint, but that there's so much more to the story. You can't possibly show the entire story in a 45 minute segment while sharing the slot with six other women ... I think the relationship I have with my kids, I think people don't get to see that as much and just sometimes how hard it can be to be in the public eye. It's tough -- I don't think people understand that I'm a human being, too. I'm a mother, I'm a friend, I'm a wife and it's not always easy. How could you possibly know me from maybe 10-12 minutes every Sunday? And I look pretty crazy this season on Housewives. I know I do. I don't like who I am in these episodes. I was very stressed out, and I look very ungrateful and negative. That's not who I am.
Lets all support Kim maybe we will like her new show. Maybe it will be fun instead of all the drama of the rhoa. I'm so tired of Kenya and nene
Good for you Kim. Let the girls and sweety keep you current . And never let NO NO on unless its MOOSE season
Kim got her spin off congrats now lets us move on to the drama that is to come can not wait there will be no nene and kim unless they are willing to set aside there difference and humble themselves.
i am so tired of kim and any one else saying nene said this. what the heck about her girl kandi she had a lot to say and to her face so what are we going to do excuse kandi and her comment and bash nene at least she has not change when it comes to her mouth.
I think Kim should walk out with a new baby and a new one on the way and a wonderful husband. Why put up with the crap........ when she first started her and Neenee where great friends. NeeNee has changed more than anyone. Miss USA is not plus to this show. I want the old ones back now please.
You say, "So while NeNe has roles, I have shows."
So along that line of admission and similar thought, does that mean you are better and more blessed than someone like Sofia Vergara because she only has roles, or Jennifer Aniston and the other Friends castmates, or Blake Lively and her castmates because they only had/have roles, while you have a "show?" Or the cast of CSI, Law and Order, Pretty Little Liars...I could go on forever. You hear how silly you sound? You need to get over yourself.
I am glad you are no longer on RHOA. Now I can watch the show without having to hear that annoying beeping or use the fast forward button.
@Wildfire2 now you can listen to Kenya mouth and nene loud mouth wow what a trade off. I know what you mean Kim does have a bad mouth.
Kim, I can understand what you are saying. They did give you a hard time at the luncheon. But, I don't understand why you would tell them you would go and give them dates you can go. That was wrong on your part. I do feel it was time for you to leave that show. Not saying this in a bad way, but I do understand our lifes change. The same thing happen to me when I got married and started my friend. Family and friends gave me a hard time that I wasn't so available anymore. Your family come first and I love my friends but getting married and having a baby at once that can drive you crazy. It was wrong for the other ladies to not give you that respect. My question to them why they are not with there families more and they maybe we just don't see it. I think you left at a good time because from what I see it's going to be "off the chain" with the new ladies. Good Luck with your new show and family. Leave the RHOA behind you. I will say one more thing to you Kim please watch your language it's not lady-like. Your husband is in the public eye also so remember what you do and stay will have an effort on him. Respect your man......I think you have a good one.
love4me If she was so into her family, why did she treat her mother the way that she did. I think it was crazy to kick her out of the reception and to not talk to her for over a year. A man can come and go, but your mother gave you life.
@TrudiJ41 @love4me omg the way her mother acted it was disrespectful to Kim's husband and their wedding. Just because your the mom you don't have the right to act like that.
KIM , SOOOO HAPPY TO SEE YOU GONE!!!! I WILL NOT WATCH ANYTHING ELSE YOU ARE ON. I COULD BARELY STOMACH YOU ON THIS SHOW.!!!!!
i will miss kim on the show. i dvr it & fast forward thru many of the ladies. i like kandi and phaedra. but the rest not so much. i miss the old nene. kim did what was right for her baby! as a mom i agree! i wonder how many of them traveled out of the country at the point during thier pregnancies? (to where you have to get there by boat or helicopter) good luck to kim and her family!
A reasonable blog on your decision to quit the show. I've not been your or Nene's fan 100 percent of the time but I have to say you are thankless in a bottom line way. Yeah, you claim gratitude for your "blessings," but you are a crafty one. You aren't kind to anyone of the women or your family. I fear for Kroy. Mind your mouth going forward. It's truly foul.
I've always liked Kim on this show --- not so much the others -- Kandi seems real enough but even she has been weird as of late. Kim has always spoke her mind which is one of the reasons I liked her on the show. The others wait till their loaded on wine to have the courage to mouth off about each other. All these ladies do is talk crap about Kim and then get mad when she doesn't want to hang with them....imagine that? This show has become so negative it's almost unbearable to watch...these women used to be fun and funny to watch ... But no more! They are so jealous of each other it's just stupid! With (cue trumpet music--ta-ta-dahhhh)...Ms. I Have Arrived Nene Leakes herself leading the pact! I never could figure why Nene was and is so jealous of Kim, even going as far to dye her hair the same color. Nene is a very attractive woman but seems insecure with herself, thus the jealousy with Kim and any other more popular than her woman. And Cynthia has her nose so far up Nene's ass it's not even cute ...friendship contract?---What is she?...ten? It's funny to watch Cynthia's jealousy of anyone who even acts like they are getting between her and her woman--Nene! Kandi seems like a "real" person and I'm really glad that she has found love...this woman REALLY needs to get laid, as much as she thinks about sex! Phaedra...honey, this woman is just trying toooo hard. Lets see, the two other women they brought in (if you could call them women) to replace Kim, are just.....words fail me! They brought in one because she is married to another famous football star but needs to visit the wizard of Atlanta to receive a brain. The other -- Mrs. I won a beauty contest 20 years ago and have more money than Nene Leakes -- is borderline certifiable and desperate to get married and have a man....I literally feel sorry for Walter. Don't worry tho, I'm sure she'll end up making a fool of herself going after Apollo. It's just like that other crazy housewife show....the one in Beverly Hills...one of these ladies get a spin off and the others get even more jealous and all start acting like fools. I've often thought that with friends like these, who needs enemies?
I thought Kim should've been gone along time ago. Before she met Kroy I thought she was tacky and crass. Her mouth was filthy and she was a poor example for her kids. After she met Kroy I thought she got better. I thought maybe he would lift her up a lil to be a better person. After the way they treated her mom at their wedding I saw that that was not going to happen. Good riddance to her and sweetie. Ugh!
I wish you much success and happiness! I think leaving RHOA was the best thing that you did. You have a wonderful, loving family and that doesn't fit into the drama filled shenanigans of the likes of that amazon woman and her "friends". Best of Luck!
Smart move. To suggest Kim pregnant and with a nursing baby at home to go out of the country is outrageous anyway. They were all in gang up mode against a pregnant women. And a trip where they would all go wild. It was not designed for pregnat women but a couples wild night out something Kim would not be responsible person to do.
I suggest these women are so insanely jealous of Kim's husband and her show there is nothing she can do right in their eyes. NeNe should watch her own behavior because she needs to keep her fan base or she will lose her show since that relies on popularity.
macnmac Jealous of what. Kim gave those dates to them. Kim knew she didn't want to go because she made traveling plans during the same time period. Also, what about the way that she treated her mother at the wedding? It is hard to respect a person that disrespect their mother in public.
I thought I liked you before this episode. Now I'm sure I was wrong. You are so lucky to have such an amazing man when you are such an ugly person inside. You are no better then the next lady..
Kim, your sense of entitlement astounds me. Like many other posts on here....WHAT ABOUT KANDI? She is the reason you got your own damn show! She has never done a darn thing to you. As far as your mother goes I hate to tell you but you are just like her. ME ME ME! You best keep Kroy happy cuz he is the only thing you got going.
PS.... I HAVE A MOTHER LIKE YOURS....RESPECT GETS RESPECT AND YOUR MOTHER HAS NO RESPECT FOR YOU AT ALL.... I HAVE FOUND IT EASIER TO JUST DISTANCE MYSELF RATHER THAN FIGHT ...
I FOR ONE AM HAPPY THAT YOU ARE MOVING AWAY FROM THE OTHER LADIES...ITS SAD THAT ALL THE DRAMA THAT THEY LOVE IS ENDING FRIENDSHIPS...BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS. YOU HAVE A GOOD HUSBAND AND GREAT KIDS....FOCUS ON THEM FIRST AND FOREMOST AND ALL THE REST WILL FALL INTO PLACE. I GET SO TIRED OF ALL THE NEGATIVITY....REMEMBER THE SONG THAT KANDY SANG AT YOUR WEDDING !!! RISE ABOVE IT ALL AND DONT REPLY TO ALL THE NEGATIVE THINGS THEY SAY...YOU KNOW THE TRUTH AND SO DOES YOUR HUSBAND.... IGNORE THEM OR IF YOU HAVE TO REPLY....KILL EM WITH KINDNESS..
How sad it is to see so much negativity here about people we do not know. While I do not agree with many of Kim's actions, I also think most on RHOA are very negative. Not sure what happened to the show that made things go so negative all the time. They may need to do a clean out like they did on NY Housewives. Maybe Kim will be happier away from the show. I just never thought calling a person names and bad mouthing makes a difference. How does that make any of us any better than what some say about Kim if we call her names and use bad language in your messages. If you do not like her, do not watch her. easy thing to do. Like I said, I am not a huge fan of how Kim acted but I can not say I know her well enough to say much else about her.
Ungrateful Lying Woman - We Will NOT miss you on this show and most certainly will not watch that sure-to-be train-wreck Part 2.
Not a kind word for Kandi after All she did for you making that wretched singing voice into a song that made you lots of $$ and you didnt even PAY her!!
Instead, all you and Sweetie (or as your Dad calls her "YOURE GYAL") could do was talk trash about Kandi's home.
Ugh! Good Riddance
I dont get Kim! She has played her part in all of the drama too and needs to stop acting like the victim here. Her relationship with NeNe went downhill when she decided to do that song by herself. Now, as far her saying NeNe has roles while she has shows......ummm does she not realize level those roles will take NeNe career too, and her reality tv show wont. Chile please! Kim will end up being just another football wife once people get tired of watching her and her family. Her career is no comparison to NeNe roles, she's a hustler and knows how to play this game called Hollywood. Kim i like you and all, but hunni have a seat, chile.
@NubianQueen12 - it doesnt matter where nene goes she ll just assult who ever is dumb enough to think Anything of her,just like she always has. Her last role will be on the biggest losser- cause she is!
I wouldn't watch that wig wearing jezebel if life depended on it. She's at a different place and what's that. Using the F word. She's married but going live in the old townhouse her and big Poppa shared. Kroy a football and going to.live in big Poppa townhouse. SAD! That show won't last a season. All of the housewives are married. I'm married, not to a football player, and I live in a house not a townhouse. PATHETIC.
all the best to you kim.....who on that show hasnt talked smack..omg words they are words get over the bad language....that cracks me up.....glad to see your getting a show, loved the wedding shows.....some times its just time to say "im done"! I do hope Kandi was paid, she showed alot of patience through all that....time to move on....look forward to seeing the new show
This usually doesn't bother me, but Kim's mouth is so foul I now fast forward through her parts in the show. There are so many "beeps" I can't figure out what her bitch of the moment is! Nor do I care. That poor Kroy. His mother must say a novena every morning!
First, I must say that I have been a fan of Kim's from day one, her no nonsense attitude and strong sense of self are to be admired. However, I am also greatly disappointed in her treatment Kandi and her handling of the many rewards afforded her by Kandi's hard work. She has never publicly acknowledged the fact that without Kand's expertise Tardy For The Party would still be just a dream that both her and NeNe had (another sore point with me having never given NeNe any credit either) and the fact that she was so unbelieveably unappreciative and downright stingy with the monetary rewards afforded her because of Kandi's work tells volumes about her complete lack of character and loyalty to anyone but herself which is sad because it cost her, her friendship with Kandi and if anyone was truly her friend and was in her corner it was Kandi and all over money proving she was never truly Kandi's friend at all and Kandi did not deserve that. What is most galling is that everyone in the world who watched the housewives during the season when the record was made, including Kim herself knows for a FACT that she has no musical talent whatsoever and the fact that Kandi was able to do what she did was a MIRACLE and Kim has never acknowledged it or apologized for her behavior. God doesn't like ugly Kim, sooner or later you will have to answer for that and it's too bad because you are cool as hell and gorgeous to boot, there was no need for you to act that way. I hope you will take my words to heart and not be offended because I am truly a fan and am not perfect myself I just wish you would do the right thing because Kandi helped catapult you into super stardom helping you to distinguish yourself from the other women and she deserves a thank you and hre fair share of the royalties you received because of that infamous song plain and simple.
@jason.oyhoran.56 I agree. Kandi really did help Kim out with Tardy for the Party. I also feel Kandi was more of a friend to Kim than any of the ladies. Kim should really apologize and give Kandi the recognition and royalties she well deserves.
Then why is Kandi being such a pushover and letting Kim walk all over her. NeNe called it the first time. When Kandi was useful, Kim used her now that Kim is done with her, she has no further use for her. And what about Derek J? She had him make and design those wigs for her and when she was done with him, he's not longer around. She even did the same to Sweetie and then fired her but Sweetie being the most dumbest person on this planet can't see through her. And the way she talks to Sweetie, OMG! Payback is a biatch. Kim will get hers.
Don't have an opinion about her leaving/new show, etc. All bad TV. I am amazed that Kim uses such foul language around her girls and now her very young son. Not a great role model and her daughters should wash her mouth out with soap.
Yay!!!!! I'm so excited to watch!!!! I am fascinated by you and your family! It's so nice to see someone who is proof of "Ask, Believe, Receive" I'm still asking and believing! It'll happen! Congrats on your new show!!! So happy for you!
I am discussed at the way some of you people have gall enough to disrespect Kim like this... She is the most real person on the RHOA. She tells it how it how it is and most people from what I have read dont like honesty. NeNe is the biggest social climber , user , I have ever seen. She talks about everyone like she is better then them , and she is NOT. She is all about the bragging rights. If She was worth a damn they would add her as a regular on Glee! They did not. That should tell you something, she is BORING. At least KIm takes care of her children and family, Nene is always out with someone for dinner or lunch looking to talk smack about everyone behind their back or looking for as man to use to get gifts from. ROCK ON KIM I WILL WATCH YOUR SHOW EVERY NIGHT WHEN ITS ON AND RERUNS. I THINK YOUR AWESOME , SMART, HARD WORKING , AND A WONDERFUL MOTHER AND WIFE AND MOST OF ALL FRIEND, I WOULD BE VERY THANKFUL TO HAVE SOMEONE LIKE YOU IN MY LIFE...
Nene has a new show called "The New Normal"...Kim show won't last one season!!! She need to pay Kandi the money that she owe her and stop lying so much...nobody wanna see that mess!!!
I can;t believe Bravo thinks we will just watch anything. What does Kim offer? She's not inspiring. I was done with her when she treated her Mom the way she did, that was dispicable behavior.
And it was okay for her mother and aunt to call her a "Bitch"? What is wrong with you people. You don't have to watch her show, there is plenty of trash on other channels. But, you don't hold a candle to Kim. That Port A Potty, probably, looks better than the one you sit on daily. You people have no comprehension, even when the truth is in front of you. I am a mother of 4 children and all of them are wonderful human beings,. But, they are entitled to do and live their lives their way, not mine. And I would never do what Kims, mother did. You respect your children, Kims mother knew she was "miked" and chose to call Kim a bitch. I would not talk to her either. Nobody, likes to be called a bitch, but by your Mother.