"Why would I not be proud to be engaged?" she says.

on Dec 27, 2010 - The Dish

Kim Zolciak of The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Kim Zolciak has plenty to celebrate these days: a budding music career, a loving man, and a baby on the way. So she doesn't understand why people are trying to add phony milestones to her list.

In an interview with Perez Hilton, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star vents, "Where did that come from? ... They said, 'Kim's not wearing the ring because she doesn't want people to know.' Well, obviously, you know [Kroy Biermann and I] have had sex. So, why would I not want to wear my ring and be proud that I'm engaged?"

The "Google Me" singer says that the two are basically living together, and that she's currently enjoying cougar-hood.

Kim openly addresses other rumors in the interview, and even admits to formerly smoking 20 cigarettes a day. However, when asked about her fued with costar NeNe Leakes, K was hush-hush, saying, "You'll have to watch the show... But it's that saying, 'Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."