Kim Zolciak, who returned this season as a friend on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, will not be back full-time next season because she got greedy. After appearing on several episodes this season, Zolciak demanded a huge payday to be a full-time peach next year, but producers had different ideas.
According to Radar Online, Zolciak got the cold shoulder because of her money demands, and not because of her dirty fights with NeNe Leakes.
“Kim wasn’t offered a full-time contract,” says a source. “NeNe and Kandi and Porsha are all coming back, but Kim is not. Kim wanted too much money to be on the show and the producers said no way.”
Zolciak said she would never come back to the show after executive producer Andy Cohen said that her days on RHOA were over, but the 39-year-old claims it was because of too much unnecessary stress. However, she did say that fans can still tune in to see her on Don’t Be Tardy, which Bravo confirmed will return for a seventh season.
Kim Zolciak Confirms She's Done with 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' https://t.co/ESSgyW2P5t
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 14, 2018
While talking about the tension between Zolciak and Leakes at the most recent reunion, Cohen said that when Zolciak walked out, that was “the last of that wig at these reunions.”
Zolciak did eventually apologize to Leakes on Instagram for her behavior at the reunion and promised to stop engaging with her on social media.
When Real Housewives of Atlanta first premiered back in 2008, Zolciak was one of the original cast members, but she decided to leave the show halfway through the fifth season. While looking back, Zolciak claimed that she was extremely frustrated, and she had had enough of the negativity. She added that RHOA could be extremely combative.
However, after years of being gone, Zolciak returned at the end of season nine when she showed up for Sheree Whitfield’s housewarming party, and she quickly butted heads with Kenya Moore. When the subject of returning for season ten came up, Zolciak she would consider it, because money motivates her.
She said everything has a price, and if producers gave her the right amount of money, she would be in – especially since she has six children to support.
— LoveAndyC (@LoveAndyC) April 14, 2018
Zolciak eventually agreed to return as a friend of the show and quickly got involved in some drama with Leakes. The most explosive incident took place after Zolciak called Leakes “sick and disgusting” and accused her of living in a “roach nest.” Leakes responded by calling her a “racist.”
As for Moore, her baby news apparently saved her job, and after months of fines and threats, producers have hired her back for another season.
Fans can still catch Kim Zolciak and her family on her RHOA spin-off Don’t Be Tardy.