Starring on Real Housewives of Atlanta made Kim Zolciak famous, and it also led to her Biermann family spinoff, Don’t Be Tardy. But now, the RHOA alum says that she will never return to the Bravo show and regrets going back in the first place because it is “filled with a lot of negativity.”
Zolciak was a full-time cast member on RHOA from 2008 to 2012, and then she left during Season 5 to focus on Don’t Be Tardy and a second spinoff with NeNe Leakes – NeNe and Kim: The Road to Riches – that never made it to air.
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She returned to RHOA as a friend of the show for Season 10, but this experience was so bad, she never wants to go back, and she no longer watches the show.
“F**k no,” she told OK! Magazine. “I do not [keep up with the show at all]. No. Last year was enough for me to handle. I will never go back to Housewives again.”
The 40-year-old says that when she agreed to go back for Season 10, she had no idea about the “lack of growth.” Zolciak says that she likes positive, happy things, but RHOA is all about negativity.
The mom of six says that her interactions with her former castmates are limited, not because of animosity, but because they all live their own separate lives. She does talk to Sheree Whitfield, she did reach out to Leakes and her husband Gregg when he was diagnosed with cancer, and she also sent Porsha Williams a message of congratulations when she announced her pregnancy.
Zolciak revealed that she didn’t score an invite to Andy Cohen’s baby shower last month that was hosted by OG Housewives Vicki Gunvalson, Ramona Singer, Teresa Giudice, Kyle Richards, and Leakes. She says that Cohen texted her on the day of the party and apologized for her not getting an invitation, explaining that he wasn’t in control of the guest list.
It wasn’t clear if this was a purposeful snub from the OGs, or if they forgot to add Zolciak to the list.
Kim Zolciak and her family return for Season 7 of Don’t Be Tardy February 17th on Bravo.