Kim Zolciak Quits ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
It’s official. Kim Zolciak quits Real Housewives of Atlanta. Although this was speculated for several months and many people saw it coming, Kim continued to dismiss the rumors and claimed she was not leaving the show. But even people close to the show have already confirmed that Kim was being phased out of the show, and these same sources claimed it was actually something the reality star wanted. Well now, just a few episodes into Season 5 of RHOA, Kim Zolciak finally confirms the rumors and reveals that she did indeed quit Real Housewives of Atlanta. And according to Kim, it’s the drama that takes place with the rest of the cast that gave her the incentive to walk away all together.
Kim reveals to In Touch Weekly that the drama with the other ladies on the show was just a bit too much for a pregnant woman. And at this point of her life, her family comes first. Not reality television.
“I was eight months pregnant and there was so much drama; I just had to walk. I’ve taken on so much in the past five years, but this was the final straw. My priority was the child inside me.”
Kim also confirms that she doesn’t even complete the season, as her last episode on the show will air December 2.
According to Kim, the last straw occurred over a trip to the Caribbean island of Anguilla to witness Cynthia Bailey and her husband renew their vows. Kim, who was 36 weeks pregnant at the time and advised not to travel by her doctor, told the other “housewives” that she would not be able to attend. She says this is pretty much when all hell broke loose:
“They couldn’t understand why I couldn’t go. Fighting is what we’re known for, but I’ve never disagreed with a pregnant woman. It’s not one life you’re dealing with, it’s two.”
Despite doing what she feels is best for her and her family, Kim does admit it wasn’t easy to walk away from the series that gave her stardom:
“I can’t say it was easy to end that chapter. After all, I met my husband through this show.”
The gossip mill is already in overtime with this announcement from Kim, as many are already speculating that Kim is most likely going to get own spin off show from Bravo that focuses on her new family life.