Sweetie Hughes is breaking her silence about why she’s no longer working for Kim Zolciak.
People were a bit surprised to learn that the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star kicked her long time assistant to the curb with no obvious reason. Kim claimed they were very close, leading many to wonder why she would fire her friend.
Rumors circulated that Sweetie had actually stolen money from Kim, but she denied that in a chat with StraightFromTheA.com.
"Some person tweeted me point blank ‘did you steal from Kim?’" she revealed. "That sh*t is crazy! Do you know how much money I handled for Kim? As her assistant I had bank account access and all that–something that other assistants never had the opportunity to get that far–so as far as loyalty, it’s been very high."
Sweetie also said that there were times that she was afraid of being robbed while handling Kim’s money, but that it never crossed her mind to steal from her employer. So if it wasn’t theft, why would Kim dismiss her longtime friend and assistant?
"To be honest, I really don’t even know… I guess it was just spur of the moment," Sweetie stated. "She had so many different assistants, it just worked out. I worked for her way before she was famous. I did the same thing I was doing now back then… at the age of 15."
When pressed further for an answer, Sweetie said that she had originally quit working for Kim but agreed to stay on until the reality star found a new assistant.
"We went back and forth basically and it just went on and on," Sweetie explained before revealing that she was fired while on the way to Kim’s house. She doesn’t seem to be terribly disappointed by the termination as she claims that she’d been "asking for that about a year ago."
"People think I’m supposed to be with Kim the rest of my life," said Sweetie. "I’ve got to move up. I’m not about to be stuck working there. It’s more than one reason why I stopped working for her. But, I mean sh*t gets old."
By moving up, Sweetie clarified that she’s got some "businesses to run," but she didn’t really got into specifics about what the those ventures are.
There have also been rumors that Kim got rid of Sweetie because her new husband, Kroy Biermann, supposedly isn’t so crazy about hanging around Black people. Sweetie dodged speaking on those allegations directly.
"He’s cool. That’s all I’ve got to say. I prefer not to… umm… We’re just better off cool," Sweetie stated. "There’s only so much someone can take."
See what else she had to say in the video below.