Kim Zolciak is officially done with "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," but was she fired or did she quit?
The reality star recently revealed her decision to leave the show to InTouch Weekly, stating that she had to leave because of her new baby.
“I was eight months pregnant and there was so much drama; I just had to walk,” Kim said of her midseason exit from the hit Bravo series. “I’ve taken on so much in the past five years, but this was the final straw. My priority was the child inside me.”
While December 2 will be Kim’s last appearance on "RHOA," she isn’t done with Bravo! She revealed that she has landed another spin-off with the network, which will follow her new life with hubby Kroy Biermann and their family.
As viewers will see, Kim’s exit coincides with some dispute over her decision not to go on the cast trip to Anguilla to see Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas renew their vows. Things got nasty when Kim, who was on doctor’s orders not to travel because she was 36 weeks pregnant, announced that she wouldn’t be going.
“They couldn’t understand why I couldn’t go,” said Kim, who delivered her new son Kash just weeks after the trip to Anguilla. “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.”
While Kim said closing that chapter of her life wasn’t easy, her co-star NeNe Leakes tells the story a little differently. She claims that Kim was actually booted from the show because the rest of the cast refused to work with her after pulling so many no-shows. Her refusal to join in on the cast trip was the last straw.
“It’s so funny how this chick wants people 2 think she quit the show! The producers no longer wanted 2 work wit u!" NeNe tweeted. "Good bye wit the lies. None of the girls or producers wanted 2 work wit her! Saving face like all the other ex housewives! U were FIRED! Good bye."
NeNe added, "U had an existing deal that the honored! Girl bye! Keep it 100. Yea let’s get it! The brown girls won’t stand 4 the lies.”
Kim quickly came back with a rebuttal, stating that NeNe had the story all wrong. “I definitely was NOT fired from RHOA I can guarantee u that!!!" Kim tweeted. "My spinoff last year was a 1 time thing so this spinoff is brand new! Bye hater!!!! Makes no sense to get fired and get a promotion! #staytunedhater”
This comes just a week after Kim’s dad accused her of not being the most honest person. "Kim is a pathological liar PERIOD," Joe Zolciak told TMZ in the fight for his right to spend time with his grandkids. "I will not tolerate her trying to make a mockery of my wife or our family any further. We are completely humiliated by all the lies she has put in the media."
He implied that perhaps more time with him and his wife Karen might be good for Kim’s kids because she’s not the best role model in his opinion. "She has been married twice and has three different fathers of her four children," he said. "Let’s face the facts."
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