Apparently reality shows aren’t just out here destroying marriages, they’re wreaking havoc on mother daughter relationships too.
Real Housewives of Atlanta Kim Zolciak’s mother is suing for visitation rights after Kim allegedly banned her from seeing her four grandkids. According to Babble.com:
Kim’s mother Karen has filed a petition in Georgia to see her grandchildren (Brielle, 15, and Arianna, 9) as apparently she hasn’t been seeing much of them since Kim’s husband Kroy Biermann has joined their lives.
The grandma claims that she “spent time with the girls on a regular basis since they were born,” and says the sisters “have spent a lot of time at our house cooking, baking, doing crafts, having sleepovers, playing with our dogs, making hot fudge sundaes, eating ‘poppy’ burgers.”
Karen says that “before Kroy [Biermann, Kim's husband since November 2011] came into Kim’s life, we spent a Christmas in the Bahamas with them,” and says Ariana and Brielle “live such a crappy, abnormal life being on TV—they need a normal haven to relax and unwind and just be kids.”
She adds that the children “usually don’t want to leave when they come over because it’s so calm and comfortable at our house,” but that Kim “won’t let them come over.”
Her petition also includes her two grandsons, one of which is the two-week old that she hasn’t met yet.
If you remember Kim’s mother from “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding” then you may think she is crazy. But Karen says that Bravo only painted her that way because they “needed drama”.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution says she wrote in the lawsuit:
They had me taken out of their wedding reception by the Roswell police. My sister Leslie & I used the bathroom in their house instead of the Porta Potty, even though family members had been allowed to use the indoor bathroom all night until then. Kim & Kroy haven’t spoken to us since then.
A close source told AJC that Karen did take care of Brielle and Ariana in their younger years when Kim was a stripper and living with her. (Kim claims she was never a stripper, she was a waitress at a strip club.)
Still, it’s one thing to be skeptical of people you’ve met since getting money and fame, but who treats their own mother this way? It’s just a reality show and sorry country song. Why is she being such a diva?
Her mom probably doesn’t have a case, but with Kim’s relationship history, it’s only a matter of time before she and Kroy call it quits and then she’ll be back to asking her mom to babysit.
What do you think of this story? Do you think Kim should let her mother have a relationship with the kids?
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