In random housewife news, have you heard that “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kim Zolciak has been in the midst of a visitation dispute since August? It seems the 34-year-old reality television personality has been filing court papers in what looks like could become a very ugly child visitation battle. With whom do you ask? Take a wild guess and here’s a hint: It’s not one of her babies’ daddies. The visitation dispute is between Kim and her parents! TMZ is reporting that Kim’s parents went to a Georgia court to petition for rights to see their grandchildren because Kim was unfairly keeping them from doing so.
Kim retorted with court papers of her own, stating that her parents weren’t good grandparents and that they were very disrespectful. Kim’s dad Joe Zolciak says we shouldn’t buy into the little act she’s putting on because she’s a “pathological liar.” I’m sure a few housewives who aren’t exactly Team Kim got a chuckle from that one.
“I will not tolerate her trying to make a mockery of my wife or our family any further,” he said. “We are completely humiliated by all the lies she has put in the media.”
He even went on to imply that Kim is possibly the one who the courts should be looking at questionably, stating that she is an unstable parent and a poor role model for her children.
“She has been married twice and has three different fathers of her four children. Let’s face the facts.”
That was harsh, but the truth hurts I suppose. I’m not exactly sure when all of the bad blood started brewing between Kim and her parents but if you recall the Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding special on Bravo, things got ugly when Kim kicked her mother, Karen, out during her wedding after she threatened to burn Kim’s house down.
According to court documents obtained by E! News, Karen says that she “spent time with the girls on a regular basis since they were born.”
While I’ve never heard of grandparents who have legally fought for visitation rights of their grandchildren, I suppose Kim’s parents have a valid claim. I’m not sure what’s going on with the Zolciaks but hopefully they get it together soon for the sake of the children.
Do you think Kim has the right to keep her children from seeing their grandparents?
Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise