In the midst of the latest controversy surrounding Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kim Zolciak regarding her attempts to keep her parents from seeing her children and swirling rumors that she would be leaving the show, the 34-year-old reality star has confirmed her departure in an exclusive interview with In Touch Weekly. From the details, it seems the viewers may actually be able to witness Kim walking off of the show in the December 2 episode. When asked why she decided to quit the show, here’s what Kim had to say:
“I was eight months pregnant and there was so much drama; I just had to walk,” Kim tells In Touch about 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.”
Apparently all hell broke loose after Kim, who was 36-weeks pregnant at the time, was unable to attend co-star Cynthia Bailey’s vow renewal ceremony in Anguilla due to her doctor ordering her not travel. “They couldn’t understand why I couldn’t go,” Kim shared with In Touch.“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,” she continued. The reality star also took to her Twitter page to announce her departure.
“Thank you for all ur tweets today! I have left RHOA this season and have had an amazing 5 years who knows what the future holds! #familyfirst”
While the welfare of her children appears to be Kim’s sole reason for leaving, Straight From The A is reporting that there is more to the story. It seems that Kim’s co-stars, Nene, Phaedra, Kandi, and Cynthia all joined forces and refused to film with her last summer due to her unprofessional demeanor and the fact that she would frequently pull no-shows or leave the set before taping was over.
While the show will be much different without Kim, I’m sure RHOA producers will have no problem replacing her.
What do you think of Kim’s departure? Do you believe the show will be better without her?
Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise