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Kim Zolciak likely departing 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' yet again


Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Here we go again.

Kim Zolciak is not coming back to "Real Housewives of Atlanta" after a short-lived part-time stint season ten, according to Us magazine.

Five years ago, Zolciak walked out on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," sick of the drama and hating the time taken away from family.

She was happy with her spin-off show "Don't Be Tardy" - now shooting season seven - because it enabled her to be with her family and not deal with the other housewives.

But the producers of "RHOA" lured her back season 10 and she agreed to show up part time, admitting she was doing it for the paycheck.

She quickly clashed with Kenya Moore and then former friend NeNe Leakes, exacerbated by her daughter's "roachgate" video. She only seemed to have a remote friendship with Sheree Whitfield, who had regained her full peach season nine but is in danger of losing it again. None of the other ladies even want to shoot with Kim anyway, Us magazine noted.

Given her clashes with NeNe during the reunion shows, it's clear her distaste for this absurdity is profound and deep. The curse-loving mom likes to dish it, as they say, but she sure hates when shade gets thrown back at her.

"Watch What Happens Live" host and "Housewives" guru Andy Cohen conceded with Entertainment Tonight that “she left the reunion really unhappy. I don’t think this was a fun experience for her, and so I would be really surprised if she came back. It seemed very exciting, the idea of NeNe and Kim getting back together. I was hoping that the two of them would be able to have a little more fun. That really didn’t happen.”

The final reunion episode for season ten, which was taped last month at the Biltmore in Midtown, airs Sunday night at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

 


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