Long before Kim Zolciak exchanged vows with Kroy Biermann, she was married to a man accused of sexual assault and later convicted of child abuse.
According to Radar Online, the Don’t Be Tardy star married one Daniel Toce back in 2001.
Their marriage ended less than a year later while Zolciak was pregnant with her daughter Ariana.
Court records show that Zolciak parted ways with Toce because he “willfully and without justification deserted [her] and his unborn child.”
Zolciak tried to get Toce to pay alimony at the time, but he countered by filing a restraining order and claims that she “forcefully removed [him] from the marital residence.”
Toce fought for joint custody of Ariana and the ongoing struggle put a huge financial strain on the future reality star.
In fact, Zolciak was so desperate for money that she filed for an emergency hearing in 2002.
“Though Defendant has ample income, he has refused to equally share in the parties outstanding debt or mortgage of the marital home,” Zolciak said at the time. “As a result of Plaintiff’s pregnancy, child birth, resulting loss of income and refusal by Defendant to provide financial assistance, Plaintiff is in dire financial straits.”
A judge eventually ruled in favor of joint custody and granted Zolciak $1200 per month in support.
Then, in 2011, Toce was convicted of abusing a member of his family and accused of sexual assault and having inappropriate sexual contact with a minor.
What a mess!
Meanwhile, it looks like Zolciak’s marital problems are getting worse once again.
Us Weekly reported that Zolciak and Biermann recently had another public spat after a gambling session turned ugly in Las Vegas.
The couple took out $25,000 to gamble away at a casino in the latest episode of Don’t Be Tardy.
Not only does Zolciak apparently have a gambling problem, but she’s not very good at it.
After losing thousands of dollars throughout the night, Zolciak kept asking her husband for more cash.
At one point, he told her that she should come up with a “new game plan.”
“The way you’re treating me is unacceptable,” she fired back.
“Don’t say stupid s**t,” Biermann responded.
While $25,000 is a lot of money to lose gambling, Perez Hilton reports that Zolciak can take the hit.
After all, she is one of the most successful reality stars to date, especially after landing her own spin-off and tying the knot with Biermann.
Despite the argument at the casino, the couple appeared back in high spirits by the end of the episode.
Apart from family problems, Yahoo reported that Kim Zolciak finally opened up about all the plastic surgery fans have accused her of getting over the years.
“OK, we’ll go from the top,” Zolciak shared. “We all know that I wear a wig, although I have amazing hair. But it’s a lot easier to just have the wig curled over here and then put on my head. I hate doing my makeup, like sitting there for an hour and then another hour for my hair? No! I’m not doing it. So, yes, this is not real.”
The wig isn’t the only thing that is fake.
“I’ve done my lips,” Zolciak continued. “I’ve been getting Botox since I was young, for migraines initially and now it’s the obvious reason. I’ve had my boobs done. I fixed my hernia and had a tummy tuck at the same time, you know, it’s one in the same.”
For Zolciak, getting plastic surgery done is just a part of everyday life and she’s nothing wrong with it.
“I just feel like you should try [everything]. Something will work for you, won’t work for me,” she stated. “But that’s it. I have not done anything else.”
Fans have long speculated that Zolciak had her nose done a few years back, but she’s adamant that it never happened.
“I get it,” she admitted. “I get the nose, because my mom’s side [of the family] has really cute noses.”
Although Zolciak loves getting plastic surgery, the stroke she recently suffered put an end to going under the scalpel, at least for now.
“This is the other thing, you idiots!” she said. “You think I’m gonna have a stroke and then go do something? Go have plastic surgery?! That’s really smart. You can’t. I’m on blood thinners for at least another year.”
When Zolciak isn’t fighting with her husband over money or planning her next procedure, she actively tries to spend as much time with her family.
According to People, Zolciak recently planned Ariana’s 15th birthday party and had a unique surprise in store.
The reality star thoroughly embarrassed Ariana when the picked her up in the family SUV, which happened to be covered with pink birthday messages and balloons.
Later, Zolciak posted a sweet birthday message to Ariana on Instagram.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of the most incredible people I know…my sweet @arianabiermann,” she said. “I can’t believe you are 15! My gosh where did the time go?! You amaze me each and every day, the person you are, the person you are becoming! I get so excited to think of all the amazing things you will do in your lifetime!”
Fans can watch Kim Zolciak in action when new episodes of Don’t Be Tardy air Wednesday nights on Bravo.
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