‘Don’t Be Tardy’ Star Kim Zolciak Going Broke? Money Troubles Are Reportedly Bringing Her Back To ‘RHOA’

Kim Zolciak is returning to Real Housewives of Atlanta next season amid rumors of financial woes. The money problems surfaced after Zolciak’s husband, Kroy Biermann, was laid off from the Buffalo Bills last year. Is Zolciak returning to RHOA for the money?

According to People, Kenya Moore fueled the money rumors after saying that Zolciak agreed to come back for another season because of the paycheck. Zolciak left the show in the middle of Season 5 and returned for a brief cameo last season. The Don’t Be Tardy star is expected to return for a larger role in Season 10, though she hasn’t confirmed her involvement yet.

After Moore told fans that “Kim needs a check so Kim will be back,” Zolciak fired back on social media. “Hmm this s— is funny!!” she wrote. “6 season in on Don’t Be Tardy, multi million dollar skincare line in less than 6 months @kashmerekollections meanwhile you well [sic] your hair care products out of the trunk of your car and paying Sally’s beauty supply to do appearances there AND you are spending what you do have on your 3rd paid boyfriend.”

Zolciak added, “Sweetie don’t try and come for me so you can have a story line for next season…” which seems to hint that she’s planning on returning for another season.

Kenya Moore and Kim Zolciak only shared a few scenes together on ‘RHOA’ prior to their latest altercation. [Image by Bravo]

This, of course, isn’t the first time Zolciak has faced rumors of money problems. Radar Online reports that the reality star was sued back in 2008 after her disastrous birthday party for her daughter, Brielle Biermann. Zolciak blamed the failed party on the planner, Audrienne Light, and refused to pay her for the work. In response, Light sued Zolciak for $3,000 and Zolciak countered by asking for $20,000 in damages.

“I was disappointed with the entire experience,” Kim Zolciak said in the court documents. “My daughter’s birthday was ruined. I was humiliated on national television.”

Zolciak also went into great detail on how the entire day was ruined because Light failed to follow through with her plans. She claims that the party was unorganized and chaotic, and that she was forced to keep an eye on all of the girls and their chaperones. The case was eventually dismissed after Zolciak and Light came to an agreement.

The rumors of money trouble sparked up again after Zolciak’s husband was cut from the NFL. According to Radar Online, shortly before Zolciak’s cameo on RHOA in Season 9, she admitted that money was a big motivation for her return. Is this confirmation that Zolciak is on the verge of financial ruin?

“I’m very motivated by money,” Zolciak shared. “Everything has a price. I’m just giving it to you straight. Given the right amount of money for anything? Yeah, count me in. I like to work. I have six children to support, so for sure!”


In addition to her husband’s unemployment, Zolciak was recently sued by a holiday decorator. The decorator took Zolciak to court for $6,000 in March for failing to pay her invoice. The couple was also accused of not paying their babysitter and housekeeper, which further hinted that the financial problems are real.

Zolciak hasn’t confirmed or denied her involvement in the upcoming season of RHOA. She teased that she’ll be back during an episode of Watch What Happens Live, but nothing official has been confirmed. If Zolciak does make another run on the show, it’s clear that her beef with Moore isn’t over yet.

Bravo has not announced an official premiere date for Season 10 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Filming is expected to kick off in the coming weeks.

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