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Kim Zolciak revealed to InTouch why she decided to quit The Real Housewives of Atlanta and it comes to a head on the Dec 2 episode of the franchise. Zolciak, 8 months pregnant at the time declined to go on a trip to Anguilla in the Caribbean with the rest of the cast after her doctor told her not to fly and that’s when all hell broke lose she says.
“I was eight months pregnant and there was so much drama; I just had to walk,” Kim tells In Touch. “I’ve taken on so much in the past five years, but this was the final straw. My priority was the child inside me. They couldn’t understand why I couldn’t go. 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.” (Zolciak gave birth just a few weeks later).
The drama unfolded over a trip to the Caribbean island of Anguilla, where co-star Cynthia Bailey would be renewing her vows with husband Peter Thomas. When Kim, who was 36 weeks pregnant at the time and under strict doctor’s orders not to travel, announced she wouldn’t be coming, all hell broke loose.
Kim’s co-stars give their side of the story on the Dec. 2 episode. Kandi Burruss says that the cast planned the trip around the dates Kim told them she was initially available, and all the cast members pipe in over Kim giving a laundry list of excuses.
“She’s going to come up with every excuse she can possibly come up with,” explains her former best friend, NeNe Leakes, who goes on to mimic Kim, saying, “My blood pressure was going up. My hair was shedding. My nails were comin’ loose. I couldn’t walk.”
Still, the decision didn’t come easy for the 34-year-old mom of four and wife of Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann, 27.
“I can’t say it was easy to end that chapter,” Kim says. “After all, I met my husband through this show.”
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