“It’s really sad the way Kroy is causing our divorce to play out in the media like this because it could have a profound effect on our children in the long run,” a lawyer for Kim, 45, said in a statement to People on Tuesday, June 13. “To continuously spread lies in an attempt to paint Kim as an unfit mother for his own gain is harmful and incredibly misleading regarding Kim’s efforts to raise her children.”
Earlier that day, Kroy, 37, filed a motion in the Superior Court of Fulton County to appoint a Guardian Ad Litem for their four minor children, KJ, Kash, Kaia and Kane, alleging that his estranged wife continues to “direct, in a derogatory tone, abusive profane and threat-laden language at the Petitioner with little concern if the children are present,” according to the outlet.
“Kim has remained quiet through the divorce process thus far for the sake of the children, but with this most recent filing, she has no choice but to speak up,” her lawyer’s statement continues. “The emotional and mental abuse Kim has suffered from this man for so many years has taken a toll on her and, most heartbreakingly, their children. Kim has always been an extremely devoted mother to her children; they are her entire world, and she is always there to love and support them every step of the way. Kim looks forward to the day we can appear in court and solve these issues once and for all.”
Kroy filed for divorce on May 5 before Kim submitted her own paperwork for a contested divorce on May 7, In Touch confirmed at the time. While Kim filed her paperwork two days after her estranged husband, both of their filings were entered electronically into the Fulton County Superior Court system on May 8.
Both Kim and Kroy listed April 30 as their date of separation, while the former football player noted that their marriage was “irretrievably broken” in his filing.
Additionally, Kroy claimed that the four minor children he shares with Kim are currently in his care. He asked for temporary and permanent sole legal and physical custody and is seeking child support from his ex.
Prior to her relationship with Kroy, the Bravo star welcomed daughters Brielle and Ariana in previous relationships. After tying the knot in 2011, Kroy adopted her eldest children in 2013 and they took his last name. Since Brielle and Ariana are over 18, they are not included in the custody arrangements.
Kroy asked to be “awarded exclusive, temporary and permanent use and possession” of the Alpharetta, Georgia, home he shared with Kim during the marriage, while she asked for alimony, child support, for her maiden name be restored and for her legal fees be paid.
The former couple called it quits amid their ongoing financial troubles.
Fans first learned about their money woes in October 2022 when they failed to pay back a $300,000 loan that had been taken out on their marital residence, In Touch confirmed that the time. The mansion later went into foreclosure proceedings and was scheduled to be auctioned off on March 7. However, Kim and Kroy worked out a last-minute deal to keep the house in February.
The pair seemingly had things under control until May 8 when TMZ reported that they owe the IRS $1.1 million in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties from 2013, 2017 and 2018.
Before they broke their silence following the split, Kim returned to Instagram on May 10 to share a video that captured her playing the video game Fortnite. The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum dressed casually in a white tank top and sweatpants, while she ditched her wedding ring for the occasion.
Meanwhile, fans noticed that Kim and Kroy unfollowed each other on Instagram on May 11.
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