She’s one of Bravo’s biggest stars of all time — but does Don’t Be Tardy’s Kim Zolciak have the bank account to match her larger-than-life personality?
Despite speculation of money problems, Kim, 39, has insisted that she is doing just fine financially. Most recently, the Georgia resident — who is returning part-time to Season 10 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta after nearly four seasons off the show — was accused of being broke by co-star Kenya Moore.
“Kim needs a check so Kim will be back,” the former Miss USA, 46, said earlier this year of Kim’s return to the reality series.
The mom-of-six — who shares Brielle, 20, Ariana, 15, KJ, 5, Kash, 4, and three-year-old twins Kane and Kaia with husband Kroy Biermann — wasted no time clapping back at Kenya in a series of heated Twitter posts.
“Hmm this s–t is funny!!” Kim wrote. “6 season in on 'Don’t Be Tardy,' multi million dollar skincare line in less than 6 months @kashmerekollections meanwhile you sell 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 third paid boyfriend.”
The “Google Me” songstress — who, according to Celebrity Net Worth, is worth an estimated $1.5 million — added, “Sweetie don’t try and come for me so you can have a story line for next season. Thx to all my supportive followers for keepin me in the loop!”
Aside from Kenya’s claim, Kim is no stranger to allegations of monetary turmoil. Back in 2008, the blonde beauty was sued by party planner Audrienne Light for $3,000 because she did not pay her for her work on one of daughter Brielle's birthday bashes. But Kim countered Audrienne’s suit with a suit of her own, asking for $20,000 in damages.
“I was disappointed with the entire experience,” Kim said in court documents, obtained by Radar Online. “My daughter’s birthday was ruined. I was humiliated on national television.”
However, the legal battle eventually came to an end when Kim and Audrienne settled the case out of court. Kim’s financial position was also questioned late last fall when her NFL player hubby, Kroy, 31, was cut from the Buffalo Bills. He is currently a free agent, and has yet to be picked up by another team.
With Kroy’s career up in the air, Kim — who launched a children’s shoe line, KZB Kidz, in December — told People that her decision to appear on RHOA once more was “motivated by money."
“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,” she explained to the magazine in April. “I have six children to support, so for sure!”
At the time, Kim also updated fans on whether she still speaks to her mysterious ex-boyfriend, “Big Poppa” — who was known to shower her with gifts, and purchased her the Atlanta townhouse she lived in at the start of her reality TV career.
“It’s been years and years and years and years and years,” she said. “I’ve been with Kroy seven years — I’m obsessed with him. So I definitely haven’t heard from [Big Poppa]. I’m very committed to my husband.”