Everything We Know About Kim Zolciak & Kroy Biermann's Unexpected Divorce

Everything We Know About Kim Zolciak & Kroy Biermann's Unexpected Divorce


After almost 12 years of marriage, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak filed for divorce from her husband and former NFL player Kroy Biermann on May 8, TMZ first reported.

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According to the outlet, the reality star said the two were splitting because their marriage is “irretrievably broken with no hope of reconciliation.” At the time, TMZ also reported Zolciak was asking for primary physical custody of the kids and joint legal custody in addition to spousal support and to legally restore her maiden name.

The couple, who tied the knot back in 2011, share six children together. Over the years, they welcomed 9-year-old twins Kaia Rose and Kane Ren, and sons Kash Kade, 10, and Kroy Jagger, 11. Biermann also legally adopted her older daughters Ariana Biermann, 21, and Brielle Biermann, 26, in 2013.

Check out everything we know about Zolciak and Biermann’s divorce below.

  • A Messy Divorce Lies Ahead

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    After news of the divorce broke, a source told People that they think things will quickly get messy between them. “Everyone expects this divorce is going to get really bad because neither of them will give in,” the source said. “Divorce is terrible but the kids are going to have to go through this in a very public manner,” the source continued. 

  • Role Struggles

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    According to the same People source, not being the one calling the shots was challenging for Biermann.

    “As a couple, it’s obvious that Kim has always been the head of the household,” the source said. “Because of that, this makes [the divorce] even harder for him.”

    “It’s really sad because he is a great dad,” the source added. “With that said, they were both very involved parents and they both deserve to share custody and anyone that knows them would agree.”

  • Their ‘Final Straw’

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    According to TMZ, Zolciak and Biermann owe more than $1.1 million to the IRS in unpaid taxes, interest, and penalties from 2013, 2017, and 2018. In addition, the couple also reportedly owes the state of Georgia $15,000 for unpaid taxes from 2018. Lastly, the couple’s Georgia home, per Us Weekly, is in foreclosure. 

    “The financial burdens have been a strain on their relationship,” a source told Us Weekly. “Between the tax debt and other financial stresses, it’s been difficult. The tax debt was the straw that broke the camel’s back in their marriage.”

  • It Took Andy Cohen by Surprise

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    “I was very surprised,” Andy Cohen on an episode of SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live, per E! Online. “That was not the news I ever expected to get.

    “They seemed so much in love and just together,” the Bravo producer continued. “I mean, they were a couple that, yeah, I thought they were in it for the long haul. Very surprised.”

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