1. Kim is Bisexual

Shocking many, in 2010, Kim Zolciak announced that she is bisexual. This announcement came after much speculation from the public about her relationship with DJ Tracy Young. However, their relationship ended soon after Kim came out.

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2. In College, Kim Earned a Nursing Degree

This might be hard to believe, but Kim Zolciak was indeed a registered nurse. She earned her nursing degree at the University of Connecticut and was a licensed practical nurse for a period of time while in Connecticut and Georgia.

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3. During Dancing with the Stars, Kim Had a Stroke

Back in September 2015, while competing in Dancing with the Stars, Kim had a transient ischemic attack (TIA), also known as a mini-stroke. This event was bittersweet, as the TIA prevented her from further competing in Dancing with the Stars. Fortunately, the TIA did give Kim and her doctors the ability to figure out that she had a hole in her heart, a defect which went unnoticed her entire life.

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4. When She Was Younger, Kim Had an Affair with a Cop

Miss Zolciak really does lead an interesting life. In 1995, around age 16 of 17, Kim had an affair with a sergeant, of the Windsor Locks Police Department, who had previously interviewed her as a material witness in a criminal investigation. The affair led to the termination of the sergeant’s 24-year career with the department.

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5. She Is an Original Real Housewife

When The Real Housewives of Atlanta first aired in 2008, the cast was comprised of Kim Zolciak, NeNe Leakes, Sheree Whitfield, DeShawn Snow, and Lisa Wu-Hartwell. As each season passed, cast members would come and go. Kim departed from The Real Housewives of Atlanta in the middle of the fifth season leaving NeNe Leakes as the final, original cast member.

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6. Kroy and Kim Met at a Charity Event

The now married couple met in 2010 at a charity event called Dancing with Atlanta Stars. It was very obvious that Kim was into Kroy Biermann, as evidenced by her playful flirting, but Kroy confirmed that the feeling was mutual when he later stopped by her table, at the event, to exchange numbers.

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7. Kim and NeNe Leakes Were Going to Be on Another Show Together

Bravo had plans for a show called NeNe and Kim: The Road to Riches which would follow former The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled due to the conflicting schedules of both Kim and NeNe.

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8. Kim Has a Love for Wigs

Kim definitely has a love for wigs and is not shy about it at all. Kim says that the reason she chooses to wear wigs is that they’re easier. She can spend more time with her kids instead of having to spend that time styling her hair, which happens to be very healthy and full.

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9. She Was Raised Catholic

Surprising to many, Kim Zolciak, who is of Italian descent, was raised as a Roman Catholic and even attended a Catholic High School. Kim has expressed that she is still very much religious and makes sure that God is a part of her and her family’s life.

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10. “Tardy for the Party” Is a Hit

Kim’s single, “Tardy for the Party,” is reported to be “the most successful songs released by a cast member from The Real Housewives franchise” based on the estimates from The Hollywood Reporter. This hit song also spurred conflict between Kim and former Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star, Kandi Burruss, who claimed that Kim withheld payment for her services during production of the song.

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Reality television star and country music singer Kim Zolciak was born May 19, 1978. Her full name is Kimberleigh Marie Zolciak. The 35 year old was was raised in Windsor Locks, Connecticut and later moved with her family to Atlanta. They settled eventually in Johns Creek, Georgia. She graduated from college with a degree in nursing. She has two daughters name Brielle Zolciak and Ariana Toce. Her two sons are with husband Kroy Biermann who is the defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons. Her sons are named Kroy Biermann, Jr. and Kash Biermann. She is expecting the couple’s third and fourth child, which will be Zolciak’s fifth and sixth.

Most recognize Zolciak as an original cast member of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which aired on Bravo. She last appeared on the show in December of 2012. She was also showcased in a spin-off series Don’t Be Tardy… The show centered around her wedding to Kroy Biermann and their life together. Zolciak also worked to begin a country music career. Her first single, “Tardy for the Party,” was released in 2009. Her reality television costar Kandi Burruss sued Zolciak for allegedly releasing the song without her consent. Burruss claims to have written the song. Zolciak released the songs “Google Me” in 2011 and Love Me First” in 2012. Zolciak is said to have earned $600,000 per season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and a bonus of $175,000 for reunion specials. She was often shown as a lavish spender with expensive tastes.

Her net worth is estimated to be $11.8 million. She likely combines her income with her husband since marrying in 2011. The majority of her 2012 earnings are from her final appearances in Season 5 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and her spin-off Don’t Be Tardy… Don’t Be Tardy… was renewed for a second season, which aired in 2013. Her earnings from the show are unknown. Other sources of income include guest appearances and less substantial earnings from music and various business ventures.

How much is Kim Zolciak’s Net Worth? $11.8 Million!