Kimberleigh Zolciak-Biermann, better known by her stage name Kim Zolciak, is an American television personality. Her five-season stint on the reality show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” catapulted her to celebrity. ‘Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding’ was her own show, which she launched. On the show, she released several singles that became enormous hits and charted, including ‘Tardy for the Party’ and ‘Love Me First.’ Kim also has a keen sense of style and the newest trends. She knows how to get the paparazzi’s attention with her smooth and beautiful styles as a mother of six. The blonde wigs that she wears are the most controversial of the numerous accessories that she loves to flaunt. She began her career as a registered nurse, but after a few years, she decided to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, where she used her country music skills to become a television celebrity. She debuted as a contestant on the dancing reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in 2015. She went on to develop her own beauty line, ‘Kashmere,’ to fulfill her dream. In fact, she collaborated on the beauty items with Susan Goldberry, a cosmetic chemist, for her brand’s ‘Kashmere Kollections’ line.
Childhood and Adolescence
Kimberleigh Marie Zolciak was born on May 19, 1978, in Pensacola, Florida, to Karen and Joseph Zolciak. Because her father was in the military, she grew up in Connecticut.
Michael Zolciak, Kim’s brother, was with her for the majority of her upbringing. Her parents were Roman Catholics from Italy and Poland.
She graduated from ‘East Catholic High School in Manchester’ in 1996. She went to the ‘University of Connecticut’ for nursing school after graduating from high school.
After completing her nursing degree in 1999, she came to Atlanta with her family when she was twenty-one years old. In both Connecticut and Atlanta, she obtained a practical nurse or LPN certificate.
Careers in television and music
She worked as a nurse in Georgia for over five years before landing her first reality show, ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ better known as RHOA, on Bravo in 2008.
The show revolves around the personal and professional lives of a group of Atlanta women. From the first through the fifth season, Kim was a regular on the show. She has appeared as a guest on the show, which is presently in its ninth season.
She began listening to country music in 2008. In 2009, she debuted her tune ‘Tardy for the Party’ on the reality show. The song has been downloaded over a hundred thousand times and is the most popular song by any of the cast members of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta.’
Kim was cast in a spin-off of the reality show named ‘Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding’ after completing a successful fourth season. Her wedding preparations with NFL player Kroy Biermann were the subject of the show.
Following the popularity of her second reality program, she and fellow ‘Real Housewives’ star Ne Ne Leakes were set to feature in their own show, ‘Ne Ne and Kim,’ on the ‘Bravo’ network. The show, however, was canceled.
On the ‘RHOA’ show, she also launched popular singles like ‘Google Me’ in 2011 and ‘Love Me First’ in 2012.
‘Tardy for the Party’ is a source of controversy.
Kandi Burruss, Joel Bowles, Darnell Richard, and Kim wrote the song “Tardy for the Party.” Kim, on the other hand, maintains that the song was composed by her daughter Brielle and later improved by Kandi Burruss.
The song was remixed in 2009 and 2010, but the ongoing conflict between Kim and Burruss over copyright issues throughout the second and third seasons of the RHOA show sparked controversy.
Burruss accused Kim of skipping out on some payments during the song’s creation. Her claim was also motivated by the song’s potential revenues. She sued Kim in 2013, alleging that Kim had profited from the music “without plaintiffs’ authorization, license, or consent.”
The lawsuit was eventually dropped after the judge determined that Kandi Burruss had not produced sufficient evidence to support the claims against the accused.
Recent Projects of Kim Zolciak
One of her most popular shows is ‘Don’t be Tarry.’ Despite the fact that she rose to stardom as a result of her appearance on RHOA, she is the lead in the five-season reality show. The first season premiered in 2012, and the fifth premiered on September 14, 2016.
She also appeared on ABC’s reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in 2015. She was paired with Tony Dovolani, but she withdrew from the program after two performances due to health issues.
She became an entrepreneur in 2016, launching her own line of skin-care products under the moniker ‘Kashmere.’ She also started working on a new perfume for her impending ‘Kashmere’ beauty-products range later that year.
Major Projects of Kim Zolciak
Adults aged 18 to 45 were enthusiastic about her hit tune “Tardy for the Party.” In its first week, the song was downloaded over 29,000 times and was even added to radio stations’ playlists.
Her appearance on ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ has been criticized. The presentation was “successful and engaging,” according to “Common Sense Media.” According to the New York Times, RHOA is a popular show in the United States.
After her wedding with her NFL boyfriend, her own show ‘Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding’ was renamed ‘Don’t Be Tardy’ after its first season – nine episode triumph in 2012. Since then, the show has been renewed for four more seasons, despite the fact that it was only supposed to last one.
Personal History and Legacy
Brielle, her first child, was born on February 25, 1997. At the time of her daughter’s birth, she was only 18 years old. Brielle’s father’s name has never been revealed by Kim.
She married Dan Toce in 2001. Their marriage lasted two years before they divorced in 2003. On the 18th of October, 2002, they became delighted parents of Ariana. Several years after his divorce from Kim, Dan Toce was accused of abusing a youngster.
Following her divorce, she kept her personal life private until 2010, when she revealed that she was bisexual and began dating DJ Tracy Young. However, she met NFL footballer Kroy Biermann of the ‘Atlanta Falcons’ at a charity event the same year. Despite the fact that Kroy was previously rumored to be in a relationship, the two supposedly hit it off and began dating.
She gave birth to her third child, Kroy Jagger Jr., in May of 2011. On November 11th, 2011, she married her fiancé Kroy Biermann in front of the entire world in an episode of her show. Kash Kade, her fourth child, was born the following year.
On November 25, 2013, at the age of 35, she gave birth to twins Kaia Rose and Kane Ren. The same year, her husband Kroy filed for the adoption of Kim’s daughters Brielle and Ariana, who later received their step father’s surname.
Kim Zolciak’s net worth
Kimberleigh Marie Zolciak-Biermann is a well-known musician and TV personality. She rose to stardom after appearing on the Bravo reality show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Kim Zolciak’s net worth is $3 million as of 2022.
Kim had an affair with a Windsor Locks police sergeant with 24 years of service in the department when she was sixteen. He had apparently questioned her as a witness in a criminal inquiry. The sergeant was fired after the department learned about the affair.