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Kim Zolciak’s mom says she can’t see her grandchildren, files a request for visitation

Kim Zolciak in April, pregnant with her son Kash, who was born on August 15, 2012. CREDIT: Getty Images

Kim Zolciak in April, pregnant with her son Kash, who was born on August 15, 2012. CREDIT: Getty Images

Kim Zolciak’s mother Karen has filed a petition for visitation with the Superior Court of Fulton County this week to gain access to her grandchildren.

Kim, who has been a cast member of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” since 2008, has two daughters from past relationships: nine-year-old Ariana and 15-year-old Brielle. She married Falcons player Kroy Biermann last year after she birthed her first son with him, Kroy Jagger Biermann Jr.

In the complaint, Karen said her daughter has not allowed her to visit her grandchild Kash since he was born on August 15. “She won’t let us see our granddaughters (or our grandsons),” Karen wrote. “We understand that’s because Kim and Kroy are married and living under the same roof that we don’t have the same visitation rights & that’s okay. Since we’ve we’ve had a strong bond with our granddaughters, we would like that to continue.”

Karen said she and her husband invested a great deal of time over the years with Ariana and Brielle. “We have spent time with the girls on a regular basis since they were born,” Karen wrote. “They have spent a lot of time at our house cooking, baking, doing crafts, having sleep overs, playing with our dogs, making hot fudge sundaes, eating ‘Poppy’ burgers (grandpa’s hamburgers). We have gone out to dinner with the whole family and to Falcons games a lot. Before Kroy came into Kim’s life, we spent a Christmas in the Bahamas with them.”

“The girls lives such a crazy, abnormal life being on T.V. – they need a normal haven to relax and unwind in and just be kids,” Karen wrote. “They usually don’t want to leave when they come over because it’s so calm and comfortable at our house.”

She also said she wasn’t portrayed kindly on the Bravo spin-off show “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding” because Bravo “needed drama.”

“They had me taken out of their wedding reception by the Roswell police,” she wrote. “My sister Leslie & I used the bathroom in their house instead of the Porta Potty, even though family members had been allowed to use the indoor bathroom all night until then. Kim & Kroy haven’t spoken to us since then.”

“We have no comment,” Karen said today about the complaint.

I’ve reached out to Kim’s attorney but he said he had not heard about it.

Since Kroy and Kim are married, I don’t know how much in the way of rights the grandparents have to see their grandchildren if the parents do not want them to.

I spoke with Steve Worrall, a family law attorney who does not know Zolciak but is familiar with visitation rights. He said Georgia changed the law July 1 and expands the criteria for grandparent visitation rights, though Karen has to show clear harm by her absence.

A close source said Karen did take care of Brielle and Ariana in their younger years when Kim was a stripper and living with her.

Karen, Worrall said, did not necessary have any visitation rights over K.J. or Kash but may have a right to spend time with Brielle and Ariana. He said based on reading the complaint, Karen may have a case but it’s hardly a slam dunk.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

62 comments Add your comment


August 31st, 2012
10:30 am

Who cares? And my AJC Subscription pays for stories like this? Ms. Karen is missing out on her money ticket….Kim has Kroy and two babies – - what can her mother do to top that?


August 31st, 2012
10:32 am

WOW! Kim has turned her back on her own family since she married Kroy!! She will regret it, you don’t treat your own mother like trash. I am surprised at Kroy behaving this way also. I bet her own daughters feel she is wrong and they want to see their grand parents.

Just Me

August 31st, 2012
10:35 am


You just made a heck of a in-depth comment for someone that doesn’t care.


August 31st, 2012
11:01 am

Its probably more going on… Read in between the lines with the best friend being suddenly distant & not wanting to be around during wedding planning, Kim starting to treat her mom like scum.
I-M-O Kim has changed into a different person or someone is causing her to change.


August 31st, 2012
11:05 am

kim i am disappointed that you would treat your own mother this way, remember where you came from you will regret this decision. you are hurting your kids. ask them if they want to see grandpa and grandma and see what they say. soooooo sad that it has come to this.

Who Cares

August 31st, 2012
11:15 am

I am amazed that the writer didn’t try to quote Kims age of being around 33 like they always do when everyone in this town knows she is pushing 45. She actually looks older than 45 with make up but I bet in the mornings she looks 60.


August 31st, 2012
12:04 pm

There is enough documentation around to show that Kim is 34 years old. Kim looks old because she smokes. Cigarettes age people! It’s sad that Kim will not let her mother see the grandchildren.


August 31st, 2012
12:31 pm

Bunch of nobodies enjoying their 15 minutes. Let’s hope Kroy’s football career lasts, as he is the only person in this dysfunctional family who has any income and sense.

I'm just saying..........

August 31st, 2012
1:03 pm

Sorry, but Kim’s parents always came across as opportunistic and rather like unpolished trash; but, that could be due to editing. I don’t think Kroy is making her leave her family, because he seemed hen-picked to me. Kim’s ideas somehow became Kroy’s ideas. On the other hand, she has been around her parents all of her life and I’m sure they didn’t suddenly change. She’s probably scared they’ll ask her for money! Kim, that’s a delicate bridge to burn! I wouldn’t have my mom removed from my property for any amount of money!

Donna P.

August 31st, 2012
1:16 pm

Wow, she wouldn’t speak to her mom because she used an inside toilet at her wedding reception? Crazy. I would never use a port-a-potty.


August 31st, 2012
1:31 pm

Kim, you are so wrong to deprive those children of there grandparents, expecially the girls. I liked you until this, your a very selfish person, shame on you!


August 31st, 2012
1:41 pm

@I’m just saying…………. Well, Kim is pretty much “unpolished trash” as well and her actions simply reinforce that!

@Zoe, yes, Troy has money . . . now, but does he have sense? Look, at who he married and the situation he married into . . .

That whole situation will be a train wreck in a few years and the AJC really should stop considering anything with them as news worthy.

marvin rhodes

August 31st, 2012
1:45 pm

Poopin’ in the house verboten!


August 31st, 2012
1:54 pm

@I’m Just Saying Big Poppa had way more money than Kroy! Kim didn’t have a problem with her mother seeing the children then. Kroy is trying to adopt the Girls. Kroy is not Brielle and Ariana’s legal father. Since the State of Georgia passed a new law in May 2012 giving grandparents rights, Karen may have a case.


August 31st, 2012
2:17 pm

Folks, we don’t know Kim’s side for taking this position at this time and stop referring to her as 45. Her previous lifestyle of smoking, boozing and who knows what else along with the wigs, have aged her. Karen is early 50’s and Poppy looks older than his age too,it’s in the genes so do some math if you can. Even the eldest daughter looks older than her teen years. Stop writing ‘who cares’ because YOU do or wouldn’t have clicked on Ho’s headline.

A person SMART enough to know......

August 31st, 2012
2:57 pm

Don’t worry about it Grand Mom. Kim will come crawling to you soon enough. She will be needing you to let her broke divorced ass move back in and help care for the brats.


August 31st, 2012
4:04 pm

Rodney, please use grammar and spell check in your articles. Just because this is an entertainment report, doesn’t mean your readers deserve to read poorly written material!!!!!

American in Europe

August 31st, 2012
5:00 pm

Please someone buy my house in Atlanta…
so through romancing the south and these low-end people/politics/shows, etc..
and sh__ weather.

and Honey Boo Boo. I thought that was a sauce! and it gets high ratings.


August 31st, 2012
5:20 pm

Every time I see her ugly face I just want to slap it.


August 31st, 2012
5:31 pm

She looks so old because she piles on the makeup. In the shots where she is wearing little or no makeup, she is actually very pretty. The awful hair also adds a decade or so.

marvin rhodes

August 31st, 2012
6:00 pm

I’m sixty-four and I feel certain she was an adult when I was a small boy. I don’t want to be critical of this elderly, old soul but, what, exactly, is her talent? Is a paternity test in order?

another comment

August 31st, 2012
7:33 pm

Kim’s mother looked like a Meth addict on the show. She definitely has a drinking problem. If my mother got drunk off of her butt at my wedding for the whole world to see, like Kim’s mom did, then I would not let her around my kids either.

Some of us simply do not have good mothers. You could clearly see that any sort of Relationship Kim had was with her father. She grew up living on Egg shells as to what her mother might do. She repeatedly asked her father to intercede and control her mother both before and during the wedding. Her mother’s brother even agreed that her mother had issues and always had.

My mother is one of these types, needed and manipulating. She tried for over 50 years to make it look like my Father was the abusive guy. Instead it was her. He loved her so he stayed. He worked two jobs for years for a reason. But as he got older he would call me everyday. Now that he is gone, one of his sister’s has even told me how much more mean my mother was. Such as scheduling her wedding on the same weekend as my Aunt, my father’s sister’s graduation from Nursing School. They already knew the graduation date when they picked their wedding date. My parents only dated 6 months ( they had lived with in a 1/2 mile growing up).


August 31st, 2012
10:19 pm

Get a life!!! Worry about your own problems. Why does the world have to hate pretty girls that gain celebrity status? Learn to be happy for other people. I personally don’t think it matters that she was a stripper? Why is that even being brought up? I don’t know her personally , but it appears that she is a REAL person that hasn’t let the media or spotlight change her personality. Keep your opinions to yourself….only GOD has the right to judge!!!


August 31st, 2012
10:47 pm

You reap what you sow.


August 31st, 2012
11:45 pm

She better read her bible…honor your mother and father so that your days will be long.


September 1st, 2012
12:25 am

Hypocrite………If you people are so religious, then why do you have so much hatred? The church that I was raised in……teaches you to lead others to church, not away from church. If you do not have good things to say, then you shouldn’t say it.

Kimberly Price

September 1st, 2012
4:47 am

Such a shame

Kourtney Kardashian

September 1st, 2012
6:48 am

she is worse than the Kardashians


September 1st, 2012
7:50 am

Who spends money like that on a wedding and then asks the guests to use a porta potty???GROSS


September 1st, 2012
8:22 am

Kim remember what ever goes around comes around. That’s your mother and she loves her grand children why would you do this. I can’t imagine Kroy being this way. He seems so sweet and kind but I’m sure one day he’ll get tired of all your crap and leave. Remember he has the bucks so he’ll probably get the boys.


September 1st, 2012
9:45 am

Shame on you Kim…just remember you will be a Grand one day and this will bite you in the butt…


September 1st, 2012
9:57 am

If she had behaved like an adult during the reception and before hand, perhaps there would not be a problem. I think there’s a little bit of jealousy with Karen and her need for attention. If Kim and Kroy jointly believe it’s the right thing for their children then Karen should respect it. There is a reason behind it that’s probably valid. I do feel that there probably needs to be a heartfelt apology from Karen to Kim and Kroy, because I don’t think Bravo was fully responsible on the way she came off during the filming.


September 1st, 2012
10:03 am

her kids her business


September 1st, 2012
10:20 am

This is so sad, on all levels. No one is perfect. We all make mistakes. We must learn to forgive one another and move on.


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1:36 pm


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September 1st, 2012
1:38 pm

Could someone please explain why an NFL player would want to marry the fake, wig-wearing bimbo?

Even she talks about her saggy body.

Is this all staged for TV?


September 1st, 2012
3:01 pm

Yep more to story here…


September 1st, 2012
10:24 pm

Kim has a sugar daddy nowbut when he leaves her after he’s broke she’ll be crawling back to her parents for help watching the kids while she goes back to stripping I don’t know why Kandi and everyone else kisses Kim’s ass she has used all of them!


September 1st, 2012
11:05 pm

melodie have a heart!

Blues Professor

September 2nd, 2012
12:09 am

I just think it’s a shame Kroy hooked up with this piece of trash.

ga peach

September 2nd, 2012
6:40 am

@American in Europe……Delta is ready when you are.


September 2nd, 2012
8:41 am

I think Kory is the reason for Kim acting like this, from watching ‘Don’t be tardy for the wedding” to me it seemed like he doesn’t like Kim’s parents.
Let’s see how long the marriage lasts.

This Trick! And this John!

September 2nd, 2012
10:40 am

Clowns! Reality TV is the cheapest form if entertainment. Nothing surprises me! Pull the hand grenade, and you might just surprise me…..but these clowns get on tv for a reason and that is to show everyone who they really are. They need this drama and they need for us to watch! Sad that we do and even sadder that they capture what they think ee want to see on tv. We stink for watching; turn it off and go for a walk……


September 2nd, 2012
11:40 am

My advice to the Grandmother is to threaten to divulge Kim’s FN real age to the public…or her husband.


September 2nd, 2012
1:41 pm

If the grandparents want to show love to Kim’s kids, what is the problem? The more love the kids receive,the better…………huh?? :)


September 2nd, 2012
1:56 pm

Kim, you shoud be ashamed of yourself to treat your poor mama like this. Your sorry behind would not be here if it was not for that woman. How low class.


September 2nd, 2012
1:58 pm

Karma is a Bee-Och


September 2nd, 2012
2:09 pm

Kim better realize none of us are an ISLAND! :)