When the promo picture for Season 5 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was released, fans were shocked when Kim Zolciak was absent from the photo. Some reports have even speculated that Kim is not an “official housewife” anymore. Bravo’s website still features Kim’s bio and explains her storyline in Season 5 as, “Our recently married Housewife Kim is also busy expanding her family, but manages to make it out for the ladies’ events — even ones where NeNe is the guest of honor. Will these two ever make up or will she further distance herself from the group in favor of her family and man?”
While it has been reported that Kim will have a limited role on the show due to her pregnancy. Others are speculating Kim’s limited appearance on the new Season has to do with her spin-off show, Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding, being such a huge hit that it got picked up for another season. Cast mate NeNe Leakes tweeted a photo of the cast saying, “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta kicks off Sunday Nov 4th @ 9pm. The only original standing! That should tell u a LOT.” We know Kim got a break from filming when she gave birth, but a Bravo rep confirms, “Kim is, indeed, still a Real Housewife and that she’s not pictured in the photo because “she was getting very close to giving birth at the time” it was shot.
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