Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann are “fighting nonstop” amid reports that Kroy has filed for divorce for the second time.
According to TMZ, the former Real Housewives of Atlanta couple have been putting on a brave face in public together but have been “fighting nonstop” behind closed doors, leading to Kroy filing for divorce in an Atlanta-area courtroom just yesterday (August 24).
From the TMZ report:
Sources close to the estranged couple tell us … Kim and Kroy had been arguing for several weeks about money before Thursday’s filing … and things had gotten “nasty.” As for specifics … we’re told each has been on the other’s case about not paying various bills. They blame each other for their serious financial mess. As one source said, “They’ve gotten ridiculously petty over who hasn’t paid bills. They’re counting down to pennies.”
Insiders tell the gossip outlet that Kroy had been threatening Kim Zolciak with divorce on the regular and after daring him to do it during an argument on Thursday, he actually went through with the filing. He is asking for sole legal and physical of their 4 minor children as well as child support, alimony and attorney’s fees.
Kim and Kroy divorce: unpaid taxes and allegations of physical abuse
As previously reported, Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann both filed for divorce just months ago amid news they owe over $1 million in unpaid taxes. Their divorce has since gotten extremely messy with Kroy accusing Kim of punching him in the head, as well as allegations of drug abuse.
Friends close to the couple, for their part, called that the reconciliation would be “short lived” just weeks before Kroy filed for divorce for the second time.
“They are still living together, but every day is an uphill battle,” a source told Us Weekly about the former Real Housewives of Atlanta stars. “Those close to them think the reconciliation will be short-lived.”
“There’s simply too much bad blood and hatred toward each other,” the source explained, adding, “There’s a lot of s–t-talking, and it’s hard to see how this will be resolved amicably. They are also not seeking counseling.”
While we’re hopeful the two remain amicable, a growing chorus of Bravo fans believe the duo may be using their marriage issues to get back on the show, with Kroy even mentioning in legal papers that he was worried Kim may use the divorce for attention.
“Based on previous experience, [Kroy] is concerned that [Kim] will use the television show to garner attention by discussing the divorce and exposing the children to behavior that would be great for TV ratings, but not for the mental health and wellbeing of the children,” reads the motion filed by Kroy’s legal team, according to a Radar Online report from early June.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays on Bravo.