Alumni of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ and ‘Don’t Be Tardy’ Both Filed for Divorce in May
Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann have decided not to end their 12-year marriage after all.
“They get along well and call off the divorce,” a source confirms to PEOPLE. “They’re trying to make it work for the kids.”
In a document obtained by PEOPLE on Friday, The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum filed a “dismissal without prejudice to reply and counterclaim” in Georgia’s Fulton County Superior Court.
Under the “conditional” dismissal, Zolciak’s claim against Biermann will be stopped with immediate effect – although Zolciak retains the right to resubmit her claim in the future.
Biermann has not yet rejected his divorce claim against Zolciak, but his lawyer Marlys Berstrom said he will. Entertainment tonight he would do so, saying the couple “decline the divorce suit and are reconciling”.
PEOPLE has contacted representatives from both Zolciak and Biermann.
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Zolciak, 45, and Biermann, 37, filed for divorce in May and listed their official divorce date as April 30 in court documents. At the time of filing, Zolciak reported that her marriage was “irretrievably broken with no hope of reconciliation.”
In November 2011, the ex-spouses got married at their Georgia home. The lead up to their wedding was highly publicized and documented in the first season of Don’t be slowwhich ran for eight seasons from 2012 to 2020.
After their marriage, the reality show evolved into their family’s everyday life with their four children: Kroy Jagger, 11, Kash Kade, 10, and twins Kaia Rose and Kane Ren, 9. (In 2013, Biermann also adopted Kim’s daughters Brielle, 26 , and Ariana, 21, from her previous marriage.)
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Reports of their breakup came as a shock to many who have seen the highs and lows of their nearly 12-year relationship, including Bravo executive and housewives producer Andy Cohen.
“[I] I sent my condolences because it’s sad,” said Cohen, 54, on his SiriusXM show Radio Andy. “They have kids, and that was just a couple who seemed very much in love.”
“I was very surprised. That was not the news I ever expected,” he continued. “They were a couple that I thought were in it for the long haul. [I was] very surprised [and I am] sorry to hear that.”
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Prior to their divorce, the couple had financial difficulties with the foreclosure of their Georgia mansion.
According to a post shared by Fulton County in February, Truist Bank announced it would auction the property for the Fulton County courthouse after the couple defaulted on a $1.65 million loan they took out in October 2012. for the real estate.
Zolciak has previously denied the foreclosure and sale rumors, claiming, “If you guys think I would rent out my house that we put millions and millions of dollars into for $257,000, you’re an idiot, okay? Really.”
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Zolciak is about to return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s 15th season in this Sunday’s episode, which airs at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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