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Kim Zolciak is dropping her peach and walking away from The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The reality star, who has been part of the show since it premiered in 2008, has confirmed that she's leaving after the Dec. 2 episode. But a tweet from her costar NeNe Leakes suggests that she might not have left of her own free will.
"It's so funny how this chick wants people 2 think she quit the show! The producers no longer wanted 2 work wit u! Good bye wit the lies," Leakes wrote on Nov. 23.
Zolciak, who is preparing for the second season of her Bravo spin-off Don't Be Tardy..., retaliated against Leakes' accusation, tweeting, "I definitely was NOT fired from RHOA I can guarantee u that!!! My spinoff last year was a 1 time thing so this spinoff is brand new! Bye hater!!!!"
In true Housewives fashion, Zolciak followed with a remark suggesting that Leakes might just be jealous. "You are so mad u cant stand it & hold your anger in, u are suppose to have all this stuff going on but ur staying tuned into me #iloveit," she tweeted at the New Normal star.
A source for Us Weekly is backing Leakes, saying that Zolciak had a "total blowout with production" while shooting a June episode. Heavily pregnant and unable to join the cast on a trip to Cynthia Bailey's wedding-vow renewal ceremony in Anguilla, Zolciak apparently went on the attack against the producers. "Kim was furious!" said the magazine's source. As a result, she was reportedly dropped from the show. (You can see Kim cursing out a cameraman in the preview for the Dec. 2 episode, below.)
Of course, Zolciak sees her exit a little differently. "I want positivity around me," she told Us. "With these ladies, I feel like nine times out of ten, there's going to be an argument. They're not happy for me. They're not supportive." (And they're always tardy for the party, right?)
Sounds like Kim is done with the ladies of Atlanta. Wonder what her new spin-off will focus on? Last season was Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding, and Don't Be Tardy for the Baby just doesn't have the same ring to it...