Everything seems to be coming up roses in Kim Zolciak‘s world. She’s married, she’s having a baby, and Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding wasn’t a complete flop – even if people only watched out of morbid curiosity.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kim’s new spin-off premiered to some pretty solid ratings. The two half-hour long series openers garnered about 1.55 million viewers! Not bad for a new show!
And since everything else is perfect in Kimlandia, it’s time to fix her fallen friendship with NeNe Leakes – which seems to be fragmented beyond repair. Much to my and Andy Cohen‘s chagrin.
Kim recently appeared on The Wendy Williams Show where she confirmed – Real Housewives of Atlanta or no – she is not interested in rekindling things with The Neen. “She’s really changed, and she’s not funny to me anywhere,” Kim shared. “She used to be really funny.” Funnier when she was a moose or when she had a penis? Wendy agreed, saying NeNe has become “mean-spirited.”
For starters, Kim’s three dress changes totaled $92,000, though Kim has stated her main wedding dress, in the above picture, was used. The $58,000 pre-owned, handmade Baracci gown made of Duchess satin was also embellished with Swarovski crystals, pearls and embroidered lace.
“We spared no expense, you only do this once,” Kim, who’s on her second marriage, told Life & Style. “This is it for me. It’s very expensive but we’re in a position where we’re able to do that and I’m thankful for that.”
Kim, 33, and Kroy, 26, also spent $14,000 on their 11-layered cake! More photos from Kim’s wedding are below!
In other Kim news, Bravo has finally confirmed today that she does indeed have her own spinoff show coming soon! The title? The ever so clever ‘Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding.’ The network promises the docu-series will chronicle Kim’s extravagant wedding.
The press release reads: “Each thirty minute episode will follow the adventures of Kim preparing for her wedding on the lucky date of 11/11/11. With less than 2 months to plan, she enlists celebrity event planner Colin Cowie to help design a dream wedding in her brand new multi-million dollar home. The pressure is on as Kim rushes to find a dress, lose remaining baby weight and cosmetically enhance trouble spots. With the date quickly approaching, problems mount– her invitation is leaked to the press and her mother refuses to attend the wedding. Still, Kim is determined to marry Kroy and won’t let anything ruin her perfect day.”
As for Kim, she reveals she is excited about the new show. “I am so excited to give an up close and personal look at the next chapter in my life,” Kim said. “My life has turned into a true Cinderella story and to watch the pieces unfold is going to be great! I can’t wait to share with all of you!”
“Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding” is expected to premiere on Bravo in 2012.
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Life & Style magazine, which got exclusive rights to Kim’s wedding pics, released the picture (above) of Kim with her new NFL husband Kroy Biermann.
Kim, 33, tied the knot with Kroy, 26, on Friday in front of their closest family and friends. “I just remember thinking, this is the day I’ve waited my whole life for,” Kim tells Life & Style. “I really do feel like I’m dreaming.”
Kim wore a $58,000 pre-owned, handmade Baracci gown made of Duchess satin and embellished with Swarovski crystals, pearls and embroidered lace. Yes, you read that right, it was a used wedding dress.
This marks the second marriage for Kim and the first for Kroy. Kim has two daughters from a previous relationship and a previous marriage. Life & Style promises more exclusive images and details from Kim’s wedding in their next issue.
Meanwhile, Kim took some time off her newlywed bliss today to fire back at her castmate Nene Leakes for the comments she made about her daughters! On last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, Nene stated Kim now had three kids by three different men!
Kim tweeted about Nene: “Real cute how Nene loves 2 talk abt my kids she needs to worry abt keeping hers out of jail!” Ouch!
When a user tweeted this to Kim: @Kimzolciak don’t NeNe’s kids have different dads? Just saying… No one should forget where THEY came from, Kim responded with, “Exactly! Pot calling the kettle.”
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UPDATE – Another photo of Kim and Kroy on their wedding day is below!
Last Sunday’s premiere episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta may have left some fans disappointed, but according to the Nielsen Ratings it was the “highest rated season premiere in series history”!
Over 2.9 million people tuned in to watch NeNe Leakes and Sheree Whitfield engage in “toof wars” (thanks RT commentariat for coming up with that one!) and was the number one watched “unscripted cable telecast” (re: reality TV) on Sunday night. Additionally, it was the most watched season premiere in Real Housewives history! Hotlanta truly lives up to its name!
The season is about to get much more dramatic, according to Bravo, as the ladies embark on a safari adventure and continue to settle the score. However, filming was far from easy as the Huffington Post is reporting that Kim Zolciak and her former BFFL NeNe refused to speak!
“Nene and Kim refused to film a single scene together this season,” an insider reveals. “For 14 weeks we will watch the show play out where its two breakout stars refuse to talk to each other.” Wow! If you were expecting a sit-down to hash out their differences, expect otherwise.
“Producers begged the two ladies to film a scene together. They wanted them to sit down on camera and talk about what went wrong like they did on the New York version of the show with Bethenny [Frankel] and Jill [Zarin],” a friend of NeNe’s detailed. Do NeNe and friend belong in the same sentence?
“But unlike Jill, Nene wouldn’t fall for it. She knew she was being set up. Nene knows that Bravo is developing a spin off show for Kim and would edit Kim to be more sympathetic to set up her new show. So she refused to be part of any of it.” Ok, don’t hate me for saying it, but I think NeNe was smart for refusing to partake. She knows she can’t keep her cool in situations like that and it pretty much ruined Jill’s reputation after she tried in vain to recapture her friendship with Bethenny following a season of bad blood. Well, there’s always the reunion!
In other Kim news, her 11-11-11 nuptials to fiancé Kroy Biermann will be happening this Friday, and the second tackiest wedding of the year — second to Kim Kardashian, of course — is soon to be deluging us with photos of the event. Despite the similarities between the two Kims (both marrying much-younger athletes) Kim Z promises her Made For TV wedding is nothing like Kim K’s! “If I doubted my marriage to Kroy even 1 percent, I would never do it,” she insisted.
“I hate it that Kim’s going through what she’s going through,” Kim says in an interview, sympathizing with Kim K. “It’s hard, I mean it is hard to be in the press and have your relationship dissected. It’s unfortunate, but Kim and Kroy are not Kim and Kris.” Thankfully…
Revealing that she has been filming “behind-the-scenes stuff” (aka her new spin-off?), Kim is quick to point out that Bravo never forced her to televise the event. Kim claims the network was more than happy to accommodate any requests she had related to filming and put no “pressure” on her to share more than she wanted to. Kim has stated in previous interviews that we will not see her giving birth!
Well, here’s hoping Kim and Kroy’s marriage lasts longer than 72-days because while I can handle two Kims’ fantasy weddings, I’m not sure I can take two Kims’ fantasy divorces!
ARE YOU SURPRISED BY THE RHOA RATINGS? DO YOU BELIEVE KIM AND NENE WILL RECONCILE AT SOME POINT? ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT KIM’S WEDDING AND POTENTIAL SPIN-OFF?
Kim confirmed on her twitter page that she will be tying the knot with NFL beau/baby daddy Kroy Biermann!
“I am happy announce that YES @biermann71 and I are engaged! I’m on a cloud and so blessed!!” tweeted Kim. She later added: “Thank u ALL so much 4 the Congrats on our engagement I have never been happier @biermann71 has made me smile from day 1! Appreciate the ♥!”
Kim, 33, and Kroy, 26, who plays for the Atlanta Falcons, have been together for over 18 months. The two met during the filming of the RHOA last year.
Kroy and Kim welcomed their first child together — a son back in June. Kim has two daughters from previous relationships.
Following the engagement announcement, Kim also tweeted a photo of herself and Kroy with popular wedding planner Colin Cowie. That pic is below as well as some other recent pictures of Kim from the last week!
Filming on the upcoming 4th season of the RHOA is in its last days so it’s likely Kim’s engagement will be a part of the season!
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