Unexpectedly. Kim Zolciak-BiermannFriends of were taken by surprise when she and her separated husband, kroy biermann, filed for divorce after 11 years of marriage.
“Kim’s friends were shocked to find out that she and Kroy had marital problems and were getting a divorce,” a source said. us weekly on Tuesday, May 9. “It was something that he really kept hidden, even from his inner circle of friends.”
The source added that the inner circle of Bravo’s personality “only found out from the news.”
Kroy, 37, filed for divorce on Friday, May 5, while Kim, 44, filed her own paperwork for a contested divorce on Sunday, May 7, In contact confirmed. However, both filings were electronically entered into the Fulton County Superior Court system on Monday, May 8.
“It’s heartbreaking for them because [their pals] I really believed that Kim and Kroy had something really special and that it would last forever,” the source continued to tell Us. “Some of her friends think they’ll figure things out, but others aren’t so sure.”
Despite being taken by surprise, the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum’s friends plan to “be there to show their support in any way they can.”
In Kroy’s filing, he listed their separation date as April 30 and claimed their marriage was “irretrievably broken.”
The former Atlanta Falcons player claimed that the couple’s four youngest children, KJ, Kash, Kaia and Kane, are currently in his care. He is seeking temporary and permanent sole legal and physical custody, while Kroy has also filed for child support from his estranged wife.
In addition to his younger children, Kroy adopted Kim’s daughters. Brielle and Ariana from a previous relationship.
In addition, Kroy asked that he be granted “exclusive temporary and permanent use and possession” of the couple’s marital residence in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Meanwhile, the mother of six asked for alimony and child support within her own petition and requested that her maiden name be reinstated. Kim also asked that her legal fees be paid.
The divorce comes amid Kim and Kroy’s financial troubles. His mansion was previously at risk of foreclosure and was scheduled to go up for auction on March 7. However, the auction was ultimately cancelled.
In October 2022, In contact confirmed that the couple, who married in 2011, were unable to pay back a $300,000 loan that had been taken out on the home. When the property entered foreclosure proceedings, Kim and Kroy reached a last-minute agreement to prevent Truist Bank from selling the house in February.
The drama continued for just a few hours before the news of their divorce broke. On May 8, TMZ reported that they owe the IRS $1.1 million in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties from 2013, 2017 and 2018.