Kim Zolciak has filed for divorce from husband Kroy Biermann after 11 years of marriage.
The shock news comes amid reports that the couple have been dealing with financial issues, reportedly owing the IRS $1.1. million in unpaid taxes.
The former Real Housewives of Atlanta is said to have listed her separation date from the ex-NFL star as April 30, according to TMZ.
Kim, 44, and Kroy, 37, share four children together: Kroy Jagger (KJ), 11, Kash, 10, and twins Kaia and Kane, 9.
Once married, Kroy also legally adopted Kim’s daughters from her previous relationships, Brielle, 26, and also Ariana, 21, whom the reality star shares with ex-husband, Daniel Toce.
The way they were: Kim Zolciak has filed for divorce from husband Kroy Biermann after 11 years of marriage
Throwback: Kim, 44, and Kroy, 37, share four children together: Kroy Jagger (KJ), 11, Kash, 10, and twins Kaia and Kane, 9. Once married, Kroy also legally adopted Kim’s daughters from her previous relationships, Brielle, 26, and also Ariana, 21, whom the reality star shares with ex-husband, Daniel Toce; seen with her daughters Brielle (r) and Ariana (l)
She filed the paperwork citing that the marriage is ‘irretrievably broken with no hope of reconciliation,’ the outlet noted.
The star is asking for joint legal custody of their four children and primary physical custody.
The outlet also reported that she requested spousal support.
Kim also requested her maiden name be restored legally.
Kim and the former Atlanta Falcons NFL star first met in 2010 after crossing paths at the Dancing With Atlanta Stars charity event.
They tied the knot one year later in November 11, 2011.
The split comes just after it was revealed that Kim and Kroy allegedly owe $1.1 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest to the IRS, according to TMZ.
Kim and Kroy allegedly did not pay in 2013, 2017 and for 2018.
The reality stars also reportedly owe the state of Georgia $15,000 in unpaid taxes from 2018.
When they were in love: The outlet reported that Kim listed their separation date as April 30
No longer a couple: Kim and the former Atlanta Falcons NFL star first met in 2010 after crossing paths at the Dancing With Atlanta Stars charity event
The couple’s home in George entered ‘foreclosure’ in February, per the outlet.
In February, Kim took to social media to boast about her ornate living room, complete with a dazzling chandelier – despite it being in reported foreclosure.
‘This is definitely one of my most favorite rooms, called the Hollywood room,’ the mother-of-six said in an Instagram video, which panned around her parlor.
She continued: ‘That chandelier is seven — almost eight-feet wide, by seven-feet high.’
The TV personality went on to muse about all the ‘fun’ times that her family shared in that room, before pointing out a shiny gold balloon stuck in the light fixture.
Her post comes on the same day a source told People that the reality star ‘is telling everyone’ that the foreclosure ‘is a misunderstanding’ and that it ‘is being sorted out.’
‘She’s not moving,’ the insider added.
The TV personality and the former professional NFL player initially bought the home for $880,000 back in 2012.
Their property is now priced between $2.5 and $2.6 million, according to the outlet.
The lavish estate has been featured on both the Real Housewives and Kim’s own reality show titled, Don’t Be Tardy, which aired for a total of eight seasons.
Truist Bank has been asked to deal with the foreclosure of the house, and action had reportedly begun to take place back in August when the couple defaulted on their $1.65 million mortgage.
According to TMZ, the five bedroom and six and a half bathroom mansion sits comfortably near the 18th hole of the Manor Golf and Country Club located just north of the bustling city of Atlanta.
The front of the home has a spacious circular driveway and has an inviting appeal with stunning brickwork on the exterior.
On her own reality show, Don’t Be Tardy, which first aired back in 2012 with the original title of Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding, Kim gave a tour of the mansion.
The 6,900 square foot home also contains a swimming pool with a hot tub, a waterfall spa, a basketball court, and a built-in elevator.
Late last year in November, Kim had denied claims that that their Georgia home was auctioned off for just $257,000 in an Instagram Stories video, while claiming that she still owns it and isn’t planning on selling anytime soon.
The reality star also claimed the actual worth of her home — located in the city of Alpharetta, Georgia— is $2.5 million, or nearly ten times as much as it was rumored to have been auctioned for.
However, Kim and her husband Kroy paid off of their outstanding debts to get their home out of the danger. At the time of the foreclosure threat, they reportedly owed $10,567.67. The foreclosure threat was delivered two years after the home was purchased in 2012.
Home sweet home: The split comes just after it was revealed that Kim and Kroy allegedly owe $1.1 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest to the IRS, according to TMZ
Ornate: On her own reality show, Don’t Be Tardy, which first aired back in 2012 with the original title of Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding, Kim gave a tour of the mansion
The details: Kim also requested her maiden name be restored legally
No love lost: The star is asking for joint legal custody of their four children and primary physical custody
Last year, the couple celebrated their 11-year anniversary and opened up about their long-lasting marriage during an interview with E! News.
‘If you’re asking for a secret, lots of sex,’ Kim had humorously told the publication, and added, ‘I think one of the biggest secrets is also communication.’
‘Choosing to love that person day in and day out, I think it’s a choice and a lot of times people are just so quick to throw in the towel.’
Kroy talked about their lives being constantly shown on television, but stated, ‘Whether you’re married on camera or a regular person married, I don’t think there’s any difference.
‘And I think when things get tough, people don’t want to stay true to their vows and stay true to their partner,’ while later adding, ‘you got to hold true to your promises that you gave that person when you were standing in front of your friends and family.’
When discussing her daughters Ariana and Brielle, whom her husband legally adopted, Kim emotionally expressed, ‘They were 8 and 13 when Kroy came into their life and it’s a pretty spectacular connection that they have.’
‘They call him Dad and that’s all they know. He’s the only father figure that they’ve had in their life. He’s all they know.’
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