Tantrum Over! Kim Zolciak Forced To Film 'Don't Be Tardy' After Reunion Scandal

//kim zolciak will film dont be tardy pp
Source: Bravo

Jan. 28 2019, Updated 6:35 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

Kim Zolciak was told she must film her Bravo reality show Don’t Be Tardy after her reunion scandal exploded this week, exclusively learned.

Following the backlash, the 36-year-old mother of six refused to tape her spinoff show, but the standoff was short-lived, a source told Radar.

“The show will continue, and she will film," the source said, adding that the star is contractually obligated.

Article continues below advertisement

Her threats to stop filming Don’t Be Tardy were met with skepticism by network execs.

“It is her only source of income,” the source scoffed to Radar.

On the April 22 Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion finale, Zolciak was caught on camera claiming racism "wasn't real." Earlier in the season, she was slammed for claiming nemesis Nene Leakes' home was infested with roaches.

Days after the reunion, Zolciak defended herself for the comments and blamed unfair editing.

“During the last RHOA reunion episode, I made a comment that confused and offended people. I sincerely apologize. Edited out of context, I understand why my remark angered people," she said. "Racism is a sad reality in the United States. It has been prevalent throughout our country's history. Let me be very clear, I do NOT support, tolerate or put up with any form of racism, hate or other discrimination. My love for ALL people runs deep - I am open to all and always have been."

Article continues below advertisement

As Radar readers know, Zolciak once begged RHOA producers to hire her full-time, and even offered to take a pay cut on Don’t Be Tardy in order to get her peach. But that offer was a no-go.

For the upcoming season of Don't Be Tardy, execs are planning to "humanize" the epic Bravo villainess, Radar previously reported. 

"There will be more scenes of her being nice and relatable to save the show," a source told Radar.

We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for Email us at, or call us at 800-344-9598 any time, day or night.


© Copyright 2021 Radar Media Group LLC. Radar and RadarOnline are registered trademarks. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.