Kim Zolciak Caught Pulling Out Designer Luggage from Storage Amid Money Struggles
Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Kim Zolciak, was caught red-handed pulling out designer luggage from a storage unit amid her and soon-to-be-ex Kroy Biermann’s money mess.
Paparazzi snapped pics of a laid-back Kim struggling with three high-end travel bags – flaunting two lavish Louis Vuitton suitcases and a sleek black Chanel carry-on – as she transferred them from a storage facility to her car this past Saturday.
The sizable LV roller suitcase has a price tag of $3,400, with the regular LV weekender bag following at $2,640. Not to be outdone, the Chanel trolley comes in at a steep $7,000.
During her day out, the visibly displeased mother of six wore dark gray slippers with contrasting light gray sweatpants, and a revealing black crop top that highlighted her midsection.
At 45, Kim pulled her well-known blond hair into a neat ponytail, showcasing a natural, makeup-less complexion. Her style was accented with sleek black reading glasses and modest earrings.
Recently, after wrapping up filming for MTV’s The Surreal Life Season 8 in Medellín, Colombia, the ex-Bravo star made her way back home alongside co-star Chet Hanks.
Insiders from the set confided to TMZ that there seemed to be a spark between Kim and the 33-year-old, who’s the son of famed actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. The duo “were acting flirty toward each other” and appeared to “really hit things off.”
However, things took a turn when Kim returned to Atlanta. She dialed 911 on Kroy, claiming he had confiscated her cellphones, barricaded himself in the main bedroom, and was barring her exit from the house.
“I don’t feel safe here,” she voiced to the 911 operator.
The challenges facing Kim and Kroy, both in their relationship and finances, have been in the public eye for the last half-year.
Kroy, the 38-year-old former NFL player, took the initial step by filing for divorce in May. He attributed the cause to Kim’s purported gambling problem, which he claimed had significantly “financially devastated” their family.
While they initially reconsidered their decision to part ways and tried to salvage their relationship, by August, the sports star was back in court, filing for a second divorce.
Amid this, Kim is pushing for the case to be dropped, stating she and Kroy have had “marital sexual relations on multiple occasions.” To raise funds, she’s been selling off the family’s upscale belongings.
Recently, Kim announced to her Instagram audience that she’s parting with various pairs of designer shoes. The list includes Kroy’s Louis Vuittons at a price tag of $600, Dior sneakers also priced at $600, her own Balmain heels for $600, and Gucci boots going for $1,250.
It seems she’s leaving no stone unturned in her bid to generate income. She’s been marketing items ranging from her luxe wigs priced at $2,750 to even her daughters’ clothing and accessories.
While Kroy finds himself in legal hot water, facing a lawsuit from BMW for a whopping $400,000, Kim isn’t faring much better, with Capital One/Saks pursuing her for a $100,000 debt.
Their combined financial woes don’t end there. Their grand Georgia residence is on the brink of foreclosure. Kroy, the former NFL pro, has been making fervent pleas to the court to allow them to sell their home in a desperate bid to alleviate their mounting “significant debt.”
Kroy has put forth a request for sole legal and physical custody of their four younger children: Kroy “KJ” Jr., aged 12, Kash, 11, and 10-year-old twins, Kaia and Kane.
Kim is also the mother to two older daughters, Brielle, 26, and Ariana, 21. Kroy has since legally adopted both of them.
The couple, who once starred in Don’t Be Tardy exchanged vows back in November 2011.
Avigail is an Entertainment blogger at All About The Tea, who specializes in The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Potomac. Avigail has a background in marketing. She’s a Brooklynite living in the Bahamas, with a passion for travel, writing, reality TV watching, pop culture and spoken word.