Credit: http://instagram.com/p/iMNbkfpbpL/ Photo: Sweetie Hughes Smiles With Brielle Biermann

Season 3 of Don’t Be Tardy starts in less than 48 hours, and we can’t wait to see what Kim Zolciak’s spinoff has in store this for us this year.

In the sneak peek below we see that Kim’s assistant/good friend Sweetie Hughes is back working for the ever-growing family after some time away. “I brought Sweetie back on because with a 17,000 square-foot house and six kids, we need all the help we can get,” Kim explains. “But having your friend work for you sometimes can be really hard.”

You can say that again, Kimmie! In the clip below, Kim hollers for Sweetie as she steals a moment to herself to go to the bathroom, and Sweetie suggests that the mother of six find a way to change her personality.

Friendly bickering aside, Kim tells the Bravo cameras just how grateful she is for Sweetie, noting, “The reality is, I need somebody who is loyal to me and my family and has our back, and Sweetie always has.”


And Sweetie will prove to be even more useful than usual after Kroy injures himself on the football field and has to undergo emergency surgery. “Unfortunately, [in] the second game into the season, Kroy tore his Achilles, which left him out for the entire season,” Kim says.

“Seeing my husband in a hospital bed, with a cast on, is something I will never forget,” the reality star recalls as she struggles not to cry. “One thing I do know about Kroy is that he’s going to make an incredible comeback.”

We have faith in Kroy, too, but we’ll have to wait until Don’t Be Tardy Season 3 kicks off before we can see if he’s able to return to the football field.

Don’t Be Tardy Season 3 premieres Thursday, July 17, at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.