Credit: Brielle Biermann on Instagram Photo: Brielle Biermann Smiles With Boyfriend Slade

It’s no secret that Kim Zolciak is going to have a hard time letting go of her daughter, Brielle Biermann, and while the high school senior has another year before she heads off to college, she recently celebrated a major milestone: getting her first serious boyfriend!

The lucky fella is a cutie named Slade, and though Kimmie is very protective of her firstborn, she had nothing but good things to say about Brielle’s beau when she stopped by Watch What Happens Live to chat with Andy Cohen last week.

“[Brielle’s] really in love with Slade, who is really sweet — I’m all for Slade,” Kim dished to an inquiring fan.

And for all you diehard Real Housewives of Atlanta fans out there who remember when Kim bought Brielle a purity ring to wear until her 18th birthday, the Don’t Be Tardy star says her daughter still sports the diamond stunner, though it may not stay on her finger for much longer!

“She’ll be 18 in February,” Kim declared. “We’ve had the talk.”

“She has six more months, and then… phew,” Kim noted later.

We have no idea what the next six months holds for these lovebirds, but they certainly seem super cute together. In fact, Brielle even declared her love for Slade in an Instagram post as he headed off to attend Clemson University in South Carolina. “See you soon, best friend. Love you,” she wrote, alongside two silly snapshots of her and Slade goofing off. Ah, young love.

What do you think of Brielle’s boyfriend? Surprised Kim is such a fan? Weigh in below!