Credit: Lockerz.com Photo: Kim & Sweetie Have Fun In The Sun

When Kim Zolciak abruptly fired her longtime friend and assistant, Sweetie Hughes, over the summer without offering an explanation, Real Housewives Atlanta fans were surprised.

Although Kim and Sweetie recently started talking on Twitter again, both ladies have remained mum about why Kim chose to fire Sweetie; until now.

When rumors began circulating that Sweetie lost her job because she stole items from Kim’s house and used her credit card without permission, Kim took to Twitter to defend her former employee.

Kim tweeted, “@sweetieHughes would never nor has ever stole from me u sick bloggers get a life!!”

Despite whatever happened between Kim and Sweetie, we’re super impressed that Kim chose to stick up for her former friend.