When Sheree Whitfield left The Real Housewives of Atlanta last season, Kandi Burruss expressed disappointment over her departure. But when Kim Zolciak left abruptly in the middle of filming Season 5, the situation was a little different.
In the weeks and months leading up to her dramatic exit, Kim had already distanced herself from the other H’wives, so when she chose to leave the show, none of them seemed shocked.
However, Phaedra Parks tells Examiner that given the circumstances, she understands and respects Kim’s choice. “At the table with all the bickering, I realized that her priorities have changed and her main focus shifted to her family and there is nothing wrong with that,” Phaedra says. “Whatever it is that you love, that’s what you should do.”
As for Kim’s decision to prioritize her family over the show and her friendships with the other women, as a mom herself, Phaedra explains that she “can respect” Kim’s choice.
Of course, while Kim will be rid of the RHoA drama for the foreseeable future, she is currently filming her family’s spin-off, Don’t Be Tardy..., so the cameras are still a big part of her life.
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