Credit: John Amis/Bravo Photo: Pregnant Kim Zolciak Chats With Kenya Moore and Kandi Burruss in Season 5 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Given that she was heavily pregnant with her second son and rumored to be working on the second season of her spinoff while Season 5 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was filming, viewers have been left wondering just how big of a role fan favorite Kim Zolciak will play this season. Now, Wetpaint Entertainment can confirm that, sadly, we’ll be seeing a lot less of the our beloved, be-wigged, southern blonde.

“She didn’t film that much,” a production insider tells us. “It was a difficult pregnancy and she was under doctors orders to rest.”

It doesn’t sound like she missed being part of the craziness. “She was happy to be home nesting. She’s 100 percent in family mode right now,” the insider adds. “She was grateful for the chance to withdraw from a lot of the nastiness that sometimes comes with filming the show.” 

Will Kim’s presence be missed? Absolutely. 
 
Judging from the previews, however, it looks like new cast members Kenya Moore and Porsha Stewart will be doing more than their fare share of bringing the drama!

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