Tamara Tattles exclusively broke the story that Kim Zolciak’s mother was suing in court for grandparent visitation of Kim’s two daughters back in August. At the time I explained that under Georgia law Karen has some legal standing for visitation of the girls, but not the boys, because of their prior history and because they are not in a two biological parent household. Kim’s attorneys have filed a response asking that the judge throw out Karen’s motion and award Kim legal fees. The girls have both given affidavits saying, “We both love our grandparents, but due to their actions at the wedding of we have grown apart.”
All of this stems from Kim deciding that her mother would not be allowed to use the indoor plumbing at her former dream house during her wedding. Kim and her clan were since evicted from that home and have returned to Kim’s condo in Johns Creek. Kim and Karen have had no contact since the wedding in November of 2011 and Karen has not been allowed access to her grandchildren.
This is a sad situation for everyone and not one that the court should be required to intervene on. It seems to me that the kids should be encouraged to spend some time with their grandmother and Kim should not sway them to her side of the argument. Otherwise, she is teaching the girls how to treat her in the future. Kim and Karen are two peas in a pod.
The girls sworn statements deny Karen’s allegations that they are being forced to be on TV and indicate that they are not interested in visitation with their grandmother. Karen’s original filing stated, “ Plaintiff is seeking the right to regularly see her granddaughters, who are the daughters of Kim Zolciak Biermann, who is a star on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The girls live such a crazy, abnormal life being on T.V., they need a normal haven to relax and unwind and just be kids. Plaintiff was portrayed as a bad person on defendant’s show Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding which featured defendant’s wedding to Kroy Biermann. In addition, plaintiff claims she has not seen defendant’s new baby since he was born.”
Legally, this is an iffy case that could go either way. From a simply human perspective, this case is extremely sad and I hope that the entire family can come to some sort of resolution independently of a court order.