Kim Zolciak-Biermann of Real Housewives of Atlanta fame is used to television drama. After leaving the show and returning as an occasional guest, she’s tried to live a peaceful life. She’s told Andy Cohen that she doesn’t have a good relationship with her parents and is estranged from them. Perhaps now, we know why.

According to a police report obtained by Page Six, Joseph Zolciak, Kim’s father, has been arrested for allegedly pushing his wife, Karen. The shove was hard enough that Karen smashed her head on an antique table. The two had been drinking and fighting throughout the evening of the incident.

The rift allegedly started when Karen became jealous after Joseph was talking to a female neighbor. The husband then left to run errands. When he returned, Karen slammed a door. That’s when things escalated.

Karen was reported to be highly intoxicated upon her arrival at West Florida Hospital. Joseph said that Karen was blocking the TV at the time, and only fell because she was drunk. He was arrested and released Tuesday evening on $1,000 bond.


Joseph Zolciak has a court date set for November 29. He spent the night at the Escambia County Jail. He is charged with misdemeanor battery in the case.

While this entire thing sounds like it might just be a drunken argument, it’s the kind of chaotic environment that may have driven Kim Zolciak to become estranged from her parents in the first place. After her sting on RHOA, Kim competed on the 21st season of Dancing with the Stars.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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