Andy Cohen Reveals What He Texted Kim Zolciak After Divorce News, Plus Insider Claims Kroy Struggled With Household Role and Hints Kim Will Join RHUGT

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Andy Cohen on What He Texted Kim After Divorce News, Plus Insider Claims Kroy Struggled With Household Role, Hints Kim Will Join RHUGT

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Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann‘s divorce came as a surprise to many, including Andy Cohen.

As the Watch What Happens Live host reacted to the split on his radio show, an insider revealed new details of the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s breakup, explaining why Kroy struggled with his role in their household and suggesting Kim could soon be cast in Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip.

“Everyone expects this divorce is going to get really bad because neither of them will give in,” the insider told PEOPLE on May 10. “Divorce is terrible, but the kids are going to have to go through this in a very public manner.”

As fans of the couple, who were featured on Don’t Be Tardy for eight seasons, well know, Kim and Kroy share four biological kids, including 11-year-old Kroy “KJ” Jagger, 10-year-old Kash Kade, and nine-year-old twins Kaia Rose and Kane Ren. They also share Kim’s oldest children, Brielle Biermann, 26, and Ariana Biermann, 21, who Kroy adopted in 2013.

According to the source, Kroy is the “absolute sweetest guy,” but he often had hardships within their home.

“As a couple, it’s obvious that Kim has always been the head of the household,” the insider stated. “Because of that, this makes [the divorce] even harder for him.”

“It’s really sad because he is a great dad,” the source added. “With that said, they were both very involved parents, and they both deserve to share custody and anyone that knows them would agree.”

When Kim filed for divorce over the weekend, she requested primary physical custody and joint legal custody. But when Kroy filed his own petition, he asked for primary physical and legal custody of their kids.

“She’s not cutting the kids off from Kroy,” a second source close to Kim previously said. “She wants him to be involved as their dad.”

The first insider said that because of Kim and Kroy’s split, she could soon star on RHUGT.

“I know for sure Kim has already been pitched for [RHUGT],” the source shared. “They felt she would be amazing on the last Girls Trip, but it was already cast.”

“I am sure they are considering her for the next Girls Trip, and I know if she is offered to do it, she will take it,” the insider continued. “Sadly, this drama makes her have a huge storyline and that is obviously attractive for reality TV.”

Following Kim and Kroy’s breakup news, Andy addressed the matter on his SiriusXM radio show, admitting he was “very surprised” and commenting on their alleged money troubles.

“I was very surprised. That was not the news I ever expected to get. They seemed so much in love and just together. I mean, they were a couple that, yeah, I thought they were in it for the long haul,” Andy said on a recent episode of Andy Cohen Live. “[I] texted a little bit with Kim yesterday, sent my condolences because it’s a sad thing.

“They have kids, and that was just a couple that seemed very much in love,” he added.

And as for their financial challenges, Andy stated, “[I’m] sorry to hear that there may be some financial issues. TMZ is reporting they owe $1 million to the IRS.”

The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 15 airs Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo.