One week after Kroy, 37, filed for divorce from the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 45, for a second time, Kim stepped out in Los Angeles amid mounting money issues and suggested their seemingly impending split was “probably not” happening as Kroy, via his attorney, made it clear that he has no plans to reconcile.
As Kim enjoys the West Coast, lawyer Neama Rahmani has weighed in on her and Kroy’s financial drama, which includes lawsuits and past-due taxes.
“There’s a lot that’s going on here, but obviously financial problems are one of the number one reasons why people do get divorced,” he told Us Weekly on the August 29 episode of its Legally Us podcast. “That [puts] a lot of pressure on relationships, so that may be one of the things that’s going on here behind the scenes.”
As Kim and Kroy, who appeared on their Bravo spinoff, Don’t Be Tardy, for eight seasons, face a $1.1 million IRS bill and a $15,000 tax bill to the state of Georgia, and Kim is dealt with a $156,000 lawsuit from a credit card company, Neama has found himself confused about why they haven’t filed for bankruptcy.
“I’m really surprised at how they’ve handled this, both in terms of the family side and the potential bankruptcy,” he said. “It seems like these two need to separate, need to file for bankruptcy, really start their life over — both their personal and professional life, because everything just seems like a mess right now.”
The attorney went on to say that it can be “better” to stay married amid a bankruptcy filing, but it “really depends on the circumstances” and “what sort of assets the parties have together, whether it’s community property or marital assets, what they have separately [and] if there’s debt that’s incurred by one spouse and not the other.”
As RHOA fans will recall, Kim filed for divorce in May after 11 years of marriage and four children, including Kroy “KJ” Jr., 12, Kash, 11, and twins Kaia and Kane, 9, but they called off the split in June.
As Kroy remains in Georgia, Kim has flown to L.A. with her oldest daughter, Brielle Biermann, 26, who Kroy adopted in 2013, along with Ariana Biermann, 21. And after enjoying a meal days ago, she was questioned about why she’s kept her wedding ring on.
“Why not?” she asked, as seen in a video shared by The Good, the Bad, and the Fake on Instagram.
She also said that her divorce was “probably not” happening.
While Kim remains positive about a possible reunion with Kroy, it seems unlikely.
According to an August 30 report from TMZ, despite Kim’s suggestion that she’s open to the idea of reconciling and believes her latest divorce could be dismissed, Kroy’s lawyer, Marlys A. Bergstrom, says otherwise.
“No, at this time, he is still moving forward with the divorce action,” the attorney confirmed.
According to Radar Online, Kroy is simply tired of the numerous calls to 911 and constant fights. Sources tell the outlet that the two have had plenty of blowout fights in the past couple of weeks and any attempts to fix their issues have simply failed.
The two-part Real Housewives of Atlanta season 15 reunion begins airing on Sunday, September 3, at 8/7c and concludes on Sunday, September 10, at 8/7c on Bravo.
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