Kim Zolciak Biermann has been an outspoken star in the reality television world for quite some time. After appearing on The Real Housewives of Atlanta from 2008 to 2012 (per IMDb), Kim’s witty personality and sense of humor earned her her own spin-off titled Don’t be Tardy. Fans followed Kim, her husband Kroy Biermann, their six children and all the crazy antics that ensued along the way.
Being a bona fide reality star for years, Kim is no stranger to getting her names and the names of her family members in the press quite often. In August, Kim’s 20-year-old daughter, Ariana Biermann, came under fire after Atlanta police arrested her. On August 13, People reported that police arrested her and her boyfriend, reality star Hudson McLeroy, after suspecting Ariana was driving under the influence. In turn, police arrested McLeroy for driving under the influence, serving alcohol to a minor and violating the terms of his driver’s license, which contains strict prohibitions.
Police from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office claimed they smelled alcohol on the 20-year-old’s breath, according to a police report obtained days after People’s arrest. They also stated that the reality star “had a noticeable impact” when they gave her a sobriety test. They charged them with “driving under the influence of alcohol, improper/unexpected lane changes and underage possession/purchase of alcohol”. But Kim vehemently denies these allegations.
Kim Zolciak Biermann supports Ariana Biermann
Kim Zolciak Biermann broke her silence on her daughter Ariana Biermann’s arrest on August 16, and it’s bringing out the mom bear in her! The star took to her Instagram stories to share her thoughts on the ordeal while maintaining her daughter’s innocence. “Ariana was involved in a small fender bender,” she wrote in the update. “When police arrived at the scene, the investigating officer immediately launched an alcohol-related investigation into DUI. Despite Ariana’s constant pleas that she was upset and concerned about the minor accident, the officer wrongly concluded that she was impaired.”
Kim continued, stating that although the officer claimed that Ariana was under the influence of alcohol, “she completely denies these allegations and intends to fight these allegations because she is not guilty of them.” She also made sure that Ariana not under the influence of alcohol or marijuana at the time of arrest. However, Ariana admitted to using marijuana more than 24 hours before the arrest. Kim also said that she “did not want to discuss this case in the media.”
As fans know, Kim and Ariana have a close relationship, and Kim regularly posts about her daughter on social media. In 2019, she shared a photo of herself and Ariana gushing about Ariana’s 18th birthday. “I’m so proud of you and the woman you’ve become. Your heart, kindness, generosity, constant helpfulness, determination and drive don’t go unnoticed!” she gushed.