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S04.E05: Kim's Roots

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Kim returns to her roots when she visits her Connecticut hometown. She takes a stroll down memory lane with Kroy, visiting the apartment where she raised Brielle, having lunch with high-school friends and touring the house in which she was raised.

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Do other shows on Bravo of this type show the cameras and lights within the house like this one does? It reminds you that this is a Bravo show. A fakety fake reality show.

Kroy, don't ever stop shoving a fistful of chew into your lower lip when you're on camera. Stay classy!!

Kim's wig looks like the Shaggy Dog and must weigh 15 lbs. No one was at that casino appearance, maybe 40 people in a semi-circle. And her friends from high school looked like nice, normal women. Kim really stood out and not in a good way, in my opinion. If I'd been doing shots every time Kim or her offspring said "like" I'd be in a coma.

I was kinda sorta hoping Kim would slide down the hill into that culvert when she was showing Kroy where she'd hide to throw tomatoes at people, hoping one would hit someone smack in the face.

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Do other shows on Bravo of this type show the cameras and lights within the house like this one does? It reminds you that this is a Bravo show. A fakety fake reality show.

Kroy, don't ever stop shoving a fistful of chew into your lower lip when you're on camera. Stay classy!!

Kim's wig looks like the Shaggy Dog and must weigh 15 lbs. No one was at that casino appearance, maybe 40 people in a semi-circle. And her friends from high school looked like nice, normal women. Kim really stood out and not in a good way, in my opinion. If I'd been doing shots every time Kim or her offspring said "like" I'd be in a coma.

I was kinda sorta hoping Kim would slide down the hill into that culvert when she was showing Kroy where she'd hide to throw tomatoes at people, hoping one would hit someone smack in the face.

 

And they all look exactly like one another.  From an old episode of don't be tardy to the wedding, it looks like her own hair is really nice.  It's that same color and nearly shoulder length.  I'm never gonna understand the aging Barbie thing, especially, ironically because the cut and style of her own hair makes her look about 100 years younger.

 

I liked them getting together with her childhood friends.  I did not appreciate the shade and condescension she threw at Windsor Locks and those same women five minutes later in the car.  Kim, it's not like you struck out and started walking toward the Hollywood sign with a hobo sling over your shoulder, your family moved.    Andplusalso, what's wrong with marrying your high school sweetheart?  She could've just said it wasn't the place for her, looking down on the other women about a circumstance she really had no hand in was some assholery.

 

That place where she lived with Brielle could not have a more rapey/homicidey pathway if it tried.  By the way, since she and the baby were living on their own at that point, how did she wind up going with her parents to Georgia?  I mean obviously she went, she was young and needed the help but I could've sworn the story she told in the car included that she was making it on her own. 

 

I'm kinda hoping this episode puts to rest the what kind of person throws her mother out for using the inside bathroom mantra, because her mom is a shitheel. 

 

What was the purpose of the casino appearance?  Like, her fans?  They're people who like her....what, exactly?  Is there a new book or record coming out or something?

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Kim probably called the casino, asked them what they were going to comp a VIP such as herself, and then said "Oh, by the way, Kroy -- my husband who plays in the NFL -- will come with me and do a meet & greet if you'll set it up. And don't forget our comped suite, comped meals and unlimited comped wine."

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Lol.  I'd buy it, but that's doing the most over nothing and a 15 hour drive.   It's not like she was particularly geeked to see the old high school crew.  There are no casinos in Atlanta?   Meh, I'm already thinking on it too hard lol.

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Brielle not going to college is no surprise. She has no ambition. If she wants to be Giuliana Rancic, she should watch her bio, and know that she worked her ass off to get where she is today. Brielle wants to live off of her last name.

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Lol.  I'd buy it, but that's doing the most over nothing and a 15 hour drive.   It's not like she was particularly geeked to see the old high school crew.  There are no casinos in Atlanta?   Meh, I'm already thinking on it too hard lol.

 

There is one in Cherokee, NC, about a 3 hour drive. One in Murphy, NC opening the end of this month, a 1-1/2 hr drive from Kim's house. Both are Harrahs. I expect she will be hopping up this way frequently. I'll report any big wig sightings.  Mama June and the Honey Boo Boo bunch are up here all the time at the casino.

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That place where she lived with Brielle could not have a more rapey/homicidey pathway if it tried.  By the way, since she and the baby were living on their own at that point, how did she wind up going with her parents to Georgia?  I mean obviously she went, she was young and needed the help but I could've sworn the story she told in the car included that she was making it on her own.

 

 

Yes, that's a big discrepancy, I noticed it, too.  If her mom was the meanest woman in the world who threw her poor, teenaged, struggling, single-mom-of-a-baby daughter out onto the streets to fend for herself while she was working and going to school full time, and charged her $100 a pop to babysit her own granddaughter (how could Kim possibly afford that?  Working full time and going to school full time means Brielle would have needed outside care constantly, like 80 hours a week!!!), then why in the world would Kim follow her parents down to Georgia?  She could have stayed in Connecticut and found MUCH less expensive child care.  How did she make ends meet, uprooting the way she did and starting over in a new state when she was barely making it back home?  Her dad was the one with the job, not Kim, so....oh, wait, I know what happened:  she's lying again.

 

It would be one thing if her mom was the only family member she "had to" sever ties with, but when you don't speak at all to your brother (she has a brother???), both of your parents, and your husband's family, too?  The problem isn't everyone else, it's the common denominator, Kim.

 

I thought Kim was nicer to the people living in her old house than she was to her so-called old friends.  It made me sad to see how excited that family was to be on TV.  It's just Kim Zolciak, y'all, not Ed McMahon bringing you a sweepstakes check.  She's not going to give you a damn thing except maybe leave a few strands of synthetic hair on your floor.

 

How can Kim be proud of the fact that she used to throw tomatoes at people driving, hoping to peg one in the face through an open window?  She does understand WHY that's illegal, right?  I wish that was a crime with no statute of limitations, so that the people she hit could finally nail her for it.  Once a pig, always a pig.

 

I wish I'd been keeping count of how many times she referred to herself and the one other woman as "the cute ones" in school.  Flashing back to the old photos did not actually work as proof that Kim was anywhere near as cute as she seems to think.  One of the old close-ups I would almost swear on my life she had her nose photoshopped to look more like it does now.  I hope her old friends all went somewhere else together after lunch, to talk shit about her over a few drinks. 

 

None of the "meanwhile...back at home" footage was cute or funny.  These people aren't interesting, so much as they are like a side show in the circus and Kim is the head freak.

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I've never believed a word of Kim's backstory. I think her parents pretty much raised Brielle and Arianna while Kim partied and stayed on the hunt for her next Big Poppa. Kim is a user through and through. She's fallen out with pretty much everyone in her life and the only people she remains friends with is her hired help and her ass kissing DUFF, Jen. I'm sure her and Kroy's families will be welcomed back once the money runs out and Kim can't afford full time nannies to raise her kids.

Cooksdelight, regarding the lighting, yes, it is pretty common for reality stars to have tv lighting installed in their house. I know several of the Real Housewives have similar set-ups in their homes.

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Cooksdelight, regarding the lighting, yes, it is pretty common for reality stars to have tv lighting installed in their house. I know several of the Real Housewives have similar set-ups in their homes.

 

That much I was aware of, but I was seeing camera people and mics last night. I mean... really, SEEING them working. It was weird.

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Yes, that's a big discrepancy, I noticed it, too.  If her mom was the meanest woman in the world who threw her poor, teenaged, struggling, single-mom-of-a-baby daughter out onto the streets to fend for herself while she was working and going to school full time, and charged her $100 a pop to babysit her own granddaughter (how could Kim possibly afford that?  Working full time and going to school full time means Brielle would have needed outside care constantly, like 80 hours a week!!!), then why in the world would Kim follow her parents down to Georgia?  She could have stayed in Connecticut and found MUCH less expensive child care.  How did she make ends meet, uprooting the way she did and starting over in a new state when she was barely making it back home?  Her dad was the one with the job, not Kim, so....oh, wait, I know what happened:  she's lying again.

 

It would be one thing if her mom was the only family member she "had to" sever ties with, but when you don't speak at all to your brother (she has a brother???), both of your parents, and your husband's family, too?  The problem isn't everyone else, it's the common denominator, Kim.

 

 

No, sorry, lemme clarify.  The documents that Kim's mother included as part of an unsealed custody suit where she goes to the trouble of stating that Brielle and Arianna have different fathers were adequate enough proof that her mother is an asshole, that's not what was sketchy to me.   She didn't specify about the frequency of $100 for child care but my daughter is Brielle's age, if I had to guess, I'd say that charge was weekly (and if so, it doesn't get any cheaper than that).  She was married to (Brielle's father? I think).  She didn't say where she worked but her income + his income, $400/month might've been doable.  Or if they weren't together by that time the child support she'd been eligible to receive would've been addressed in the divorce hearing.   It was the timing that didn't make sense to me.  She made it sound like she moved when they moved but I just saw from a quick google that she followed her parents to Georgia years later when she was 26.  From her telling of the story, it sounded like she moved with them when her dad got a new job.  Staying in CT, going through a divorce and finding somebody to help with Brielle between 19-26 actually supports her version of struggle.

 

Girl when she said she had a brother, you really could've knocked me over with a feather.  We've NEVER heard of him before, right? Is it me?  Had the parents ever brought him up and it got by us?   Normally I'd be inclined to agree that if everybody in your life doesn't talk to you or you don't talk to them, chances are you're the problem but (please pardon the anecdote) I've got an eerily similar family dynamic.  I don't talk to my parents at all and before this year, hadn't spoken to my only sibling in 8 years because she supported the nutbag ass idea they'd all come up with to remove my kid from my care and custody and to be awarded child support if they won.  To this day, people still ask me what *I* did to prompt such an action.  It's a great question.  Sometimes you are the only sane person in your family but other people don't know or can't accept that because they're looking at you through a prism based on their own experiences, despite hearing the details of yours.  

 

When she was showing him the tomato throwing ditch all I could think was, ya'll made up a *game* that forced you to run through a filthy ass drainage pipe?  ::slowheadshake::

 

I gotta cosign with you about referring to herself and that other lady as the only two cute girls in school.  My 8th grade portrait isn't about to win any pageant titles so I've got no room to speak but baby the combo of that tease and pop and braces?  Bravo would've just had to have taken my word for it lol!

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Was one of Kim's baby daddies a police officer she had an affair with? I cannot remember... was that Brielle's dad? The way she was going on and on about her and Brielle living alone in that apartment, that's when I thought of it.

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I always thought there must have been some grandparent influence, or something, for Brielle and Ariana to have turned out so well. Regardless of the crab/carrot legs are alike conversation. Mark my words, when KJ is older, and has finally been released from juvvey, he's still going to be a shit. It's so weird to me that Kim, Luanne on RHONY and Kate Gosselin all trained to be a nurse. I think I may have to reevaluate my high opinion of nurses for a number of reasons.

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Was one of Kim's baby daddies a police officer she had an affair with? I cannot remember... was that Brielle's dad? The way she was going on and on about her and Brielle living alone in that apartment, that's when I thought of it.

 

Cooks, that same google search :D turned that up too - the cop was a married seargeant she had an affair with at 17.   She had Brielle at 19, got married at 23.   I don't know if the dude she married was Brielle or Arianna's dad.

I'm still super shocked by the fact that she's only 37. 

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OMG watching the braintrust try to debate how to put a shelf together. How did either one of them get into college, how low are the school standards.

I think I am gonna start using Kim's styling tricks. Big ass hair and boobs to try to hide the fact you have a healthy size gut and butt. I don't think anyone has to be model skinny. But Kim is always trying to represent herself as smaller than she truly is, just own your size and be proud.

My word kim is a potty mouth they had to bleep her like a 100 times. No wonder her children talk the way they do!

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I'm sorry but as trashy as Kim is sometimes, she can also make me laugh. I died laughing when she said to Kroy in the car that she use to be walking around that neighborhood with her titties out and daisy duke shorts etc. and he cracked up and said he knows she did. I just found that funny, hey, it's who she's always been.

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Yeah, those high school pics of Kim do her no favors. Girl was not cute. Just shows she had a whole lotta work done! 

Who knows what's true with Kim and her stories... I can only say that it sounds like her mom was an asshole that raised an asshole for a daughter. Apple falling from the tree and all that. 

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I loved the girl in the casino telling Kim she gets plenty of dick but the problem is finding a husband. Even Kim seemed a little shocked by that conversation. Best laugh of the episode.

Kroy can be so cute until I see that chaw in his lip. Disgusting -- how can Kim stand to kiss him?

Surprised that Kim lets IKEA furniture into her house.

Trust Kim to be nice to her old friends to their face and then make a rude comment about them the minute she left the restaurant. I'm finding her harder to like as the show goes on.

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Kroy can be so cute until I see that chaw in his lip. Disgusting -- how can Kim stand to kiss him?

I don't know. I can't stand to be in the same room with someone, as the smell permeates everything. Maybe since she's a smoker she doesn't notice it. But you'd have to be half-dead not to smell that.

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Kim, kroy and their brood are trashy kind of folks. Doesn't matter how much kroy or kim earn: they behave like trash, teach their kids to be trash.

They are birthing the next generation of bravo reality "stars"

Kind of like a puppy mill

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