It's not as though anyone who has watched Real Housewives of Atlanta has ever said, "Wow, that Kim Zolciak looks like such a nice and easygoing person. I bet she would be a dream to work with." Still, it's always surprising when someone in their inner-circle pulls back the curtain and reveals -- in great detail -- just how awful they really are on and off camera. Kim's former publicist has done just that and boy does he make her look like a total terror.
According to Jonathan Jaxon, when he worked with Kim, she was a hot mess. Actually, that's putting it mildly. He started working with her to get her ready for her Real Housewives debut and she was "definitely rough around the edges," he said.
Wow! Really? I can't imagine her rougher than she is now. I like Kim, but she is as far from classy as you can get. He went on to describe her as:
A chain smoker who enjoys drinking, spending money, cussing like a sailor, and causing drama.
We've certainly seen plenty of that raunchy behavior when the cameras were rolling too. Behind the scenes, however, things were even worse. She wouldn't listen to Jonathan's advice and was constantly combative no matter how hard he worked to make her a household name. Sounds like a pain in the butt, right? At least he was paid a nice hefty fee for his troubles -- $4,000 a month. Correction. He was supposed to be paid that much but he had to take her to small claims court after she failed to pay. (I wouldn't doubt it. Wasn't Kim sued by her castmate Kandi Burruss who alleged she is owed money for creating "Tardy for the Party"?)
So, in case you wondered if all that brash, over-the-top, ridiculous behavior was an act for the cameras, this certainly clears that up. What you see is definitely what you get when it comes to this particular housewife -- big wig, nasty attitude, potty-mouth, and all.
Do you believe her former publicist's claims?
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