Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann Ordered to Attend Mediation for Divorce: A Timeline of Their Split

ET is taking a look back at the reality TV couple's rollercoaster romance.

Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann's ongoing divorce has taken another step forward. The estranged couple has been ordered by the court to attend and complete mediation by Jan. 31, 2024.

According to court documents obtained by ET, both parties must attend the mediation process, which can be arranged through the Fulton County Alternative Dispute Resolution program. They'll have to split the associated costs of mediation equally. They may also elect to use a private mediator in lieu of the Fulton County ADR Program.

This is the latest in their ongoing divorce case as the estranged couple also weathers financial hardship. In recent weeks, Kroy had his 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan repossessed after he failed to respond to a lawsuit filed against him by BMW. He was also recently sued for failure to pay a $13,000 debut on a credit card. He also allegedly owes money to his divorce lawyer.

Kim and Kroy share four children --  Kroy "KJ" Jagger Jr., 12, Kash, 11, and twins Kaia Rose and Kane Ren, 9. Kroy also legally adopted Kim's two daughters, Brielle, 26, and Ariana, 21.

The estranged couple has since also put their Alpharetta, Georgia, mansion up for sale. The listed price is $6 million. 

Kim and Kroy initially filed for divorce on May 5 -- shortly after news of their financial and potential legal woes first broke -- announcing they wanted to dissolve their marriage of 11 years. 

Following the divorce filing, things got very messy between the reality TV stars -- from Kroy accusing Kim of having a "compulsive" gambling problem to Kim claiming her husband is a manipulator.

But their romance was longstanding before their splits. The couple's initial flame was first sparked by a chance encounter at a charity event in 2010, followed by a whirlwind romance, a lavish, televised wedding and several children. Together 45-year-old Kim and 37-year-old Kroy share Kroy Jr., 11, Kash, 10, and twins, Kaia and Kane, 9. During their marriage, Kroy adopted Kim's oldest daughters, Brielle, 26, and Ariana, 21.

Now that Kroy is once again looking to terminate their union and trying to sell their house, ET is looking back at his and Kim's romance, their split, their reconciliation, Kroy's second divorce filing, and new legal woes that have subsequently surfaced.

May 2010 -- Dancing With Destiny

The fateful meeting between Kim and Kroy came at a charity event in 2010, at the "Dancing Stars of Atlanta" gala, where Kroy was competing against Kim's RHOA co-star, Shereé Whitfield. Kroy came over to her table at some point during the event and gave her his number, and it sparked their eventual romance.

May 2011 -- Debut Baby

On May 30, Kim and Kroy welcomed their first child together. Kim tweeted at the time, "@biermann71 and I are happy to announce the birth of our son today. Kroy Jagger Biermann is healthy & beautiful. We are so in love!" She later tweeted in a follow-up post, "Thank you for all ur sweet tweets! Kroy, the girls and I are so in love with baby KJ!"

October 2011 -- She Said Yes!

Kim took to Twitter to share the exciting news that she and Kroy were engaged. "I am happy to announce that YES @biermann71 and I are engaged! I'm on a cloud and so blessed!!" Kim wrote at the time. 

November 2011 -- Exchanging Vows

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and the Atlanta Falcons defensive end exchanged "I dos" during their beautiful nuptials in Roswell, Georgia, on Nov.11, 2011 at their large home. Kim reportedly wore three different gowns during the lavish affair, which cost over $1 million. The wedding was also featured in their spinoff reality TV series, Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding, on Bravo.

Aug. 15, 2012 -- Kash on Delivery

Less than a year after tying the knot, Kim and Kroy welcomed their second child together -- a boy named Kash Kade Biermann. "I'm so happy to announce that today we @kimzolciak and I welcomed our 2nd son Kash Kade, Mommy and baby are doing great!" Kroy wrote on Twitter, announcing the joyous news.

March 2013 -- The More the Merrier

Apart from their two children that they share, Kroy declared his intention to legally adopt Kim's daughters -- Brielle and Ariana -- from previous relationships. 

November 2013 -- Twins!

Two years after their lavish nuptials, the couple expanded their family yet again -- even more than they had planned. The pair welcomed twins -- a girl named Kaia and a boy named Kane -- and couldn't have been more excited. 

July 2015 -- Happy (Late) Honeymoon

It took more than three years for Kim and Kroy to finally find time to actually go on their honeymoon after getting married, so they made the most of it. The couple spent some quality time together on a romantic getaway in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Kim made sure to share the memories on Instagram. "We are finally on our 'honeymoon' almost four years later, 4 kids later and 5 years of utter bliss!" Kim wrote in a post on Instagram.

September 2015 -- Health Scare

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star had been competing on Dancing With the Stars, alongside partner Tony Dovolani, but was forced to withdraw from the competition when she suffered a blood clot that caused a "mini-stroke" and led to her hospitalization after flying home for the weekend. Kim was advised by her doctor not to fly back to Los Angeles for the next week of competition. She was subsequently disqualified from the competition and made to withdraw out of concern for her wellbeing.

The following month, Kim revealed during an interview with Good Morning America that the mini-stroke revealed another frightening medical condition, which she had no idea about. "The minor TIA [transient ischemic attack] revealed that I have a PFO [patent foramen ovale], a hole in my heart that never closed," the mother of six said. She explained that she suffered a stroke because a blood clot was "able to cross over through the hole." Kim said she was "feeling great" and was grateful that her doctors took notice of her PFO when they did.

September 2016 -- Troubling Rumors


After Kroy was cut from the Buffalo Bills just two weeks after joining the team, rumors began to swirl that there was trouble in paradise. Kim went on a rant on Snapchat, raging against those speculating about her marriage. "I swear I'm like married to the king. He cleaned the whole house this morning and he cleaned the waterfall out front," she gushed in several clips. "I swear he's like the most incredible human that's ever walked this planet.... On a more serious note, I don't appreciate people talking s**t especially s**t that’s not true because I have the most incredible husband in the whole world."

August 2018 -- Past Revelations

Kim dropped a surprise on her Instagram followers when sharing a snapshot of her husband showering outdoors in swim trunks. "Yes please! For the love of God! Wet n Wild Wednesday! @kroybiermann Fun Fact: Today eight years ago, Kroy TRIED to break up with me," Kim captioned the pics. "That lasted only 24 hrs. Grateful for you baby! My ride or die, my rock, my heart, the best daddy ever and you are the hottest man I ever did see. #ImGreatWithDates #IRemember."

May 5, 2023 -- Dual Divorces

In documents obtained by ET, it was revealed that Kroy and Kim each filed for divorce from one another in separate petitions on May 5, after 11 years of marriage. According to the docs, the two both state that they are in a "bona fide state of separation," and had been since April 30.

In the doc filed in Georgia's Fulton County, Kroy states that his marriage is "irretrievably broken with no hope of reconciliation." He is seeking temporary and permanent sole legal and sole physical custody of the couple's four minor children. He is not seeking custody of their two older kids.

Kim is seeking joint legal and primary physical custody of the children, as well as temporary and permanent child support. She is also seeking alimony, arguing that she is "dependent upon Kroy" for financial "support and maintenance." The news of their divorce comes amid reports that the pair owes over $1 million in back taxes to the IRS.


May 9, 2023 -- Still Living Together

Despite filing for divorce, Kim and Kroy continued to live under the same roof.

The dual filings came two months after the former couple's Atlanta home was taken off the auction block due to foreclosure, and ET learned that while the pair put on a "united front" for everyone around them, things hadn't been going well for a while.

"This is a complete shock and no one saw this coming. Kim and Kroy have always come off as 'couple goals' and seemed so in love," one of the sources told ET before a second source claimed that "Kim and Kroy haven't been getting along for a while."

"Although publicly they showcased a united front, it wasn't like that behind closed doors. The financial issues they have really started to add up and that is what ultimately broke the relationship," a second source added. "Kroy took on more of a manager role for the family, handling business dealings and finances and Kim felt he led them down the wrong path. Kroy feels like Kim's spending habits and financial priorities contributed to their issues."

May 11, 2023 -- Bye, Bye Wedding Ring

In new photos shared to her Instagram Story, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star shared she's learning how to play Fortnite with a light hand, as in minimal jewelry and definitely no wedding ring

In the video, Kim can be seen trying on gaming headphones in her attempt to learn how to play the popular online game in order to get her 26-year-old daughter, Brielle, to pay attention to her.

Kim had a casual look for the gaming lesson, opting for a white tank and black sweats. The only jewelry she appeared to be wearing was on her left hand, a pair of bracelets, and it's quite noticeable that she had already ditched her wedding ring.

May 17, 2023 -- Allegations and Accusations 

On May 17, Kim requested that her estranged husband undergo drug testing. Per court docs obtained by ET, Kim claimed she had seen Kroy "smoking marijuana" and had "serious concerns" for the safety and well-being of their children.

Kim requested drug testing at Kroy's expense, including a five-panel hair follicle drug screening. She also asked that the former NFL star not cut or remove any of his hair until the screening is completed.

Days later, on May 22, ET learned that Kroy was making some accusations of his own. He alleged that Kim presented a "very troubling" gambling problem over the course of their marriage, which he claimed accelerated in the months leading up to their divorce.

In addition to allegedly financially devastating their family, Kroy claimed that Kim had been so consumed with online gambling, that she was unable to properly care for their children, leaving him concerned for their safety and well-being.


Kory furthered his claims with a bank statement from the couple's joint account from the month of April, which had over $127,000 in deposits at the beginning of the month, and by the end, was only left with $760.00.

Kroy asked for Kim to be psychologically evaluated to determine "any underlying mental issues" that he believed had manifested through his estranged wife's alleged gambling problem and other "behaviors indicative of additional addiction issues."

He not only believed it was in the best interest of their children for Kim to submit to the psychological evaluation and follow any recommended treatment, but Kroy also asked that she pay for it, and make the results available to the court, as well as him and his legal team.

June 1, 2023 -- The Punch Allegation

Kroy claimed Kim punched him in the back of the head one day before they both filed for divorce. According to Page Six, who first broke the story, a police report dated May 4 said officers from the Milton Police Department responded to a domestic dispute at the former couple's Georgia home.

According to the report, Kim told cops Kroy locked her designer purses, jewelry and passport in a safe and then hid the key from her. Kim went on to claim that the items -- allegedly worth a whopping $175,000 -- were premarital assets. Kroy had a different story, claiming to police that the items were marital property, with the objective of liquidating the assets to help pay down bills.

Eventually, Kroy led cops down to the basement and opened the safe, but there were no purses. Kim's passport was in a Louis Vuitton case, which was then handed to police. What's more, the police report stated that Kroy told cops that the former couple got into an argument over the items in question, which he claimed led to her punching him in the back of the head. According to Page Six, Biermann declined to press charges even though he produced a recording of the alleged altercation.

June 14, 2023 -- Kroy Sued for Missed Car Payments

BMW Financial Services sued Kroy for allegedly failing to make payments on his Rolls-Royce.

In docs obtained by ET, BMW claimed Kroy defaulted on the terms of the contract signed at the time the car was leased by failing to make payments as agreed. BMW also alleged that Kroy "failed and refused" to turn over the vehicle, which they say is still located at his home in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Included with the lawsuit was a copy of Kroy's lease agreement as well as a transaction statement from May 16, 2023, which showed which payments had been made and missed. Per the agreement, payments were $5,297.64 a month and the contract was for 36 months. The contract began on July 31, 2020 and was set to end on July 31, 2023.

June 15, 2023 -- Kroy Requests Court-Appointed Guardians for His and Kim's Children

In court documents filed in the Superior Court of Fulton County in Georgia, Kroy claimed he's concerned for his children's safety with Kim because, among other things, she "frequently takes videos of herself while she is driving, even when the children are with her in the car."

Kroy also claimed that, since they both filed for divorce in early May, Kim has spent very little time at home. And when she does, Kroy alleged that she's on her phone leaving him to care for the children the majority of the time. Kroy claimed that, up until February 2022, they had a live-in nanny who performed all the child housekeeping duties and watch the younger children, but since the divorce filing, they've had to fire the nannies, chefs and housekeepers. Kroy alleged that he's been the one picking up all the slack.

What's more, Kroy stated how concerned he is about Kim's alleged gambling problem, an accusation he's already brought up in court.

"At times, she has been so consumed with hitting the spin button on the virtual slot machines that she fails to pay adequate attention to the children, except when she permits them to gamble on her account," Kroy claimed in court documents.

As such, Kroy asked the court to appoint Judge Michael and Mrs. Stephanie Chastain of Crossroads Family Mediation as guardians ad litem. He also requested a hearing on this as soon as possible.

June 16, 2023 - News of Kim Calling Cops on Kroy

ET obtained a 911 call Kim placed in which she alleged to the dispatcher that Kroy threatened to have her friend arrested for kidnapping their son after giving the friend permission to take their son to a rodeo show.

Kim seemed nonchalant while explaining her "situation," which was that Kroy "is threatening a kidnapping because my girlfriend took my son on a playdate, and now he has harassed not only the mother but my son is shaking and hysterically crying."

The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum went on to say that she's "going to leave and go pick him up to prevent this situation." She added, "I just don't know what else to do at this point."

July 1, 2023 - Kim's Unpaid Target Bill

Amid her divorce drama, Kim was being sued over an unpaid credit card bill in the amount of $2,482.24.

According to Page Six, which obtained the court documents, Target National Bank claimed Kim had "failed, neglected and refused" to cover the amount owed to the bank. The documents stated that the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star opened the credit card back in 2007. Furthermore, the bank claimed the Don't Be Tardy alum last made a payment on Sept. 17, 2022 in the amount of $500. According to the outlet, citing court documents, TD Bank took over the delinquent account and was trying to collect the debt. Page Six noted that Kim's reps declined a request for comment on the lawsuit.

July 2, 2023 - Kim and Kroy Go to Church


Just days before the Fourth of July, Kim and Kroy were spotted together for one of the first times since filing for divorce. 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum and former Atlanta Falcons player took their children to a church service in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday. Kim wore high-waisted trousers and a white blouse, while Kroy sported black jeans and a white button-up shirt. Their four children were with them, and the family went to a local bakery together afterward.

July 7, 2023 - Kim and Kroy Dismiss Divorce

Two months after filing for divorce, Kim filed paperwork to dismiss her divorce petition, court docs obtained by ET show. "Yes, parties are dismissing divorce action and reconciling," Kroy's lawyer, Marlys Bergstrom, told ET.

July 11, 2023 - Kim and Kroy Get Sued

News broke on July 11 that the pair are being sued after allegedly defaulting on a $300,000 home equity credit line taken out for their house in Alpharetta. According to court documents obtained by ET, Landmark Community Bank is suing the couple, and claims that they owe a grand total of $217,443.32, and have failed to maintain their monthly payments on the loan.

The couple allegedly agreed to pay $1,132.46 per month until their target payoff date in January 2038. According to the lawsuit, the couple allegedly defaulted on the loan when they stopped making monthly payments as agreed upon. The lawsuit claims that the last payment was made in December 2022.

The bank subsequently "terminated the Line of Credit" back in May, and attempts to contact the couple regarding the loan and outstanding amount due were allegedly ignored or rejected.

Aug. 24, 2023 -- Kroy Calls It Quits Once More

ET confirmed that Kroy filed for divorce from Kim yet again on Thursday, Aug. 24, after the pair previously dismissed their earlier divorce filings.

A source told ET that Kim and Kroy "have been fighting nonstop" since deciding to give things another go, and that "the relationship has become really toxic."

Another source told ET shortly after the couple first dismissed their divorce petitions, "Kim and Kroy are back together but have a lot of work to do on their marriage. The couple's public split had them each making negative claims about the other, and it's been tough for them to deal with that."

It appears that the challenges of reconciling were too much to overcome -- at least for Kroy. According to court documents obtained by ET, Kroy states that their marriage is "irretrievably broken," and he is seeking sole custody of their four children.

ET has reached out to lawyers and reps for both Kroy and Kim for comment.


Aug. 31, 2023 -- Kroy Requests to Sell Their Mansion

In a court document obtained by ET, the former NFL pro requests an emergency hearing to get permission to put their $3 million house in Alpharetta, Georgia, on the market. 

It is Kroy's hope that if he can sell the house, the money can help to alleviate some of the "significant debt" he and Kim have accrued over the course of their marriage. 

ET has been told that Kim and Kroy mutually agreed to sell their residence.

Sept. 26, 2023 -- Kroy Has 'No Desire' to Reconcile 

After Kim filed a motion to dismiss his second divorce filing on the grounds that they're still having sex, Kroy responded by saying that the marriage is beyond repair and that Kim's motion is just another "delay tactic."

Kim had previously stated in court documents that "the parties have engaged in marital sexual relations on multiple occasions since the filing of the Petition for Divorce, and most recently on or about September 7, 2023."

Oct. 17, 2023 -- The Marital Home Hits the Market

The estranged couple listed their seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom sprawling estate on the market for a whopping $6 million. The property, nestled on 1.78 acres of prime real estate, boasts an array of lavish amenities, making it a coveted piece of Georgia real estate.

The listing on Zillow for this extravagant brick and stone estate reveals a host of luxurious features, including a six-car garage, billiard and arcade rooms, a fully equipped gym with a private massage room, a climate-controlled walk-in wine cellar capable of storing 500 bottles, a heated pool, and a home theater that promises the ultimate cinematic experience.

Oct. 17, 2023 -- Kim Wants Primary Physical Custody

Kim filed new court documents on Oct. 16 in Fulton County Superior Court and requested primary physical custody of her and Kroy's four children -- Kroy "KJ" Jagger Jr., 12, Kash, 11, and twins Kaia Rose and Kane Ren, 9.

According to court documents obtained by ET, Kim insisted "she is a loving, fit and proper parent" and therefore should have "joint legal and primary physical custody of" the children.

As for Kroy, Kim says he "should have liberal visitation" with the children. What's more, Kim now appears ready to move forward with the divorce.

In the court documents, Kim says she "desires a total divorce from [Kroy] on the ground that the marriage is irretrievably broken with no hope for reconciliation." Kim had previously fought the divorce. She previously responded by filing a motion to dismiss Kroy's second divorce petition on the grounds that they're still engaging in "marital sexual relations."

She also wants him to pay temporary and permanent child support, and she wants him to fork over money to cover her legal fees.

Oct. 24, 2023 -- Kim and Kroy Ordered to Play Nice

According to court documents obtained by ET, the estranged couple has been ordered to behave civilly toward one another, and "especially in the presence of the minor children." The documents further state that both parties "shall refrain from engaging in disparaging contact and/or communication with each other."

They are also ordered to refrain from "harassing, vilifying, assaulting, stalking, or otherwise harming the other party or the minor children in any manner, form or fashion, and neither parent shall disparage the other parent in the presence of or earshot of the minor children."

Kim and Kroy are also ordered not to "eavesdrop, surveil, interrupt, or otherwise interfere with the other parent’s visitation with the minor children. Neither parent shall place the minor children in the position of relaying messages or communications between the parents," and "the parties shall communicate between themselves – and not through the minor children."


The estranged couple will also have use of the family home in Alpharetta, Georgia, until it's sold. In the meantime, Kim will have "exclusive possession and use of the basement/nanny suite" and Kroy will have "exclusive possession and use of the master bedroom."

Also, "neither party shall enter the other party's individually awarded space in the marital residence without permission." They'll share the common areas of the home.

Nov. 7, 2023 -- Kroy's Rolls-Royce to Be Repossessed 

The court ordered that his 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan be repossessed after he failed to respond to BMW's lawsuit against him for failed payments on the car.

BMW sued Kroy back in June after claiming the former NFL player failed to make payments on the car. Per the docs, BMW claimed Biermann defaulted on the terms of the contract signed at the time the car was leased. BMW also alleged Kroy had "failed and refused" to turn over the vehicle.

Included with the lawsuit is also a copy of Kroy's lease agreement as well as a transaction statement from May 16, 2023, which showed which payments had been made and missed. Per the agreement, payments were $5,297.64 a month and the contract was for 36 months. The contract began on July 31, 2020 and was set to end July 31, 2023.

The docs showed that Kroy's last lease payment was made on April 17, 2023. 

Nov. 21, 2023 -- Cops Respond to the Home

Despite being ordered to play nice -- especially in front of their children -- the estranged couple purportedly got into such an explosive fight that one of their kids felt compelled to call 911.

It had been reported that police were called to Kim and Kroy's home, where at least four officers -- including a supervisor -- serviced a verbal domestic dispute call. According to TMZ, who first reported the news, Kim and Kroy were "extremely loud" during the fight, and that it was one of their four young kids who called the cops.

The police eventually were able to cool things down between Kim and Kroy. ET reached out to Kim, who had no comment. ET also reached out to Kroy and the estranged couple's lawyers for comment, but never heard back.

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Dec. 5, 2023 -- More Financial Trouble

After getting his Rolls-Royce repossessed, Kroy's now being sued by JPMorgan Chase Bank for an unpaid credit card bill totaling just over $13,000.

According to court documents obtained by ET, the bank claims Kroy owes the financial institution $13,071.88. In an attempt to prove its claim -- filed in Fulton County Superior Court -- the bank also attached an exhibit showing when and how he fell behind.

The credit card statement attached shows Kroy started falling behind on his payments earlier this summer, and the entire balance owed carries a 19.99 annual percentage rate. 

The same week JPMorgan Chase Bank sued him, Kroy's divorce attorney placed a consent attorney's lien against all of his recoverable assets after the lawyer claimed Kroy owes him $801.01. According to court documents, interest will continue to accrue at the rate of 1.5 percent per month until the law firm is paid in full.

Dec. 13, 2023 -- Ordered to Attend and Complete Mediation

The estranged couple has been ordered to attend and complete mediation by Jan. 31, 2024. 

According to court documents obtained by ET, both parties must attend the mediation process, which can be arranged through the Fulton County Alternative Dispute Resolution program. They'll have to split the associated costs of mediation equally. They may also elect to use a private mediator in lieu of the Fulton County ADR Program.

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