Kim Zolciak is rumored to be rejoining The Real Housewives of Atlanta for season 9. The reality television star left the hit show in season 5 to appear on her own show, Don't Be Tardy, which enters its fifth season this September. Bravo hasn't confirmed anything surrounding cast decisions for the upcoming season.

Does Kim need RHOA after all these years?

They say to never burn your bridges. Television stars know this more than anybody. In a lot of cases, they leave a show that got them started in the business only to return.

They have their sights set on other projects that either don't pan out or don't pay the bills. Some might argue Kim left on bad terms with the show after she departed in anger and severed ties with the women. Ever since, however, she's tried patching things up with a few old cast mates.

A source tells All About the Tea that Kim Zolciak is in talks with Bravo about appearing on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. On top of that, Kim and her three teenage daughters were filmed attending Sheree Whitfield's son's birthday party in July.

This adds to rumors that she's rejoining the cast on RHOA.

It appears Kim may need the extra paycheck, the insider tells All About the Tea. Now that Kim's husband, Kroy Biermann, is released from the Atlanta Falcons, she's been the main source of income for the family. She has worked hard to promote her skincare line and seek other ways to bring in money. With six kids and living an "extravagant lifestyle," the pressure is there for Kim to bring in more money.

Trying to wormhole her way back?

Prior to Kim's nasty exit from RHOA, she and NeNe Leakes were at each others throats. The pair have seemingly reconciled. The Don't Be Tardy star even posted a tweet in March to NeNe that she'd like to return to the show to start up trouble between them again. This was a futile angle to work from, since NeNe isn't coming back toRHOA for season 9. Her relationship with the other women was strained when she jumped ship, so her only possible ally would be Sheree since she was her son's birthday party.

It's unclear if Kim Zolciak will return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta on a full-time basis or as just the "friend" of a fellow cast member. The network hasn't commented either way.

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