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'Real Housewives of Atlanta's' Kim Zolciak: Marlo Hampton 'Better Never Hold a Peach'

The star of her own Bravo spinoff, "Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding," talks to THR about fellow housewife Sheree Whitfield's departure and her possible replacement on the hit series.

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While The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion specials were still airing, Kim Zolciak’s cast mate and friend, Sheree Whitfield, confirmed reports that she wouldn’t be returning to the series if Bravo gives it another season.

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“I think Sheree is just possibly in a different place,” Zolciak, whose new series Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding premieres Thursday, tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I don’t know what happened -- if it was completely her decision or Bravo’s, or a combination, I don’t know that. What I do know is that she does have a lot going on and I’m going to miss her.”

“If they are casting another housewife, then I look forward to that,” she adds. “I look forward to meeting somebody new and kind of going through that, but Sheree definitely will be missed.”

Of course, that’s how Zolciak feels as long as Whitfield isn’t replaced by season four standout and unofficial housewife, Marlo Hampton. Clearly, there is no love lost since the reunion was taped.

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“Marlo better never hold a peach,” Zolciak says, referring the peaches the cast holds during the opening credits. “I mean she’s been arrested seven times, clearly that shows somebody’s character. Her language and her demeanor are just disgusting. Her energy to me is just disgusting, using the 'F' word, and the gay swear is disgusting to me. That really showed me her character, and after I saw that and heard that she had said that, I just had no interest in ever getting to know her.”

The two women really went at it during the reunion and Zolciak is still especially angry about Hampton bringing up her husband Kroy Biermann’s finances and the possibility they traded in her former engagement ring from “Big Poppa” to help pay for the one Biermann gave her.

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“Just appalling to insult my family and it really ticked me off,” she says. “But I kept saying to myself, ‘I’m pregnant, calm down, don’t get aggravated, she doesn’t know me, doesn’t know anything about me.’ It seemed very rehearsed to me."

“She’s just trying to create drama so she can hold a peach, which will never happen,” Zolciak adds.

Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding premieres Thursday at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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