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Bethenny Frankel calls out Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann for 'gross' spending habits on 'Real Housewives' amid financial troubles

Kim Zolciak and Bethenny Frankel in 2009.
Kim Zolciak and Bethenny Frankel in 2009.Kevin Mazur/WireImage
  • Bethenny Frankel criticized Kim Zolciak-Biermann and her estranged husband Kroy for spending beyond their means.

  • Frankel said on TikTok that she heard the estranged couple owes the IRS $1 million each.

  • A representative for Zolciak-Biermann didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

Former "Real Housewives of New York" star Bethenny Frankel called out fellow "Housewife" Kim Zolciak-Biermann and her estranged husband, former NFL player Kroy Biermann, for their "gross" spending habits amid reports of their divorce due to financial issues.

In a TikTok posted on Monday, the SkinnyGirl founder said Zolciak-Biermann used the "old 'Housewives model to get on the show" in which she said women come on the show, "make no money, spend, spend" and then have to declare bankruptcy or foreclose on their homes.

Frankel said that though the pair lived on "a football salary" and "a 'Housewives' salary," they were "spending like the fuckin' plane's going down."

"You're writing checks you can't cash and it's gross. It's like what's wrong with America," she continued. "I heard Kim and Kroy owe a million dollars each, and it's like, good. Pay the IRS. You gotta fuckin' pay. You wanna play? You gotta fuckin' pay."

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TMZ reported earlier this week that Zolciak-Biermann, a former "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star, filed for divorce from her husband.

The divorce filing comes after months of public financial trouble for the two. People reported back in February that their Georgia mansion was in foreclosure after the pair defaulted on a $1.65 million loan that they took out in October 2012. The property was set to be publically auctioned off on March 7 but was canceled. A TMZ report also said the pair owe $1.1 million in taxes, penalties, and interest.

Frankel admitted that she gets "lit" when she sees people "spending what they don't have."

"It's like fucking up the whole system. It's like fucking with the IRS. Like, you pay your goddamn bills," Frankel said noting that she used to be "terrified" to spend money without calling her financial advisers.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kroy Biermann
Kim and Kroy in October 2022.Paras Griffin/GC Images

Zolciak-Biermann, 44, married Biermann, 37, in November 2011 and they began sharing their love story on "RHOA" and its spinoff show "Don't Be Tardy" the following year. The show ran for eight seasons and was canceled in 2020.

The two share four children together: Kroy, 11, Kash, 10, and 9-year-old twins, Kaia and Kane. Zolciak-Biermann also has two daughters from a previous relationship.

A representative for Zolciak-Biermann didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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