KIM Zolciak was stunned as she learned her estranged father, Joe, has cancer and did not tell her due to their ongoing family feud.
The 42-year-old reality star sobbed after finding out the devastating news during a cross-country RV road trip on the season eight premiere of Don’t Be Tardy.
Kim had a full house on wheels as she set off on the Spring Break adventure with her husband, Kroy Biermann, and six kids.
After a day of fun shopping in Nashville during their first pitstop, the Atlanta natives headed to Columbus, Ohio to visit Kim’s Aunt Laurie.
The Bravo personality was vocal about Laurie being the only family member she talks to after no longer having a relationship with her parents.
Kim has been open about fighting with her mom, Karen, and father, Joe, as she revealed that she has not seen them since her 2011 wedding.
The matriarch’s kids – Brielle, 23, Ariana, 18, Kroy Jr, 9, Kash, 8, Kaia and Kane, 6 – also do not speak with their grandparents as a “choice.”
Despite the past disagreements, Brielle asked her great-aunt how her grandma and grandpa are doing as the kin had dinner at a steakhouse together.
“Your grandpa had some medical stuff going on,” Laurie cryptically said.
After Kim questioned if she meant her dad, Laurie confirmed before she dropped the bombshell.
“He had cancer,” the star’s aunt said to a table of shocked faces.
The show did not go into details about what kind of cancer Joe had or what his current condition is.
Immediately after revealing the shocking news, a promo for next week’s episode plays.
The teaser shows the RHOA alum breaking down in tears as she can hardly speak due to the emotions.
“I’m just upset about my dad. I don’t know what to say,” she cries as she buries her face in her hands.
She continues to sob inside of the RV at the unexpected information as her husband looks on concerned while trying to console her.
Kim has not spoken with her parents since she had them ushered out of her wedding ceremony to Kroy in 2011.
The TV personality’s mom reportedly tried to sell a tell-all book about her daughter and allegedly sold personal information to media outlets.
“My mom and I have always butted heads. She’s kind of tormented me for many years,” she confessed during a 2017 episode of her Bravo series.
She continued: “After I married Kroy, you would think it would get easier but it’s actually only gotten worse.
“It’s one thing messing with Kroy and I, but when you’re messing with my children, it becomes a whole different ballgame for me.”
Don’t Be Tardy airs Tuesdays at 10pm EST on Bravo.
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