Kim Zolciak has been photographed smoking a cigarette while pregnant, according to TMZ. So it looks like the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ will get her wish: people are going to be Googling her a lot for this moronic move. But could Kim Zolciak be redeemed by proving that she didn’t know she was pregnant when the photo was taken, and what kind of danger could she be putting her unborn child in if she’s been sneaking smokes?
Well, TMZ has done their homework on this one. The photo was taken just a few weeks ago, and Kim Zolciak is reportedly three months pregnant. To make matters worse for the reality show star, she gave a statement to a tabloid indicating that she knew she was pregnant in October, stating that she denied pregnancy rumors then because she wasn’t through her first trimester yet and that anything could happen during that time. So what kind of danger is Kim Zolciak putting her unborn child in if she’s been unable to give up her cigarettes?
According to WebMD, Kim Zolciak is possibly putting her baby at risk for developing a whole slew of health problems, and smoking while pregnant is basically like poisoning an unborn child. Risks for the baby include the development of lung or respiratory problems, a low birth weight or premature birth, and an increased heart rate. The worst case scenario would be a miscarriage or stillbirth.
So if Kim Zolciak hasn’t quit smoking, hopefully the father of her child, NFL player Kroy Biermann, can talk some sense into her. Unfortunately, it seems that the unmarried couple are just looking at the pregnancy as another way to make money; according to Perez Hilton, Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann want their own reality show focused on her pregnancy and a possible future wedding for the pair (following in Bethenny Frankel’s footsteps much?). So would there be enough room on reality TV for another blonde, her NFL player hubby, and baby? And after this smoking scandal, would anyone even care to watch? (Kendra may have led a crazy life, but at least she seems to genuinely care about her kid.)
Hopefully this desperate housewife doesn’t enjoy the attention she’s getting for this dangerous drag on a cig, and if her reality show plans don’t work out, she could always continue to follow Bethanny Frankel and give ‘Skating with the Stars’ a try (or, better yet, maybe she should just put her reality show career on ice).