Any good will Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann showed for each other in recent weeks appeared to have evaporated after police were called to their home to break up a shouting match on Monday night.
The 45-year-old former Real Housewives Of Atlanta star and the 38-year-old ex-NFL player appear to have concerned one of their own children so badly that they called the police, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
It’s not clear which of their children phoned for help, but the sources noted that it was one of their four younger children, which would rule out Kim’s older children Brielle, 26, and Ariana, 22, both of whom are from previous relationships.
The exes also share sons KJ, 12; Kash, 11; and fraternal twins Kane and Kaia, nine, one of whom reportedly called the police.
The shocking incident, which appears to be just one of several times that Kim and Kroy have had the police visit them since their messy separation began, comes just over a week after they put their differences aside for a celebratory anniversary dinner.
Back again: Kim Zolciak, 45, and estranged husband Kroy Biermann, 38, got a visit from police during a shouting match after one of their four younger children phoned for help
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Kim and Kroy had an ‘extremely loud’ verbal fight, which scared one of the young kids enough to call 911
According to the sources, three police officers and a supervisor dropped by the estranged couple’s home, where a judge has ordered them to sleep on separate floors.
They said Kim and Kroy were engaged in an ‘extremely loud’ verbal fight, which appears to have scared one of the children enough to make them phone for help breaking it up.
However, the police were apparently able to subdue the two for the night.
Kim previously called police to their home — which they are attempting to sell for $6 million to help pay off their mounting debts — after Kroy had locked himself in the couple’s bedroom, allegedly refusing his estranged wife entry.
Once police arrived, Kroy — who refused to show his face from behind the bedroom door — handed over Kim’s medications and some cosmetics, as well as a comforter.
Kroy had again holed himself up in the bedroom in late September, when Kim again called police.
She said that the football player had taken her two cell phones in the bedroom with himself and was refusing to give them back to her.
Police ultimately got him to hand over the phones, and Kim slept in a separate bedroom with the door locked for privacy.
The latest incident appears to be an escalation of sorts, as it was previously one of the adults who called for police during past visits, but now one of their young children has interceded.
The children were at home during previously visits from law enforcement, though Kim claimed that they were asleep during the September visit over the allegedly stolen cell phones.
A judge had previously ordered Kim to live in their home’s basement suite, while Kroy was allowed to stay in the master bedroom.
The arrangement was presumably meant to help give them privacy and cut down on the arguments, though both are allowed to be in their home’s common areas, including the living room and kitchen.
Reaching out: In addition to Kim’s older daughter Brielle, 26, and Ariana, 22, she and Kroy share sons KJ, 12; Kash, 11; and fraternal twins Kane and Kaia, nine, one of whom reportedly called police
Toning it down: According to the sources, three police officers and a supervisor dropped by the estranged couple’s home. They were able to subdue them for the night
Going all out: Despite tension between the couple and their apparent lack of resources, they reunited on their anniversary for a lavish dinner pasta and seafood dinner earlier this month
The reality star has given mixed signals about the state of her marriage. Between visits from police, she and Kroy put on a happy face to celebrate their anniversary with a fancy dinner earlier this month, and she even added her married name back to her Instagram account, despite her ongoing divorce.
Last week, Kim even tamped down on concerns that she was selling off her designer clothing and accessories to help pay her significant debts.
After a fan asked on Instagram if she was trying to raise money, she claimed that she merely had too many things and was trying to pare them down.
Still, financial challenges have continued to mount for the two. As they wait to see if their pricy home will sell, they have been ordered by a judge to pay $230,000 from a lawsuit over unpaid credit card bills, and Kroy has also been order to turn over his Rolls-Royce after he stopped making the $5,000 monthly payments for over a year.