Around the time that Real Housewife Kim Zolciak‘s epically-named “Tardy for the Party” album was getting ready to drop, rumors began to surface that she was switch-hitting for the lezzies. We immediately applied the t.A.T.u. Theorem to the situation: [Off-season reality star records music + kissing girls = publicity!], but the buzz was pretty persistent. Finally, after denying it for weeks, Zolciak has confirmed that she is, in fact, in a relationship with Tracy Young, the DJ who mixed “Tardy.”
On a Bravo Watch What Happens Live segment earlier this month, Andy Cohen told Zolciak that he’d “heard [she’d] been swimming around in lady ponds,” which rightfully confused her, because what? Is that a thing people say? So he pressed on and asked her if she was “opening [herself] up to ladies.”
Zolciak told Cohen that she’d never been with a woman, and that the rumors were just fun and games.
Zolciak and Young, on time for their own party, probably.
A couple of weeks later, Young sat down with The Advocate to answer questions about Zolciak in an interview that got increasingly awkward (and awesome) as Brandon Voss tried to get a real answer out of her. He went from “Are you dating or have you ever dated Kim Zolciak?” to “How close is close?” to “Why didn’t you address the rumors on your Twitter or Facebook as soon as the story broke on March 1?” to my personal favorite “In a perfect world, would you like Kim to be your girlfriend?”
Young artfully dodged every question, which turned out to be a waste of time because in this month’s issue of Life & Style, Zolciak came out with the truth.
Zolciak and Young in their “just friends” phase, apparently unclear about “just friends” hand placement.
And about their first kiss, Zolciak said:
This original story broke when US Weekly reported that Zolciak and Young’s relationship would be featured in next season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta. And God, how I hope that’s true. I know I’m supposed to say “Visibility” here, but mostly I want to see a person who has worked with Madonna handle NeNe Leakes.
And here’s another because I love you. (And because I’m from The ATL; I’ve gotta represent.)
What do you think of Kim and Tracy coming out as a couple? (Also: NeNe is amazing, right?)