RHOA’s Kim Zolciak Fires Assistant + Assistant Denies Stealing from Former Boss
33-year-old reality star, Kim Zolciak, and her 24 year old ex-assistant, Sweetie Hughes, are a famous pair. We’ve seen the two together on several episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. (In one episode NeNe Leakes asserted that Kim treated Sweetie like a slave. And a “Free Sweetie” campaign was started, afterward.) In September 2011, Sweetie was finally terminated from her position, and, of course, the media began making up crazy rumors to explain why. Now Sweetie has come forth to comment on what’s been said.
On how she became Kim’s assistant in the first place:
“To be honest, I really don’t even know… I guess it was just spur of the moment. I just happened to know her so well it just worked out. She had so many different assistants it just worked out. I worked for her way before she was famous. I did the same thing I was doing now back then, at the age of 15. The only thing I couldn’t do back then was drive; coffee, scheduled appointments, I did it all.”
On why she was let go:
“I actually quit in the beginning and was like, ‘you know, I have school and stuff,’ but agreed to work until she found another assistant. And it so happens I just continued to work, but we went back and forth basically and it just went on and on… Did she call me and while I was on my way to work to say not to come in to work or ‘its not gonna work out’? Yeah she did but I had been asking for that about a year ago… but it’s not like it [ended] on a really bad note.”
On if she stole money from Kim:
“I saw [that rumor] on twitter… some person tweeted me point blank ‘did you steal from Kim?’ and it was my first time hearing about it. That
shitis crazy! Do you know how much money I handled for Kim? As her assistant I had bank account access and all that. Some other assistants never had the opportunity to get that far. So as far as loyalty it’s been very high… I think someone just made it up and I realize that out of every assistant she’s ever had, I’m the one they always talk about; they always try to keep my name out there, which is cool, it ain’t hurting me.”
Kim also backed Sweetie up, about the rumor. She tweeted,
On if Kim’s husband, Kroy Bierman, was uncomfortable having a Black person in his home:
“He’s cool. That’s all I’ve got to say. I prefer not to… umm… We’re just better off cool… There’s only so much someone can take.”
Anyway, we wish Sweetie the best of luck in her future endeavors. We hear she’s currently finishing up her college education, in order to better prepare her for a new job. Nice.