Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak confirms to Life & Style magazine in its new issue that she and DJ Tracy Young have been more than just friends, talking to the magazine about their first kiss and why she doesn't want to define herself as a lesbian.
"We were both going through heartbreak at the time," she tells the magazine. "I had split up with Big Poppa, and she had just ended a relationship she had been in for three years. The first night we met, we just connected on a different level. We ended up talking for two hours. After that, we started working in the studio together, remixing 'Tardy for the Party.' We gradually became closer," she added. "There were sparks, but [physically] it was a gradual situation. Tracy made the first move. Our first kiss was passionate and exciting."
Rumors surfaced last month that the two were dating when photos of them attending a charity event as a couple appeared online. Zolciak then denied they were more than friends to Andy Cohen on an episode of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live.
The Advocate later interviewed DJ Tracy Young, who wouldn't confirm reports the two were dating but was vague in trying to explain their relationship. "I'm not at liberty to say all the personal details, but we have a lot of similarities and a very strong connection. She's a great friend and I adore her, but it's kind of complicated."
Zolciak also told the magazine she doesn't see herself as gay or lesbian -- just one of many mothers who have been in a relationship with another woman.
"I don't believe love has a gender. I have a ton of girlfriends who have been with girls, and I could never comprehend that before. Now I can. But I don't want to define gay, bisexual or straight. I just think it's too much for me -- a woman doesn't define me, nor does a man. I'm among the millions of parents who have been in a gay or lesbian relationship. It hasn't been an easy road lately, but I feel there are no mistakes in my life. Everything happens for a reason. To have the opportunity to speak for myself and to have people understand what I'm going through is really special. I myself was confused and scared at first. Being able to speak from my heart and get this all out, it's a huge relief for me."