ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Who is Big Poppa on Real Housewives of Atlanta? The mystery of Big Poppa aka Big Pappa, Kim Zolciak’s then boyfriend, is reexamined on Real Housewives of Atlanta today. Storylines including “does Kim Zolciak have real hair”, “who is NeNe Leakes’ real father”, and “what happened to Big Poppa” are being reexamined by Bravo today as it reruns some of its biggest reality show mysteries of 2009. To date, some of those mysteries remain unanswered by the network.
On Wednesday, Bravo reexamined on Real Housewives of Atlanta Kim Zolciak’s real hair. Back in 2009, Tyra Banks started the new season of her talk show revealing her own real hair. So Bravo did the same.
At the time, during an exchange between Kim and Andy Cohen, Zolciak told the WWHL host that she had gotten sick earlier in her life. When Cohen asked NeNe about Kim’s hair, NeNe told Cohen “I don’t have a problem with it [her real hair]. You do you?”
From 2008, Bravo milked the storyline mystery “who is Big Poppa”. While never appearing on camera, Big Poppa or Papa as was the core factor that drove viewer curiosity in season one. That curiosity still remains to date, in reruns.
In the years that followed, false reports claimed Big Pappa was Quincy Jones. LALATE in 2008 reported at the time claims that the Big Poppa allegedly was Lee Najjar, owner of a local real estate company and father of Jared Najjar. Jared Najjar at the time made news as CEO of Archangel, a jewelry line for Brody Jenner.
In 2009, Kim revealed a sudden reconciliation with Big Poppa. After being dropped off at Kandi Burruss’ home, Kim Z revealed then she and Big Poppa were back together. In a later scene, Kim said she got the “surprise of her life” – Big Poppa popped the big question … and she said yes (of course). Kandi says “it’s hard to find a good friend”.
That same year, Kim hinted that a marriage to Big Papa could be in the works. During an interview with news in fall of 2009, she wouldn’t answer questions if she was wearing an engagement ring.
When asked if she was engaged, Kim said told news “It’s a little more than that. It’s very exciting. You’ll have to watch and see what happens, it’s very exciting for me.” She later said “We’re in a really great place”.
Finally, Nene Leaks this week on RHOA reruns is trying to find out who her real dad is. In preparation for her book “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice” she told news that the search was often painful and confusing.