Their breakup was messy.
Now, nearly a year after their split, Brielle Biermann has opened up about what really happened with pro baseball player Michael Kopech, who appeared with her on Season 6 of "Don't Be Tardy." (Their breakup will reportedly be covered on Season 7 of the hit Bravo show, which debuts on Feb. 17.)
News that they'd ended their two-year romance emerged in March 2018. Initial reports blamed conflicting schedules and distance. Brielle explained at the time in a since-deleted tweet, "We have a lot going on right now we decided it would be for the best. What's meant to be will always be."
But now, admits 21-year-old Brielle — the eldest daughter of "Tardy" star Kim Zolciak-Biermann — there was far more at play. And it was Michael, 22, who initiated their split. "It was more of him wanting to take a break, and he wanted me to wait on him," she told TooFab, explaining that she felt the Chicago White Sox pitcher wanted to sew some oats then get back together.
"And I was like, 'I'm not gonna wait on you, dude. You clearly wanna go f— around. You think I'm stupid? I'm not stupid. I'm not gonna be waiting for you to return. I have a life too,'" Brielle told TooFab. "He was like, 'In a year, we can date.' I was like, 'Are you insane? No.'"
Looking back, she knows breaking up was the right decision. "It needed to happen," she told TooFab. "I just was a little in denial because no one's ever left me before. So I was like, 'What the f— is your problem? You have issues to leave me.' I was so confused at the time. I was like, 'Really? You're really leaving me? Okay, bye!' I was such an a—–e."
These days, "I do not talk to him," Brielle said.
Last summer, Michael took his romance with another celebrity — "Riverdale" actress Vanessa Morgan, 26 — public.
The couple frequently appear on one another's social media accounts and were still going strong as of January.