There’s a saying that goes, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
Kim Zolciak – Bravo star and her daughter, Brielle Bierman, certainly live by this saying.
Brielle, has, no doubt, inherited Kim’s talent for braggadocio.
The 26-year-old is sassy, bold, aggressive, and knows how to find her way to the top.
She uses every opportunity to self-promote– a character out of Zolciak’s playbook.
She’s also into plastic surgery, fashion, and a lavish lifestyle, all of which Kim is known for.
Brielle has made a name for herself as both a reality star and social media influencer.
She is young, beautiful, and rich. As such, she arouses curiosity among many people.
One of the things that people wonder with the star is her father. The subject raises a lot of questions.
Here, we will set the record straight. Just who is Brielle Brierman’s father?
Who is Brielle Bierman?
If you are a dedicated fan of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Brielle needs no introduction.
She is Kim Zolciak Brierman’s first daughter who came to the limelight on RHOA during its first four seasons.
She joined the show when she was only 11 years old and has grown in front of cameras to date.
She also proceeded to star in her mom’s reality spin-off “Don’t Be Tardy.’
Back then, she had thin lips and braces – much like most kids her age.
However, her looks have changed and at 26 years, her look contrasts that of her younger self in every way possible.
Even though Kim gave her a daughter start on RHOA, Brielle is certainly a celebrity in her own right by now.
She enjoys a large following on Instagram with over 1.3 million followers.
Together with her half-sister Ariana, Brielle owns a business called KAB Cosmetics which sells cruelty-free makeup.
She also helps run her mom’s businesses Kashmere Collection and Salty K Swim.
The 26-year-old is very active on social media and continues to carve out her career path.
Not only is she a social media influencer and an ex-reality TV star but a brand ambassador for various brands including Fab Fit Fun, Loving Tan, and 310 Shake just to mention a few.
Who Is Brielle Bierman’s Father?
As mentioned before, Brielle Brierman is Kim Zolciak’s first daughter from a previous relationship.
During her tenure in RHOA, she met a football star, Kroy Brierman, whom she fell in love.
After a few years of dating, the two tied the knot in 2011. The wedding was showcased on “Don’t Be Tardy.”
Kim pretty much started her marriage to Kroy with two girls from previous relationships.
Lucky for her, her new celebrity hubby adopted both girls in 2013.
Therefore, the NFL star is technically the father of the girls.
However, both daughters were fathered by two different people.
Arianna’s birth father is the infamous Daniel Toce – Kim’s first husband and convicted sex offender.
Brielle’s father, on the other hand, is none other than John McDougald an ex-police sergeant with Windsor Locks.
Kim was allegedly in a relationship with the ex-cop when she was only 17 years old.
At the time, John was 47, meaning there was a 30-year-old gap between the two.
Kim was still in high school when she got pregnant with Brielle.
John McDougald made headlines back then (in the late 90s) for sex scandals and infidelity that ended his career.
The short of it is that despite being married, the officer was caught in extra-marital affairs.
He also harassed his wife after they’d parted ways to the point of him getting fired.
One of the many women he slept with was Kim Zolciak.
Not only was Kim a minor, but she was also a witness in a criminal investigation. That’s an offense among police officers.
When the affair came into the limelight, John was suspended from duty.
Later, he was fired for misconduct as a police officer.
By the time he was let go, he’d served the force for 24 years.
Where is John McDougald Now?
There are no reports about McDougald’s whereabouts but it is highly unlikely that Brielle has any relationship with him.
After Kroy adopted him, both Brielle and Arianna picked the Brierman name.
He became their father. Sadly, Zolciak and Kroy’s relationship may be coming to an end.
A few months back, Kim filed for divorce and later changed her mind and revoked it.
However, reports say that in August 2023 (last month), Kroy went ahead and submitted the divorce papers by himself.
It is not clear if Kim has signed the papers but there’s evidence that the union may be breaking.
Brierman has also un-followed Kroy on Instagram amidst the rumors—adding wood to the fire.
Brielle Biermann is a big name in the reality TV world.
As Kim Zolciak’s beloved daughter and one who has a personality of her own, the young adult is now famous.
Ironically, the truth about her biological father hasn’t come up on RHOA.
The stars are known for digging each other’s closets for skeletons.
Well, if you are curious, John McDougals is the star’s father.