In the wake of Kandi Burruss
' heartbreak, close friend and Real Housewives of Atlanta
co-star Kim Zolciak
is supporting the singer in her time of need. "This is a tragedy and an incredibly difficult time in her life. I, as her friend, will stand by her side, Kim tells In Touch
about her grieving pal. Kandi's former fianc, Ashley "A.J. Jewell, died on October 2 after succumbing to a beating outside an Atlanta strip club.