Oh happy day! Yet another Real Housewives Of Atlanta couple has been bitten by the baby bug! Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker are expecting another child via surrogate, according to People. The gender of the child has not yet been revealed, but we’ll reportedly know more when the reality series returns in November.
The couple, who each have a daughter from a previous relationship and share a three-year-old son, will apparently be documenting the surrogacy process on season 12 of RHOA. Last season, we saw Burruss convince an apprehensive Tucker that surrogacy was their best option. During a meeting with Married To Medicine‘s Dr. Jackie and a potential surrogate, their minds were put at ease and at the season 11 reunion, Burruss confirmed that they were indeed going through with the process. The singer even got teary-eyed as she recalled a conversation with Bravo host Andy Cohen, who welcomed a son via surrogacy. “I don’t want to get teary-eyed about it,” Kandi said. “I said, ‘Well I guess I’m going to have a baby momma.’ And [Andy] said, ‘Don’t you ever say that, because you are your baby’s mother and if you say that, you are taking away from yourself.’”
Burruss has previously revealed that she decided on surrogacy because of health complications. “I was hoping that we would somehow by the grace of God get pregnant on our own. It never happened,” Kandi explains in The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 11 After Show. “Unfortunately, you know, I’ve had a lot of issues with fibroids, and I’ve had multiple surgeries. And plus, I have scar tissue from having so many different surgeries. So with that being said, we do have two embryos left, and because I had a high-risk pregnancy and all these other factors, we came to the conclusion that their best chance of making it would be to get a surrogate.”
The gender of the child has not yet been revealed, but we’ll reportedly know more when the reality series returns in November. Kandi told US Weekly last year: “We have girls. We have two embryos that are still left from when we had Ace [through IVF].”
Kandi and Todd are the only ones with a mini-me on the way. RHOA star Eva Marcille is currently eight months pregnant with her third child, a boy named Maverick.
We can’t get enough of all this baby love! Congratulations to the couple!