This season, Kandi Burruss is experiencing lots of changes in her personal life. The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star and her husband Todd Tucker are gearing up to welcome a daughter via surrogate, but the news is somewhat bittersweet for the couple.
During last night’s season 12 premiere, Burruss and Tucker revealed that their surrogate was originally carrying twin girls. “We actually was supposed to be having twins, and then one of them didn’t continue,” Burruss explained on the show. “I was sad at first, but then I just had to be grateful that the one made it.”
Burruss and Tucker documented their surrogacy journey during season 11. The couple was introduced to a surrogacy candidate named Shadina via OBGYN and Married To Medicine star Dr. Jackie Walters. Although apprehensive, the they chose to move forward with the process. “To allow somebody to carry my child inside of them? It was a tough decision to make,” Burruss said on Sunday’s episode of RHOA.
Burruss decided that surrogacy was her best option because of the fact that her pregnancy with son Ace, 3, was high risk. She also has a history of fibroids which made carrying another child even more complicated. “For me, it was like, clearly I have not been getting pregnant… it’s just not happening,” she told The Daily Dish.
The idea of not physically carrying their second child together brings out a mix of emotions for the couple, who wed in 2014. “I just feel like this whole situation is strange,” she reveals during the premiere. “I don’t get to be excited about the first kick. I don’t get to be excited about, ‘Oh now my baby bump is showing.’ I don’t get to be excited even about my boobs filling up with milk.”
She continues: “You have this guilt [and] sadness. So it’s a joyous, yet interesting experience.”
In addition to their son Ace, Burruss has a 17-year-old daughter named Riley and Tucker has a 23-year-old daughter named Kaela – both of whom are from previous relationships.
We wish the Tucker all the best in welcoming their fourth child to the bunch!