There are some reality TV stars’ kids that we have literally watched grow up throughout the years. It’s crazy to think that Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers saw Teresa Giudice pregnant with Audriana Giudice during the Season 1 reunion. Now, she is a fifth grader. Do you feel old yet? I do. How about this one: Gia Giudice is a freshman in college.
Jersey Shore fans saw Snooki and JWoww go from hard-partying roomies to devoted moms. Now, their kids are in school too. And just like most other moms, reality TV stars took (and shared) photos of their kids’ first day of school.
Sometimes I don’t realize how old I’m getting until I see photos of other people’s kids. Allow me to present, Exhibit A: Kandi Burruss’ eldest child, Riley. When we first met Riley on Real Housewives of Atlanta, she was a shy little girl being raised by her single mother. Over the years, viewers have watched Kandi try to navigate a relationship with Riley’s father, who hasn’t played a large role in his daughter’s upbringing. Through the twists and turns of Kandi’s life, Riley was by her mom’s side. Now she is practically a grown woman and ready to take on the world.
Kandi’s daughter has definitely gone through some changes. Riley gained a stepfather in Todd Tucker. His daughter was brought into the Burruss group as well. Then Todd and Kandi welcomed their son, Ace, in 2016. Riley has always presented as bashful and not particularly outspoken, but being raised in the spotlight isn’t easy. We’ve never seen Riley engage in, shall we say, other activities of celebrity children. As a testament to her overall goodness, Kandi gifted Riley a Porsche Cayenne for her Sweet Sixteen last year. Nicki Minaj even had special floor mats made with Riley’s nickname! Well, it’s that time again, another birthday to celebrate. But Riley didn’t get a fast ride this year, she took to social media with another idea.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss has been very open with her struggle to balance career and family time. In last week’s episode, the cast did their version of rose and thorn during their last dinner in Japan. Eva Marcille asked the ladies to discuss the highs and lows they have in their lives right now.
Kandi gushed her “highs” are all about how amazing all of her businesses are doing. For her “lows,” she admitted she struggles to find time for her family. She explained this is why her husband Todd Tucker and her daughter Riley Burruss aren’t too thrilled with her desire to have another baby. Apparently, fans of the show are also upset over Kandi’s work life balance.
After joking that her baby “doesn’t get out of bed for less than $1 million a day,” Kenya Moore finally released photos of her daughter Brooklyn Doris Daly. She did share those first photos exclusively with her Instagram followers. Instead, Kenya and Marc Daly’s daughter had a full-on photo shoot with People.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, or the baby is out of the crib (for that presumably high paying photo shoot), Kenya has shared several photos on Instagram. Sadly, Kenya is not a Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member anymore. The fans did not get to see Kenya’s pregnancy or any of Brooklyn’s first moments. However, she did get a visit from two Atlanta Housewives.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 11 premiere gave us a glimpse at what we can expect from the ladies. Kandi Burruss discussed her desire to have another baby with Todd Tucker. She revealed that they still have two embryos from when they conceived their son Ace Wells Tucker. NeNe Leakes shared her struggles with husband Gregg Leakes’ cancer diagnosis. Both Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey have their new boyfriends.
Let’s be honest. Nothing actually “happened.” It was more of a catch up session with the friends in my head. With that said, there isn’t really much to discuss from the episode. Let’s hope that changes as the season progresses.
Aside from opening her third restaurant and supporting all of her other business endeavors, it’s clear that Kandi Burruss’s main storyline on Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 11 is her desire to have another child.
She and her husband Todd Tucker each have a daughter from previous relationships in addition to their son Ace Wells Tucker who was born in 2016.
There were some very impressive reality TV star Halloween costumes this year. Sure, some people just threw on an animal ear headband, but most of them really went all out. Lisa Rinna dressed like her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costar Erika Jayne and absolutely killed it. When Erika posted the photo on her own Instagram, it took me a few seconds to realize that it was Lisa and not Erika.
Cameran Eubanks’ dressed up her daughter Palmer as fellow Southern Charm cast member Patricia Altschul. She even dressed up her neighbor’s dog (long story) Elvis to accompany Palmer as Patricia’s beloved butler Michael.
Is it even Fall if you don’t pose for a photo in a pumpkin patch or an apple orchard? Your friends and family members are posting these
stereotypical traditional Autumn photos and so are your favorite reality TV stars.
Real Housewives of Orange County alum Meghan Edmonds took her three babies to the pumpkin patch with their cousins. Dallas Housewife Stephanie Hollman and her two sons looked for the biggest pumpkin in the patch.