Kandi and Todd already have a three-year-old son named Ace Tucker. Kandi has sixteen-year-old daughter Riley Burruss from a previous relationship and Todd’s daughter Kaela is twenty-two. Soon, they will add another baby to their family!
This has been a great week for Real Housewives fans. The Real Housewives of Orange County mid-season trailer dropped. The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 10 trailer was explosive. And now, fans have been blessed with the Real Housewives of Atlanta trailer for Season 12. And it looks so good.
Season 11 had a slow start, but it seems like there will be a lot of drama for Season 12. NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey’s feud is still going strong. After her hot mic moment from last season, Cynthia learned nothing. She was secretly recorded AGAIN talking trash about NeNe. Then again, who could blame her at this point? Being friends with NeNe seems just as stressful as being her enemy. It’s a lose/lose situation.
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.
Labor Day means a long weekend, which usually translates to some fun times with family and friends. Some of the Vanderpump Rules cast members headed down to Cabo to celebrate Lala Kent’s twenty-ninth birthday. Lala posted a photo in her birthday suit. Stassi Schroeder posed with a sombrero on. Katie Maloney showed off her assets for the camera as well.
Meanwhile, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright went out of the way to make sure that their social media followers knew that they missed their flights to Cabo just in case anyone wondered if they weren’t invited. And I can’t blame them given Jax’s other cast feuds.
Remember back to a simpler time on Real Housewives of Atlanta? When women could show off their thongs and tout the miracle of having a donkey booty? Phaedra Parks was a Housewife like no other. She was an expert on southern etiquette, all the while also being an attorney and working in the mortuary business.
For eight seasons viewers watched Phaedra and her drama-filled marriage to ex-con, and current convict, Apollo Nida. Their union gradually crumbled after the duo welcomed two sons into their family. Apollo landed in trouble again in 2014 and was sentenced to eight years for identity theft and fraud. He was released in June of 2019 but sent back to prison a few days later for violating the half-way house rules. Phaedra eventually divorced Apollo. Shocker!
Much has happened since Apollo Nida appeared on Real Housewives of Atlanta. His wife, Phaedra Parks, filed for, and was granted, a divorce from him. But not so fast! Apollo contested the divorce. He said that he never signed the documents, and that his name was spelled incorrectly. The divorce was reversed. Since Phaedra is an attorney, that must be embarrassing. And awkward. Their divorce was finally settled in 2017. The couple shares two sons together.
Of course, Phaedra lost her RHOA peach after Season 9 because of the horrible rumors that she spread that co-stars Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, supposedly wanted to drug and sexually assault Porsha Williams. That debacle was the final nail in the coffin of Phaedra’s time as a Housewife. Well, at least she has more time to devote to her careers as a funeral director/lawyer.
On Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi Burruss is all about business. She is always launching (and talking about) a new project. Does she ever take time to herself? Well, it is very rare, but it does happen.
Kandi and her husband Todd Tucker headed to Thailand to celebrate their five-year wedding anniversary. That is pretty much an eternity in reality TV years. They probably won’t be able to vacation on their own for a while since they are hoping to have another child via surrogate in the near future.
There appears to be a baby boom in Atlanta! Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams just welcomed her daughter, Pilar Jhena on March 22. Pilar’s father is Porsha’s fiancé, and tattoo enthusiast, Dennis McKinley. Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, have found a surrogate to expand their family. And in November of 2018, RHOA alum Kenya Moore and her husband, Marc Daly, welcomed their daughter, Brooklyn Doris.
Viewers watched Eva Marcille wed Michael Sterling in a
crazy expensive lavish ceremony. It was a lovely wedding, and the couple’s personal vows were beautiful. NeNe Leakes, who was asked to make a toast by Eva, managed to come up with a few lackluster comments. That toast was so generic! NeNe was upset about the state of her own marriage and managed to somehow make Eva’s wedding all about her. Sigh.