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“Real Housewives” daughter Riley Burruss teams up with the NFL ahead of Super Bowl 53

She’s enjoying watching her mom, Kandi Burruss, on“Celebrity Big Brother”

Riley Burruss for MVP! Most Vivacious Presenter.

The sweet 16-year-old daughter of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member and recording artist Kandi Burruss teamed up with the NFL to debut some official new gear ahead of Super Bowl 53.

“I’ve never experienced an event like this,” she said while modeling the NFL Juniors Super Bowl LIII T-shirt at the NFL Shop, open for business this week in the Georgia World Congress Center. She also welcomed fans ahead of a concert by Jacob Sartorius.

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Her mom wasn’t able to attend due to her current reality show gig on “Celebrity Big Brother.” Riley’s having fun cheering her mom on and taking in the interactions (and some fireworks) between Kandi and other contenders.

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“It’s fun seeing the dynamic of the house,” Riley said. 

Like lots of folks in the run-up to Sunday’s game, she’s bummed the Atlanta Falcons aren’t in the hunt. But she hopes everyone heading here will have a blast anyway.

“Go eat at Old Lady Gang for sure!” she said, plugging the Castleberry Hill restaurant owned by Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker. “Just have fun. It’s a fun city.”

Riley, who says she wants to hopes to attend New York University and study law, has been inspiring others (her mom most of all) with her dedication to wellness. Diet and exercise helped Riley lose more than 50 pounds.

“I still want to incorporate this whole fitness journey in my college life,” Riley said. Her advice to others includes “watching what you eat,” and making sure “you’re surrounded by people who are motivating you on your journey.”

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I’m so proud of my baby @rileyburruss! Last year (around September I think) Riley decided to get serious about being fit. With the help of her trainer @iamthekingoffitness she’s lost 52lbs!!!! & she did it the right way by working out 5 days a week & watching her calorie intake. Shout out to her friends @olivervett & @jake.vett who worked out with her & helped her to stick to it. They also lost between 40-50lbs. Y’all just don’t understand how hard it is to grow up in front of the public eye & in front of social media trolls who make negative comments about kids weight. Luckily Riley has tough skin & doesn’t let it bother her but as her mom it used to piss me off when trolls would make negative comments about her size. Nobody knew she was over 200lbs because my daughter is tall. She’s 5’9. & to be honest she wouldn’t tell anybody how much she weighed but now she proudly shares it because she wants to motivate other people who are going thru the Weightloss struggle. Riley is still working out 5 days a week. I’m so proud of her dedication. Now she doesn’t need help to stick to it because she’s got that self discipline that I don’t even have... Riley wants to help other young people get fit & help them thru the challenges she faced. Stay tuned to what my young boss has coming next! #ProudMom ❤️❤️❤️

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