ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 24: Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker attend the Dallas Mavericks Vs Atlanta Hawks 2018-2019 NBA Home Opener Game at State Farm Arena on October 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
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Kandi Burruss celebrates third child Blaze Tucker 

The baby girl came via a surrogate

Originally posted Saturday, November 23, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” welcomed their second child together Blaze Tucker

Entertainment Tonight broke the news. The baby girl was born at 6:54 p.m. Friday and weighed 8 pounds and 1 oz.

The baby girl came via a surrogate mom Shadina who is featured on the show. The Bravo TV series, which usually runs several months behind real time, last week had Kandi and Todd talking about how odd it is to have a baby coming without Kandi being pregnant.

“I just feel like this whole situation is strange,” she said on the show. “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.”

Earlier in the season, she mentioned that the surrogate initially had twins but one of the embryos didn’t survive. 

Kandi, 43, has had issues with fibroids - non-cancerous growths in the uterus - which complicated efforts to have a third child. 

She and Todd, 46,  have a three-year-old son Ace. She has an older daughter Riley, 17, from a previous relationship. Todd has his own daughter Kaela, 22. 

On the episode that aired November 25, Kandi, Todd and Ace meet the surrogate mom and see the baby on a monitor. Dr. Jackie Walters from “Married to Medicine” explains that once the baby is delivered, either Todd or Kandi could cut the cord and the baby is brought to a separate room. Kandi can immediately cradle the baby and the relationship between Shadina and the Tuckers is effectively over. “It is weird,” Kandi said. 

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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