“We decided we want to get a surrogate,” Burruss says during an interview with Us Weekly published Monday, Nov. 5, noting the process will play out on RHOA. “I guess we’re not taping anymore so I guess I can tell you that we did find someone, and right now we are in the process — you know it hasn’t been done — but we’re in the process.”
That Burruss wanted to expand her family shouldn’t come as a shock. The desire was teased ahead of the premiere of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” season 11 Sunday. During that initial episode, Burruss spoke up about not leaving any “teammates behind,” as her husband Todd Tucker put it.
“We still have two embryos,” Burruss said. “I don’t feel right just leaving them in the freezer.”
But 16-year-old Riley felt differently. She pointed out the hard-working parents aren’t often home for their kids, including Burruss’ 21-year-old stepdaughter Kaela Tucker and 2-year-old Ace Wells Tucker, her son with Tucker who was conceived through in vitro fertilization.
Yet Burruss wasn’t deterred, despite being “kind of scared” of getting a surrogate since she didn’t have any friends she could ask about it.
“Like, I don’t have anybody that can tell me,” the singer told Us Weekly. “When we were going through the IVF process, I did have a couple of friends who had done it, so, you know, I could talk to them, but this is a situation where I don’t have anybody I can talk to.”
Burruss revealed that the two embryos she and Tucker have left are girls and that most of the family is on board. And even though Riley said they need to call it quits on having kids, Burruss pointed out she “said that when we had Ace and now she’s in love with Ace.”
Meanwhile, fans have been reacting with a split response.
“Did she not hear Riley?”
“Well she can afford them!!! Congratulations.”
“Her daughter said she don’t have enough time with the kids she got now. Selfish asf.”
“Kandi is beautiful & successful. She can do WHATEVER SHE WANTS with her life and family.”