Kandi Burruss may be slightly older than her half-sister Rebekah, but the pair apparently could not look any more alike. The longtime “Real Housewives of Atlanta” member sent her younger sister a happy birthday message on March 26. The reality star effusively declared how much she loves Rebekah in the gushy birthday post and showered her sister with love by encouraging fans to reach out to her and wish her a happy birthday.
Burruss posted a photo of her little sister to go along with her message. Rebekah came photo-ready and wore a short black long-sleeved dress with a pair of dress black flats to match. Her naturally thick black hair swept past her shoulders as she smiled wide for her photograph. Rebekah’s appearance caught fans by surprise after they realized how much she favored her big sister.
One user wrote, “Wow you guys look so much alike. These are some strong genes 😩❤️.”
“Y’all look exactly alike and Riley is identical to her …wow,” a second fan commented.
“What! I didn’t know you had a sister!,” a third virtually shouted.
A fourth fan commented, “GAL, I thought that was you!”
“Oh so you got a twin? Cool,” said a fifth.
“You guys look so much alike! Half sister?,” asked a sixth.
At first I didn’t see the resemblance but this pic y’all are almost twinning 💕 ..hbd,” a seventh user admitted.
An eighth fan wrote, “The Resemblance.”
Burruss and Rebekah have the same father, Titus Burruss Jr. She explained that she has never seen any physical similarities between her and her baby sister, however, Rebekah disagrees. The former Xscape singer shared that her sister created a side-by-side photo collage of the two of them to demonstrate how much they favor each other.
Burruss appears to come from a tight-knit family. The Old Lady Gang restaurant owner had an older brother named Patrick Riley who died in a car accident in Mexico in 1991. The Grammy-award-winning writer was only 15 years old at the time of his death. Burruss pays tribute to her brother by visiting his gravesite on the anniversary of his death and continues to remember him by flooding her social media account with childhood photos of the two of them each year on his birthday.