Well, it’s official: Riley Burruss is finally legal! Over the weekend, the daughter of Kandi Burruss, who makes appearances with her mom on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” showed up and showed out for her 18th birthday.
Riley marked the special occasion with a photo shoot on Instagram that showed her looking glamorous in a sky blue mini dress that hugged her curves in all the right ways. Her face was beat to perfection with a warm-colored lipstick and a pink smoky eye to complete the full look. As for Riley’s hair, celebrity beautician Jodie Rowlands created a stunning bob with a part down the middle. She accessorized her outfit with silver dazzling drop earrings and a diamond ring on her finger. “18!! Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday. I’m so thankful for all the love I received on this special day!” she captioned the post on Sunday, Aug. 23.
Riley’s photo received over 100,000 likes and some 4,000 comments from fans and her family complimenting her birthday apparel. Her mother wrote underneath the image: “Happy Birthday Baby Girl!!! I love you so much! 🎂❤️🎂❤️,” followed by a fan who said, “Awwww you look so pretty. All grown up happy birthday 🙌🏾😍 enjoy your day!❤️.” A third user mentioned: “Biiihhhh😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 shut em down then Rilez!” while somebody else remarked, “You and the dress 👗 look amazing 😍.”
Riley spent her milestone year “quarantined” in her dorm room at New York University, making this birthday different than the rest. Kandi wrote a beautiful tribute to her daughter one day before her birthday, where she encouraged people in the caption to send Riley love and wishes since she would be “alone” on her special day. The singer and songwriter explained in her comments section that Riley wanted food from Nobu, a high-end Japanese restaurant, delivered to her dorm room for her birthday dinner. Although Riley didn’t celebrate her actual birthday with her family, Kandi made sure to throw her baby girl a party at home before she left for college.
According to NYU’s coronavirus safety plan for the 2020-2021 school year, “remote instruction will continue through the summer,” and “NYU will reconvene on campus for fall 2020.” Undergraduate students are expected to move in between Aug. 29 and Sept. 1, and will be required to wear face masks and practice social distancing to help prevent the spread of the virus.