Kandi Burruss opened up about her desire to expand her family this season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, enlisting the help of her OBGYN, Married to Medicine's Dr. Jackie Walters, and even meeting with a potential surrogate. However, we haven't heard much from Kandi lately on how close she is to having another little one in the family.
But Kandi shared quite the update on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Sunday night that definitely has us excited about what the future holds for her and her family. When one caller asked how her surrogacy plans were going and if we're going to see a baby anytime soon, Kandi ever so intriguingly said, "Well, I don't want to tell too much, but we have moved forward and God willing..."
Kandi confirmed that she and husband Todd Tucker found a surrogate during a recent episode of RHOA. The couple has two embryos left from when they underwent IVF to have son Ace, whom they welcomed on January 6, 2016. Both of the embryos are girls.
Kandi gave birth to Ace, as well as daughter Riley, 16. However, Kandi told The Daily Dish in November that she and Todd were considering surrogacy this time around because her pregnancy was high risk when she had Ace. "I was hoping that we would somehow by the grace of God get pregnant on our own. It never happened," Kandi explains in The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 11 After Show, above. "Unfortunately, you know, I've had a lot of issues with fibroids, and I've had multiple surgeries. And plus, I have scar tissue from having so many different surgeries, basically. So with that being said, we do have two embryos left, and because I had a high-risk pregnancy and all these other factors, we came to the conclusion that their best chance of making it would be to get a surrogate."
It wasn't easy for Kandi and Todd to come to the decision to use a surrogate. "Todd and I are both nervous about it. I think it's easier for Todd to handle or deal with because as a man he's used to somebody else carrying the baby. But for me it's a little bit harder for me to deal with the thought because I'm supposed to carry my own kids in my mind," Kandi previously told The Daily Dish. "But, hey, with science, it's made other options to be able to make it happen."
Someone who has made Kandi feel a whole lot better about using a surrogate is Andy Cohen, who welcomed his first child, son Benjamin, via surrogate on February 4. “I had made a comment. I said something like, ‘I guess I’m gonna have a baby mama.' And he said to me, ‘Don’t you ever say that because you are the mother," Kandi said while getting emotional during an appearance on Busy Tonight in February. "'And to say she’s your baby’s mom is taking away from you.’ It made me feel better.”
Watch Kandi share more about her journey to growing her family, below.