Kandi Burruss teased that she's considered expanding her family during The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 11 premiere (much to Riley Burruss' chagrin, clip above), and now she's confirmed that she and Todd Tucker have made some significant progress on their journey to finding a surrogate and making it happen.
"We’re moving forward. We’ve decided we wanted to … get a surrogate," she recently confirmed to Us Weekly. “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.”
She continued, "We have girls. We have two embryos that are still left from when we had Ace. So, we have two embryos left and we know they’re girls.”
When Kandi stopped by The Daily Dish offices this month, she opened up about the emotional side of considering surrogacy, for her and her family. She gave birth to her first two kids, Riley, 16, from a previous relationship, as well as her son with Todd, Ace, 2. Todd also has an adult daughter, Kaela, from a previous relationship. But circumstances related to her health have made it complicated for Kandi, who has been open about her fertility struggles and IVF in the past, to get pregnant again.
"For me, it was like clearly I have not been getting pregnant ... it's just not happening," she said at The Daily Dish HQ. "Luckily, it was a blessing we was able to get Ace through IVF, but in the process of doing IVF, we still have two more embryos. And with that being said, as soon as we had Ace, we knew that we would want to possibly use our other embryos, but I had a high-risk pregnancy last time, so that's why we decided we would consider surrogacy."
Kandi notes the idea of surrogacy is "scary," more so for her than even Todd. Here's why: "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 somevbody 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. But, hey, with science, it's made other options to be able to make it happen."
More from Kandi on those baby plans, below.