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Kandi Burruss Gives an Update on Her Case With Riley's Dad at the RHOA Reunion

The RHOA cast member reflects on her issues with Russell "Block" Spencer during the Season 13 reunion.

By Jocelyn Vena
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 13: Where Are They Now?

During the April 25 episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi Burruss offered an update on where things stand with Riley Burruss' dad, Russell "Block" Spencer. The RHOA cast member confirmed that she had won her child custody case involving Riley's dad, which was first discussed at the beginning of the season.

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"They basically say he got to pay his back child support, so they're giving him some time to give a lump sum now, and then he has to start paying the monthly back," she said during Part 1 of the Season 13 reunion, which aired Sunday.

In response to fans who wondered why she pursued the case, she added, "Riley wanted it. She said that's her money, and it was owed to her. It's not like I was going to get new money or something ."

Kandi also addressed that matter on Twitter on Sunday in response to a fan. "Well I get what you’re saying but it’s [the child support is] for Riley and she’s in college living in NYC so it’s going to her. Of course I’m not gonna let her just waste it," she wrote.

Previously, Riley opened up about the issue of the alleged outstanding child support during the RHOA Season 13 premiere. The topic came up as she was prepping to begin her freshman year at NYU. "OK, well, I feel like my father never really did anything. It's time for him to at least provide something when I'm going away to college," she said in the premiere back in December. Riley's estranged relationship with her dad has been discussed in previous seasons of RHOA, including when he appeared on the series in Season 9.

When speaking exclusively to Bravo Insider in an interview published in February, Riley offered an update on her relationship with her dad: "There's really not a situation. Of course, my mom has spoken about how we're going through with the child support and figuring that out. But I personally have not spoken to him in a very long time. So there's really no situation."

You can read more from Riley about sharing her life with RHOA viewers, including her family life and situation with her dad, here.

The three-part reunion continues with Part 2 on Sunday, May 2 at 8/7c and Part 3 on Sunday, May 9 at 8/7c.

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You can hear more from Kandi in the RHOA Season 13 After Show, below.

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