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Kandi and Shamea Open Up About the “Blessings” of Using the Same Surrogate

Shamea and the RHOA cast member connected over their shared “blessings.”

By Shannon Raphael

Kandi Burruss is opening up about why she now shares an unbreakable bond with Shamea Morton.

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On November 16, Shamea confirmed on Instagram that she and her husband, Gerald Mwangi, are expecting their second child via a surrogate after “[seven] rounds of IVF, [and] failed transfers.” The couple already have a daughter, Shya Nyambura Mwangi, together.

A week after her announcement, Shamea revealed on a broadcast of V-103’s The Big Tigger Morning Show that her gestational carrier is Shadina Blunt — whose name may sound familiar to fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

As viewers may remember, Kandi and her husband, Todd Tucker, utilized a surrogate to carry their youngest daughter, Blaze Tucker. Thanks to the guidance of Kandi’s ob-gyn, Married to Medicine’s Dr. Jackie Walters, they met Shadina, who had previously been a carrier for one other baby.

Kandi continued the kindness that Jackie started by introducing Shamea to Shadina. Shadina’s pregnancy with Gerald and Shamea’s baby marks her third time as a surrogate. 

The Xscape songstress shared more details about her forever connection to Shamea soon after the two reunited at Porsha Williams and Simon Guobadia’s Thanksgiving weekend weddings(s).

“My girl [Shamea Morton and] I share a bond nobody can break! We got a lot to celebrate. [Porsha] just got married [and] Shamea has a baby on the way via surrogate!” Kandi wrote on Instagram on November 30 alongside a photo of herself and Shamea at the wedding. “[Shadina Blunt] is carrying [Shamea’s] bundle of joy [and] we’re all excited! Blessings on blessings on blessings!”

Shamea posted the same photo on her own Instagram feed and had only positive words for her pal.

“She’s so selfless! Always giving and doing for others,” Shamea wrote in her caption about the mom of three. “She introduced me to my surrogate and any time there’s an opportunity, from hosting gigs to acting, she puts me on… Love you.”

Kandi continued the love in the comments section.

“I love you too!” she replied. “I can’t wait to meet our newest addition to the family!”

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