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Candiace Dillard Bassett Shares an Update on Her and Chris’ IVF Journey

The RHOP cast member told that becoming parents is a top “priority” for her and her husband.

By Allison Crist

Candiace Dillard Bassett revealed at The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 7 reunion that she and her husband, Chris Bassett, had made major progress in their IVF journey​​​​​​, and now she’s sharing an update about their next steps. 

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As fans may recall, Candiace previously shared that she and Chris “were able to go through with a successful egg retrieval,” and they ended up with six embryos in total. In the months since then, the couple has been trying to determine “when the appropriate time to pop out a baby or two is,” she recently told 

“It’s definitely a priority [and] we’re getting closer,” Candiace added. “Now it’s just a matter of figuring out when the right time of year would be.”

And yes, she does have a very specific time of year in mind. “I’ve joked about this, but I’m also very serious about the fact that I would love to plan around not having an Aquarian or a Gemini,” Candiace said with a laugh. “So [I’m] planning my pregnancies around those Zodiacs, ’cause you know, I don’t need an Aquarius or a Gemini in my house.”

“But on a serious note, we’re just figuring out the best time,” she continued. “Because Chris and I are both in a lot of positive transition spaces right now. I’ve been traveling a lot, Chris has been working a lot.”

In addition to traveling to Thailand for The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 3, Candiace has been on the road as part of her Deep Space tour. Couple that with the several other projects she has in the works, and it’s easy to understand just how busy her schedule is. 

Still, moving forward, Candiace said she and Chris are dedicated to “finding the balance” needed in order to put “becoming parents” at the “top” of their to-do list.

The couple has long been open about wanting to grow their family, which includes Chris’ kids from his previous relationships. Last November, Candiace shared in a fan Q&A with Bravo that, ideally, she “would love a boy and a girl, and that will complete our family.”

As for how her stepchildren initially reacted to the news that she and Chris want more kids, she noted that his daughter “was like, ‘No, I don’t want any more.’ Then I was like, ‘OK, well, you know, that’s good to know, but maybe it might be cool if we had one or two. I think we could make it work, right?’ And she was like, ‘Well, maybe I’ll think about it…’ I remember being that way when I was an only child. She’s the youngest, so I get it from being the youngest, from that perspective.”

As for Candiace’s one stepson, she said, “He’s a boy. So he’s like, ‘Yeah, cool. Whatever.’”

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