Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, welcomed their newborn into the world last night. They named the beautiful baby girl Blaze Tucker. Aside from close fans and followers of 'Real Housewives of Atlanta,' many may have not even noticed the couple's pregnancy. This is is because Kandi was not the one who was pregnant. The couple hired a surrogate to give birth to their bundle of joy.
Fans who signed up for Kandi's mass text alert heard the news firsthand.
A text went out announcing the Blaze's birth with a brief message from Kandi reading, “She’s here! Blaze Tucker born at 6:54 pm on 11-22-19 weighing 8lbs 0 1 oz. I’m so thankful to add another healthy, beautiful, baby girl to the family!”
The couple is ecstatic to welcome the healthy newborn into the family. “We’re so in love!” Kandi told The Shade Room. The couple hasn't had the easiest time having children. Kandi and Todd entered their relationship with one child each.
They then had a child together. Kandi had an extremely difficult pregnancy with the couple's first son, Ace. After having one high-risk pregnancy and fibroids in her medical history, Kandi and her husband decided to search for surrogate. Fans got a glimpse of this on the 'RHOA' season 11.
While the couple was grateful to be having another child, Kandi was still disappointed to not be giving the birth herself. “I just feel like this whole situation is strange," Kandi told People.
I don’t get to be excited about the first kick. I don’t get to be excited about, ‘Oh now my baby bump is showing.’ I don’t get to be excited even about my boobs filling up with milk.”
She added, “You have this guilt [and] sadness, so it’s a joyous, yet interesting experience.”
Even with the surrogate, their pregnancy still wasn't perfect. Kandi and Todd were told they'd be expecting twins. The surrogate had unfortunately lost one of the twins during her pregnancy.
Todd consoled Kandi and validated her throughout the process.
“I had made a comment. I said something like, ‘I guess I’m gonna have a baby mama,’” Burruss said on Busy Tonight. “And he said to me, ‘Don’t you ever say that because you are the mother. And to say she’s your baby’s mom is taking away from you.’ It made me feel better. At the time I didn’t know that he was doing [surrogacy] too. And then when he announced it, he hit me up immediately and said, ‘Now you see why I felt so strongly.’”
“We actually was supposed to be having twins, and then one of them didn’t continue. I was sad at first, but then I just had to be grateful that the one made it," Kandi explained.
Congrats to the family and newborn Tucker!