Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss welcomes a baby daughter via surrogate – Daily Mail

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Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker welcomed a baby daughter by surrogate on Friday.

The reality star, 43, and her husband 46, used a surrogate for their third child after Kandi’s past fibroid surgeries left them worried about a healthy pregnancy.

The joyous news come after Kandi revealed earlier this month that the couple were expecting twins before one of them tragically died in the womb. 

Congrats! Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss, 43, and her husband Todd Tucker welcomed a baby daughter on Friday via surrogate; pictured November 11

Congrats! Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss, 43, and her husband Todd Tucker welcomed a baby daughter on Friday via surrogate; pictured November 11

Congrats! Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss, 43, and her husband Todd Tucker welcomed a baby daughter on Friday via surrogate; pictured November 11

The baby, named Blaze Tucker, arrived at 6:54 p.m. and weighed a 8 lbs, 1 oz. It’s the second child for Kandi and Todd and their first via surrogacy.

The couple share a three-year-old son Ace Wells Tucker, and Kandi shares her 17-year-old daughter Riley Burruss with her ex-boyfriend Russell ‘Block’ Spencer.

The couple confirmed they were expecting another child back in September.

Kandi’s fans were kept in the loop about the pregnancy during RHOA season 12, which began airing earlier this month land is still ongoing. 

Healthy daughter: The baby, named Blaze Tucker, arrived at 6:54 p.m. and weighed a strapping 8 lbs, 1 oz.; shown November 10

Healthy daughter: The baby, named Blaze Tucker, arrived at 6:54 p.m. and weighed a strapping 8 lbs, 1 oz.; shown November 10

Healthy daughter: The baby, named Blaze Tucker, arrived at 6:54 p.m. and weighed a strapping 8 lbs, 1 oz.; shown November 10

Growing family: Kandi and Todd shared three-year-old Ace, whom Kandi gave birth to thanks to IVF treatments. She also shares a 17-year-old daughter, Riley Burruss, with her ex-boyfriend Russell 'Block' Spencer

Growing family: Kandi and Todd shared three-year-old Ace, whom Kandi gave birth to thanks to IVF treatments. She also shares a 17-year-old daughter, Riley Burruss, with her ex-boyfriend Russell 'Block' Spencer

Growing family: Kandi and Todd shared three-year-old Ace, whom Kandi gave birth to thanks to IVF treatments. She also shares a 17-year-old daughter, Riley Burruss, with her ex-boyfriend Russell ‘Block’ Spencer

All the details: Kandi's fans were kept in the loop about the pregnancy during RHOA season 12, which began airing earlier this month land is still ongoing

All the details: Kandi's fans were kept in the loop about the pregnancy during RHOA season 12, which began airing earlier this month land is still ongoing

All the details: Kandi’s fans were kept in the loop about the pregnancy during RHOA season 12, which began airing earlier this month land is still ongoing

The No Scrubs songwriter revealed during the November 3 premiere that her surrogate, named Shadina, had originally been pregnant with twins before she lost one of them.

‘We actually was supposed to be having twins, and then one of them didn’t continue,’ Kandi explained, adding, ‘I was sad at first, but then I just had to be grateful that the one made it.’

She had two remaining embryos after the initial round of IVF in which Ace was conceived, so both were implanted.

Loss: The No Scrubs songwriter revealed during the November 3 premiere that her surrogate, named Shadina, had originally been pregnant with twins before she lost one of them

Loss: The No Scrubs songwriter revealed during the November 3 premiere that her surrogate, named Shadina, had originally been pregnant with twins before she lost one of them

Loss: The No Scrubs songwriter revealed during the November 3 premiere that her surrogate, named Shadina, had originally been pregnant with twins before she lost one of them

‘To allow someone to carry my child inside of her, it was a tough decision to make,’ Kandi recalled in her confessional.

‘I mean, you know, you have this guilt, sadness,’ she said, after noting she had missed pregnancy milestones like the first kick and milk coming in. ‘So it’s a joyous, yet interesting experience right now.’ 

Kandi revealed earlier this year on an episode of Busy Tonight that she had consulted with Bravo boss Andy Cohen when he was expecting a son via surrogate.

‘I said something like, “I guess I’m gonna have a baby mama,” 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,”‘ she said as tears welled up. 

‘It made me feel better.’

Powering through: 'We actually was supposed to be having twins, and then one of them didn’t continue,' Kandi explained, adding, 'I was sad at first, but then I just had to be grateful that the one made it'; pictured FaceTiming with Shadina on the show

Powering through: 'We actually was supposed to be having twins, and then one of them didn’t continue,' Kandi explained, adding, 'I was sad at first, but then I just had to be grateful that the one made it'; pictured FaceTiming with Shadina on the show

Powering through: ‘We actually was supposed to be having twins, and then one of them didn’t continue,’ Kandi explained, adding, ‘I was sad at first, but then I just had to be grateful that the one made it’; pictured FaceTiming with Shadina on the show

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