Real Houselife of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss has a lot on her plate before her third child arrives via surrogate.
“Right now, we’re trying to finish the room!” the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 43, told Us Weekly exclusively at Apple’s Truth Be Told premiere at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Monday, November 11. “I’m trying to remember everything that I need to have so that we’re ready when she gets here. I’m super excited, but I’m feeling like I’m behind schedule as far as getting ready.”
Kandi already has a three-year-old son, Ace, with husband Todd Tucker, 46, and an older daughter, Riley, 16, from a previous relationship. And part of her not feeling completely prepared probably stems from the fact that the reality star isn’t carrying baby No. 3.
“Because I’m not physically seeing my body change, it’s like [I] don’t keep track of the time the same,” the Bravo personality explained to Us. “Like, I should have had my baby’s room together a long time ago! I’m just judging it by when I see her … and I’m like, ‘Wow, OK. We’re getting there.’ But it took a long time for her to show. So it was like, ‘I got more time than I need!’ And now I’m like, ‘Whoa, we’re in a rush right now.’”
RHOA fans learned that the Georgia native is expecting a bundle of joy via gestational carrier back in September. She shared her surrogacy plans with Us exclusively in November 2018, explaining, “We did find someone, and right now we are in the process — you know it hasn’t been done — but we’re in the process. … We have two embryos that are still left from when we had Ace. So, we have two embryos left and we know they’re girls.”
The Xscape member was “nervous” and “kinda scared” at the time, saying, “I don’t have anybody who can tell me [about it]. When we were going through the IVF process, I did have a couple of friends who had done it, so, you know, I could talk to them, but this is a situation where I don’t have anybody I can talk to.”
Also, Burruss admitted to Us on Monday that that’s one of the reasons she has been so vocal about her journey. She could “lean on and talk to” Andy Cohen, who had himself welcomed his son, Benjamin, now 9 months, in February via surrogate.
Burruss also thought she was going to have twins via surrogate until she lost one, she revealed on the season 12 premiere of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. The 43-year-old reality star hired surrogate Shadina to have more children. She and husband Todd Tucker went the surrogate route after her past fibroid surgeries left them worried about a healthy pregnancy.