Kandi Burruss Reveals Someone Once Questioned Her Motherhood Because She Had A Baby Via Surrogate: It Makes Me Emotional
Kandi Burruss takes “jack of all trades” to a whole new level. The 45-year-old RHOA star is a successful singer/songwriter, actress, businesswoman, and wife. She’s also a mother of three and shares two children, five-year-old Ace Wells and one-year-old Blaze, with her husband Todd Tucker. Her oldest daughter, 19-year-old Riley Burruss, is from a previous relationship.
During a recent interview, Kandi Burruss opened up about how some people negatively reacted when they learned she decided to have her youngest child, Blaze, via a surrogate. She shared,
“It really hurt my feelings. I don’t like really talking about it because it makes me emotional. I don’t think she was trying to hurt my feelings. But when she saw it, or heard that I was doing it, she was just like, ‘Aren’t you afraid that you’re not gonna bond with your baby?’”
Kandi Burruss didn’t reveal who made the harsh comment but she did share that the individual was older than her and seemingly from a different time.
“She’s older, so I guess her initial thinking is like just because somebody doesn’t physically have their baby that they won’t be able to have that same bond as a mother who physically pushed the baby out.”
“And I can tell you for sure, if you ever had a doubt in your mind, that is not true.”
In a previous interview, Kandi shared why she decided to have her third child via a surrogate. She said,
“It was a blessing we was able to get [our son] Ace through IVF, but in the process of doing IVF, we still have two more embryos.”
“And with that being said, as soon as we had Ace, we knew that we would want to possibly use our other embryos, but I had a high-risk pregnancy last time, so that’s why we decided we would consider surrogacy.”
“Todd and I are both nervous about it. I think it’s easier for Todd to handle or deal with because as a man he’s used to somebody else carrying the baby. But for me it’s a little bit harder for me to deal with the thought because I’m supposed to carry my own kids in my mind. But, hey, with science, it’s made other options to be able to make it happen.”
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