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Kandi Burruss shared new Instagram photos of her infant daughter, Blaze Tucker, who was delivered by a surrogate. Twitter followers couldn't believe the baby is three months old already.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and her husband Todd Tucker share 4-year-old son, Ace Tucker. And Kandi has a grown daughter, Riley, by music industry veteran Russell "Block" Spencer.

Kandi, 43, froze her last remaining eggs after she gave birth to Ace at age 39. The busy entrepreneur hired a surrogate to carry Blaze.

"It seems like just yesterday when @acetucker was small like @blazetucker. Time flies!," the proud mommy shared on Instagram.com. "I can't wait to see what the future holds for #blazetucker... My sunshine on a cloudy day."

She captioned another adorable photo of Blaze: "My youngest turned 3 months old yesterday! Time is flying by. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for @blazetucker."
 


 


 

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R&B singer-turned-reality TV personality Kandi Burruss is "truly saddened" after a shooting wounded three people and sent diners fleeing for their lives at her Atlanta restaurant over the weekend. Kandi, 43, is best known as one of the original members of the girl group Xscape.

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A man entered the Old Lady Gang (OLG) soul food restaurant off Camp Creek Parkway in east Point on Friday and shot another man, according to East Point police. Two bystanders were wounded by gunfire. According to police, all three victims are expected to survive their injuries.

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The restaurant is managed by Kandi's mother, Joyce (pictured right), and owned by The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and her husband Todd Tucker (center).

In an Instagram post titled "God's Got You," Kandi wrote:

"My family and I are truly saddened by the unfortunate events that occurred at Old Lady Gang (OLG) Camp Creek, on the evening of February 14th, an evening that was meant to celebrate love, unfortunately turned into something quite different.

"Our prayers and thoughts go out to the individuals that were harmed or in any way negatively impacted. We are aware that this matter is being actively investigated by law enforcement and we are cooperating with law enforcement to bring to justice those involved."

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Kandi explained why she opened her restaurants in high crime areas of Atlanta:

"As African-American business owners, it has been our goal to invest in our community by bringing jobs, quality dining, and a positive experience to the greater Atlanta area; we hope that you know and understand that the acts of violence that occurred yesterday evening do not, in any way, serve as a reflection of OLG or its values.

"We appreciate all of the love and prayers that have come our way and we encourage anyone with any information regarding any aspects of the events that occurred to please reach out to law enforcement as soon as possible."

Kandi and husband Todd opened the original restaurant at the Castleberry Hill location in 2016, and the chain now has three locations around Georgia.

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Three people were shot and wounded at an Atlanta restaurant owned by Kandi Burruss, star of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

According to WSB-TV, a man and two bystanders were shot and wounded at the Old Lady Gang restaurant in East Point, Ga. on Friday night.

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A man entered the restaurant and targeted another man, East Point police told news outlets. Two bystanders were wounded in the shooting. All three victims were taken to area hospitals, with non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooter is not in custody, and the names of the victims were not released.

The restaurant, managed by Burruss's mother, Joyce Jones, is located at 3650 Marketplace Blvd off Camp Creek Parkway in East Point, Ga.

Kandi Burruss shared a photo of her sleeping daughter, Blaze Tucker, with her followers on Instagram. The one-month-old baby was delivered by a surrogate using Kandi's previously frozen egg, fertilized by her husband Todd Tucker's sperm.

In the photo taken by baby photographer @weelovephotography, little Blaze sleeps peacefully while swaddled in a blanket. A headband ringed with intricate flowers and pearls adorns her head.

In another post on Thursday, Kandi shared her IVF journey with her followers. She explained her reasons for using a surrogate (pictured) to carry her and Todd's second child after suffering complications during her pregnancy with her son, Ace Tucker.

"My pregnancy with Ace came with many complications, which is why our family decided to use a surrogate," she wrote.

"My first daughter, Riley, was conceived and birthed into the world as easily as could be. Little did I know that 13 years later when I wanted to continue this story, that I would be faced with the struggle of infertility due to non-cancerous fibroids."

The 43-year-old mother-of-three said she overcame her fears that the surrogate would keep her baby or that she wouldn't bond with the child.

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an expensive procedure for women who can't conceive on their own. Each "cycle" can cost as much as $15,000 and is not guaranteed to produce results.

Below are excerpts from Kandi's post:

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. At least that is what most of us are taught, but no one ever shares that the journey to the baby carriage can come with sadness, doubts, and fertility obstacles. My first daughter, Riley, was conceived and birthed into the world as easily as could be. Little did I know that 13 years later when I wanted to continue this story, that I would be faced with the struggle of infertility due to non-cancerous fibroids.

My pregnancy with Ace came with many complications, which is why our family decided to use a surrogate (pictured here!). When we looked into this I went through a series of emotions and questions like: how is this going to affect my bond with my child? what if the surrogate tries to keep my baby? what are others going to think? Will the baby share DNA with the surrogate from the pregnancy even though it is my eggs?

She continued:

"I've had an amazing husband to lean on, and my surrogate has been so encouraging, but it's been great to talk to other women who really understand my fears and pain firsthand. All in all I have to say to each of you: your journey to the baby carriage may not be the same as someone else’s, but you are not alone in this journey to motherhood."

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Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker are expecting another child via in vitro fertilization (IVF) and a surrogate.

According to editors at E!, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and her husband Todd will soon add another bouncing baby to their family.

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The former Xscape star's surrogate journey will be documented on the upcoming season 12 of RHOA.

Though IVF was routine among white Hollywood stars for decades, the IVF trend among urban stars was popularized by part-time singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 39, who reportedly had all three of her IVF children delivered via surrogates.

Kandi took advantage of IVF to conceive her son Ace Tucker and deliver him herself.

Earlier this year, the 43-year-old reality star and part-time singer expressed her hopes to expand her family to include another baby.

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"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," Kandi explained to The Daily Dish. "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."

Kandi also got advice on the process from openly ghey TV host Andy Cohen, who welcomed a son in February 2019 via surrogate.

"I had made a comment. 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,'" Kandi recalled during an appearance on Busy Tonight. "'And to say she's your baby's mom is taking away from you.' It made me feel better."

Kandi is already mom to daughter Riley, 17, and Todd is dad to daughter Kaela, 22.

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Good news, Xscape fans: your favorite girl group will stay together to record one final album. The news comes just days after Tameka "Tiny" Harris announced she was departing the group to go solo.

Kandi Burruss' mom, Mama Joyce shared the news with her followers on Instagram.com.

"They still have one album left. The four of them, they started in my basement and I feel that they still have another album in them."

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Kandi said she was caught off guard by her mother's announcement.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star said:

"Obviously she put us on the spot but, I mean. I guess we gon' grant her her wish. I didn't know what to say but at the same time, she put it out there, my group members are here. We gon' make it happen. We gon' figure it out."

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Tameka added, "Yeah, when everybody schedule get together we gon' get in that studio."

Tameka is booked to perform solo at nightclubs and lounges around Atlanta. She shocked fans by saying she was going solo after 26 years with the Atlanta based group.

Xscape burst on the scene in 1993 with hit songs "Just Kickin' It", "Love on My Mind" and "Understanding" off their critically acclaimed debut album, Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha.

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