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Earlier this week, we told you that Kandi Burruss would be undergoing in-vitro fertilization after unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant for over a year. Today, Burruss will appear on “The Dr. Oz Show” along with her husband Todd Tucker and women’s health expert and OB/GYN Dr. Jessica Shepherd to discuss her fertility issues.
We were recently able to connect with Dr. Shepherd, who provided further insight into the problems Kandi and Todd are facing in trying to get pregnant. She also dished on some common issues relating to women and their reproductive health including trying to get pregnant after 40 and when couples should seek fertility assistance.
MN: We know that Kandi suffered from uterine fibroids, but can you provide insight regarding her specific situation?
It was basically the location of her fibroids and basically that she had previous surgery before that made it a little bit more difficult to conceive.
MN: How do fibroids present issues with conception exactly?
Basically with conception, it all depends on where the fibroid is. If the fibroid is actually in the cavity of the uterus, it can create an environment that has a lot of inflammation. It can also take up space, which can prevent a fertilized egg from implanting inside the uterus where it needs to be.
MN: What are common symptoms of fibroids? Are they always painful?
No, actually the number one complaint of fibroids is heavier periods. It can also cause constipation heavy bleeding during periods, urinary frequency. It all depends on location. Depending on the size of the fibroid, it can cause infertility and conception issues.
MN: Are some women more susceptible to suffering from fibroids than others?
Yes, which is why this is a great site to share this information. African-American women, by the age of 50, up to 75% of them will have fibroids. Any other women of other ethnicities, up to 50% of them will have fibroids by the time they’re 50. It’s a very common problem in women, but with African-American women, in general, the chances are increased.
MN: Is there any way that someone can lower their chances of developing fibroids?
It’s one of those things that just happens. Usually, family history plays a key part in whether or not someone will have them. Usually, if a mother, sister, or grandmother has fibroids, most likely a woman may find herself with fibroids.
MN: There was a study a few years ago that suggested some sort of correlation between relaxers and fibroids?
As someone who deals with fibroids on a regular basis, I have not witnessed a correlation. Having read the studies, I think the significance of the study was not very strong—the significance meaning when you look at the strength of the study.
If you look at fibroids, they’ve been very prevalent in African-Americans, even before we started using perms. And also, women who have never had perms are also susceptible to having fibroids. It’s very hard to use that as a strength in suggesting that people would have an increased risk of developing fibroids. Even if people don’t have perms, they still can have fibroids.
After unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant for over a year, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker have opted to explore in-vitro fertilization.
“We have started the process of in-vitro,” Burruss told E! Online.
The former Xscape singer adds that relatives are really hoping that she and Tucker conceive soon.
“So just pray for us that everything is great and we get a healthy baby! My family definitely, they definitely want a baby for me and Todd.”
Of course, studies have implied that high-stress levels can have a negative impact on fertility and judging by the RHOA reunion special, Burruss has been under plenty of stress. But the 38-year-old says she’s been trying to take it easy now that filming has wrapped.
“I have a little time off away from the cameras, but I’m never really off,” she said. “So much to do, nonstop, and we’re trying to make a baby right now. I’m off from the cameras, but not off.”
The reality star first announced that she and Todd were trying for a baby in April of 2014. Hopefully, their attempts at IVF are successful. Kandi has discussed wanting another baby for years. We’d love to see that happen for her.
Since last weekend, rumors began swirling about a possible “Real Housewives of Atlanta” spinoff starring Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker. Initially, folks were under the impression that the series would be titled “Meet the Tuckers;” however, this is not the case.
Bravo recently confirmed that Burruss will, in fact, be appearing in a spinoff, but it’s actually titled “Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Ski Trip.” The three-part series will center on a ski trip to Colorado intended to bring the Burruss and Tucker families together. Kandi’s longtime friend Carmon Cambrice also went along for the ride. As to be expected, the special is spilling over with plenty of drama. Mama Joyce continues to accuse Carmon of sleeping with Todd. Kandi’s aunts also express concern that she has changed since becoming Mrs. Todd Tucker. You can read a quick description of the spin-off below.
Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker are off for a family vacation in Colorado—and we’ve got a first look at what to expect.
With so many moving pieces and the recent loss of Todd’s mother Sharon, Kandi and Todd decide to plan a Burruss-Tucker family ski trip to Colorado for a much-deserved vacation. They face many of the same problems other newlywed couples encounter from struggling to blend their families to trying to get pregnant.
Since exchanging vows, Todd has been traveling nonstop to Los Angeles for the production of his new show, while Kandi continues to run her empire at full speed in Atlanta. As both sides of the family come together to hit the slopes, Kandi and Todd do everything in their power to get their relatives on the same page.
Will the chilly getaway provide the rest and relaxation everyone needs, or will having their families all under one roof be too close for comfort?
I know that Kandi is all about getting these checks; however, I can’t help but feel nervous that she’s continuing to allow Bravo to exploit her family’s dirty laundry. Anyway, check out the trailer below. Will you be tuning in?
Uh oh, the other housewives will not be happy about this.
According to reports, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker have quietly inked a deal for a spin-off show titled Meet The Tuckers.
The new series, which they’ve been filming for the last few weeks, will follow The Tuckers as they build their production company, deal with family drama and financial issues.
Kandi ignited the rumors when she posted the following selfie.
The couple was also recently spotted filming their family vacation.
If the rumors are true, Kandi may be taking a stage left off of Real Housewives. This isn’t the first spinoff the couple has had therefore we would not be surprised.
What do you guys think? Would you watch a Kandi/Todd spinoff?
If you watched Sunday’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” then you know that Phaedra and Porsha met up to chat with one another about Cynthia telling everyone that Phae Phae has been cheating on Apollo. During their conversation, Kandi’s name was brought up. Porsha tried to infer that Kandi has not been a good friend to Phaedra, and Phaedra did agree that homegirl has not been there for the very difficult time she has had dealing with Apollo and his legal issues. Both women felt that Kandi has been choosing sides, specifically her husband Todd’s side, and we all know he is #TeamApollo.
Interesting enough, knowing that Phaedra is not happy with Kandi these days, NeNe encouraged Kandi and the rest of the women to take part in counseling so that they could work on their issues. Kandi initially says no, but NeNe informs her that she needs to come along because her friendship with Phaedra is not in a good place–something Kandi was unaware of.
In a new blog post about Sunday’s episode, Kandi expressed her frustration with the whole situation, specifically that her so-called BFF was talking about her behind her back to Porsha. Here’s what she said when she was asked about NeNe’s idea for everyone to take part in counseling:
“I thought it was a waste of my time, but that’s because I didn’t know what Phaedra was saying behind my back. It’s crazy watching the show and hearing Porsha and Phaedra discuss how I’m not a friend and that I’m siding with Apollo because my husband and Apollo are friends, and blah, blah, blah. At the time that they had that conversation, I didn’t even know Phaedra had a problem with me like that. I have argued with Todd defending Phaedra. I have defended Phaedra when Apollo came around talking B.S. to everyone about their relationship. There have been plenty of times that I have taken up for Phaedra. No one can say that I have taken anybody’s side against her. Last week at the dinner Phaedra was sitting next to NeNe and Porsha. I was on the other side of the table. They were the closest to her, so they should’ve been the first to grab her. They are her friends too… Right? There is so much more I could say on this subject, but I’m going to let it go.”
As someone who has watched the series for some time now, I can say that Kandi has gone out of her way to defend Phaedra, and at times, it has caused unnecessary drama in her relationship with Todd in the past. They have enough issues right now…So to see the way things are playing out between Phaedra and Kandi is disappointing, especially when you consider that Phaedra is talking to everyone BUT Kandi about their issues.
“I’ll Just Put It On After He’s Asleep”: Kandi Says She And Todd Came To A Compromise About Her Bonnets
Last week we showed you a preview clip of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” In it, Kandi and Todd were conversing about the lack of sex they’ve been having lately. If you’ve been keeping up with this season, you already know that Kandi said they were only doing it once a week, which isn’t good considering that they’re supposed to be in the process of trying to have a child. But as their correspondence went on that lack of sex, Todd blamed the fact that Kandi stays with a bonnet on her head as the reason why he can’t get in the mood.
Todd: “Let’s be real. I’m not Tyson Beckford and you’re not Rihanna. When’s the last time you didn’t have the bonnet on and you put some heels on?”
Kandi: “I had the bonnet on my hair before we got married and it was not a problem.”
Todd: “If I say the bonnet doesn’t turn me on, you gotta be like ‘You know what well maybe I don’t need the bonnet on.’ Like, you have to compromise.”
We all know that this scene was filmed last year, so at this point, they should have been able to figure out this whole bonnet-rocking situation. In her weekly Bravo blog, Kandi says they are trying to come to some sort of resolution that works for them both. When asked if she was shocked by Todd putting her beloved bonnet on blast, the star responded by saying that he’s been talking crazy about her bonnet for some time now.
“No, I wasn’t surprised. He’s always talking crap about my bonnet. That’s nothing new. We’re coming to a compromise about the bonnet. I’ll just put it on after he’s asleep.”
Kandi was also asked about the growing rift in her friendship with Phaedra, which has grown because she wasn’t there for her friend during Apollo’s legal and emotional troubles. It became obvious that things weren’t in a good place not only when Kandi went to Phaedra’s house, but also when the group dinner went left:
“Honestly I was just over it. Every time we all get together there has to be some lame ass ‘tea’ spilled, and I’m just tired of it. Seeing Phaedra jump up was shocking, but clearly she wasn’t really going to hit Kenya and Kenya definitely wasn’t going to do anything.
What tripped me out was hearing Porsha and Phaedra make me out to be the enemy because I left the table two seconds later than they did. That just felt like they said, ‘Hey, we’re going to put Kandi in the middle of this drama in some way.’ Well if Phaedra is really going to play into this whole “Kandi’s not my friend because she didn’t jump into my argument and run out the room faster than me,’ then OK… So be it.”
She also admitted that she’s not crazy about Phaedra’s growing relationship with NeNe, but she’s willing to be understanding and supportive.
“Of course I’m skeptical. NeNe has been nice these last few months, but that does not make me forget the years of drama and insults that have come from her in the past. Yes, I get that people change, but it’s OK for me to proceed with caution as I would’ve thought Phaedra would. Well, hopefully things will continue to be great with them and NeNe can continue to be Phaedra’s rock.”
As for what Phaedra thinks, in her own Bravo blog she stated that NeNe only has good intentions. In fact, she says that NeNe called her daily when she was going through a lot with Apollo while folks like Kandi didn’t.
“I consider NeNe a good friend. We have not always been on the same page, however we have found a common ground of being like-minded, successful entrepreneurs and mothers of sons. When I needed a friend the most, she was there and I will always remember that. It is easy to find friends when life is going well, but it is the ones who are willing to support you during the storms that matter. During the months when my life was spinning out of control, NeNe called me every single day to see how I was doing despite her busy schedule. She sent encouraging text messages when she could not reach me. I was grateful that I had her and Porsha in my corner because they helped me through some of my most difficult days.”
While there’s nothing wrong with NeNe and Phaedra growing closer, I just hope that her friendship with Kandi doesn’t fall apart in the process. They’ve been down for too long for all that.
If you watched last night’s episode of “RHOA,” I’m sure you were just as frustrated with the ladies as I was. I was irritated not only by how thirsty folks were to put Phaedra on blast in front of everyone about cheating rumors, but also by the fact that all of a sudden, everyone is out here trying to make Kandi seem like a manipulative frenemy.
If you’ll recall, early in the episode, Kandi visited Phaedra after admitting that she hadn’t seen her in a while. Phaedra seemed happy about the visit, but during her confessional, she kept bringing up the fact that Kandi really hadn’t been there for her and that she learned who her real friends are during Apollo’s legal drama.
As the episode went on, we saw Phaedra almost throw her purse at Kenya’s head over allegations that Phae Phae had been cheating on Apollo. People, including Porsha, questioned why Kandi didn’t try and defend Phaedra from the inappropriate inquiries about whether or not she was cheating, and why she didn’t sit on the same side of the table as her friend (instead, she sat next to Claudia, Cynthia and Kenya). As previews for next week’s episode show, Kandi will continue to be questioned about her loyalty to Phaedra.
After last night’s episode, Kandi proved be pretty peeved with all the people coming for her, including both her cast mates and individuals on Twitter who said things like this:
So she decided to respond. She explained her side and also let it be known that she has no issues with Phaedra and NeNe getting close. However, considering the questionable things that NeNe has said and done in the past, she’s not sold on Mrs. Leakes…
While I’m sure that Phaedra could have used all the support she could get from Kandi and the ladies in general, Kandi has had issues with her play, her mom (as usual) and her own marriage, so she has to take care of home first…
Do you feel like Kandi is wrong for not being as supportive as Phaedra had hoped she would be? Do you think she should have stepped up in some way during the dinner confrontation? Speak on it.
We’ve already talked about the communication problems Kandi and Todd are having, all being played out on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” In addition to dealing with distance and the failing of their musical, “A Mother’s Love,” the two are only having sex once a week.
And Kandi is in her feelings about it. So she suggests that they attend marriage counseling. Todd doesn’t really think it’s that deep and feels that if they make some compromises, they should be good. But apparently, “they” is just Kandi.
He did have a suggestion about how they could fix their bedroom issues.
“Let’s be real. I’m not Tyson Beckford and you’re not Rihanna. When’s the last time you didn’t have the bonnet on and you put some heels on?”
Then Kandi said: “I had the bonnet on my hair before we got married and it was not a problem.”
Todd: If I say the bonnet doesn’t turn me on, you gotta be like ‘You know what well maybe I don’t need the bonnet on. Like, you have to compromise.
And then in his confessional:
“Man have you seen a lady at night with a bonnet on? The most thirstiest dude wouldn’t get it up!”
The words sound harsher typed out than they actually were, which is why I included the video at the top. So you can get a true sense. The way they discussed this situation, with jokes, laughter and even some touchy-feely throughout, I think Todd and Kandi will be just fine.
But this bonnet discussion has always been so fascinating to me. I mean, Black women have been wearing bonnets for at least a century at this point. But all of a sudden Black men are coming out of the woodworks talking about how they don’t find them sexy.
Before Todd, there was Shawn Bullard from “Match Made In Heaven” and one of our male writers made a similar comment about bonnets killing the mood in a random g-chat conversation.
I mean, I get that they’re not exactly the sexiest things around but since when did a bonnet stop someone from getting it in? As a man, you can make a production out of ripping the bonnet off before you get started or gauge your skills in the amount of time it takes for you to work it off during the deed itself.
I’m with Kandi, Todd knew about her bonnet before they got married. Just like a whole lot of other Black men. Someone suggested that Black men started dating White women and now they want to act brand new. Who knows? But the brothas gotta be more sympathetic to our hair struggle. Matter of fact, if they think back to the days when they were wearing braids and waves, they know that they used to have to sleep with a scarf on as well.
Black hair requires care.
And we’re not our hair but our hair is a part of our lives. And just like other elements of life, when it comes to sex, you just have to work around it.
I don’t know what was really going on with former “Flavor of Love” winner Deelishis and rapper Wiz Khalifa. With all his personal drama playing out on a very public level, their newly sparked “friendship” seemed a bit opportunistic.
Life after VH1 ain’t no crystal stair.
Though Deelishis always claimed, two months ago, when she posted videos of her and Wiz together, that they were just friends, folks weren’t exactly buying it and even questioned her morals. Dealing with a man who was (and still is) legally married can be a slippery slope particularly when that man is not completely over his ex wife.
So with all this in mind, people were giving Deelishis all types of side eyes.
Well, recently she appeared on Kandi Koated Nights to discuss the relationship and why she didn’t see a problem with it.
“So here’s Wiz, he’s a really nice guy. He’s cool. He’s a stoner. They got together and I thought it was a really nice union. However, when I was approached with going out to the concert or whatever– I’m still a woman– and I don’t know her personally so I don’t have any responsibility or any loyalty to ‘Yo, I can’t talk to you because you were once married to Amber Rose.’ No, she’s one that I respect as an entertainer but I don’t know her. So I obliged. And from the that that happened, then I was a problem because I was breaking up a marriage or a happy home. No. I was not around when that house was being wrecked. I don’t know anything about the wrecking of that home. I just said ok to an offer to go to a concert and we became friends. But as it became a big frenzy, I felt a little uncomfortable. But we’re still cool.”
Do you think Deelishis owed Amber Rose more than this? Do you think Wiz and Deelishis’ relationship was inappropriate?
It’s always amusing to hear stories about artists who passed on (or almost passed on) hit songs. For example, Rihanna’s “Umbrella” was turned down by Brittany Spears; B.O.B’s “Nothin’ on You” was turned down by Lupe Fiasco and Brittany Spears’ “…Baby One More Time” was turned down by TLC. It’s difficult to imagine that Destiny’s Child’s popular track, “Bug a Boo,” may have become the hit of another ‘90s group, but according to Kandi Burruss, who helped pen the track, that’s exactly what almost happened.
“When we first played the track ‘Bug A Boo’ to Destiny’s Child, I remember, they were kinda looking like, ‘Eh, I don’t know about this,’” Burruss told Yahoo Music.
Burruss went on to say that the girls weren’t really crazy about the tempo of the track.
“If you can remember what the track is like, it was like really fast. At the time people weren’t really singing over those types of tracks. You’d look at it as something they’d rap over,” she said.
Of course, queen Bey quickly called a group huddle and tried to get the ladies to be open with their feelings about the song.
“I remember Beyoncé was telling the rest of the girls, ‘Y’all, if we really don’t like this, maybe we should let him know.’ Because [the producer] She’sphere had stepped out the room,” The RHoA star recalled.
Thinking quickly, Kandi made a suggestion that ultimately won the teens over.
“I was like, ‘Well, if you don’t mind I could kinda like sing you the idea I was thinking, before you [decide],’” Kandi reflected. “They were like, ‘OK.’ At the time I think I only had like a verse and the hook kinda together. It wasn’t all the way together. It was just like a little bit of where I thought it could go. And they were like, ‘OK.’ And then we finished it together.”
The track wound up making the Top 40 list and Burruss credits her ability to speak up.
“So, it’s funny because had I not spoken up and said, ‘Hey,’ then that song would never exist,” she said.
Well, we’re definitely glad that she decided to interject when she did.
For old times’ sake…