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Baby Daddies, Bob’s Back, And Busting Windows: Watch The RHOA Season 9 Trailer

September 28th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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If it’s one thing Bravo knows how to do, it’s milk a cash cow. You would think that after 9 seasons following many of the same women around, the story lines would be stale and redundant. But somehow the network has found a way to flip. In the new season trailer, there are plenty of new developments. For one, Chateau Sheree has finally been completed. And as you might have assumed, Sheree Whitfield is coming back to the show as a full housewife. In addition to her new digs, the relationship with her ex husband Bob seems to be progressing nicely. So much so that one of her fellow cast mates asked if she would marry him again.

As Cynthia and Peter dissolve their marriage, Peter laments about the fact that he was still willing to fight for it. (We’re not too sure about that.)

Mama Joyce is still screaming but this time for good reason. She’s frustrated about the lack of support shown by the father of Kandi’s eldest daughter Riley. And later, we see Kandi crying in the car as Riley’s father says that he’s not going to be the one to chase after his own daughter.

And of course, the show wouldn’t be what it is today without Kenya. Though it finally seems like she’s found a bit of happiness with a new man, things take a turn for the absolute worst when his anger issues rise to the top and he’s literally filmed busting out the windows in her garage.

Check out the trailer in the video below.

Season 9 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” will premiere on November 6 at 8 p.m. Will you be watching?

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.

Todd Tucker And Baby Ace: Is It Too Early To Potty Train?

May 9th, 2016 - By Allyson Leak
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Celebrities have the “good” life. The personal trainers, nannies, travel to exotic places, money, and fame make for a lifestyle that many of their fans find appealing. However, having a public life means every decision you make will be met with mixed reactions.

Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker welcomed their baby boy Ace on January 6, 2016. And since his birth the happy couple has shared many precious moments on social media.

Recently Todd posted a pick of three-month-old Ace sitting on a baby seat on the toilet and captioned it… “@acewellstucker sleeps through the night with out peeing in his diaper. So I put him on the potty every Morning and he pees in the toilet! #daddydaycare

Todds fans reactions ranged from “great idea” to someone saying that the baby was too little for that and criticized Todd for being “lazy.”

Infant potty training is also called “elimination communication” or “natural infant hygiene,” and it’s when parents introduce their baby to the toilet between birth and four months.

But the question is “How early is too early to potty train?” In many parts of the world potty training starts sometimes within a few months of birth but in the US many parents start around one to three years old.

Potty trained babies save parents money on diapers and don’t get diaper related infections.

However, some experts like Dr. Steve Hodges, a pediatric urologist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center told “A child’s bladder, which continues growing to its standard size until age three, grows stronger and faster when it’s filling and emptying uninhibited…when you train early, you’re interrupting that process.”

He also said that ” Children under age three should not manage their own toileting habits any more than they should manage their college funds. Preschools that require three-year-olds to be potty trained – like the one in Virginia that suspended three-year-old Zoe Rosso for excessive potty accidents – are harming kids. And infant toilet training, promoted in Mayim Bialik’s new book Beyond the Sling, is just plain nuts – unless, like Bialik, you monitor your child 24/7, feed your child a high-fiber vegan diet, and home-school your child.

On the other side of things, Elizabeth Parise, a spokesperson for DiaperFreeBaby and mother of five feels that infant potty training is very natural. She says “You don’t have to sit home and stare at your baby all day looking for signs. The awareness just becomes part of your routine – the same way you notice signals that your baby’s hungry or sleepy.”

But little Ace is not just making strides with early potty training, last month Todd shared a video of Ace holding his own bottle.

What are your thoughts? When did you potty train and how early is too early to start?

Meet John Legend & Chrissy’s Teigen’s Daughter, Luna! And See 9 Other Memorable Celeb Baby Reveals

April 20th, 2016 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Some celebrities are very private when it comes to their children. The little ones don’t ask to be brought up in the same limelight that their parents inhabit, and therefore, some famous moms and dads keep their children out of the public eye. That’s exactly why you probably won’t see Kerry Washington’s daughter, or Michael Ealy’s son until they’re probably adults with their own kids…

But other people want to share their joy with the world when it comes to giving birth and bringing up little ones. So they show off their kids in simple ways, like on Instagram, and in grandiose ways as well, like on the cover of magazines. Here are 10 memorable times our favorite ladies showed off their babies–many babies who are now well into childhood and have grown up right in front of our eyes.

We’ll start with a baby who just made her debut online this week:


hi my lulu!

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Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

After giving birth to a baby girl named Luna Simone Stephens last week, Chrissy Teigen showed off baby Luna yesterday. And based on her parents, we’re sure Luna will be gorgeous–and quite the vocal little lady on social media.

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Kandi Burruss Shares Photos Of Son Ace Wells Tucker

March 9th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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While Kandi was quick to announce the birth of her son, Ace Wells Tucker, she kept images of his face, out of the public eye. Until today. In a recent photo shoot, for People we finally got to see his adorable face. And since he’s going to be in the pages of a magazine, it only makes sense that she also drop some pictures on Instagram as well. Check out the images and video of the little guy, who is just about two months old.

After the release of the People image, Kandi shared this adorable photo of Todd and Ace sleeping.

Love my daddy! @todd167

A photo posted by Ace Wells Tucker (@acewellstucker) on

You know what they say, having a baby changes everything. And that’s certainly the case for Kandi and Todd’s dating life. Instead of hitting the town for Valentine’s Day, the two spent the evening tending to their little bundle.

Late post from #valentines2015 with my daddy @todd167!

A video posted by Ace Wells Tucker (@acewellstucker) on

And there’s this one in his stunna shades.

This is how I feel about the people talking about my mom on @theshaderoominc…. 🕶✌🏾♠️♠️♠️

A photo posted by Ace Wells Tucker (@acewellstucker) on

My baby boy @acewellstucker ❤️❤️❤️

A photo posted by Kandi Burruss (@kandiburruss) on

You can pick up the latest issue of People featuring Kandi and Ace on March 11.

Kandi Burruss Says Breastfeeding Helped Her Get Down To Her Smallest Size In Years

February 23rd, 2016 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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I don’t know what Kandi Burruss has been doing since she gave birth to baby Ace Tucker, but she should keep it up because she looks amazing. And the Real Housewives of Atlanta star knows it because she shared this picture of herself at a Pepsi event last night telling everyone that it was her first public appearance since Ace came into the world on January 6.


And this isn’t the first time she’s actually looked slim and trim post-baby on her IG account. She also shared this gorgeous picture a week ago:

I’m feeling myself in my @tagsboutique dress! 😁

A photo posted by Kandi Burruss (@kandiburruss) on

Burruss explained to her followers (despite liposuction rumors someone tried to start) that breastfeeding has helped her not only slim down, but get to a size that she hasn’t been in years.

Big ups to baby Ace for improving Burruss’s life in many ways–including helping her get rid of the weight she had been complaining about for the last few years. She looks great small as well as with a little meat on her bones, but hey, whatever makes momma happy!

I brought @acewellstucker to the office with me. ♠️

A photo posted by Kandi Burruss (@kandiburruss) on

Have You Tasted Breast Milk? Todd Tucker Takes A Sip Of Kandi’s Supply

January 28th, 2016 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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It’s been a few weeks since baby Ace Wells Tucker was brought into the world (January 6), and already he’s changing the way Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker do things. For instance, while Kandi is used to getting all glammed up for TV appearances and Real Housewives, nowadays, she has to multitask in a whole new way. When Ace is ready to eat, he’s ready to eat! And Kandi needs to be ready to feed the little guy:



Yes, getting her hair laid had to wait.

And while Todd might have enjoyed throwing back drinks in ATL lounges, he is too busy on daddy duty giving Ace his bottles to throw back drinks with the guys out on the town. So instead of a cold glass of liquor, Todd decided to sip some of Burruss’s breast milk recently, just to see what it tastes like. You know, to figure out what all the fuss is about.

In the video, Tucker said, “I’m about to try some breast milk” while baby Ace was having a meltdown waiting for his dad to offer up his bottle.

“Ace is probably crying because he wants it, but it’s my time. Let’s see.”

After taking a sip of the breast milk, Tucker smiled and remarked, “It’s kinda sweet!”


Love it!

And while Todd only took a sip (on camera), grown men and women actually consuming breast milk is more common than you would think. Reportedly, there are quite a few listings online from adults looking to buy and drink breast milk from random women (heard of Only The Breast for men?).

But experts don’t recommend that adults drink milk bought from any ol’ woman, because who knows what they could have going on in their system? Some samples sold online have even been found to have had salmonella. And yet, body builders praise breast milk, some saying on forums that they drink it because it’s a great supplement and provides them with a boost of energy.

But others say that breast milk isn’t as nutritional as these bodybuilders think. DNews stated that there is less protein in breast milk when compared to whole milk, and breast milk is higher in calories.

But when it comes to the everyday individual looking to see simply what breast milk tastes like (like Todd), and not looking to consume it regularly, you should be good to go, especially if you’re drinking out of the bottle or a cup. Now, if you’re a man looking to suckle and taste the milk that way, as long as mom and baby don’t have any communicable diseases, and mom is comfortable with sharing her milk supply, according to Susan Condon, lactation expert for Baby Center, a taste should be just fine. According to Condon, “the immunological properties of breast milk benefit humans at any age. Human milk has even been used in some cases to treat various illnesses in adults.”

So, to drink breast milk or to not drink breast milk? Something to try or a big, fat hell to the no?


If You Were Kandi, Would You Have Phaedra At The Hospital After You Gave Birth?

January 8th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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Earlier this week, we told you about the drama between Kandi, Phaedra and Todd. In case you missed it, basically both Todd and Kandi allege that Phaedra owes them money for a workout DVD Todd produced for her.

While many argued that Todd was only approaching her because he was short on cash and Phaedra was in a vulnerable position, with Apollo being incarcerated, Kandi took to her Instagram to announce that Todd had been trying to get that money since 2013.

Going on three years.

A mess.

Considering that Kandi made that last comment on Sunday of this week and we’re just a week and a day into 2016, it would seem that the issue has yet to be resolved.

So, I found it quite interesting that both Kandi and Phaedra posted a picture of them in the hospital together after the birth of her newborn son, Ace Wells Tucker.

If they’ve resolved the issue, that’s great.

But for the sake of argument for this article, let’s say they haven’t yet. And let’s also say that you’re Kandi. You just welcomed a new baby into the world. Knowing that you were once very close with Phaedra but your relationship has been strained as of late, would you still invite her to the hospital to welcome the arrival of your child.

And by strained, I mean not only does Phaedra owe you money your friend witnessed her publicly bashing your husband.

I don’t know about y’all, but I don’t think it could have been me. If Phaedra was a family member, I’d be able to excuse a few more things. But she’s not. She’s a friend. And I don’t know if I’d want someone who doesn’t respect my husband, his time or our money to be sitting up on my hospital bed (in her street clothes no less), posing and grinning for the cameras. Phaedra was sure to include the fact that she brought Kandi her famous chicken salad, along with some croissants.

Not saying that Phaedra is out to get Kandi or anything, but I wouldn’t have felt comfortable eating from her. But I’ve been known to be paranoid.

When I asked my coworkers this question, the answer was pretty split. Some of us wouldn’t have Phaedra in the room because she seems like a shady person and not too great of a friend.

The rest of my coworkers argued that when you have a new baby you’re probably so elated and happy that you’d welcome someone who you were once very close with to come share in that joy. Moments like births and deaths do have a way of making people think about the bigger picture.

If she did come through, armed with food and well wishes, she certainly could have stood by the side of the bed, instead of sitting all on my sheets.

What do you think? If you felt you had fallen out with your friend and felt she had disrespected your husband, would you welcome her or would you wait until you left the hospital to make things right?

Kandi Burruss Gives Birth To Baby Boy!

January 6th, 2016 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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The wait is over! Baby Tucker is finally here.

According to People, Kandi Burruss delivered the “bouncing baby boy” on Wednesday, January 6 at 8:42 a.m. The family’s newest addition weighed 7lbs., 6 oz.

“Todd and I have been waiting so long for his delivery and he is so very perfect,” Burruss gushed.

Congrats to #KandiBurruss and #ToddTucker on the birth of their son!!

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This is the singer’s first child with husband Todd Tucker. She is also the proud mom of 13-year-old Riley Burruss. Todd also has a daughter from a previous relationship, 19-year-old Kaela Tucker.

As previously reported, Burruss and Tucker turned to fertility doctors after struggling to get pregnant.

“We decided to do IVF because this is my last year in my 30s, and I wasn’t trying to keep trying without any results or whatever. We decided to go for it with the IVF treatments. We started in February/March,” the reality star told MadameNoire last year. “Luckily for us, it was a blessing, and we actually had success with the first IVF treatment. It takes a couple of months for you to go through the whole process of injections, retrieving the eggs and all of that stuff, then allowing them to put them back in and praying that they take. One of our eggs took.”

Congrats again to this beautiful family!

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Kandi Burruss Expected To Give Birth Today

January 6th, 2016 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Kandi Burruss

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It feels like it was just yesterday that Kandi Burruss announced her pregnancy and now, the mom-to-be is preparing for the birth of her son. Tuesday, Kandi’s stepdaughter, Kaela Tucker, took to Instagram to express how excited she is about the upcoming arrival of her baby brother.

“In just a couple of hours, my heart/baby brother will enter the world,” Kaela wrote. “You guys don’t understand how ecstatic I am to meet him. I’m so in love with him, and I haven’t even met him yet. Love you baby T.”

“Went to sleep 6 hours ago and I’m up SMH,” she followed up hours later. “Lol, I’m too anxious about this baby.”

Kandi’s husband, Todd Tucker, also used Instagram as a sounding board for his excitement.

“Getting ready for Baby Tucker 1.6.16,” he gushed beneath of photo of him and Kandi inside of a hospital room. “I can’t wait to meet my little man!”

Getting ready for Baby Tucker 1.6.16 👶🏾! I can't wait to meet my little man!

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We’re so happy for Kandi and her adorable family.

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Are You Afraid To Ask For Your Money?

January 4th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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Afraid To Ask For Your Money

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If you watched the most recent episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” you saw Todd Tucker confront Phaedra Parks about some money she owed him for helping to produce her workout DVD. Y’all remember Donkey Booty. Anyway, Todd presented her with receipts showing that the checks she had sent to him were canceled.

I’m sure it was a little embarrassing for Phaedra.

Some viewers who tuned into the show, didn’t take too kindly to Todd approaching Phaedra. They felt that he was only doing so because he was pressed for money and waited to confront Phaedra about it once Apollo had been hauled off to prison.

And, while I don’t watch the show, I saw the reaction and thought what does it matter when he asked for his money, it’s his. The mere fact that he has to ask for it at all says more about Phaedra than it does about him.

Kandi saw the reaction; and in defense of her husband, she provided some receipts and a bit of backstory on her Instagram page.

In 2015 My husband @todd167 had 3 shows that he was executive producer on to air on 3 different networks. People lie but credits don't. Check the credits! We're trying to move past this petty bs about this workout DVD but it's always tough to watch the drama play out today over things we've supposedly worked out already. I just want to make things clear for people who are watching this episode of RHOA. My husband is great at what he does & he's been successful at it. People always talk shit on this show but I hate when they try to discredit him with lies. Let me just clear up something for y'all. Todd & Phaedra talked years ago when she was pregnant with Dylan about him helping her with production for her pregnancy DVD. He was doing it as a friend because he said they could do it way cheaper than the company she worked with on her 1st workout DVD. She approved the budget & she paid the first 2 payments but never paid the third for whatever reason. This was well before Apollo went to jail. Todd sent final invoice emails but there was just excuses & no payment. I told him not to worry about it & give her time. But now years have passed. You know how it is when you have a friend who owes you money but they come around with new shit all the time but never mentions your money… That's why he was irritated. So to everyone who is coming at us in the chat box saying my husband waited for her husband to go to jail to ask for his money as if he was scared to ask, that is absolutely not true. He's was asking long before. Just never got all his money. Simple…. And Todd was never being mean or disrespectful to her. He always remained cordial. The video was shot & finalized in 2013. She was suppose to give him the photo she wanted to put on the DVD menu & final payment back then…. It's 2016 people. I hope this gives y'all some clarity. #NoShade #AllFacts

A photo posted by Kandi Burruss (@kandiburruss) on

Well, well, well.

I’m a little biased toward Kandi. I’ve always liked her the most because she seemed to be the most honest and would own up to her mistakes if need be. That being said, it doesn’t seem like she’d lie about Phaedra not paying Todd from nearly three years ago. If she had, there would be no need to present receipts on cable television. But sometimes folks have to be embarrassed in order to do the right thing, especially people who are overly concerned with status and appearances.

But Phaedra, Kandi and Todd aside, money is a sensitive subject. And I wondered if some of you have ever had to return to a close friend or family member to ask for the money you lent them. If you’re anything like me, it’s generally not a pleasant experience. There’s something so frustrating about attempting to hold a grown person accountable. Trying to show someone how to be a man or woman of their word is something he or she should have learned during childhood. And the possibility of insinuating something about a person’s morals and values, in asking for your own money, could offend someone you care about. And you obviously care about them otherwise you wouldn’t have loaned them money.

I’ve noticed that men have an easier time asking for their money than women do. In this and many other societies, women are conditioned to please, while men are commended and rewarded for speaking plainly, no matter whose feelings get hurt in the process. I once watched a man I was dating ask his roommate for his half of the rent, in front of me. He wasn’t rude about it. But I was amazed at the fact he’d done it so casually, and in front of me no less.  Shouldn’t that conversation have happened in private? Apparently, that wasn’t necessary. And within minutes, he had his money.

The only example I have of a woman getting assertive when someone owed her money, was my grandmother. Apparently, she loaned my aunt some money and when she hadn’t paid it back, after being repeatedly asked for it, my grandmother took her to small claims court. Harsh, right? Well, she got her money. And though I’m sure their relationship might have been strained for a while after, they eventually came back together.

And I think that’s the point. If the relationship is strong enough, it’ll be able to withstand you asking for your own money back. Anybody who would look at you crazy for you trying to get what you’re owed, probably wasn’t down for you in the first place.