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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?

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.

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?

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.

Kandi & Todd Celebrate Upcoming Arrival Of #BabyTucker With ATL Shower [Pics]

November 16th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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This past weekend, Kandi Burruss celebrated the upcoming arrival of #BabyTucker, a baby boy due in January. As Burruss told E! News, “I am due January 6. My actual due date is January 20 but Dr. Jackie [from Married to Medicine] wants me to schedule a C-section at January 6.”

So with the little guy scheduled to make his first appearance right after the holidays, Burruss’s friends and loved ones put on a pretty luxurious baby shower this past weekend in Atlanta. The theme? Kandiland, as in a play on Candyland.

A slew of well-known ATL socialites showed up and showed out for the event. That includes Toya Wright, Phaedra Parks, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle (who is rumored to be expecting another child by the way…), Marlo Hampton, Rasheeda Frost, Kelly Price, Monyetta Shaw, Demetria McKinney, Dr. Jackie and most of the Married to Medicine cast, and a gang of other people Burruss has called friend over the years. It was quite the soiree.

Check out pictures from the grand event (including some special family photos taken that and displayed at the party, including the one above) and celebrate #BabyTucker’s impending arrival.

Kandi Burruss Reveals Whether She’s Having A Boy Or A Girl, Asks For Help With Baby Names

November 6th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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After letting the world know in July that she would be having her first child with husband Todd Tucker, Kandi Burruss is now sharing the sex of the little bun in her oven.

While on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show this week, the 39-year-old Real Housewives of Atlanta star let the cat out of the bag: “We’re having a boy.”

Any new addition to a family is a blessing, but Burruss and Tucker, 42, are especially excited because they both have daughters from previous relationships and were hoping for a son. Now that they know a Todd Jr. is on his way, it might sound like the obvious next step to name their child just that.

Think again.

“I don’t want to,” Burruss said. “We can’t agree on names right now. We keep going back and forth. So if anybody’s got any good names, tweet ’em to me! Help me out.”

As for her pregnancy, Burruss told the good folks at RSMS that she has been lucky not to have had many food cravings or much morning sickness. And on days when she looks and feels less than glowy, the mom-to-be said she prefers to stay at home and out of the spotlight.

“I’ve just been trying to lay low,” Burruss said. “I don’t want a whole bunch of pregnancy pictures of me out places, and I gotta look back and I was looking crazy.”

Again, this will be Burruss’s second child as she already has 13-year-old Riley. Tucker also has a 19-year-old daughter named Kaela. In case you forgot, the couple met on the set of RHOA when Tucker was a producer for the reality show.

As for names, what about Kellen Tucker? Or Terrence? As long as it’s not a fusion of their names (Tandi won’t cut it, okay?), baby Tucker will be just fine–and very cute!

Kandi Burruss Is Pregnant!

July 23rd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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The upcoming season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” will be very interesting. Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker are expecting their first child together.

“We’re so thrilled to announce the news of our bundle of joy, it’s a dream come true,” Burruss announced to E! News

After a year of unsuccessfully trying to conceive, Tucker and Burruss turned to in-vitro fertilization. In April, Dr. Jessica Shepherd told Madame Noire that the fertility complications Burruss was facing had much to do with uterine fibroids.

“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,” said Dr. Shepherd.

The couple has not learned the sex of the baby yet. Both have daughters from previous relationships.

“Our daughters, Kaela and Riley, couldn’t be happier about becoming big sisters,” said Tucker.

The reality TV couple tied the knot in April of 2014. We are so happy for them, especially considering all that they’ve gone through to conceive.

In addition to preparing for the new baby, Burruss has recently relaunched her record label, Kandi Koated.

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Kandi Burruss Begins Process For In-Vitro Fertilization

April 27th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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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.

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Spin-off Alert? Kandi Burruss & Todd Tucker Filming A Bravo Spinoff

March 28th, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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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.

Interview day for another show! @latashawright & @sewjodie got my hair & makeup together! Thanks luvs! #StayWerking

A photo posted by Kandi Burruss (@kandiburruss) on

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?