|Born Name||Kandi Lenice Burruss|
|Birth Place||Georgia, US|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Profession||Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Businesswoman|
|Net Worth||$30 million|
|Age||43 years old|
|Parents||Reverend Titus Burruss Jr./ Joyce Jones|
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Kandi Burruss is indeed a multi-talented woman mostly popular as the star of the hit TV show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She is among the famed personalities who is a singer, songwriter, television personality, actress, and businesswoman.
Kandi is the owner of a Sex Toy company. Take a look at her personal life right below.
Starting Her Career
Kandi Burruss started off as a singer in the music group, Xscape. And released Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha on October 12, 1993. The group later disbanded in 1998 after releasing a few hit records. But they reunited again later. The group followed a few more ups and downs until Kandi decided that she didn’t want to be a part of the group anymore.
Burrus then started a solo career in writing and producing her own songs. She wrote a few songs like Bills, Bills, Bills. In 2000, she won an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ Songwriter of the Year award.
The same year, she released her debut album ‘Hey Kandi…‘ with her single Don’t Think I’m Not. The song hit 72 on the top US Billboards.
Joining the RHOA
Burruss joined the reality show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta in March 2009. She replaced DeShawn Snow on the second season of the reality show. Her fame rose after her addition to the show and became one of the significant characters in the show.
Starting her Own TV Show
On April 9, 2013, Kandi started her own show on Bravo TV, The Kandi Factory. The show featured Kandi helping new artists trying to make their name in the music industry. This show was a spin-off of the original RHOA.
The show, however, only lasted a single season. The show was canceled after releasing 8 episodes.
Married to the RHOA Producer
The reality star is in a matrimonial relationship with Todd Tucker. Todd is a line producer for the reality show. The two started dating from 2011. After dating for two years, Todd and the star were engaged in January 2013.
A year later, on April 4, 2014, the love birds finally tied the knot. The couple has two children; a son Ace Wells born January 6, 2016, and a daughter Blaze Tucker on November 22, 2019.
Kandi’s Past relationship
Before finding her life partner, she was in a relationship with Russell “Block” Spencer. Kandi first crossed paths with Russell at a car dealership. The two exchanged numbers and started dating after a short while.
A few months later, Kandi found out about Russell’s affairs with other women. She then broke up with Russell. However, she was already pregnant when she found out about her ex’s infidelity. Nonetheless, she gave birth to a beautiful daughter, Riley Burruss on August 22, 2002.
A Tragic Brawl
In late 2008, news flew that Kandi Burruss and Ashley “A.J.” Jewell was in a relationship. Just after a few months, in January 2009, Ashley kneeled down and proposed Kandi to marry him. Kandi happily said yes!
Kandi was really eager to spend the rest of her life with the man she loved until a tragedy hit her on October 2009. Ashley had winded himself in a fight with Fredrick Richardson at the Atlanta strip club.
The brawl started at the parking lot but ended tragically in the hospital bed. After getting a severe blow in the head, AJ was rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, the doctors couldn’t save his life. Richardson, who was also taken to the hospital for injuries from the fight, was later arrested charged with voluntary manslaughter.
The news left Kandi stunned and speechless. She was devastated to lose her fiancé. She later posted on her twitter that she needed some alone time to cope with her loss. But she is now sober and happily ever after.
Net Worth of the Reality Star
Kandi Burruss has a huge net worth of about $30 million. Her massive net worth comes from her company, Bedroom Kandi that specializes in producing bedroom toys. Her income is also supported by her acting and music career. She also owns a beauty product brand, Kandi Koated Cosmetics.
The star also has an Instagram account with more than 7 million followers. A promotional post on her Instagram earns her a massive $13,982 – $23,303.
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