While visiting The ’Tamron Hall Show,’ Kandi Burruss opened up about having her daughter Blaze via a surrogate.
Burruss explained that although many people were happy for her, some of her family members didn’t feel the same way.
“One of my family members brought up, ‘Well, don’t you think you’re going to bond with her?’ and it just kind of hurt my feelings,” she said. “I didn’t say anything, but it did hurt my feelings. Overall, I just think people have to be a little more sensitive when that subject comes up. I still get a little sensitive about it.”
The singer and entrepreneur explained that often times, people don’t understand surrogacy.
“People don’t really have the information, so they don’t really know,” she said. “It scares you as soon as you find out, obviously. I mean, people are like, ‘Why you wanna do that?’ and they automatically think it’s a vain decision, that you’re doing it just ‘cause you don’t want to… c’mon honey, I’ve got money to get my body back if I need to.”
During the interview, Burruss also explained how important it was for her to create a relationship with her surrogate, Shadina Blunt.
“Some people don’t even meet their surrogate, but for me, I was like I want to know who’s carrying my baby around,” she said. “We would communicate on a regular basis, and through that, we became friends. That was a very selfless act that she did for us.”