After starring on 12 of the series’ 13 seasons, Kandi explained what still gets her upset before naming which Real Housewives she’d include in her dream cast for the upcoming All-Stars special, dishing on following her instincts, and opening up about the best part of being a mom.
“I cringed that whole season where it was the mess between [Porsha Williams] and I and all the [Phaedra Parks] situation. That whole season, that was a mess for me,” Kandi admitted on the April 8 episode of PEOPLE’s People in 10 of the season 10 moment in which Phaedra accused her and her husband, Todd Tucker, of plotting to drug and take advantage of Porsha.
“Throw it out the window! Even clips from it make me go, ‘Grrr!’” Kandi admitted.
“Well, Kenya always spice up any show, so you gotta bring Kenya,” Kandi noted.
Over the many years of her successful career in entertainment, Kandi has learned to ignore the opinions of others and go with her instincts, both in regard to her restaurant business and her line of adult toys.
Looking back, Kandi admitted that she and Todd were once advised against naming their Atlanta restaurant Old Lady Gang.
“Everybody told us, ‘I don’t like that name.’ But we loved the name and it stuck,” Kandi shared.
The RHOA star was also told not to launch Bedroom Kandi.
“Everybody was like, ‘Don’t do it, don’t do it!’ And it turned out great,” Kandi said.
While Kandi certainly has a lot of balls in the air when it comes to her career, she’s also a mom to three kids, including her oldest daughter, Riley Burruss, 18, who she shares with ex Russell “Block” Spencer, and her youngest children, son Ace, 5, and daughter Blaze, 1, who she shares with husband Todd.
Speaking of her favorite part about being a mom, Kandi said she loves “the hugs and kisses” she gets from her children.
“When you get that unconditional love, that is the ultimate,” she gushed, adding that she also enjoys “having fun with them, seeing their personalities, [and] seeing things about them that I know they learned from me.”
Over the past few months of quarantine, Kandi said Blaze has learned to say, “Mommy,” and not as a random word.
“I was on FaceTime with her. She said ‘Mommy’ over the phone,” Kandi revealed. “I was like, ‘Aw, she knows to say it. ‘She said it before but you know, sometimes you’re like, ‘Is she saying it because she knows it? Or is she saying it to say it?’ But when she said it the other day, she knew what she was saying.”
As for Ace, Kandi said he “is an awesome big brother” and “extremely protective” of his baby sister.
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