Congratulations are in order for Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Kandi Burrus who recently announced her engagement to Television Producer Todd Tucker.
Though the pair’s relationship has unfolded on screen during season five of the show, their romance actually blossomed behind-the-scenes while filming the show’s fourth season in 2011. They met on his birthday during the RHOA infamous trip to Africa (he was a producer on the show) and they have been together ever since.
Tucker, 39, proposed on New Year’s Day (after seeking approval from Burruss’ 10-year-old daughter, Riley) during a New Year’s celebration with friends at the couple’s home in Atlanta, US Weekly reports.
Todd picked out this ring based on a ring Kandi actually spotted on a “Housewives” trip. So he had the ring shipped in from Las Vegas and it’s designed by Gregg Ruth.
So Todd dished that to the magazine that he carried the ring around for three to four months, and then popped the question during a New Year’s Eve celebration shortly after 1AM.
And while RHOA fans may not be totally surprised, Burruss, 36, says she was.
She took to Twitter Tuesday to express thanks for the outpouring of congrats she and Todd received from friends and fans, followed by another message of thanks that read:
“Dear God, I wanna take a minute, not to ask anything from you, but to simply say thank you, for all I have.”
@Kandi Kandi BurrussThanks to everyone that are sending their well wishes! @Todd167 & I appreciate the love from you all!