In contrast to major reports, Kandi Burruss’ wedding ring is a lot less costly than what we were made to believe.
Kandi Burruss is one of the most popular celebrities to come out of the Real Housewives franchise. The stunning star has dazzled fans countless times with her lovely personality and character. However, before being famously known as one of the housewives, Burruss started in the entertainment industry very young.
While in high school, Burruss and four other girls, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, sisters LaTocha Scott and Tamika Scott, and Tamera Coggins, formed the music group called “ Xscape.” However, Tamera Coggins left the group shortly after.
The group made its major debut in 1992 at BET’s Teen Summit. After the performance, they met record executive Ian Burke who later became their manager.
“Xscape” also impressed Jermaine Dupri, who signed them to his recording label So So Def Recordings. They released their debut album titled “Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha” on October 12, 1993.
The album peaked at number seventeen on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and as high as number three on the Top R&B Albums chart. It was certified platinum within a year of its release.
In 1995 they released their second album, “Off the Hook,” which also went platinum. The album launched top singles like “Feels So Good” and “Who Can I Run To.” Their third and final album, “Traces of My Lipstick,” was also very successful.
It debuted at number 28 on the Billboard 200 and number six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop album chart. After the album, LaTocha Scott left the group to focus on her solo career but returned to the group later.
Due to many internal issues, “Xscape” disbanded, and afterward, Burruss focused on production and songwriting. In 1999 she and former bandmate Tameka “Tiny” Cottle wrote the hit song “No Scrubs” for TLC.
That same year, Burruss also wrote another hit song, “Bills, Bills, Bills,” for Destiny’s Child. She also worked with artist Pink on her debut single, “There You Go.”
In 2000 Burruss became the first African-American woman to win the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ Songwriter of the Year award.
That same year Burruss also released her debut album “Hey Kandi,” but the album did not do well on the charts. Although it had well-known singles like “Don’t Think I’m Not.”
In March 2009, Burruss replaced Deshawn Snow in the second season of the “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” On the show, viewers got to see the other side of Burruss and her involvement in various storylines with co-stars.
While appearing on the show, Burruss got romantically involved with one of the show’s line producers Todd Tucker. Their relationship blossomed, and on January 15, 2013, they revealed they were engaged. Burruss and Tucker got married on April 4, 2014, in a “Coming To America” themed marriage ceremony.
Kandi Burruss’ Wedding Ring Was Over-hyped
When Burruss announced her engagement to Tucker, the news exited a lot of fans. One of the main takeaways was the ring Tucker proposed which was described as a “gorgeous two-carat white diamond sparkler” by ring designer Gregg Ruth.
Burruss had told Tucker about the ring before he had it shipped to Atlanta from Las Vegas. With the two-carat oval diamond, the ring reportedly cost over $40,000.
However, after looking at the ring and Gregg Ruth’s website, the ring is listed for about $11,000. A deeper look into the video description revealed the ring is not a “two-carat diamond sparkler.” Instead, the face of the ring, which is oval in shape, actually contained smaller round diamonds which made the entire diamond look larger than it was.
Kandi Burruss’ Wedding Dress Was Very Expensive
Burruss stunned guests at her wedding when she emerged wearing a gorgeous wedding dress. The dress, a custom Reco Chapple gown, featured a 12-foot train.
The dress was a risqué fit and flare gown with a nude-colored bodysuit underlay skin. It was covered in sparkling diamantés, which extended into a large skirt. With how beautiful the dress looked, it is not a surprise to learn it cost the famous housewife a whopping $20,000.
What is Kandi Burruss’ Age and Height?
Burrus was born on May 17, 1976, in Georgia, U.S. She is currently 45 years old. Her Zodiac sign is Taurus, and she is 5ft 3inches tall.
The reality star is also worth $30 million.
How Old is Kandi Burruss’ Mother?
Burrus’ mother is Joyce Jones, also known as Mama Joyce. She has appeared multiple times on “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” delighting fans with her personality.
Mana Joyce was born on 8 November 1949 and is currently 72 years old. She gave birth to two kids Burrus and her brother Patrick, but the former passed away at just 21 years old.
Kandi Burruss Stuns In A Bikini
Burruss left many speechless with her stunning figure when she shared an eye-catching picture on Instagram. The “RHOA” donned a lemon print bikini, and she paired the two-piece with bright yellow stiletto sandals.
She also shared a group picture featuring her “RHOA” co-stars Carmon Cambrice and Shamea Morton, who also dazzled in their bikinis.
Kandi Burruss To Speak At CultureCon 2022
Burruss is set to appear at the 2022 edition of CultureCon; an event set up to celebrate culture, community, and creatives of color. Other celebrities set to appear and perform at the event include Stacey Abrams, Omeretta The Great, Carlos King, etc.
The event, a three-city tour, will commence in Atlanta from May 2 to May 6 before moving to Los Angeles from June 16 to 18. The last leg will happen in New York from October 1 to October 7. Each leg of the event will feature exclusive events, workshops, parties, and other things aimed at promoting communities of color.