Kandi Burruss Welcomes Son Ace Wells

01/06/2016 at 10:40 AM ET

Kandi Burruss Welcomes Son
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Kandi Burruss is a mom for the second time!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star welcomed a son with husband Todd Tucker on Wednesday, Jan. 6, a rep for the couple confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Son Ace Wells Tucker arrived at 8:42 a.m., weighing in at 7 lbs., 6 oz.

“Todd and I have been waiting so long for his delivery and he is so very perfect,” Burruss, 39, tells PEOPLE.

“We named our beautiful baby boy Ace because I wanted something unique. When he becomes school age, hopefully he won’t have to worry about another person in the class having his name,” she explains to E! News.

Kandi Burruss Welcomes Son
Courtesy Kandi Burruss

“More than that, Ace represents the number 1 and that of the high quality and our baby Ace is definitely that! His middle name Wells was Todd’s mother’s last name. Using her last name as his middle name was our way of honoring her memory.”

This is the couple’s first child together. Burruss — who chronicled her struggle to get pregnant with her second child on her Bravo reality series — is also mom to 13-year-old daughter Riley, while Tucker is dad to 19-year-old daughter Kaela.

“We’ve been looking forward to this moment,” Burruss said in July after revealing she was expecting. “I’m ecstatic.”

Getting ready for Baby Tucker 1.6.16 👶🏾! I can't wait to meet my little man!

A photo posted by Todd Tucker (@todd167) on

While it wasn’t easy for Burruss to conceive, her pregnancy was fairly smooth. “No craving or morning sickness thank goodness,” she said. “I’m just tired all of the time.”

And now the proud parents (who were both hoping for a baby boy) couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome their son to the family.

— Emily Strohm

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Anonymous on

Congratulations to the couple. Be ready to fall in love. Sons are the best! No drama, and they steal the mama’s heart from the start.

Sarah on

Congratulations to Kandi & Todd…Enjoy your new little man…baby love

C. Estelle on

So happy for her. She is just down to earth and golden all around.

Xannia on

Congratulations to Kandi and the family on the new addition.

jan long on

I am so happy for you. I had 2 daughters and then 9 yrs later a son. He is now grown and God truly blessed me with my son who lost his father he was 18. He is so good to me only a little too protective. I mean no one better mess with his mom. God blessed me so much when he gave me my son and also two beautiful daughters. They are all 3 great people. I plan on painting a portrait of your son as soon as I see a picture of him. I love you. May God bless you and your family.

Maxine on

Kandi looks great! Congrats to her.

jacqueline on

Kandy and Todd, I’m so happy for you. All of God’s blessings to you and your family. Kandy, I wish you all the love and blessings and happiness…You deserve it and more. Happiness always. Jacqueline.

kperez on

Congrats to Kandi, my fave Atlanta housewife & her hubby Todd for a healthy & beautiful baby boy!! What a great blessing to them!! I love Kandi cuz she’s tries to be real without a bunch of needless drama & thats a classy lady!!

wendyw2407 on

Congrats to Kandi! She seems like a very down to earth person and nice on top of it. She deserves nothing but happiness after the death of her bf/ex a few years ago.

wendyw2407 on

Congrats to Kandi! She seems like a very down to earth, nice person. She deserves nothing but happiness after the tragedy with her ex/bf a few years ago.

Carolyn on

Congratulations to the Tucker Family! May God continue to bless you all.

Anonymous on

May Kandi and Todd have a healthy baby boy and a happy 2016!

Tiffany on

I’m SO HAPPY for them! Congratulations!!!! I bet he is one handsome little man like his daddy.

Lori on

I am glad that all is well.

Amber on

Congrats! Next up…Tiny and TI!

Shalla on

These “finger” photo fads are annoying. Show the baby already, sheesh! If you can have a sex toy line, you can show us the bundle of joy. Congrats!

Hotnama on

Congrats on your baby boy! He shares the same birthday as my youngest grandson.

Necole Garvin on

Congrats to the Tuckers!! Riley &Kayla I’m so happy you young ladies share this bundle of joy.it’s going to be hard not to spoil him,just enjoy and protect him.Todd I know your mom is smiling down on y’all!!

Margaret on

Congratulations Kandi, Todd and family,.mm

BubbleGuppie on

No idea why celebrities (and regular folks) give their kids such dumb names. Ace? Meh.

jckfmsincty on

Of all the many “Housewives”, Kandi is the only one with talent.

sososad on

I hope she has someone teach her kid how to write better than she does. ‘“More than that, Ace represents the number 1 and that of the high quality and our baby Ace is definitely that!”‘

megan on

Hilarious, because Ace has been super popular for several years now. Poor kid is gonna get called A Swell F***ker as a nickname. And I’d love to know what makes her think her kid is “high quality”

Juice on

Ok, congratulations! But can we move on, please?!. Babies are born everyday.

melissa bailey on

I love that name, I am glad they honored his mom.

Marray on

Congratulations Kandi & Todd, Welcome Ace, your going to be an welcoming addition for your sisters..

Moz on

Congratulations to Kandi and the family

Andrea on

I am so happy for you guy’s lol. I can’t wait to see the baby. I know Todd Mom is so Happy for you guys. I love you & God Bless.

darlene on

I am so happy for you guy’s,the family is now complete take care of that little bundle of joy and the girl’s, and what ever you do do not let anyone still your JOY.The Father made this possible let no man here on this EARTH take it away.

Carolyn Moon on

Congradulations Mr. and Mrs. Todd Tucker, I’m very happy for you guys especially u Kandi I know how much u wanted to have a son. I HOPE to c some pictures of the little one soon, but until then enjoy that lil man and get some much needed REST!!!!

Carolyn Moon on

OH Kandi, I forgot to mention that you had your son on my son’s birthday and Cj just turned 18 on this Wednesday January 6th. Now that’s a very special date!!!!

justasportsnut on

I want to see his face!

Dianne on

Congratulations Kandi & Tod on your bundle of joy ! I can’t think of a more deserving couple. You are my favorite housewife.

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