Credit: Photo via Instagram Photo: Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker on New Year's Day

Yesterday, we were overjoyed to learn that Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker — her boyfriend of over a year — got engaged on New Year’s Day. Between raising her now-11-year-old daughter Riley alone and losing her former fiancé, A.J. Jewell, after he passed away following a club brawl three years ago, Kandi has seen her fair share of hardship. But now she’s ready to celebrate!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is overjoyed to be starting a new life with Todd, and spoke to Us Weekly about all of the romantic details of Todd’s proposal. The 39-year-old line producer asked for Kandi’s hand in marriage at a party on New Year’s Day, surrounded by family and friends — including Kandi’s RHoA co-star Phaedra Parks and her husband, Apollo Nida.

And even though Riley had her reservations about a new man coming into her mom’s life, Todd was sure to get her blessing before popping the question. Aww!

While fans may have felt that Kandi and Todd’s engagement was a long time coming, Kandi insists that she had no idea a proposal was in her future. “I was totally surprised," she revealed, but there’s no doubt that she loves that two-carat diamond sparkler by Gregg Ruth on her ring finger!

Kandi and Todd have two possible wedding dates in mind, but nothing has been formalized yet. Perhaps their nuptials will be filmed for RHoA!    

Source: Us Weekly