It's almost time for a brand new season
of The Real Housewives of Atlanta
! And Kandi Burruss has a lot to say about her new man and her new castmates.
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"Everything in my life seems to be new right now," Kandi told the Huffington Post
. "I started dating someone who worked for the company that produces our show. He's a line producer and his name is Todd. It's kind of weird, because at first we kind of thought maybe this was going to be one of those things where maybe I'd have to choose either being on the show or my relationship with him. And we chose love."
Kandi didn't end up having to choose, and now Todd will appear on the upcoming season
. Not only that, but the two bought a house together and are contemplating starting a family. Though with her new success comes a little bit of resentment from the other girls. She says that her home situation, as opposed to Kim Zolciak losing her house, caused some tension between the two of them.
"You don't want to feel like a person that you're cool with is jealous," Kandi said. "At that time, there was some crazy stuff going on in her life, and it was all in the press about the lady wanting to put her out of that house. So on one hand I'm like, okay, she and I are cool, but at the same time, she was saying stuff I didn't like, so of course I'm thinking like, 'How are you going to say anything to me? You're renting your house.' One side of you wants to throw knives back, but I was trying to be cool about the situation ... but in the end, I was feeling a little irritated."
As for the new wives, don't worry, Kandi assures that they were more than willing to jump into the drama.
"When I found out Sheree [Whitfield] wasn't going to be part of the show, I was thinking, 'Wow, what's gonna happen if Sheree isn't here? Is it going to be boring?' You know, because Sheree tends to bring the drama sometimes. But I feel like the two new girls definitely added a lot of spice to this season."
Kandi also talks about NeNe's new success as an actress, and how she feels a responsibility to take advantage of opportunities granted to her from the show.
"I think what [NeNe's] doing is a great thing. I've always been a person that hates to see when people waste their opportunities. I feel like she's showing the rest of the girls here's what you can do with this opportunity. I'm really proud of her. She's always had a dream to be an actress, so she got to take advantage of this opportunity to meet the right people and live out her dream, and I think that's wonderful."
Catch Kandi and the rest of the ladies of Atlanta on the season 5 premiere this Sunday at 9pm on Bravo. (Image courtesy of Bravo)