The former Xscape star, who is also a cast member of hit U.S. reality TV show The Real Housewives of Atlanta, welcomed her first child with husband Todd Tucker on Wednesday (06Jan16).

Todd alerted fans to his son's impending arrival, when he took to Instagram hours before the delivery to share a photo of himself and his wife in the hospital.

"Getting ready for Baby Tucker 1.6.16!" read the caption. "I can't wait to meet my little man!"

Kandi, 39, has since confirmed the tot's arrival to

"Todd and I have been waiting so long for his delivery and he is so very perfect," says the new mum.

The couple, which wed in 2014, has yet to reveal the newborn's name. He is a younger brother for Kandi's 13-year-old daughter Riley, and Todd's 19-year-old daughter Kaela - both from previous relationships.

Kandi and Todd documented their struggles to conceive on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, revealing in April (15) they had been undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments in a bid to start a family together.

"Just pray for us that everything is great and we get a healthy baby!" she told E! News at the time. "My family definitely, they definitely want a baby for me and Todd (sic)."