Riley Burruss is all grown up — and she’s gorgeous! Fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta have had a front row seat to making Kandi Burruss’ daughter shine over the years and watched her grow from a young girl to an adorable and sophisticated adult, since Kandi joined the Bravo series in 2009 Riley was just 7 years old.
Of course, a lot has happened since then, and Riley naturally looks very different from when the show started — something she’s confirmed a couple of times. Of course, seeing the reality star grow from child to adult has had many eyes on her every move, with Riley even acknowledging all of that (not always positive) publicity in an October TikTok video. The snap showed Riley lip-smacking Bella Hadid, “So my name, my name is Bella Hadid,” with the words “When my comments go from ‘she needs to lose weight’ to ‘caught'” written on the screen.
The “Real Housewives” daughter has undoubtedly dealt with her fair share of haters over the years, with Kandi even speaking out against the bullying her daughter received to People in August. “I despise it. It bothers me so much. Everyone already knows that Riley dealt with her weight issues growing up in the public eye. People were making comments about her body and saying things about her personal looks and it really gets my blood boiling. ‘ she shared.
Riley Burruss has been compared to a model
Thankfully, Riley Burruss seems to be in a much happier and more confident place today, as fans couldn’t get over her brand new look as she appeared alongside her famous mom and co-stars at BravoCon. Many took to Twitter to gush over Riley’s beauty, with one person writing, “Idk what diet Riley Burruss is on but I need the details.” Another commented, “Riley looks sooooo good.” All that love spilled out also on Riley’s Instagram after sharing a video of herself at the event with Gia Giudice and Brooks Marks on October 16, in which one person commented, “Riley girl you’ve always been a beautiful girl but you’re blossoming to a fox Chi [love] It.” The love also came from Riley’s famous mom, with Kandi Burrus writing below a gorgeous Instagram upload shared by Riley, which showed her in a strapless plaid dress at BravoCon. “Ok, top model!” Kandi gushed, alongside a heart eye and red heart emoji.
There’s no doubt Riley has undergone a dramatic change over the years when her trainer, known as the Revenge Body Expert, took to Instagram in 2018 to share that she’d lost 52 pounds and changed her outlook on exercising. But while she’s always been gorgeous, Riley has so much more to offer as she’s super smart on top of that. Riley entered New York University in 2021 and told Bravo Insider at the time that she wanted to go to law school. Beautiful and talented? This is Riley Burruss!