We’ve long suspected that the reason that Kandi Burruss’s tough-talking Mama Joyce (inexplicably) disapproved of her now-husband Todd Tucker was that she was trying to protect the money she was getting from her millionaire daughter. But after tonight’s April 27 “Reunion, Part 2” episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, we believe that more than ever.
Joyce joins Kandi on the couches for the episode, and Andy Cohen wastes no time putting her on the spot about her income status, asking her point blank if she currently works.
“Oh no, I don’t have to,” Mama Joyce responds, all sassy-like. “Let me get this straight. Mama’s still got bonds. Mama got a house that’s completely paid off, and security, and money in the bank. Thank you very much. And Mama got every kind of diamond that you want to think of. Amen!” Well, hello there! Is Joyce auditioning for Porsha’s potential opening?
But the Watch What Happens Live host wasn’t letting her get off that easily. “What the viewers think is that you’re trying to protect money that Kandi gives you — that’s why you’re threatened by Todd.”
From there, Joyce takes a moment to read Cynthia Bailey for apparently saying disparaging comments about her. “I have to read Miss Cynthia… Miss Cynthia said, ‘Oh, I think Kandi take care of Mama Joyce,’” she exclaims.
Cynthia quickly apologizes, realizing she doesn’t want to get into it with an older woman. But as soon as Joyce fires back with, “Cynthia, Kandi have never taken care of Mama Joyce,” Kandi butts in!
“Wait a minute, Mama. You’re going to say I never contributed to your well-being?” she interjects. “Do you want me to be truthful? Let’s go back to a couple years ago when you had credit cards in my name that I did not know about, and that’s why I took my checkbook back away from you. And then we sat down, and I gave you extra money every month to subsidize it.” Wait, what?!
Joyce continues to try to interrupt, claiming she works and that Kandi was giving her only $700 a month! Last we checked, that’s nothing to sniff at.
But Kandi takes it to a whole new level here: “Because you were spending all of the rest of the money on gambling and the home shopping network! So I was trying not to waste money.”
Talk about A-bomb after A-bomb here. Not only did the Housewife just blast her mother for using up her cash, she also revealed her gambling and shopping problems! However, Kandi still refuses to apologize for giving back to her mama.
“She doesn’t have to explain anything about what she gets from me because I feel like as her daughter that’s what I’m supposed to do,” Kandi rationalizes. “She put in the work for me.”
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