Credit: Kandi Burruss on Instagram

Though next week’s April 6 episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta shows Kandi Burruss’s fiancé Todd Tucker attempting (and failing) to gain his future mother-in-law’s approval, things appear to be much better in recent weeks. Case in point: Mama Joyce was actually in attendance at Kandi’s bridal shower this past weekend — and dare we say she even looked a little happy?

Credit: Kandi Burruss on Instagram

In a sneak peek from next week’s ep, the ever disapproving Joyce tells Todd that she “stopped respecting him” a while ago. As Kandi’s tough mama has said before, she didn’t approve of Todd’s decision to take time off between producing RHoA and Kim Zolciak’s spinoff, Don’t Be Tardy. To her, that was a sign of the future Househusband’s inability to provide for her successful daughter.

But despite all of that, Mama Joyce seems to have changed her tune in anticipation of the couple’s upcoming nuptials. The Todd-Kandi union is reportedly just days away, and Kandi held her bridal shower and bachelorette this weekend. Though we’d had our doubts Joyce would join in, Kandi shared not one, but two photos of the mother-daughter pair at the celebration! If that’s not a sign of support, what is?

The wide smiles on both mother and daughter’s faces in these photos make us so happy! Even if Joyce isn’t fully onboard with her daughter’s decision (which, for the record, we still don’t get), at least she’s making nice and allowing Kandi to make her own choices. Hopefully she will prove to be the same positive presence on the big day!

Are you surprised to see Mama Joyce so happy at Kandi’s bridal shower? Tell us in the comments below.

Samantha Lear is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!