A lot has happened in Kandi Burruss’s life since Season 6 of Real Housewives of Atlanta wrapped. The reality fave tied the knot with Todd Tucker in early April, and then the couple announced they were trying for a baby just weeks later. With all of this going on, we were dying to get Kandi’s mother, Mama Joyce, to give us her take on all of these changes.
Wetpaint Entertainment was lucky enough to chat with Joyce recently leading up to the premiere of Kandi’s wedding spin-off, Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Wedding, this Sunday, June 1. When we asked the outspoken mom about the status of her relationship with Kandi and her new hubby, she admitted it’s a mixed bag.
“My relationship with Kandi is going well,” Mama Joyce began, adding, “I mean, that’s my daughter. It’s going to always be good. And I’m speaking to Todd.”
Hey, communication is important — and a great start! At least she’s giving the guy a chance.
But what was most surprising was when we had Mama Joyce weigh in on Kandi and Todd’s recent baby announcement — she hadn’t even heard the big news yet!
“I didn’t hear Kandi say that,” she revealed. “But if they have a baby, then I’ll have another grandchild. I know Riley would probably love to have a sister or brother.”
And does she think Todd will be a good father? “I would hope so,” Joyce added.
While it might sound like Kandi’s tough-to-win-over mom is still hesitant toward her new son-in-law, she certainly seems more positive about his recent career prospects. Todd, a TV producer, just announced his brand new TV One series, Hollywood Divas, starring big names like Paula Jai Parker, Countess Vaughn, and RHoA alum Lisa Wu.
“I’ve heard about that, and I’m very happy for him,” Mama Joyce replied genuinely when we asked her about the LA-based show. See, Todd? Ya did good!
It’s not all smooth sailing just yet, however. We’ve got the upcoming drama between Todd’s mom and Joyce, which was previewed on the Bravo miniseries trailer. She said we’ll just “have to wait and see” what that’s all about, but admits she hasn’t seen or spoken her in-law since the wedding.
“The only thing I can tell you is that you all will be pleasantly surprised,” Mama Joyce teased of the multi-episode special. “I think that it will be as successful as the Housewives was this year.”
Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Wedding premieres Sunday, June 1, at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.
Are you surprised Mama Joyce didn’t know about Kandi and Todd trying for a baby? And what do you think the fight between her and Todd’s mom was all about? Sound off below!