Credit: Kandi Burruss on Instagram

It’s been a trying year for the relationship between Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss and her strong-willed mother, Mama Joyce — particularly with Joyce’s disapproval of her daughter’s April 4 wedding to Todd Tucker. But Kandi hasn’t allowed that to diminish her love and respect for her mom, and she’s making a point to express that on social media.

As fans watched Kandi argue with her straight-talkin’ momma on Kandi’s Wedding on June 9, the reality star was taking to Instagram to share a montage of photos with Mama Joyce, lauding her for her parenting.

“I know my mom says crazy things sometimes but she’s still my mom & I love her! She did a great job raising 2 kids as single parent & regardless of what other people think I will always give her the utmost respect! #kandiswedding,” Kandi captions the photos.

Kandi’s comments shouldn’t come as a big surprise to avid viewers, as the only reason the Housewife has put up with her mother’s antics — attempting to set up Todd for cheating, calling his mother a “prostitute” — is that she clearly values her mother’s relationship. But it does seem like odd timing to praise someone, when they’re causing such drama on-screen.

At the end of the day, everybody’s relationship with their family is different, and Kandi has every right to send her appreciation to Mama Joyce — after all, she did raise a millionaire, as Joyce so humbly pointed out!

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