It’s no secret that Kandi Burruss’ mother, affectionately known as Mama Joyce, isn’t a fan of her daughter’s fiancé Todd Tucker, but after bashing him in many episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta this season, Joyce has decided it’s time to do some damage control.
The elder Ms. Burruss spoke to HLN earlier this week and began by talking about why she’s been hating on Todd so much, telling the interviewer, “Well, I just gave my opinions like any mama would do.”
Joyce also addressed a brief period before Christmas when she wasn’t talking to her daughter, and revealed that she was angered over some things that fellow RHoA Cynthia Bailey said during an episode of Watch What Happens Live that implied that Kandi was supporting her financially. “I take care of myself,” Joyce boldly declared.
But despite a rough patch, Joyce notes that everything is much better now.“My relationship with Kandi now is in a very good place ... I think it was Christmas she was going out of town and I said, ‘I am not going to let my baby go out of town with not giving her a call’ because we hadn’t talked for a couple of weeks.”
So if Kandi and Joyce have called a truce, then where does the protective mom stand with Todd? “I really haven’t really talked with Todd. I decided to stay out of their relationship and let them deal with their relationship,” she revealed, noting that this new dynamic is “much healthier” for everyone.
Ultimately Joyce just wants what’s best for her daughter and hopes that Todd isn’t the opportunistic cheater she thinks he is. “I pray and hope that I am wrong about Todd, and if I am wrong I’ll come back on HLN and say ‘I am wrong about Todd Tucker’”
And if she ends up being right about Todd? “If I’m right I will be totally quiet and you all will not hear a word from me because I’m not going to rub it in my daughter’s face because I’m going to be there for her. I love my daughter.”
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