Credit: Wilford Harewood/Bravo Photo: Kandi Burruss Shares a Laugh With Mama Joyce

It’s no secret that Kandi Burruss’s mother — affectionately known to viewers of The Real Housewives of Atlanta as Mama Joyce — has absolutely no love for her daughter’s fiancé, production professional Todd Tucker. But why exactly does Mama hate Kandi’s new boo? As it turns out, Mama Joyce’s dislike for Todd may have something to do with talkshow host Wendy Williams.

Kandi was a guest on Watch What Happens Live on December 8, and Andy showed a clip from one of Wendy’s shows last year during which the talk show queen bashed Todd, calling him an “opportunist” and declaring that “he should be a drive-by, off camera.”

As Kandi explains, Wendy’s fascination with her and Todd’s relationship certainly didn’t help things between Todd and Mama Joyce.“I can’t pinpoint what it was, but I can say that last year, every week, Wendy was coming on saying negative things about my relationship with Todd and then my mama would come back and say ‘And even Wendy said...’”

Kandi asserted that she never listened to Wendy’s theories about her man, but clearly Mama Joyce did.

Even fellow Watch What Happens Live guest Fantasia attempted to put Wendy back in her place, noting. “Everybody has something that they went through and they have a past, nobody’s asking her [Wendy] about hers. It’s not her business, it’s not anybody’s business what her and Todd do.”

Even though Kandi was clearly annoyed with Wendy for making a big deal about her relationship with Todd, she still has respect for the outspoken TV personality. “I have much love for Wendy and I love what she’s doing as far as how she’s blowing up and everything,” Kandi declares. “But I just don’t like the fact that she’s so judgmental about my relationship when I think our situations are similar.”

We’ve gotta give Kandi a hand for staying really diplomatic about this whole thing even though Wendy was very quick to bash her relationship.

Do you think Wendy overstepped her bounds? Check out the full video for yourself below and tell us your thoughts!