“The Worst Is Yet To Come” Mama Joyce Responds To Kandi’s Wedding

April 7, 2014  |  

Over the weekend, we told you that Kandi married fiancé Todd Tucker in a ceremony in Atlanta, this past Friday.

And while guests in attendance and Kandi herself said it was a beautiful day and one of the happiest of her life, Mama Joyce’s opinion of Todd still hasn’t changed. In fact, her disapproval was exacerbated by hesitating to sign the prenup.

And even though she still doesn’t approve of the union, in an interview with Too Fab, Mama Joyce said that she kept her peace when the minister asked if anyone objected.

“I had no reason to bite my tongue. I’m not gonna be the one to stop her from jumping into the fire. I tried, I did all that ahead of time. Too late for me to pull out of it then, not gonna make a fool outta myself!”

Apparently, the night before the ceremony, Mama Joyce’s worst fears about Todd were confirmed.

“I got a little pissed at the bridegroom the night before this wedding. He kind of held up on signing the prenup and didn’t come to the rehearsal dinner because he didn’t want to sign it. His mom said she didn’t see no reason for him to have to sign because they were in love. He was the one who didn’t have a damn thing, but that’s another story. But from what I understand, he did sign

Mama Joyce did concede that the wedding was beautiful and she took comfort in the fact that Kandi was happy.

“Long as she’s happy, that’s the one that has to be happy. Doesn’t make no difference if I’m happy or not, she’s the one that has to live with him. I  did everything I could do. If she’s jumping in the river with sharks, she’s gonna get chewed up.”

You knew she couldn’t just leave it at that. In fact, she threw even more daggers, saying she’s not trying to be on the right side of history when it comes to Kandi’s marriage.

“It’s not about me, whether I’m right or wrong,” she continues. “People show you their best when you’re dating them, so if she’s seeing the best now, the worst is yet to come.”

The most shocking part of the interview came when Mama Joyce admitted that she made a speech at the reception.

“I said, ‘She looks very happy. I’m happy that she’s happy and I hope that she continues to be happy.’ I hope she’s always as happy as she was last night.

Well that’s nice…with just the slightest hint of shade.

Mama Joyce said that she plans on writing a tell-all book that will probably include details about the wedding day.  (Mama Joyce has also started her own management company by the way.

But one thing she is excited about is the pictures.

“I can’t wait till you see the wedding pictures…to see how beautiful I was.”

The woman’s a true trip.

Are you surprised she didn’t speak up during the ceremony?


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  • DaTruthHurts

    Who cares. If these folks were just average people without money. Would it be a big deal???? Hell no.. Let live and let Die. Move on folks with your own mess in your own lives…

  • L.B

    How is he going to have an issue with Kandi getting married and she doesnt have a man herself….She probably ran them away with her level of crazy

  • Mama Joyce is not overprotective, she’s just jealous, sexless, & miserable!!! Remember Mama Joyce, the very ones we mistreat, are the very ones we might need. It’s called KARMA!!!

  • Billie McMillian

    This is to Todd, you can’t do nothing that look like wrong doings, not even “J” walking. you need to called Kandi when you are away from home, i say maybe (4) times to let her know were you are. When it come to Kandi best friend, someone need to be around when you are with her. I say all this because Kandi is too weak when it come to her mother. Todd i do hope and pray your love for Kandi is strong because you will need it. I am sorry you are stuck with them both. i am not saying i don’t like Kandi i love her, she is a sweet and caring person, that why i am pulling for her. her mom need Help bad. peace and Luv.

  • kdjdjdjdjdjd

    Mama Joyce’s delivery is definitely wrong, but there’s always the possibility that she’s right. She’s been around Todd and around people that actually know him, so maybe she’s picking up on something that we arent getting through the tv.

  • valerie808

    That photo was so appropriate. Damn, with family like mama joyce, who needs enemies? And she’s had enough time to read over her interviews and there’s still no change in her behavior so i really can’t figure out what her problem is.

  • FromUR2UB

    Is that the only picture that woman has taken?

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  • kiki j

    My issue with Mama Joyce is not that she don’t like Todd or that she makes it known to Todd and Kandi. My issue is how she is doing interviews and public humiliating her daughter every chance she gets. Makes me wonder if she’s loving the attention and popularity she’s getting from all of this. She’s made her own shoryline out of her daughter’s personal matters. Who’s the opportunist now?

    • Kemi

      I agree that she’s gone too far, so much that I keep trying to convince myself that they’ve all fabricated this storyline for ratings, for a wedding spinoff, and for Kandi to remain on the show. I didn’t want to believe they’d really all air such dirty family laundry in public, and that Joyce would be this crazy for real. But the longer it goes on, and with the humiliating stage play Kandi made about Joyce, it’s all looking pretty real after all.

  • Tahla Msonedeep Rose

    Well mama Joyce behaved herself that’s great I just hope that prenup truly did get signed Kandi better protect her money I am a firm believer in mama knows best they may not always be right but seldom wrong she ain’t get as old as she is without learning something wisdom is key

  • Kathy

    Its too late. mama Joyce has already made a fool of herself. Her mom is writing a tell all book. Who is the one here who is making money off of her daughter. She needs to look in the damn mirror.

  • Simone Rodrigues

    Can we just say “A BAD BAD CASE OF MENOPAUSE????”

  • Donna

    Mama Joyce is a miserable woman. Smh.

    • dyvonna

      Even IF she is a miserable woman that does not negate her opinion and make Todd an honest man.

      Really, I don’t know why people continue to debate this Todd issue. All the little things add up, including but not limited to
      1. When a man moves in with a woman, he usually(not always), has no decent place to take his woman.
      2. When a man quits his job after snagging a woman, he usually, not always, feels he has hit a jackpot and no longer has to work steady.
      3. When a mate loosely threatens to leave let them go

  • SisterTruth

    I want Kandi to be happy. She deserves it. However, that’s waaaay too many months that passed that Todd did not sign the pre-nup. You mean to tell me he did not attend his own rehearsal dinner and didn’t sign the agreement until the night before?! Naw! I wouldn’t have married him. His mind is too much on her money.

    • shaun

      yessss I smell money too

    • Maya


    • Kemi

      I agree, and why would Kandi even have to beg him to sign it?????? She’s a fool. I truly hope Mama Joyce’s premonitions don’t come to pass. There’s no way in hell I’d marry someone who won’t sign a prenup. Even with my little coins, if I get married, I’m getting a prenup. Everything is honkie-dory when people are happy in love, but will turn ugly when things go south. I’m not letting no one take my hard-earned coins.

    • DLB

      @SisterTruth, @Kemi, @Maya, @shaun everyone of you are exactly right! Too many people judging Mama Joyce, when Todd’s mom says “they in love”; “they don’t need a pre-nup.” On the late night with Andy Cohen, when Khandi & Tiny were on there, Tiny stated off to the side that “Mama Joyce ain’t going no where.” I’m not too sure who that was directed too (cough, cough……Todd/his family), but Mama Joyce ain’t going no where.

  • newdnewd

    This lady is a selfish narcassistic train wreck… Can’t wait for people to see the wedding pictures to see how beautiful She was on her daughter’s wedding day? I feel sorry for Kandi.

    • dyvonna

      May be true. A narcissist knows one when she sees one.

  • Maya

    As much as I would hate for my momma to be involved in my lovelife a la mama Joyce sometimes you have to remember that what an adult sees sitting down a child cannot see when on top the tallest tree. The alarm bells – why didn’t Todd want to sign the prenup on the wedding eve I mean you have gone this far why make trouble now it’s like he was hoping Kandi would be so desperate she would give in to his not signing dude sounds very shady to me don’t trust him one bit. I am glad she said that he finally signed it and am sure Kandi was smart enough to protect her interests and those of her child and also make sure her mother was catered for incase of anything. My two cents!

    • Maya

      oh and shake my head at Todd’s mama saying he didn’t have to sing coz they were in love I wonder if she would say the same thing if the tables were turned and Todd was the multi -millionaire hmmmm shady family anyway nothing stays hidden under the sun truth will out someday if they are upto no good

    • neltha

      agreed.. people always have so much to say and I’m not saying mama Joyce is right by the way she’s going about it. and I’m not saying Todd is after candies money.. who knows only time will tell but do not underestimate the wisdom of a mother in a mother’s intuition.. just a short story my son had a daughter years ago that was passed on to another man for years I kept telling him that that little girl was his daughter of course by him being young he didn’t care for the extra responsibility and the mother didn’t care for him to know after he had  istaken his first child from her because she wasn’t fit and capable of taking care of his son.. but come to find out years later she was his daughter mother’s intuition never underestimate that…

      • Linaban

        I agree! Though Momma Joyce seems to have flown off the handle- there’s something in her gut (intuition) that’s telling her something isn’t right about him! I don’t think Momma Joyce really knows what it is either- she seems to be grasping at straws to find any reason for Kandi to break up w/ him.
        He seems like a really nice guy but there have been a few red flags… Refusing to sign the prenup is a huge one… A few episodes back Christopher Williams’s wife knew him and said he was an ‘opportunist.’
        It’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out, I hope Momma Joyce is wrong.

  • Sunny

    I figured once Todd and Kandi were married, we wouldn’t have to hear any more doom and gloom from Mama Joyce. I mean, they’re married, so what’s there left to say? Mama Joyce needs to get a man or some hobbies or something, anything to occupy her time so she can stay out of her damn-near-40-year-old daughter’s business.

    • NicolaG

      Momma Joyce has a man. Lol she said so on the Bethany show

  • Tee Elyse

    I understand Kandi’s reluctance about not wanting to confront her mother out of “respect”, because my momma is a Momma Joyce type… you can speak to them until you’re blue in the face, but everything will go in one ear and out the other! Happy to see that she didn’t let her ruin this relationship for her like she had done in the past! The sad thing is, she (Momma Joyce) doesn’t know she’s hurting Kandi more than she thinks Todd is. Smh…I can’t wait to see the wedding pictures because I know KANDI looked gorgeous!!! Congrats to her and Todd on their nuptials!!!

  • thetruthmom

    Kandi has made a big mistake and her mother is right about it.

    • Ash

      Hey Mama Joyce!

    • Angie

      Tea, please….Inquiring minds want to know!

  • Jay Lane

    It’s like she’s physically incapable of not hating. Any hope for her died after that horrible comment she made about Kandi’s weight. That was some hateful ish.

    • Tee Elyse

      RIGHT!!! Kandi looks great!! Momma Joyce just trying to find ANY reason to blame Todd for Kandi’s misery, when she KNOWS she’s the culprit!!

    • shaun

      when did she make comment about weight didn’t catch that??????

      • Tee Elyse

        On last nights episode, when she was talking to the life coach guy at Kandi’s house

      • kj519

        It was on last night episode she said since she (Kandi) has been with Todd she gained 30 pounds

        • Angie

          YEAH! I caught that! That was REAL fawked up for her OWN mom to say on national tv!

    • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

      She stay saying some crazy ish about kandi’s appearance

  • nss

    I think she just bitter because her own relationship failed. She need to stop trying to live Kandi’s life for her.

  • Laide Lawal

    So, this woman has been married 3 times and none of them worked. She’s a bitter old bagger who needs to get a life of her own. I dare my mother to try to tell me who to be with at the age of 37. Loving mothers don’t behave this way. She only loves her daughter’s money…Get a life old bitter batter!

  • Caroline

    I feel bad for Kandi… and yes, I agree that her mother has some mental health issues that need to be addressed. Mama Joyce was the same with AJ!!! She’s narcissist without a doubt. I think it’s REALLY sad to enlist Kandi’s daughter to aid and assist in her bull$hit. I think this is a classic case of “misery loves company” though. She seems like a very miserable woman from her wig to her toes.

    • Yvette

      “From her wig to her toes”….lol!!! Thanks for that much needed laugh this morning!!

  • kdjdjdjdjdjd

    Mama Joycenwas throwimg all kinds of shade on “Being Kandi Burruss”. I was cringing everytime they allowed her to speak.

  • kdjdjdjdjdjd

    LOL @ Can’t wait for the pictures to come so you all can see how beautiful I was…LOL!!!! That day was NOT about you Mama Joyce.

    • Yvette

      Unfortunately, she doesn’t know that.

    • Tudbee

      Thank you. That’s what I scrolled down to write. This shows it’s all about her in her mind. That’s what the hatred is all about……. Todd taking her place, taking ‘her’ money from her pocket and ‘her’ food from her mouth. And that’s why she was mad about him not signing the pre-nup because she’s only thinking about her not receiving her pocket money. She just exposed herself with that statement and her true motives. It’s just unfortunate Kandi is too weak to see or accept that and poor Todd is stuck with them both.

  • lynb1031

    It is and will always be about her possibly losing her meal ticket. The very first thing she said on Kandi”s “Being Kandi Burruss” special was “i’m not a flowers and candy kind of woman. You have to be able to pay my bills and support me”. She’s probably upset about the prenup because she wanted a whole bunch of provisions in there to protect her pockets, not Kandi’s. Why is she doing interviews anyway?

  • not a clone

    vulture waiting in the wings… pick the flesh (money) off of kandi when and if it goes south

  • Val

    I think Mama Joyce might have some mental health issues. For real.

    • belle

      she’s a narcissist!

    • Gert

      We wonder why she was married 3 times…

    • Kemi

      Val, after last night’s episode… well, after this entire season, I’ve been convinced of the same thing. She needs more than counseling. I believe she needs psychiatric evaluation. Seriously. This is beyond entertainment at this point. The sad part is that Kandi cried so much this season, that I believe she’s suffered emotional abuse. She even admitted in this past episode that she and her mother hadn’t been speaking. This isn’t the first time. In prior seasons, Mama Joyce didn’t speak to her for weeks, months over other issues, like Ridickulous showing up at her bday party, and anything else she doesn’t like, she uses to control Kandi. Look how she treated her over the engagement ring. She’s cold, unfeeling, couldn’t even hug her own child. Between her and Kenya’s aunt, I’m glad they aren’t my mother.

      • Netra

        Were you saying that Kenya aunt treats her better? And you are so right Kanji doesn’t deserve this pain. Even though they got married and I hope there day was still joyful. That dark cloud her mom put there is so sad. She needs help. And thats not a good example for the granddaughter. She is holding on to her last child. I hope this doent tear there marriage up. Todd still will have an up hill batter to climb. If Kandi wants her union to work. She is really going to have to do her part and let her mother know.

        • Kemi

          No, I think Kenya’s aunt is just as cold and unfeeling.

    • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

      I think she might have a drinking problem as well

    • hollyw

      You right! When she said, “I’m not gonna make a fool out of myself,” I laughed out loud and said, “TOO LATE!!”

  • Sandia

    Ha! So trying to fight Karmon wasn’t making a fool out of yourself? Trying to photograph Todd doing dirt wasn’t making a fool out of yourself? But objecting at the wedding is making a fool out of yourself? Mama Joyce and her logic is a little off, but I won’t complain her antics with the old lady gang were highly entertaining this season