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Yesterday, Apollo Nida was hit with a sentence of eight years for bank fraud and ID theft, and I’m sure it’s a harrowing time for him and his family. But many are wondering how Phaedra Parks is doing. She was not present to support Nida during his sentencing yesterday, and considering that their marital issues seemed to get worse and worse during season six of the show, many are wondering if Parks will even stick around for Nida’s second prison stint. But one person who has the inside scoop on how Parks is faring in all of this is good friend Kandi Burruss. When asked how Parks is doing, Burruss told Hollywood Life that she’s distracting herself with work, including promoting her book, Secrets of the Southern Belle: How To Be Nice, Work Hard, Look Pretty, Have Fun, and Never Have an Off Moment.
“Phaedra’s doing great. She’s basically working. That’s how I deal with things too; when I have a lot going on, I just put more into work.
I know that she’s promoting her book and doing the book tour and stuff like that and she’s not really trying to focus as much on what’s happening.”
I know it can’t be easy. During yesterday’s sentencing, Apollo apologized to Parks and his family for all that he put them through this second time around, saying he was sorry “for letting them down.”
But what do you think the next move will be for Parks? Do you think she’ll stay and support Nida?
“It Was A Very Tough Time Getting Through This Wedding”: Todd Tucker Speaks On Struggle To Film “Kandi’s Wedding”
I just want to thank everyone for supporting Kandi and I. It was a very tough time getting through this wedding. I did this in hopes to show our young men it’s okay to get married, though things will be tough and you will have to put in work. I’ve shared my life with the world I hope you were entertained but at the end of the day I hope you learned something and was able to take something away from my experience. With that said I thank you all from my heart for the love and support!!! BX 167 for life!!!
It isn’t the first time that Tucker has spoken about his struggles to get to the big wedding day. He told Buzzfeed the following:
“During filming, I wasn’t sure that we were going to make it. There were times when I felt like I couldn’t do this anymore.” But he does say that in the end, he’s head-over-heels in love with Kandi and that his favorite part of their wedding was watching Kandi smile.
“It was such a great moment to see her so happy that she couldn’t even control it.”
Kandi Burruss has been getting a lot of prenup backlash. But we don’t think Todd got such a raw deal. From weight gain clauses to baby buy outs, Hollywood prenuptial agreements can get crazy. Todd should probably thank his lucky stars that he got off light.
‘Nah, Nah, Nah, You Not Gonna Be Goin’ For Mine!’ Kandi Burruss Is Dead Serious About Not Paying Spousal Support
Kandi Burruss is playing no games when it comes to her cash, as we’ve witnessed in episodes of her wedding special. During a recent chat with theGrio, Kandi opened up about why she was so adamant about signing a prenuptial agreement, with one of the primary reasons apparently being her refusal to pay spousal support should things fall apart.
“I’m not paying spousal support, oh no,” she says. “I’m seeing too much going on right now. Halle Berry’s paying $20,000 a month in child support, and then poor Sherri [Shepherd], she had a pre-nup and now [her husband, John Sally] is coming after her [for spousal support]. They’ve only been married a few years. Are you kidding me?”
She also reiterated her sentiments about people trying to hurt one another once things go awry.
“You don’t get to see it a lot… where a woman is in financially better off than the husband,” Kandi said. “You have to protect yourself.”
“Y’all know how divorce happens out of the blue to people that we thought we couldn’t believe they got divorced. So you have to be ready for a mad day. People can work things out and talk about how we wanted things to be when we’re on the same page, but when we get mad people want to hurt each other. How they want to hurt you? In your pocket. You not gonna be goin for mine.”
Contrary to popular belief, Kandi says that she and Todd did agree on a specific figure that he would get if their marriage doesn’t last, but she made it clear that it’s not some astronomical number. As far as money that they may make together over the course of their marriage, Kandi says she has no problem splitting those funds with him if things should end.
“I feel like we should work together to make money together. The things that I’m trying to protect are the things that I had going into the marriage, meaning: Bedroom Kandi, my music, my stores, my properties and different things that I had going into the marriage.”
Well, Ms. Kandi has spoken!
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Booze plus boobies, plus booty can equal a bride’s worst nightmare when you add her hubby-to-be into the equation. But Todd Tucker says that now-wife, Kandi Burruss wasn’t really tripping about his bachelor party.
“I do have a cool wife,” Todd recently boasted to Life & Style. “I think it’s just the modern day thing. Strip clubs are like, for guys right now, normal. Girls go there, too, so it’s kind of like, whatever! It’s so funny. There’s a big stripper culture in Atlanta and we’ve been to strip clubs together before. It’s just entertaining and fun.”
Although he pegs her as a “cool” wife, the reality TV producer did admit that Kandi set a few ground rules about how he should conduct himself at the party.
“She did [set rules]. We did have some rules. There was definitely no X-rated stuff happening. She said I could have a lap dance. She was OK with that.”
He didn’t specify whether or not he broke those rules, but he did confess to doing something that he didn’t really want his wife to see.
“We were pretty PG with it except for the little strawberry thing. When I bit from the girl’s mouth I thought, ‘Ehhh, you might’ve gone too far with that one.’ I feel like I might get a pass, depending on which angle you see it from. It may look like we touched lips if you don’t see it from the frontal part, but for the most part, it was just a lot of fun. It was a lot of fun, making it rain. We were just having a good time.”
Judging by last night’s episode, both and Kandi Todd thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Check out footage from both of their parties below.
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At this point, the most interesting thing about Kandi Burruss is the fact that her mother doesn’t know how to act –or she knows exactly how to act in order to secure a reality show spin-off. Either way, when we see Kandi all anyone wants to talk about is the drama Mama Joyce brings to her new marriage. And in her “Watch What Happens Live” interview with Andy Cohen, that’s what the callers wanted to know. One woman asked Kandi if she’d considered banning Mama Joyce from her home if she can’t find a way to respect her husband.
Here’s what Kandi had to say.
Basically, my mother and I we always have conversations. People think I don’t say anything to her and that’s not true. I say things all the time. She doesn’t always receive it. Whether or not she receives it, we do what we want to do.
Now the whole argument between his mom and my mom last week was because I did not allow her to come to the house one time when I felt she was going to come over and make Todd uncomfortable. And so she’s been holding a grudge about it ever since, like ‘Oh, I can’t come to your house.’ It’s not that she can’t come to my house I just didn’t want her to come if she was going to have an attitude, be saying negative things or not speaking.
Andy: Was there a point where you felt like you were going to have to shut her out completely?
Honestly, we go through those moments all the time and we stop talking for days at a time. Like right now we haven’t been talking for a couple days…it’s something about my dad. It’s silly to me. It gets to be petty sometimes. And that’s why I’m like ‘Ok, we just need a break.’
Apparently she must be waiting on me to call her because she’s never wrong. That’s what I’m saying. Regardless of what is said, she never sees her part in the situation. She always makes it seem like I’m just wrong. So we’ll go days until I call.
Other people pointed the finger in Kandi’s direction for the terms of her prenup. One of the conditions was that if they break up, he would have to leave their home within 30 days. She wanted to know that if they share the house together, why wouldn’t they split it if their marriage doesn’t work.
I did buy the house. He pays the bills but as far as the house itself…
Andy: You own it.
Well yeah. He doesn’t want the house. I don’t want people to think ‘Oh he’s trying to get the house.’ It’s just the fact that when you get divorced sometimes it can be a long, dragged out process. I remember talking to Bethenny recently and she was saying how she hated the fact–she had a prenup– but she they didn’t have any term where he had to get out. So he was there for a long time.
Andy: He may still be there as a matter of fact.
So that’s why attorneys put those stipulations in there.
Kandi also said that Todd’s mother is still mad, naturally, about the things Mama Joyce said about her. And when it comes to expanding their family she said that she and Todd want to have children but they’re not trying but not not trying. You know? They’re just going to go with the flow and see what happens.
You can check out the video clips from Kandi’s interview on the next page.
Whether you agreed with her or not, I think most of us can agree that Mama Joyce was wildin’ out during the last season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” especially at the reunion show. So much so, that folks began to wonder whether or not her unusual and sometimes over-the-top behavior was triggered by substances such as drugs or alcohol. But the reality TV mom says that definitely wasn’t the case.
“I’m just kookoo crazy!” she told WetPaint. “So for those who thought I had been drinking, they are sadly mistaken. I do not drink, I do not smoke, and I have never done any drugs.”
“That was just me being me. And in the future if they see me on the show, they’ll see me being me,” she continued.
In addition to being “kookoo” crazy, Joyce says that cameras just catch her in a bad mood sometimes, but she’s naturally a happy person.
“For anyone that was misunderstood, that was my normal personality. I’m a happy person. I’m happy all the time,” she said. “Now, last year they may have caught me with a bad mood.”
Joyce also expressed that while Bravo may not make her a housewife, she feels like she deserves a peach.
“Maybe not a Housewife, but something! I should have a peach, don’t you think? I think I was a very important part of this last season.”
Oh, Mama Joyce!
If you thought all was well in the Tucker-Burruss household because they made it down the aisle, think again. Kandi just stopped by our office and told us that her spin-off reality show, “Kandi’s Wedding Special,” has opened up a whole new can of worms between her and her in-laws and it’s not good. When I think of what Kandi told us, something makes me want to tell Mama Joyce she’s messed with the wrong one now because ever since Todd and his mom found out she called her a hoe — and his deceased father a pimp — things haven’t been so well between the newly joined families, and what’s worse is Todd and his mom are blaming Kandi for not telling them about her mom’s harsh words. And, child, that is just the beginning.
Check out the video above to hear how things are fairing between Kandi, Todd, and the in-laws in the video above. Do you think these two will outlast the family drama?
Although Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker are finally husband and wife, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star admits that their relationship doesn’t quite feel like a marriage yet. This is largely due to the fact that the newlyweds only get to see one another on weekends, as Todd is currently stationed in Los Angeles filming for TV One’s new series, “Hollywood Divas.”
“We went from seeing each other and being together every day to a long-distance relationship—because he’s in L.A. producing his show, Hollywood Divas, for TV One, so we see each other on the weekends,” the singer/songwriter confessed to EBONY. “Sometimes we don’t even get to do that.”
As for how they are making their marriage work in spite of the distance, Kandi says it hasn’t been easy, but communication is key.
“We make it work through a lot of communication, and we try to see each other as often as possible,” the reality star explained. “There was a time when we both got really busy and went a while without seeing each other. I actually was getting really upset, almost crying. I called him fussing one day and, as I was fussing, he came through the door and surprised me. To me, you have to do things like that and make your relationship a priority. Our new rule is to not let two weeks go by without spending time together. That’s the limit.”
Kandi also offered advice for soon-to-be married couples. For one, she says that everyone else’s opinions shouldn’t hold weight in your relationship—a lesson she admits to have learned the hard way.
“Of course, everyone also says to not let anyone in your business. Obviously, that was a big issue with my mom, and I’m working on that. I had to be like, “Hey, this is what we’re doing and this is how we’re rolling.”
The former Xscape singer also reiterated her point about communication.
“Going into the marriage, everyone had something to say. (laughs) Of course, everyone says communication is key. I agree. Actually, I think that’s why Todd and I have worked as a couple for so long. He enjoys talking often. In fact, I need to step my call game up throughout the day. And if we have disagreements, I’m less inclined to want to talk about it. He wants to talk everything out. That’s helped me get better with my communication.”
Check out Kandi’s full interview over at EBONY.
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I used to be so confused when I’d hear women say they didn’t want to date a momma’s boy. I remember thinking, I thought men who loved their mothers were to be commended? But there’s a difference between loving your mother and choosing to swing from the umbilical cord. And if we learned anything from this past season of RHOA, it was that boys aren’t the only ones who suffer from this disease. Kandi is so indebted to her mom, she almost allowed her to thwart her happiness with Todd.
We all saw that it was pretty bad; so much so that Kandi said if the roles were reversed, she doesn’t know if she would have handled it with as much grace as Todd did…or at all, for that matter.
In an interview with Russ Parr, a listener asked Kandi how she would have reacted if Todd’s mother treated her the way Mama Joyce treated Todd. Here’s what she had to say:
“Of course I would have been upset. I would never disrespect anybody’s mom. I wouldn’t do that but I don’t know if I would have been able to handle it as well as he has. I probably would have been like, ‘Man, I ain’t got time for this’ so I had to commend him for being so patient.”
Shoot, we commend Todd for being patient too and we don’t even know him. (Though judging by the tone in Kandi’s voice and the chuckle afterward, she might have commended him in a way only a wife can…or I might have read too much into it.)
Anyway, I thought that question brought up a good point to ponder. If you were dealing with a man who you loved as much as Kandi seems to love Todd, would you be able to put up with a Mama Joyce type character? Would you or could you marry a man with a mother like Mama Joyce? And if so, what type of action would you require that he take to make your life a bit less stressful?
You can listen to this portion of Kandi’s interview in the video below.