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Kandi Regrets Being So Open About Her Marriage On Tv

February 18th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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RHOA star Kandi Burruss low-key denies pregnancy rumors on Instagram.

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During this past episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Kandi and Todd have been on two different pages. There were several communication issues that seemed to trip them up. Kandi’s play was canceled and in response Todd asked her if she “did her research.” And though he might have been trying to provide a solution or rationalize the cancelation, it came off as dismissive and insulting. Of course she did her research! Kandi is a businesswoman. But I digress.

Then when the two were in LA filming, Todd decided that he was going to hang back for a few days afterward and kick it with his boys.

This compounded by the fact that they’d only had sex once that week, led Kandi to believe that he might be stepping out on her. And Kandi told her friend Carmen that she suspected Todd of cheating. Sadly, all of this took place on camera.

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times; when it comes to relationships, sometimes it’s just better to keep your drama and messiness behind closed doors. And as a newlywed, Kandi is also learning that lesson.

In her blog for Bravo Kandi wrote:

As soon as Todd and I got married he had to leave for LA to start production on his show. We went from being together every day to going weeks without seeing each other. It took some time to adjust. Things were tense for a short period of time, but we’re great now. I do regret talking about it on TV. I’m a very open person, but I’m learning that it’s not always a great idea to be an open book when it comes to your marriage.

Let the church say Amen!

We could go on and on about the couples whose marriages have failed with the help of reality tv. Though most of us don’t have cameras in our homes, the same concept applies when you consider telling your friends about every argument and issue that arises in your relationship. Sometimes…no, most times, it’s better to work it out amongst yourselves, or with a neutral third party, and keep it moving.

Basically, when you tell your friends and family about the drama in your relationship, they’re listening as people who are loyal to you…not your man or partner. They’ll be looking at him crazy from now until eternity if you ever mention anything he might have done wrong. Even after you’ve moved past the argument and the dust has settled, your people will still be holding a grudge. Not to mention, you conveniently forgot to tell them how you were acting a fool. They weren’t there for his apology and the resolution and you didn’t update them on how his behavior has changed for the better. One, because those make up stories aren’t as juicy and two, because they’re not in the relationship and have little incentive to forgive his offenses.

That’s just what happens when you invite outside opinions into your relationship.

And that’s what Kandi is doing by discussing her relationship with Todd, not only with her friend, but with millions of viewers around the country and world. Inviting them to cast judgment without knowing even half of the story. As one of my coworkers mentioned, it also adds fuel to that very messy fire Mama Joyce started. God knows the world doesn’t want her to be right about Todd. But I’m sure listening to Kandi discuss what seem like normal communication issues is making her feel really validated right now.

But it’s hard not to discuss your relationship when you roll deep with your man and cameras are following you around all the time. As we were discussing this at work, someone suggested that it might be time for Kandi and Todd to step away from RHOA in an attempt to preserve their marriage. I’ll be honest, my first reaction was “Nooooo.” I don’t even watch RHOA anymore but when I did, I always appreciated Kandi’s levelheadedness and her ability to avoid the cattiness that has been associated with the show. If she leaves, doesn’t it seem like all hell will break loose? Who is going to bring the ackright?

And while the show might take yet another dip in classiness, it just might help to keep Kandi and Todd together.

Sex On The First Date? Cynthia Bailey And Peter Thomas Did It

February 13th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Source: The Real

Source: The Real

You know what’s wrong with all the relationship advice, it doesn’t take into account that everyone is not the same. You can’t paint everyone with the same tired brush. We could all save ourselves a lot of time, energy and heartache if we followed our intuition and didn’t do or agree to do things that made us uncomfortable, we’d be in pretty good shape.

While it might not be in some of our nature to hop into bed with a man on the first date, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the relationship is doomed. Just ask Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas.

The couple appeared on a Valentine’s Day episode of “The Real” where they discussed who fell in love on first sight and their pet names for each other.

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And since we’re on the topic of #RHOA couples, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker recently appeared on “The Steve Harvey Show” advising women on how to keep things spicy in the bedroom. The segment was cool and Steve had a good joke in there but I just really like watching Kandi and Todd together. They’re too cute.

Check them out in the video below.

Mama Joyce Experiences A Change Of Heart About Todd: “Todd Is Doing Well Now”

January 14th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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It appears that Mama Joyce has somewhat let down her guard down with her son-in-law, Todd Tucker. In a recent interview, the reality TV mom spoke about Todd’s current projects and how hard he’s been working lately.

“Todd is doing well now,” she told Radar Online. “He has a show and I hope they stay together and be happy. I have accepted that they are together and she loves him.”

Although she made it clear in the past that she did not want her daughter to marry the reality television producer, Joyce says that she has come to accept her daughter’s decision.

“I made up my mind that if that’s who she chose then I am happy for her. I am not going to stress about it and I’m just going to accept it.”

As for why she was so against their marriage, Joyce claimed that she was simply trying to protect her daughter.

“I want my child to be happy and I didn’t want her to be taken advantage of. I wanted Kandi to marry somebody that had as much as she did.”

Of course, some felt that she only wanted to protect Kandi’s finances for her own personal gain, but Joyce says that it wasn’t about her and that she has never taken advantage of her daughter.

“I didn’t take from Kandi, I didn’t use her ever,” she explained. “Kandi respects me and Kandi knows I raised her by myself and I sacrificed for her and I never spent her money. I was the one that helped her accumulate what she has.”

Though she seems to be making peace with her daughter’s marriage, it doesn’t appear that she’s looking to tame that mouth of hers.

“I think I am just straight up,” she continued. “People that know me love me to death. But I’m real. I say what other people are thinking because I don’t think there is anything to hide.”

Mama Joyce will always be Mama Joyce, but at least it appears that she’s at least thinking about butting out of Todd and Kandi’s business.

Managing Your Grief Over The Loss Of A Loved One During The Holidays

December 25th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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Alyssa Johnson 

Losing a parent is never easy. Dealing with that loss right before the holidays is an even more brutal experience. The holidays are meant for family and friends to catch up, show love, cultivate and build on relationships. But sometimes, they are filled with grief and heartache.

Earlier this month, two celebrities laid their mothers to rest and said goodbye for the last time. Singer Kelly Rowland’s mother, Mrs. Doris Flora Rowland Garrison, died after a lengthy, unknown illness. Kandi Burruss’ husband, Todd Tucker, lost his mother, Sharon Tucker, to a fatal stroke.  Sharon passed one day before Rowland’s mother.

When the news of Sharon Tucker’s passing hit the net, I was a bit taken aback.  His statement on Instagram made me break down and cry because I knew that particular pain all too well. Part of his statement read, “Today I lost my partner, my ride or die, my best friend! I don’t know what to do? I’m lost! My heart hurts so much!” I can also relate to Rowland losing her mom and having to move through life knowing that her baby boy won’t know his maternal grandmother.  My baby girl will only get to know my mom through photos and stories.

I lost both of my parents at different times, but both of their deaths came right before a major holiday.

Like many little girls, my father was my absolute first love. I worshipped the ground he walked on. Wherever he was, I wanted to be. His day job was as an inspector for CSX (the transport company), but his passions included music, philosophy and writing. We connected over our love of words mostly, his need to teach and my need to absorb knowledge. To this day, I haven’t met a man that can compete with his conversation and listening skills. Our relationship was a bit tumultuous as I became an adult, but the love was always there. We made peace with each other right before his passing. He died two years ago, right before Thanksgiving, and while I’d like to say that it gets easier (it does in some ways), that hole where his laugh used to be is still there. He was sick for a while so I had time to process it all a little better and say my goodbyes.

But as for my mom, she passed in her sleep. It was sudden and it was absolutely crushing. I had just graduated from college and was entering womanhood, and all of a sudden I had to do it alone. It was like walking a busy highway with a blindfold on.  While my father was “my everything,” my mom was simply ‘mommy.’ Her unending love, wisdom, independent spirit and witty sense of humor are the things I miss the most.

After her passing in 2001, the holidays would sadden me. As they approached, a black cloud would seemingly appear over my head. Sure, I put on a brave face so that I wouldn’t ruin the holiday for others, but on the inside, I was filled with sadness. I participated in the festivities, but for a long time, I wasn’t fully present.

As the years went on, I realized that I was doing my parents a great disservice by letting their absence and the pain of it hold me back during the holidays. I also discovered that the most important thing I could do was keep them alive by talking about them to family and friends; cherish their memory and honor their time here. I’ve found it means a lot to all of the other people that loved them dearly as well.

If this is something you are dealing with during this holiday season, just know that it gets better. Time can sometimes be a healer of old wounds, and it can help you see things in a different light. The most important thing that you can do is surround yourself with positive and caring loved ones. I’ve found that my two sisters, my nieces and my nephew are my saving grace during this time, but your comforters can also come in the form of friends and/or acquaintances. Just being around positive people can help in your healing.  Don’t sit home and have that pity party that’s waiting in the reserved section of your emotions. If someone invites you out, go – even if you don’t feel up for it. In other words, go wherever the love is. Follow the love during this holiday season.

Mama Joyce Regrets Bad Blood With Todd’s Mom; Apologizes For “Prostitute” Comments But Won’t Attend Funeral

December 4th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Did Mama Joyce Get Into It With Todd's Mom Before Kandi's Wedding?

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If you’ll recall from the last season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Mama Joyce was never a big fan of Todd Tucker. She felt that he was going to use Kandi Burruss for her money, and inevitably leave Joyce out to dry when it comes to getting a piece of Burruss’ monetary pie. Because of that, she went out of her way to let him know that he was not  welcome, including scowling or saying very little in his presence, and allegedly working to try and have someone follow Todd around to take pictures of him being shady so that the couple would split.

Her issues with Tucker eventually spilled over and became issues with his mother, Sharon Tucker (don’t mess with a woman’s son now…), and got worse after she said on television that Tucker was raised by a “pimp and a prostitute.” Things got so bad between the women that they ended up having a light scuffle on “Kandi’s Wedding,” and by the time “RHOA” started taping, things hadn’t improved between them.

But despite their issues, Mama Joyce tells TMZ that she is saddened by Sharon’s recent passing this week from a fatal stroke, and regrets the way things played out between them.

According to TMZ, Joyce is deeply sorry for gossiping about Sharon and calling her a prostitute (which wasn’t true). She wishes they could have buried the hatchet, though Joyce struggled to apologize for her past harsh words. Despite all that though, Joyce says that she does hope to improve her relationship with Todd. That might be tough to do though, because in previews for this new season of “RHOA,” Todd still seemed hurt at the fact that Joyce wouldn’t apologize for talking crazy about his parents, telling Kandi, “Your mom can’t be grown up enough to apologize for something that she lied about!”

We’re hoping this sad situation will finally bring everyone closer and end a lot of the pettiness.

When asked by TMZ if she will attend Sharon’s funeral, Joyce said that out of respect, she wouldn’t. She’s well aware that her presence probably wouldn’t be welcomed by Sharon’s family and friends, but she does intend to send flowers and her condolences.

Kandi And Todd Speak On Miss Sharon’s Death: “I Don’t Know What To Do. I’m Lost!”

December 3rd, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Source: Instagram

Last night we reported the sad news that “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Todd Tucker lost his mother, Miss Sharon, yesterday after she suffered a fatal stroke. At the time, neither Todd nor his wife Kandi had put out a statement on Miss Sharon’s passing, but last night, in the midst of their grief, the newlywed couple took to Instagram to remember Miss Sharon and express their sadness over their loss.

Todd posted a picture with his mother, writing:

Today I lost my partner, my ride or die my best friend! I don’t know what to do? I’m lost! My heart hurts so much! She was a fighter, a warrior for her son! It was me and her against the world! She’s in a better place!! Mom I love you to death! Rest in peace!

Kandi also took to IG, posting the picture above with this caption:

Today has been a tough day. Our family has suffered a terrible loss. Sharon was the best mother in-law! She was fun, energetic, loving, & caring. I loved how she liked to get up & go all the time. She would get you in check one minute & give you a hug the next minute. She still had a young spirit. It’s unbelievable that she’s gone. I’m so sad for@todd167 because they were so close… He talked to her every morning & all thru out the day, every day. It’s hard losing people that you love but when it’s out of the blue with no warning it just makes it that much harder…. I’m still in shock.

Porsha Williams instagramed a message of support to Kandi and Todd as well, saying “My prayers are with The Tucker family tonight! Todd your Mother Miss Sharon was a beautiful soul & so loving she will be missed. Love you guys.”

We’re sending our prayers to Kandi and Todd as well.

R.I.P.: Todd Tucker’s Mom, Miss Sharon, Suffers Fatal Stroke

December 2nd, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Todd Tucker's Mom

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Newlyweds Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker have been dealt a hard blow today, as the Daily Mail report’s Todd’s mother, Miss Sharon, has died from a stroke.

Miss Sharon fell ill in New York yesterday and was discovered by a friend of Todd’s before being rushed to the hospital. Todd was in Atlanta at the time and, according to the Daily Mail, when he arrived in New York his mother was unconscious. A source told the site Miss Sharon slipped into a coma overnight and passed away this morning. Kandi was reportedly in Los Angeles at the time.

We’d first gotten to know Miss Sharon on “Real Housewives of Atlanta” a couple of seasons ago when Kandi started dating Todd, and she also made an appearance on the couple’s wedding spinoff. So far, neither Kandi nor Todd has commented on Miss Sharon’s passing. Our thoughts are with them both at this time.

“Save That For Ur Husband!” Kandi Burruss Criticized Online For Racy Pic, She Responds: “Ya’ll Kill Me Sometimes”

November 7th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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As much skin as entertainers show off these days, who knew a little thigh action could get so much criticism?

Kandi Burruss posted a very alluring image on her social media page this week, and she captioned it, “For Bae” @todd167. Of course, the Instagram handle she tagged is that of husband Todd Tucker.

A photo posted by Kandi Burruss (@kandiburruss) on

 

In the photo, Burruss dons a white lace bodysuit, a strapless bra…and that’s about it. She strikes a seductive pose, and if you ask me, she looks great!

But alas, haters flock to the smallest things these days. While a good number of people loved the pic, there were also quite a few who told her to keep such pics to herself for the sake of her husband:

“Save that for ur husband not for fb!!”

“If it for your bae, why you showing everybody?”

“Y for bae…but for everyone Kandi? What does Todd have to himself??”

“Why put it on FB??? send it to his phone at least. What are you trying to prove here?”

“If it’s for Todd, then why is it on Social Media. #Thirsty4Attention”

The use of multiple question marks and exclamation points is killing me.

But what these people didn’t know is that Burruss has a new single coming out called “For Bae.” Turns out, she stopped for a pic on the set of a shoot for the single and decided to tag Tucker (he IS her “bae”). With that in mind, Burruss decided to respond to her critics:

“Oh quit ya’ll just having some fun!! Ya’ll kill me sometimes. love/hate me I guess”

“Stawwwp taking everything so serious peoples!!! Rolling my eyes lol”

“SO WHAT IF MY NEXT SINGLE IS TITLED “For Bae”…??? Ya’ll act like you don’t know I own #KKN AND Bedroom Kandi. #trippin.

And when a writer for Straight From The A asked if the pics were a “Facebook Fail,” Burruss had words for her too.

“I just saw @iamatlien’s post about the online debate about my post earlier when I said “For Bae”. To be clear the pic wasnt “For Bae”, what was in the pic is “For Bae”. Meaning me. Not that I should have to explain that but…. How about yall just focus on the pic & not try to debate every damn thing people say on their post. SMH…. #CarryOn #ILoveYallAnyway #WatchSomebodyTalkSh*tAboutThisPostToo Lol!”

Whatever all that means…

Do you see anything wrong with the picture?

“I Would Have Been Fed Up Before The Jail Situation Ever Came”: Kandi Burruss Speaks On Whether Or Not Phaedra Should Divorce Apollo

September 16th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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In a chat with The Breakfast Club alongside her husband Todd Tucker, Kandi Burruss spoke about married life and filming the new season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” During that conversation, she was asked about good friend Phaedra Parks, and whether or not they had spoken about what Parks should do about her marriage. With Apollo Nida currently behind bars and looking at eight full years away from his family, many assume that Parks will run for the hills. But Burruss says she wouldn’t have left Nida over his second stint in jail. In fact, she would have left a long time ago if she was Parks.

If She Advised Parks To File For Divorce:

No, I didn’t tell her to get a divorce. See, I’m cool with Phaedra, but Todd is cool with Apollo. So this conversation gets heated sometimes. He and I debate about the situation.

What She Thought About Nida’s Behavior Over The Years:

It’s a lot of stuff about that situation that you’re going to find out on the new season, so I can’t really tell you. I can’t, no, but it’s some things that will be surprising about that situation that’s going to come on the new season. So I can’t go too far about that. It’s some things that’s going to come back that you’ll see that you’re going to be like, ‘huh!?’

If She Would Leave Her Husband If He Went To Prison:

For me, if it were my husband or whatever, I wouldn’t leave him just because he was going to jail. I wouldn’t. But if it was about the other stuff that was going on that would be different. If he was just doing me wrong all the time, I would be like, ‘I don’t have time for this.’ There are certain things that could put any relationship in a bad position. But I would just say that I would have been fed up before the jail situation ever came…

I feel like, if she does do anything, I feel like she’s going to be judged just because people are like ‘Oh you’re supposed to stay down for your man.’ But nobody really thinks about whatever else may go on. I don’t think that’s fair.

You can check out Burruss’ full conversation, alongside Tucker (who is promoting “Hollywood Divas”) below. Her statements about Parks and Nida start around the 9:25 mark.

Did Kandi And Todd Announce Their Pregnancy?

September 15th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Kandi has been very open and honest about the fact that she wants to get pregnant as soon as possible, like yesterday.

And she and Todd posted what could have been a telling photo at a shoe store this weekend which left many wondering if she’s finally gotten her wish. On Saturday, Todd and Kandi were in LA and both of them made a point to post pictures of Todd looking at infant shoes.

Kandi posted the image on her Facebook page with the caption:

“In LA shoe shopping! Hope y’all kickin it today and enjoying something.”-tt

If you recall, Kelly Rowland announced her pregnancy in a similar fashion, placing infant shoes next to her husband’s Tim Witherspoon’s.

Last month, Kandi told In Touch Weekly, “I want to get pregnant this year! Knock it out by 39! I just don’t want to keep waiting. At first we thought it would just happen, but it hasn’t yet. So now we’re clocking days and making an effort. We really want to start a family together.”

Kandi even told In Touch that she wants a boy this time around. “I always wanted to have a son. With girls, you’re scared somebody’s going to take advantage of them or something. I just feel like boys are easier. You don’t have to worry as much.” Both Kandi and Todd have daughters from previous relationships.

What do you make of this picture? Do you think it’s an announcement of some sort or will you need more proof?