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The emotional tug of war known as the Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker and Mama Joyce saga ensues. The trio appeared on “The View” today and though they spoke calmly to one another, no one really seems to be budging on how they’re feeling about the situation, namely Mama Joyce.
“Well, really Todd seems like a very nice person,” Joyce explained. “When I met him he seemed like a very nice person. But I have a problem with after his first job, which was doing the Kim and Kroy wedding, he took like two months off. Now, I come from a family of men that work. I had a problem with that, you know? And also, he said that he was using part of his savings and when you’re already to me, stepping up, I feel like you don’t need to use part of your savings to take two months off.”
Though he remained calm, Todd, who clearly appears to be at his wits’ end with all of the drama, explained that Joyce’s attempts to break up their engagement are taking a toll on his family.
“I think everyone has a breaking point,” he expressed.”The lies, that stuff is really tough. I have a mom and it affects my mother. It affects my daughter. It affects Kandi’s daughter. The other day Kandi’s daughter told Kandi ‘I don’t like that he said he would leave you.’”
Interestingly, “View” host Whoopi Goldberg chimed in, suggesting that Joyce pull back a bit and allow Kandi to make some of her own mistakes.
“Now okay, you and I are minutes apart in terms of age. We don’t have time for this mess. Let her make the mistake, if she’s gonna make the mistake. You gotta let her do it. You can’t do this for her. We listened kind of to our parents, but we had to make our own mistakes. She gotta do it.”
Joyce, however, refused to waver and argued that her granddaughter, Riley, is the reason she refuses to just let go.
“It’s not all about that. If it was just Kandi, I would agree with you. But Kandi has a daughter. And that’s who I’m worried about.”
She also pointed out that she found it quite odd that Todd expressed so much concern for Kandi’s friend Carmon and her son during his recent appearance on “Watch What Happens Live.” For the most part, Todd and Joyce were able to keep their composure, but poor Kandi couldn’t hold it together at certain points during the interview and shed a few tears over her mother’s inability to allow her to live her life.
“It is very frustrating. I love my mother to death. I do feel like Ma, you had kids too. Your mother didn’t interfere with your relationships. I just feel like you treat me like I am just stupid and I have no sense of responsibility and I don’t think that’s fair.”
Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that Joyce will ever be okay with this relationship.
Apparently, she’s still NOT feeling her daughter Kandi Burruss’ fiance Todd Tucker, but she’s trying to mend her relationship with her daughter. Still, she’s shown her behind on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” — so much to the point that she blamed Bravo for making her look bad. Yeah, OK! However, she’s still a meddling and overbearing celebrity parent. She’s shouted, thrown hissy fits and tried to fight her daughter’s best friend who she thinks slept with Tucker as he is a cheating opportunist in her eyes.
But she’s not alone! There are plenty of celebrity parents who are either overbearing, meddling or just flat out bad parents. MadameNoire has compiled 15 more celeb parents who have estranged relationships with their kids or will if they don’t stop acting so cray cray!
While Kandi Burruss and her mom, Joyce, seem to be working through their issues, it appears that Joyce is still feeling funny about her daughter’s fiancé, Todd Tucker. During a recent appearance on Better Mornings Atlanta, Joyce made it clear that she’s still very suspicious of Todd’s motives for wanting to marry her daughter.
“I just don’t feel him,” Joyce confessed. “That’s just been a feeling that I had for a long time.”
She went on to say that she believes Todd is only getting certain opportunities because of his ties to Kandi.
“I feel like this is a good opportunity for him because most producers when they go from one job to another job, very few take a year off to get their lives together.”
“Now he says he’s working on something right now and sure he is but if he didn’t have her he wouldn’t have this opportunity.”
Though her feelings haven’t changed, Joyce adds that she does, however, regret some of her actions this season—like when she went off on Kandi’s friend, Carmon.
“I totally regret the wedding incident. I regret the actions of what I did because that was not me. Sometimes you get so angry, you forget all about the TV. You know, this is reality. These are people that were close to Kandi, people that worked for Kandi, people that really knew and who were around that told me things. I was so upset, I just lost it.”
Well, she seems pretty firm in her beliefs. I guess we’ll have to continue watching to see how things turn out.
Watch Joyce’s interview on the next page.
In case you haven’t heard, the city of Atlanta is in a state of crisis right now. The southern state is not really equipped to handle winter weather and yesterday presented a new challenge. There was snow and ice. And while many didn’t have fun in the winter weather, people, including children, were stuck on the road all night and had to sleep in their cars, Kandi and Todd tried to relive their childhood activities.
Tood took an innertube and tried to sled down the driveway. But it really didn’t end too well. Take a look and see what happened in the video below.
When it was Kandi’s turn, the two had wised up and Todd was there to help her out. Check it out.
Many “Real Housewives of Atlanta” fans found it difficult to watch the heated and emotional exchanges between Kandi Burruss’ fiancé, Todd Tucker, and her mother, Joyce. Since the start of the season, Joyce has not only accused Todd of sleeping with Kandi’s good friend Carmon, but she has also accused the television producer of being an “opportunist” who is only after her daughter’s money.
Todd and the rest of the RHOA husbands appeared on last night’s taping of “Watch What Happens Live,” during which Todd’s mom stopped by and responded to the damaging allegations that Mama Joyce has been making this season.
“Todd was raised with respect, morals and to be self-sufficient,” said Miss Sharon. “He didn’t need Kandi; don’t need Kandi now–outside of the love they have for each other.”
“I really asked my mom to refrain from going in,” Todd chimed in. “She loves me as much as Kandi’s mom loves her. She handled herself, she did her thing.”
Speaking of family, Todd went on to reveal that Mama Joyce’s harsh words have been negatively impacting his 17-year-old daughter.
“It’s very challenging. I have a daughter. My daughter watches the show and to see someone lie about her dad or make things up or talk bad about him, it’s really tough on her.”
As for the allegations that he’s been creeping around with Kandi’s friend and assistant, Carmon, Todd says they’re totally out of line.
“Supposedly people in the streets were saying me and Carmon were messing around and everybody’s trying to figure out who these people are in the streets,” Todd said. “But there was nothing between me and Carmon. That’s Kandi’s best friend. She loves Kandi to death. She has a beautiful son and I don’t even like that he’s subject to hearing this type of stuff.”
Call me a sap, but Todd does seem like a good guy.
Check out Miss Sharon’s response to Mama Joyce below. Turn the page for another clip from Todd’s interview.
“I Hope To God That I Am Wrong” Mama Joyce Talks Todd, His Questionable Background & Why She’s Done Fighting
If you’ve been watching this season of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” you’ve probably seen Mama Joyce, Kandi Burruss’ mom, acting out when it comes to her daughter’s engagement to Todd Tucker. For whatever reason, she does not think Todd is the man for Kandi and she has been anything but shy about letting that fact be known. She’s challenged Kandi, Todd and even Kandi’s friends along the way. We had a chance to speak to Mama Joyce earlier today to find out when she started doubting Todd, whether she’s scared of being replaced and what she wants us to know about Mr. Tucker. See what she had to say.
At what point did you start having doubts about Todd?
I think it was after he stopped working. After he finished the Kim and Kroy wedding special. Most producers go on to other jobs and he took like two months, two and a half months off. And I was a little leery about that. But he said he had saved up his money and decided to take some time off. And I didn’t like that.
Did you tell Kandi first or did you talk to him directly? How did you let people know initially?
At first I just kind of sat back and started observing. Like ‘what’s going on?’ I was like take some time off?’
In your ideal what type of man would you like to see your daughter with?
Just a good guy. Just a good hardworking guy. Somebody that’s just a straight up hard working guy. Kandi’s a good girl. She really is a sweetheart and she’s a go- getter. And I’d like to see her with somebody that’s as hard working as she is. Not one who would take advantage of her kindness.
Do your feelings toward Todd have something to do with the fact that you think you’ll be replaced?
Oh no. Nobody can replace a mother not a real mother. And let’s make one thing clear, I have my own money. Kandi does not take care of me. I live in the same house that I live in since months before Kandi was born. Kandi has offered to buy me a house before and I wanted her to save her money. That has been my primary goal to help her to accumulate her wealth. Now, she bought me a car in 2000 and she bought me a car this year after I had already bought myself a Lexus. I have rental property and I’m retired. I have a good income coming in. Now, Kandi gives to me. She’s very generous. Because I was a very good mother. She had nothing but the best growing up. And I’m not worried about no man taking my place because can’t no man take a good mother’s place. I just want the best for her and Riley.
“Let’s Ask Wendy About Her Relationship”: Kandi And Fantasia Say Wendy Williams Needs To Mind Her Own Biz
It’s nothing new to hear of Wendy Williams being in hot water with celebrities, but it’s rare that entertainers publicly address the notorious gossip queen. Such is not the case with Kandi Burruss and Fantasia.
Last night, while appearing on “Watch What Happens: Live” with Andy Cohen, Kandi and Fantasia plainly stated Wendy needs to mind her own business. If you’ve been keeping tabs on Real Housewives Of Atlanta (RHOA), you know Burruss’ mother, Mama Joyce, does not approve of her relationship with producer Todd Tucker and, of course, Wendy has thrown in her two cents on the matter. Kandi told Andy Cohen her comments have only made her situation worse, saying:
“Every week Wendy was coming on, you know, saying negative things about my relationship with Todd and then my mom would come [saying], ‘You know Wendy said … even Wendy said …’ Every week. I was like, I don’t care what Wendy said. Let’s ask Wendy about her relationship.”
To back her up, Fantasia jumped in and said:
“Seriously, at the end of the day, I feel like everybody has something that they went through and they have a past. Nobody’s asking her about hers. It’s not her business.”
Though both women were passionate about their angst against Williams, they ended their thoughts on good notes, saying they love Wendy but she needs to lay off on her negative commentary. Fantasia even added when Wendy speaks about you: “It’s good promotions.”
Check out Kandi and Fantasia’s take on Wendy Williams in the “Watch What Happens: Live” clip below. What do you think?
For the past few weeks, we’ve witnessed the mayhem that erupts when Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss’ mother, Joyce, attempts to stick her nose in her daughter’s relationship. Things got pretty intense during last night’s episode and many fans proceeded to slam the former Xscape singer for not standing up to her mother. In a new Bravo TV blog Kandi responded to those critics, arguing that she does in fact, stand her ground when it comes to her mother. Her blog entry reads:
Well tonight’s episode was a little hard to watch. So many of you tweet about how you think I should deal with my mom. I love my mom, and I will always give her the utmost respect. I know she can be a little tough, but I believe she really does want the best for me even if I don’t like the way she goes about it. I’ve told her a million times that I’m not getting married without a pre-nup. Todd and I already agreed that we were doing one, but I don’t know why she feels like she has to be the one he negotiates it with. Todd did his best to not be disrespectful to my mom no matter what she said to him, which I’m thankful for, but he is more than a little tired of the drama though.
Everyone says stand up to your mama and blah, blah, blah, but believe it or not I do speak my mind to my mother. I just don’t say it in some crazy disrespectful way, because she is my mother. So to everyone who is screaming at me through the TV screen to “do something about my mom,” I’m not sure exactly what you expect me to do. I can only say how I feel, and if she doesn’t listen to me, then what? I don’t agree with my friend Carmon on how she said she would handle it if it were her mom. I don’t believe in cutting off your relationship with your mom. So for now I’m just hoping that over time things will work out for the best.”
What do you think of Kandi’s response? Did you check out last night’s episode?
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
Everybody talks about what a bad look reality TV is for black women, but let’s not act like these characters do black men any favors. Here’s are list of the 13 most trifln’ men on reality TV — from worst to least worst, and in that order. Let us know if you agree with our picks.
1. Stevie J
Stevie J needs no introduction. We’re all familiar with his antics and how he manages to get away with the unbelievable. Stevie never answers questions and Joseline and Mimi still love him all the same. Stevie J invented the trifling reality TV manbook and for that he deserves the number one spot.
Last week’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta was a little heartbreaking—at least for me. No preview, trailer or interview really prepared me for that scene with Kandi Burruss and her mother, Joyce. I mean, Kandi is a pretty tough cookie, so to see her shed tears like she did last Sunday night was a pretty big deal. In case you missed it, Kandi and Mama Joyce found themselves in the midst of a heated discussion about Kandi’s fiancé, Todd. You see, Kandi’s mom doesn’t really approve of her relationship with Todd because she feels that he’s an opportunist who is looking to take advantage of her daughter. Though Joyce feels that she has a legitimate gripe against Todd, Kandi finds her mom’s suspicions to be irrational. Kandi also believes that media personality Wendy Williams is to blame for her mother’s suspicions.
“I can tell you when it started. Last year when Wendy Williams was commenting on our show every week and she was like, ‘[Todd's] an opportunist. I think he’s an opportunist.’ Next thing I know, my momma comes back and is like, ‘Wendy said that he was an opportunist.”
It’s debatable whether or not Wendy had substantial impact on Joyce’s feelings about Todd, but the underlying issue remains: She’s in opposition of her daughter’s engagement. I imagine that this has to be an extremely difficult position to be in. Relationships are challenging. I presume engagements are even trickier. It seems like it would be a time when a woman would probably need her mother’s support and reassurance the most. But to find yourself in a situation where you’re constantly defending your love to the person (or people) whose opinion(s) you value the most? I’m not sure if I could stomach it.
On one hand, your heart tells you that your parents more than likely only want what’s best for you, while your head reminds you that your parents are mere mortals just like you (i.e., they aren’t always right). Then your head reminds you that your parents have rarely ever steered you wrong, while your heart gently reminds you that true love is rare. At the same time, your head reminds you that your parents have always had a hard time letting go. But your heart has you constantly searching your lover’s eyes for some kind of reassuring sign, indicating that your parents will never be able to say, “I told you so.” It seems only natural that eventually, this tug-of-war between a gal’s heart and her head would eventually place a strain on her relationship if not handled with care. PsychCentral’s Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker describes this scenario perfectly.
“The child of the disapproving parents is caught in a terrible bind. Listening to and responding to either side makes the other feel abandoned, unloved or disrespected. The partner who is the focus of dislike may feel constantly under pressure to prove her or himself to be worthy. If unrewarded, the efforts can soon turn to resentment and anger that spills into the relationship.”
Kandi stopped by the MadameNoire offices recently and let us know that she plans to go through with the wedding, but not having her mother’s support has certainly made things pretty difficult.
“Yes, I’m going to have to go forward without my mother’s blessing unfortunately, because she’s not giving it. So the question for me now is whether or not I’m going to go ahead and do something small—as far as the wedding is concerned. Or I am going to try to do something bigger, which is not really sounding like the best idea for me because I mean, if my mom’s not there then the whole big to-do is not sounding as appealing.”
Kandi has made a decision that Dr. Hartwell-Walker and many others recommend: If all feels right, stick with your partner. This of course, is easier said than done, but Kandi and many others are living proof that it can be done.
So, could you marry someone who your parents don’t necessarily approve of?
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