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“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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Speaking of Wendy and the Atlanta “housewives,” Kandi recently expressed a belief that the 49-year-old media maven is actually the reason that her mother, Joyce, despises her current fiancé, Todd Tucker. If you’ve watched any of the trailers for the upcoming season, you’ve witnessed Mama Joyce repeatedly call Todd out for being an “opportunist.” In one scene, she’s even goes as far as to accuse Todd of creeping around Atlanta with one of Kandi’s close friends. While most of us just chalk Joyce’s apprehensions about Todd up to women’s intuition or mother’s instinct, Kandi says that there’s a bit more to the story—and Wendy Williams is actually the one to blame!
“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.,” Kandi said during an interview with ABC News Radio Online.
Just as she told us earlier this week, she added that not having her mother’s support is the fun out of planning a big wedding.
“I haven’t decided yet if I want something that’s small and just us or if we wanted to do something bigger and invite people. What was stopping me from even planning is the fact that my mom is not being supportive. It’s like, okay do I really want to have a wedding and my mom may not show up or if she does show up she’s going to be mean and negative? You know, you don’t want the bad energy either.”
The former Xscape singer made it clear, however, that she will be marrying Todd with or without her mother’s blessing.
“I just love everything about him…He’s very smart. He’s very intelligent. He’s a leader. He’s not the type that’s going to try and tell me what to do, but he’s great at helping guide me in a way. And I think that I need a man that’s just as strong so he can deal with me because…I can be a little strong.”
Do you think Kandi is giving Wendy too much credit or do you think Wendy’s comments may have influenced Mama Joyce?
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
We heard the talk that Kandi Burruss’s mom isn’t exactly a fan of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” castmate’s new man and fiance Todd, but we’d hoped the rumors weren’t true because they’re one of the cutest couples in the franchise. Unfortunately, when Kandi came to the office to talk about the new season of RHOA, she confirmed that her mom doesn’t approve of her relationship with Todd in any way shape or form, and now that disapproval is affecting her upcoming wedding plans.
When we asked Kandi if she’d still jump the broom with Todd even without her mother’s consent, she didn’t hesitate to say yes. But it was obvious not having her mother there would put a damper on the day, which is why Kandi is rethinking how she and her fiancee will walk down the aisle (guess that means those rumors that the two had already gotten married weren’t true).
Check out our exclusive with the lady of Bedroom Kandi as she talks about the possibility of a wedding spinoff on Bravo like the rest of her RHOA castmates and what she thought of the TLC biopic and the movie’s portrayal of Pebbles.
What do you think about Kandi’s dilemma with her mom?
If you were wondering, no, Kandi Burruss did not sneak and get hitched when no one was looking. At least that’s what her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star, Cynthia Bailey, says. Talk of Kandi and Todd’s rumored destination wedding began circulating after the bride and groom-to-be uploaded some questionable photos to their Instagram pages, while in Mexico. Several of the photos looked like a set-up for a beach wedding and Todd even captioned one picture:
“Here’s to new beginnings!!! Life is good!!!”
It just so happened, that the rest of the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast members were also in Mexico at the time. Though all signs seemed to point to a romantic Mexican wedding, Cynthia Bailey says that was not the case.
“I was in Mexico and Kandi was in Mexico, but I did not go to a wedding,” Cynthia told CocoaFab.
There’s no telling what the ladies were doing while in Mexico, possibly their annual getaway, but I suppose we’ll have to tune in to season six to know for sure.
Are you ready for the new season?
After seeing the Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 6 trailer, I’m sure we were all pretty aware of this. But in case you were not, Kandi Burruss recently opened up to Fox Atlanta about her mother’s feelings regarding her relationship with fiancé, Todd Tucker, and unsurprisingly, Mama Joyce still isn’t too approving of their relationship.
“We’re still working on the approval,” Kandi said of her mother’s current stance on her relationship.
“When it comes to relationships and things, mothers—not just my mother—have a problem letting to,”she continued.
If you recall, in the show’s new trailer, Mama Joyce’s suspicions of Todd come full circle. Joyce can be seen grilling her daughter’s husband-to-be about everything from his unwillingness to sign a prenuptial agreement to his real motives for wanting to be with her daughter. She also boldly accused him of carrying on an inappropriate relationship with Kandi’s friend, Carmen.
“I think he’s an opportunist. Somebody told me they saw you with a young lady–you and Carmen,” she says in the trailer.
Interestingly, Kandi says that her new play, A Mother’s Love, was sort of inspired by all of this.
Check out Kandi’s interview on the next page. Could you marry someone that your mother didn’t approve of?
A few months ago we told you that newly engaged Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss made it very obvious that she’s “team prenup.” Some found her revelation to be a bit shocking, as prenuptial agreements can sometimes be a touchy subject that celebrities rarely wish to openly discuss, especially newly engaged couples. In a January blog post, she expressed that a prenup is nothing more than a safety precaution.
“I do believe in prenups. I know that some people feel if you are truly in love and are planning to be dedicated to your marriage that a prenup somehow means the person requesting the pre-nup is expecting the marriage to fail. I don’t agree. I feel like it’s a safety precaution. Just like if you have a fire extinguisher in your home it doesn’t mean you expect it to burn down, but you’re just prepared to put out the fire before it starts if need be.”
In the April issue of Upscale, the 36-year-old reality star further discussed why she would probably be signing a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot with producer fiancé, Todd Tucker. During the interview Kandi expressed that she was shocked by the public’s reaction to her initial prenup talk.
“I don’t see why it’s such a huge topic of conversation. Prenups should be standard. Those things should be put in place when everyone is thinking clear-minded. Why would you wait until y’all fall out? People do things to hurt the other when they’re hurt. If I was a man and made that [comment about prenups] I don’t think people would’ve even cared, probably.”
She also spilled on her relationship with Todd, revealing that he’s hardworking just like she is.
“The cool thing about Todd and I is that he’s very smart, intelligent. We have so many ideas that we’re planning to make happen together. We’re workaholics. That’s something we’ve been talking about lately, trying to find more ‘us’ time.”
What do you think of Kandi’s stance on prenuptial agreements?
Sir, Please Sign On The Dotted Line: Kandi Hints That She And Todd Won’t Be Jumping The Broom Until He Signs That Prenup
Newly engaged Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kandi Burruss says she may be in love, but mama ain’t raise no fool. I’m joking. She didn’t say those words exactly, but if I had the superhuman ability to read minds, I’d bet my last ten bucks that’s what she’s thinking. The singer-songwriter discussed her recent engagement in a blog post on Bravo.com and our girl was not at all shy about continuing to discuss her stance on prenuptial agreements. Check out what she had to say.
“Since I’m newly engaged, I’m going to touch on a couple of things in the last couple of episodes that would be related to marriage and family. First I’ll go back to my conversation withPorsha about pre-nups. I do believe in pre-nups. I know that some people feel if you are truly in love and are planning to be dedicated to your marriage that a pre-nup somehow means the person requesting the pre-nup is expecting the marriage to fail. I don’t agree. I feel like it’s a safety precaution. Just like if you have a fire extinguisher in your home it doesn’t mean you expect it to burn down, but you’re just prepared to put out the fire before it starts if need be. I’ve had friends and associates who didn’t get a pre-nup say “they didn’t need one,” “she or he would never do that,” etc. But then later when they got divorced, things got ugly, and the person tried to get everything, they were like, “I would have never thought they would have done that to me,” “she or he is not the person I married,” blah, blah, blah. I feel like people do some crazy and vindictive things when they’re hurt, so I think there should be agreements set in place while everyone is thinking clearly. That way if D-day ever comes (and hopefully it won’t, but if it does), then it doesn’t have to get uglier and more hurtful than it already is.I hope Porsha and Kordell’s marriage lasts for a lifetime, but I will say that I was shocked when she told me that they didn’t do a pre-nup. I don’t know why I was shocked, but I was. Well, some people like things the good ol’ fashion way, and there’s nothing wrong with that. To each his own!”
We ain’t mad at you, girl.
What would you do if you were in Kandi’s shoes?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise
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