Kandi Burruss Blames Wendy Williams For Turning Mama Joyce Against Todd
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?
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