All is not calm in the Burruss-Tucker family!
On Sunday’s episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, fans learned that Mama Joyce is STILL suspicious of her daughter Kandi Burruss’s husband Todd Tucker.
Kandi reveals that her mother’s relationship with Todd has moved “backwards again.”
The RHOA star tells her husband that her mom doesn’t trust him to have her daughter Riley Burruss‘s best interest when it comes to her future inheritance.
Kandi says that Mama Joyce is making Riley her primary beneficiary. Apparently Mama Joyce fears that Todd would cut Riley out of her inheritance if god forbid something were to happen to Kandi.
“Like as if you won’t make sure Riley’s good or something,” Kandi sighed as Todd looked on shocked by Mama Joyce’s accusation.
“My mother and Todd have unfortunately had a long and negative history,” Kandi admits in her RHOA confessional.
She continued, “Things have started to go backwards again and I don’t know what to do.”
Check out the clip below to see what else Mama Joyce had to say about Todd.
Meanwhile, a source tells HollywoodLife
that this isn’t just a storyline for the show and that there is, in fact, major tension between Todd and Mama Joyce.
“This is not just for a storyline, it’s very real and not new. Kandi’s mom has never fully let go of her first impression of Todd,” a source explained. “She has done her best to get along with him because he is Kandi’s husband and the father of two of her grandchildren but it’s always bothered Kandi’s mom that she married a man with less money than her. There are certain things he’s done that didn’t go over well with her, like the way he handled the prenup, he made it a big fight and didn’t want to sign it. He signed it in the end but her mom was not happy he made it an issue.”
Apparently, Mama Joyce’s issues with Todd reignited when he quit his job, which is odd considering he’s started several successful businesses in the meantime.
“When Todd quit his job, that didn’t go over well with Kandi’s mom at all,” the source explained. “Even though Kandi totally encouraged him to quit and has no issues with it her mom doesn’t feel the same way. She’s not going to shut Todd out or accuse him of anything outright but the truth is she doesn’t fully trust him and probably never will.”
As for Kandi feels caught in the middle and wishes her mom would just accept that Todd is the man that she loves and is a good father/step-father to all of their respective children.
“Kandi is exhausted of always being stuck in the middle of the tension between Todd and Mama Joyce,”
a second source revealed. “At this point, Kandi has no idea what it would ever take for her mom to just believe that Todd genuinely loves her and isn’t using her for clout or for her money. It adds unnecessary stress on things when they’re already trying to raise a newborn baby, in addition to Ace and their girls. Kandi knows Mama Joyce wants the best for her, but she also knows her mom has been like this with most of the men she has been with and it’s exhausting for Kandi. ‘Nobody will ever be good enough for Kandi’ is the mentality she’s had to deal with all her life which is sad but it’s true.”
“The drama between Kandi, Todd and Joyce is real,” a third source confirmed. “There have been plenty of times Kandi has felt like she’s had to choose sides and someone is getting upset. Having Ace really did help bring Todd and Joyce to a better place but there still are issues there. Todd still does his best to respect Joyce and he feels defeated constantly no matter how hard he tries to provide for the family. He feels no matter what he’ll never be good enough for Joyce. It’s hard for Kandi and she does vent to her friends about it but Kandi is a strong woman and can make her own decisions.”
Despite all the drama, Kandi and Todd’s love is strong and the RHOA star will not allow her Mama Joyce to change her mind about her husband.
“Their love is real and will be long-lasting,” the source continued. “She does defend Todd constantly and will continue to do so. She’s aware of how opinionated her mom is. Despite everything, they’ve come a long way since they were dating when it comes to Mama Joyce.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs on Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo.
Are you surprised Mama Joyce still doesn’t trust Todd? Do you think Todd has proved that he’s not a golddigger?
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