[Tears & Accusations] Mama Joyce, Kandi Burruss & Fiancé Todd Have Therapy Session ‘The View’

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ABC’s The View had an intense moment, when chatting with the Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker (Kandi’s fiance) and Mama Joyce (Kandi’s mother). The three had a short family session with the show’s cast about the ongoing conflict that TV junkies see every Sunday on BRAVO. The segment began with Mama Joyce explaining that one of her bigger issues is that the fact that Todd took some time off of work. She said:

Well, really Todd seems like a very nice person and 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 ya know? And also, he said that he was using part of his savings and when you already to me, stepping up I feel like you don’t need to use part of your savings.

During their appearance, Whoopi Goldberg flatly told Mama Joyce that she should allow her daughter to make her own mistakes, without her interfering. She said:

Now here’s my question. You have a man in your life right? She up in your business?

To which Mama Joyce replied,


Whoopi continued:

Now okay. You and I are minutes apart in terms of age…we don’t have time for this. 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 kinda to our parents, but we had to make our own mistakes. She gotta do it.

Mama Joyce admitted that ideally, leaving her daughter’s romantic life would be ideal, if her grand daughter Riley was not in the picture. Mama Joyce shared:

It’s not all about…if it was just Kandi, I would agree with you. But Kandi has a daughter. And that’s who I’m worried about…

Todd calmly defended himself, acknowledging that he did take some time off, after working on Kim Zolciak’s wedding special, but noted that he’s launched his own production company and just landed two new projects.

I think everyone has a breaking point…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’.

Kandi, caught in between the two, chimed in having a semi-emotional moment. Through tears, she painfully explained:

It is very frustrating beca it’s like 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.

Here’s a rough version of the entire segment.

While things were clearly emotional for Kandi, she seemed to be in great spirits after the show, as she tweeted her excitement after meeting Whoopi for the first time:

I was sooooo excited to meet @whoopi_1@todd167was too. I almost hit a flip when she came in the dressing room! Lol…

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