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Patti Stanger Offers Relationship Advice For Kandi Burruss And Mama Joyce

December 06, 2013 01:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

Mama Joyce is doing her darndest to get Todd Tucker out of Kandi Burruss’ life. But so far, the overbearing Real Housewives of Atlanta mom’s efforts have proven unsuccessful. Millionaire Matchmaker expert Patti Stanger says it’s time for Mama Joyce to back off — and she thinks the best approach might involve an ultimatum from Kandi.

Last week, Mama Joyce once again brought out the claws on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Worried that Todd Tucker would never be a decent provider for her daughter, the drama mama attacked the poor guy mercilessly. Kandi was obviously displeased, but according to Millionaire Matchmaker’s Patti Stanger, her methods of diffusing the situation were clearly ineffective.

Patti thinks that Kandi should follow in the footsteps of fellow Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak. “Kandi needs to say, ‘Mom, either you pay attention, and know that I’m marrying this guy — settle it down’ — very similar to Kim. You know, it’s got a Kim element here, right?”

Yes, an ultimatum might drive Mama Joyce nuts, but it would also show Todd Tucker that his beau really is willing to go the distance. Patti adds that, unfortunately, Kandi may ultimately have to kick her mother out of the wedding. The relationship expert advises Kandi to tell her mom, “If you don’t settle down, you’re outta the wedding.”

What do you think of Patti Stanger’s advice for Kandi Burruss and Mama Joyce? Will a wedding ultimatum do the trick — or just make things worse? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below?

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10 Responses to “Patti Stanger Offers Relationship Advice For Kandi Burruss And Mama Joyce”

  1. Shirley Says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I was really liking Kandi at one time, but what is wrong with her? Can she NOT see that her mom is manipulating her? Even when Kandi talk to her mom via phone or in person, she sounds as though she’s scared and her mom knows this. Speak with confidence and authority Kandi!! My God, like Todd mentioned, you may end up letting a good man get away. She act as though she needs validation on relationships but not when it’s time to speak up and out about sex toys. There is no hesitation or how does mom feel then! Why don’t you let Mama Joyce pick your men out? Your daughter even told you what you needed to do. May you open your eyes once you are ALONE the way your mom prefers Kandi. You May be wise when it comes to business, but you are so blind when it comes to your mom. And you want your mom to even move in with you?? You really don’t need a man or advice.

  2. minglee Says:
    December 9th, 2013 at 1:32 am

    I think Kandi need to women up and stand up for herself before she be by herself just like her mother! She allows her mom to play mind games with her. But she just sit there and let her mother talk down to her man and friend. is she really ready to get married?! I wouldn’t want to be with someone who didn’t have my back.

  3. Linda Says:
    December 9th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I agree with Patti that it would help if Kandi would stand up to her mother. As an outsider, it’s obvious to me that Mama is the one who is after Kandi’s money.

  4. Jan McCray Says:
    December 9th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Where is this girl’s backbone? I am a 63-yr. old Mom with children her age and her mother is way too far up in her business. We love our children and we need to be there when they make their decisions whether we like it or not. Mama Joyce is wrong! My mother (who is 83) and I still have disagreements to this day and I tell my mother I love you, but we are entitled our own opinion and we leave it at that. I know Kandi loves her mom, but she should know that Mama Joyce will be there for her whether her decision is right or wrong. Maybe Kandi can help Mama Joyce find someone to fill the void in her life…ijs

  5. gayle grayson Says:
    December 9th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I really had a lot of respect for Kandi, before this show, but clearly she is not conscious of what her Mom is doing. She is telling Kenya Moore on the previews to “sit her — down.” But is not strong enough to stand up to her Mother. She will end up alone, if she doesn’t take control of her own destiny. Her daughter is much wiser than she is on life’s experiences.

  6. lilly Says:
    December 10th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    kandi’s mom is use to emotionally abusing kandi,however, kandi is so use to the abuse it’s normal to her.

    Sandra Bernhart said that Joyce is living off Kandi,Andy nor Cynthia said that.

  7. Donna Says:
    December 10th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Kandi has respect for her mother, that is why it is hard for her to become disrespectful to her, like some of you suggest. However, she needs to get her validation from sources to make sure there is no truth to her mother’s allegations. If she finds there is no truth to it elope and have a wedding ceremony for family and friends they invite. And her and Todd go on with there life. Then it will be between her, Todd and God. Amen!

  8. Sandy Martinez Says:
    December 10th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Wow….watching Kandi is nauseating. She laughs off what her mother does/says and it is annoying and hurtful to Todd. No one will be good enough for Mama Joyce..unless, he has a lot of money. Seems that is on her mind a lot… MONEY!! She clearly has character issues.

    I predict Todd taking a hike unless Kandi tells her mother to either accept Todd and their relationship or..we will not have a relationship. And, stress to her (it will relieve come guilt) that she will continue to take care of her but will not see her. But, I don’t see this happening!

  9. MSBBBA Says:
    December 16th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Kandi has so much respect for her mom now that she can’t run her own life. Where was the respect when Kandi let RIDICULOUS sling his body parts all around her mother’s head and all she could do was laugh. KANDI – IGNORANCE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR RESPECT. YOU CAN BE RESPECTFUL AND STILL SET YOU MOM STRAIGHT! If you don’t, you will lose Todd. My mom had alzheimers and in the beginning stages, she acted JUST LIKE MAMA JOYCE. MAMA JOYCE NEEDS TO BE EVALUATED FOR ALZHEIMERS.

  10. Elizabeth Says:
    January 8th, 2014 at 9:28 am

    I agree with Patti’s advice! Kandi needs to set some clear boundaries, otherwise her mom will continue to try and run her life. It’s crucial for Kandi’s marriage that she do this, and do it now.

    Otherwise Joyce will be in there making commentary every minute in their lives. Not a healthy situation.


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