December 10, 2013 09:51 AM by Suzy Kerr
Kandi Burruss may be her mom’s biggest supporter, but that isn’t stopping Mama Joyce from giving her daughter the cold shoulder right now. After Sunday night’s dramatic episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi appeared Watch What Happens Live to hash it out with Andy Cohen and set the record straight for viewers. Kandi broke down in tears as she defended her mom from all the critics who have been sounding off on social media – even though Joyce isn’t speaking to her right now. Now that’s what I call loyalty.
The latest installment of The Real Housewives of Atlanta should have been a joyful one, with Kandi hitting the bridal shop to try on wedding dresses for her upcoming nuptials to Todd Tucker. However, things took an ugly turn when Mama Joyce had a violent meltdown, threatening Kandi’s friend Carmon and expressing again her reservations about the wedding.
One of Joyce’s biggest issues with Todd is her belief that he’s an “opportunist” and is using Kandi for her money and fame. However, viewers have been sounding off about the alleged hypocrisy of Joyce’s position, as she also relies on Kandi for financial support. Fans haven’t been shy about expressing themselves, either, and there’s been a lot of hate on Twitter directed at Joyce for her hypocritical attitude and behavior.
Naturally, the first person to leap to Joyce’s defense was Kandi, and that’s exactly what she did on Andy Cohen’s talk show. After explaining why she lets her mom get away with what she does (because “that’s [her] mama”), Kandi also revealed that Joyce was not happy with either her or Andy. “She’s not speaking to me right now because you and Sandra and Cynthia — she didn’t like the fact that you guys were saying that she needed me [financially], whatever,” she told a surprised-looking Cohen. The incident in question occurred the previous week, when Cohen and Sandra Bernhard and Cynthia Bailey were joking about Joyce’s control over Kandi – even though Kandi is the one paying Joyce’s bills.
Oh snap! So now Joyce is pissed and giving the silent treatment to her #1 (and only?) fan – her daughter, PLUS there’s still all the drama surrounding Kandi and Todd’s relationship. I’m predicting some more exciting episodes in the near future.
What do you think? Is Joyce the crazy one, or is it Kandi? Sound off in the comments!
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