Mama Joyce Says She is Not Living off Kandi Burruss’ Money, Says Todd Has Dirty Past
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
When Mama Joyce made it clear on past episodes of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” that she is not a fan of her daughter Kandi Burruss’ fiancé Todd Tucker because she thinks he’s just after her money, many of her critics assumed she’s only protesting the marriage because she wants her daughter’s money all to herself. But in a recent interview, Mama Joyce claims she’s not living off Kandi’s money and her real issue with Todd stems from his background. She even says she began to question things after he took a break from working.
She tells Madame Noire:
“I think it was after he stopped working. After he finished the Kim and Kroy wedding special. Most producers go on to other jobs and he took like two months, two and a half months off. And I was a little leery about that. But he said he had saved up his money and decided to take some time off. And I didn’t like that.”
On feeling like Todd will replace her or even cut off her access to Kandi’s money, she says:
“Oh no. Nobody can replace a mother not a real mother. And let’s make one thing clear, I have my own money. Kandi does not take care of me. I live in the same house that I live in since months before Kandi was born. Kandi has offered to buy me a house before and I wanted her to save her money. That has been my primary goal to help her to accumulate her wealth. Now, she bought me a car in 2000 and she bought me a car this year after I had already bought myself a Lexus. I have rental property and I’m retired. I have a good income coming in. Now, Kandi gives to me. She’s very generous. Because I was a very good mother. She had nothing but the best growing up. And I’m not worried about no man taking my place because can’t no man take a good mother’s place. I just want the best for her and Riley.”
Mama Joyce also says she just wants people to do their research on Todd before they point fingers at her:
“I want people to look into his [Todd’s] background.”
As far as the wedding is concerned, Mama Joyce says she will be in attendance if that’s what Kandi wants. However, Kandi still hasn’t set a date because she’s drained from all the drama surrounding her big day.