Posted: 10:01 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
By Samantha Leffler
Late last year we sadly learned that the rift between Kandi Burruss and her mother, Mama Joyce, got so bad that at one point the two weren’t even speaking. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live back in December, Kandi revealed that Joyce was so upset about remarks made about her on an earlier episode of WWHL that she stopped speaking to her only daughter.
Kandi explained to Andy Cohen at the time, “Well, she's not speaking to me right now 'cause of you guys last week, yes. Because of you and Sandra [Bernhard] and [Cynthia Bailey]. Yeah, she's not speaking to me 'cause of that. But she didn't like the fact that you guys were saying that she needed me or whatever.”
Apparently, as Kandi noted, it was the implication that Joyce relied on her daughter financially that had her really incensed. And even though Kandi doesn’t appreciate how Mama Joyce treats her fiancé Todd Tucker, she was quick to defend her mama from all the haters.
“My mother, you know, she could be fine without my help — let me just say that," Kandi said about her mom's finances. "But I feel like, as her daughter, it's my job to make sure that she's good. She made sure I was good growing up, I'm gonna make sure she's good. I don't care if she doesn't like my relationship — that's my mom.”
We don’t know exactly how long Joyce went without talking to Kandi, but from the photos we saw the matriarch wasn’t with Kandi, Todd, and Riley in the Bahamas over Christmas or at Kandi’s house for her annual New Year’s Eve party.
However, we’re happy to report that things seem much better between the mother-daughter duo now. On January 8, Kandi Instagramed a funny photo of Joyce learning how to use a new iPhone. In the picture Joyce looks a bit perturbed, but it sounds like that’s only because she can’t get the hang of her new cell! Kandi explains in the caption, “Trying to get my mom to do her finger print on the iPhone..... Ugh! If she presses instead of just touch the circle one more time!!!!! #seniorcitizenwithaiphone #Lordhelpher Lol!”
Kandi and Joyce may both be bothered by this iPhone dilemma, but we’re just happy to see them together again!
Do you think Mama Joyce will ever truly accept Todd as Kandi’s fiancé? Tell us your thoughts below!