Kandi Burruss Opens Up About Her Relationship and Tension With Mama Joyce

The RHOA star says fiancé Todd Tucker "makes me a better businesswoman."

Posted: 03/11/2014 12:53 PM EDT
Kandi Burruss, JET magazine

(Photo: JET Magazine, March 2014)

It's no secret that Kandi Burruss' mother, Joyce, is less than thrilled that she's engaged to television producer Todd Tucker. In her cover story with JET magazine, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star shares why she feels that her mother doesn't approve of her decision.

"When my mother was younger it was all about getting a man to be a provider. She leans toward a man who is financially more well-off than the dude who is just a good guy," she said. "I've dated guys who are more successful than me, and my mom is like, no matter what he does wrong, you have to work it out."

Burruss added that Todd has been a positive influence in her life as well as career, pushing her to be a better businesswoman.

"I love that Todd is affectionate and relationship-oriented. But he's also a leader and a planner, and because of his production background, he makes me a better businesswoman."

Not that the singer-songwriter needs much help in the getting things done department as she has an adult toy line, Bedroom Kandi, her recording studio and countless hit tracks under her belt.

"When I speak about anything on camera I want to accomplish it before we finish taping. I am a 'do what I say' person. I want people to know I'm not a [phony]. I hate when people on reality shows mention how they want to do this and that, but you never hear of it again," she added.


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