Posted: 10:28 pm Sunday, July 6th, 2014
By Rodney Ho
Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker finally jumped the broom. And Mama Joyce didn’t stop it on tonight’s “Kandi’s Wedding,” taped in April.
“She didn’t really say nothing,” Kandi said during “Watch What Happens Live.” “She messed up a lot of pictures. But I feel as long as she didn’t start saying anything, I was okay.”
“I thought the energy was bad. But most people ignored it,” Todd said.
As for how life has been between Todd and Mama Joyce three months later:
“We’re taking it day by day,” Todd said.
The highlights from the episode:
Skippin’ the rehearsal dinner: The tension from Todd not signing the pre-nup in a timely fashion led to Todd not showing up. “
Givin’ it up for his love: He meets with Kandi the night before in the middle of the night and they straighten things out over a couple of issues. Todd finally signs the pre-nup – at 3 p.m. on the wedding day. He gives up all alimony, equitable distribution and community property. He doesn’t look too thrilled but he is ultimately okay with it. “I’m in this relationship because I love Kandi, not because of her money,” he said.
“I was just hoping it would come together,” Kandi said during the live show.
“Once we got on the same page and discussed the issues,” Todd said.
“Real Housewives” appearances on the episode: Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey with Peter Thomas, plus Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida in the wedding party. Miss Lawrence and Derek J are there, too, of course. No shows: Kenya Moore (shooting “Celebrity Apprentice”) and NeNe Leakes (shooting “Dancing With the Stars”)
‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ sightings: Rasheeda and Kirk are in the wedding party. Benzino attends the wedding and looks bemused by the lions at the entrance.
VH1 stars in the wedding party: Tiny from “TI & Tiny” and Fantasia from the former reality show “Fantasia For Real”
V-103 connection: Big Tigger hosts the reception.
Other notables who show up: Sherri Shepherd, former RHOAer Sheree Whitfield, producer Jazze Pha, Tamar Braxton and her hubby Vince.
Tears flowin’: Todd gets teary-eyed as Kandi arrives on the stage. It’s quite touching.
Mama Joyce mayhem: Mama Joyce, in earshot of Kaela, Todd’s 17-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, notes how much she loves Kandi’s 11-year-old daughter Riley, but blithely ignores Kaela. This leads to an argument between Kandi and Mama Joyce. “I could care less about her,” Joyce declares. “Let’s not do that,” Kandi says. “Don’t check me,” Joyce says, pointing at Kandi. “Stop the I have to have the last word today. Let’s not argue!” Kandi says. Riley finally shuts them up, then tears up. Kandi cries, too. As usual, Mama Joyce takes no responsibility for her nasty actions. “I said nothing to her,” she says, referencing Kaela.
At the wedding, Mamma Joyce grimaces her way through the proceedings. She can’t quite must a smile for pictures. She refuses to do a toast but Derek J drags her up on stage. She somehow utters the following words without venom or sarcasm: “To my daughter Kandi, she seems very happy with Todd. Todd – I hope you continue to make her happy as she is tonight.”
Porsha dopey quote: “Did you see the tigers in the front?” Her sister Lauren: “I think they were lions.”
PETA alert! Kandi expressed regret (somewhat) over bringing those lions to the wedding. “This is my thing. I”m sorry that happened. I didn’t think about all of that. I’m sorry for people it offended.”
Tardy for her own party: Kandi is frequently late to events period. In this case, she arrives to her own wedding an hour past due. Her excuse: the dresses weren’t ready on time.
Singers: Q Parker. Mad Scientist, Musiq Soulchild and Bell Biv Devoe, who sing “Poison” at the reception.