Posted: 10:28 pm Sunday, July 6th, 2014

‘Kandi’s Wedding’ recap: the wedding arrives! 

By Rodney Ho

Kandi Burruss with her husband Todd Tucker and the mom in laws. As you can see, Mama Joyce is thrilled to pieces! CREDIT: Bravo

Kandi Burruss with her husband Todd Tucker and the mom in laws. As you can see, Mama Joyce is thrilled to pieces! CREDIT: Bravo

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.

21 comments
purplediva
purplediva

Musiq Soul Child sounded terrible.  Porsha still ignorant.  Omg! please stop talking.  Just smile and look pretty girl.  Kandi the lions were the bomb! do you boo, don't let other peopels opionion make you regret anything, that was a nice touch and if I had the money to do it, i would to.

purplediva
purplediva

I would not have allowed my mother in any of my pictures.  Kandi was right in checking her mother for the comment she made about Todd's daughter.  I would have asked her to leave.  I would not have had her at my wedding period.  I love my mother but there's respect that I am going to demand that I get.  I think it's time for Kandi and her moms relationship to be on a whole other level.  See when I see ya, call you when I need ya.  Will NOT have you disrespecting my husband or his daughter.  Totally unacceptable and not having it.

BoyWonder
BoyWonder

“She didn’t really say nothing,”

What is that?  3rd grade Ebonics?

Classy.  Real classy.

The entire herd of blanimals.

bngbop247
bngbop247

 Mama Joyce is pitiful and ignorant.  A real embarrassment.

vfocused
vfocused

Mama Joyce was horrible at the wedding but I expected as much. She has no respect for herself and definitely not Kandi. She does not care how happy her daughter is and she does not RESPECT her daughter as a business woman. If Kandi was naïve about business she would have millions that she had before Real Housewives. Joyce ruined all of the wedding photos with her terrible faces. Kandi said afterwards that she now sees that she made herself look krazy. Like Kandis father said she is cutting her own throat. Who knows how long Kandis mom will be on this earth. She is too old to be acting this way with someone that may have to take care of her. What if everyone passes in her family and Todd is the only family she has!. This is now her son in law and she is doing everything possible to burn her bridge. She may end up in a Retirement Home! I believe Kandi was harsh with her prenup saying that he has to give her half but he gets nothing. If she dies he gets nothing. That is probably the Will issue he was speaking of that she would change.


Anyway the wedding was ok. considering the time that they had to plan it. Im so not feeling Recos work. Its something ghetto about it. The dress some parts of it was nice but the ostrich feathers were a bit too much. I think that's what the bride wants tho'.  Maybe it was the length of train. --Wasn't that long of an aisle for the length . Then it was put in a bed sheet. Really? I like Kandi but I think I see because of her taste maybe why Nene got the phrase "ghetto" from about Kandi. Then she sent printed Thank You cards for her gifts. Nene got her a nice gift considering they are not friends. (Hermes China) The worst and hurtful part of the entire wedding show was when Mama Joyce loud-talked Kayla. Todds daughter. Children have nothing to do with adult issues. I felt bad that Kayla had to hear what joyce said about Kandi always remembering her real daughter "Riley". Glad to hear that Kayla will be coming to stay with Todd and Kandi. Take THAT Mama Joyce! Im glad that Todd and Kandi are finally married and I wish them all the best and pray that they will stay together forever because I do feel that they really love each other.

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

This marriage will last as long as their new reality show. I'm assuming Khandi and Todd will have their own show now.  

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

This wedding was just a big ego trip for Khandi. Shes so eager and thirsty to get married that Todd was just a prop to her and nothing more. Like a lot a of black wome , shes insecure and didn't feel whole until she had a man. Even if she had to pay for the man herself.

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

Todd went from being a man to being Khandis' Bi@tch. He will never be respected as a man in the house. Especially when Khandi owns the house. In other words Khandi wears the pants.

SandyShay
SandyShay

Kandi and her mother are a disgrace and the way they behaved and treated Todd and his mom and now his daughter is very disrespectful and backward to put it mildly. Why does anyone expect any better treatment of a lion in a small cage and guest waiting for 2 hours or was it 3.  Then she criticizes and blames the dressmaker who is doing this for free--I sure hope not and that he did get paid for only for him to put down for all his time and hard work.  or to have Derek and Ms Lawrence to put down his hard work. Kandi acts like everyone owes her something.  


Has Todd lost his mind with his speech about her daughter and his daughter standing there and nothing said to her.  

Last but not least the only time it felt like a wedding was when the Bridesmaids walked in.


Kandi and Todd get on WWHL and Andy trying to get through to Kandi that she needs to send out cards for her gifts and she said that is a lot to send and Andy reminded her it was a lot of gifts she got.  She probably cannot afford the postage by now. Kandi needs a class on etiquette pronto.

Miss_Scorp
Miss_Scorp

Mama Joyce is absolutely HORRIBLE.....I feel sorry for Kandi.

ItIsMe2
ItIsMe2

I loved the wedding. Mama Joyce really does need to have several seats. It's one thing to disrespect Todd, but you do not involve a child in your foolishness. I really did not like her treatment of his daughter. That part was really not cool. I like how Kandi shot her down when it came to that.

RantNRave
RantNRave

I HOPE MAMA JOYCE DOES NOT COME BACK !!

SHE IS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO MOTHERS EVERYWHERE.

MAMA JOYCE THINKS THE SHOW IS ABOUT HER.

SHE NEEDS TO LEARN HOW SPEAK PROPER ENGLISH BECAUSE SHE SOUNDS SO GHETTO.

I HATE TO HEAR HER VOICE.

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

@vfocused  this marriage will last as long as their new reality show theyre now pitching. And if Todd was rich, he wouldn't marry a middle age chick with a teen daughter. He would have a fine young woman on his arm. Mama Joyce knows that.

SandyShay
SandyShay

@lithoniaguy I believe the money thing is nothing but a smoke screen and the only big income is the money that comes from this show. Kandi tried but could not succeed in a singing career and royalties from her songs are no longer paid when they are no longer popular or played and she herself said a lot of songs she wrote are taken and changed by the singer which diminishes her take so she is in need of a career and this show is it. Pay is paid by ratings just as staying on the show. 

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Its also said her home is in the very bad rundown section of Atlanta that at one time during the 1960s and 70s was becoming a very prominent area among whites but a few prominent blacks moved in and the whites moved out as it was a very discriminate time in the south. So homes that once sold for 1 million or 2 mil are  sold very cheap  that Kandi paid $500,000 for her home. But its only a small area a few streets with homes like Kandi bought and the rest are low income homes and apartments.


Todd may be able to keep Kandi on tv in some capacity or even behind the scenes so Todd may just be her ticket to what future success she can gain on tv.  TV shows are big bucks for people.   Housewife shows do not pay like you read in tabloids but it is a good income and depending on how big your fan base is. 


lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

@RantNRave  The reason we watch these "reality" show is to see the ignorant ratchet drama. I LOVE MAMA JOYCE.

purplediva
purplediva

@SandyShay Kandi is very humble about her money and very sensible in her spending.  Don't get it twisted, Kandi is very much so paid.  In fact more than any of the housewives past or present.  Did you not here her talk about the prenup and say just in what she makes in two weeks alone is not any money that should wants to give to Todd should this not work out?  She still writting and producing music, her Kandi Coated toy line is off the charts in sales, not to mention all the other businesses she has.  Girl bye!  Kandi bought smart.  The girl has vision.  Only Kandi can take something that look like trash and make it a million dollar mansion.  Honey look what she did with the wedding venue.  Hello.  Before and then the after.  Kandi buys smart.  She got a good deal on that house and had it renovated to her vision.

Miss_Scorp
Miss_Scorp

@SandyShay - Kandi's home was a foreclosure that she purchased, but that area still has expensive homes, she just got a deal.  Its far from "run down".

purplediva
purplediva

Well I can't stand Mamma Joyce.  They need to fly her to Hollywood and put her in a mansion with 12 men and let them vie for her affections.  Mamma Joyce need a man, a life and some business of her own because obviously Kandi's toys are not getting the edge off enough.