Who would’ve thought that this sweet, smiling grandmother would end up being the season’s biggest shit-stirrer on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta?
Certainly not Mama Joyce herself- she said she had no idea that she was going to be portrayed as the villain in daughter Kandi Burruss’s storyline.
Mama Joyce spoke with The Naughty Mommy to clear up some misconceptions and fill us in on where her relationship with Kandi is today.
In case you haven’t been watching RHOA, here’s the short version of what’s been going on: Kandi is engaged to Todd Tucker, a former Bravo production manager who met Kandi while filming the show.
Kandi’s mom, Mama Joyce, does not like Todd (to put it mildly). She thinks he is an opportunist and is going to drain Kandi of her riches. Mama Joyce has also accused Todd of cheating on Kandi with Kandi’s best friend and assistant, Carmon.
This season, the tension between Kandi, Todd, and Mama Joyce has reached a boiling point. (Get the detailed RHOA recaps here.) Kandi finds it hard to plan her wedding when Mama Joyce is constantly being disrespectful, picking fights, and causing drama.
Viewers have been unanimous in their dislike for Mama Joyce and her meddling. Many have suggested that Mama Joyce is only concerned because her ride on the gravy train is being threatened.
As a result of her negative portrayal on the show, Mama Joyce has hired a publicist and intends to set the record straight about what she’s really like.
(We had a phone interview scheduled, but Mama Joyce cancelled on me last-minute, so I had to settle for an email Q & A.)
Photos courtesy of The Tara Thomas Agency.