After a long and rocky road together Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker have finally tied the knot despite her mother’s objection. Kandi and Todd both said “I do” on Friday evening among family and close friends in Atlanta. Although Mama Joyce was far from excited she was present.
Joyce, the singer’s mother, kept her word and did not speak up when asked if anyone had any objections. She felt there was no need because everyone already knows how she feels. During several episodes of the reality television show Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) Mama Joyce, as she is “affectionately” labeled by many, has called Todd a gold digger, opportunist and has accused him of being a cheater.
Joyce said it is not her life and “If Kandi says she is happy then I am happy for her.” Joyce says she really hopes that time proves she has been wrong about Todd this whole time. In the end she wants to be able to say she is glad Kandi followed her heart, did not listen to her and ultimately found the man she has waited for all of her life.
Mama Joyce says the two of them are together but she is staying out of their relationship. This, she says, is much healthier for her. In recent months she reestablished a relationship with Kandi and Riley, her granddaughter but has maintained her disdain for Todd.
Kandi is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter television personality and record producer. Her life of fame and fortune began during the singer’s youth as a member of the popular R&B girl group Xcape. Since her departure from Xcape, in addition to solo projects, this 37-year-old star has written multiple hit songs for celebrities, too many to name. The singer has also founded her own record label and is the CEO of Kandi Koated Entertainment. Kandi has had great success in the music and entertainment industries.
Todd, 34, is an American production manager and line producer. He has been working in the television and film industry for several years. His primary area in the industry has been a production manager for television programs and documentaries. In 2011 Todd began working a production manager and line producer for Bravo’s RHOA; this is where the relationship began with his new wife, Kandi.
The singer said Todd is her best friend and her wedding was one of the best days of her life. Kandi said she had the wedding of her dreams while marrying the man of her dreams.
On an Instagram account named Bridal Kandi fans were allowed to follow the couple’s path leading to the altar. The Instagram account shared pictures of Kandi’s bachelorette party with friends and co-stars Phaedra Parks and Porsha Williams. It also promoted Todd’s bachelor party with his friends Kirk Frost of Love and Hip-Hop, and Apollo Nida of RHOA.
Kandi has one daughter from a prior relationship with Russell “Block” Spencer of Block Entertainment. On a previous season of RHOA viewers followed her engagement to Ashley “A.J.” Jewell; she shared custody of his twin daughters. If it is any encouragement to Todd, Mama Joyce did not like A.J. and caused friction in their relationship as well. Her former fiancé died a tragic death outside of Body Tap Club, a strip club in Atlanta.
After a long and rocky road of trying to find love and happiness Kandi has finally married the love of her life. She and Todd Tucker have joined in matrimony despite her mother’s disapproval. The newlyweds had a beautiful ceremony on Friday evening among family and close friends in Atlanta. Congratulations Todd and Kandi.
By: Cherese Jackson (Virginia)