Real Housewives of Atlanta Kandi Burruss Decided Against a Prenup?

Real Housewives of Atlanta
Real Housewives of Atlanta Kandi Burruss, according to E!, decided to marry Todd Tucker without a prenup. Millions of women, from the financially challenged to the wealthy, all gasp clutching their hearts at even the possibility that Burruss did not have new husband Tucker sign a prenup agreement. Others, however, believe it demonstrates unbelievable faith in her relationship. Burruss, who is reportedly worth an estimated $35 million, possibly chose love and trust over protecting the empire she built solely while she was single. Fans are now wondering if Mama Joyce saw something in Mr. Tucker that the millions of fans supporting Burruss’s love for her man did not see.

The tension between Burruss’ mother Mama Joyce and Tucker is far from a dark family secret hidden from the limelight. Mama Joyce did not hide from the world that she felt from her gut that Tucker was an opportunist. The family sought counseling on the sixth season of Real Housewives of Atlanta to try to resolve the tension, so that Burruss could marry the love of her life. The family even appeared on the popular morning talk show The View with Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, and Barbra Walters. Sherri Shepherd, who was also a guest at the couples’ elaborate wedding, attempted to bring resolve between Mama Joyce and Tucker for her friend.

Mama Joyce reportedly was accepting of Tucker when her daughter began dating him. Tucker was a line producer for the Bravo TV hit reality show Real Housewives of Atlanta when cast mate and close friend, Phaedra Parks introduced the couple. It wasn’t until Burruss purchased a mansion in Atlanta, Georgia that Mama Joyce began raising an eyebrow at Tucker. It was decided by Tucker, before the couple married, that Mama Joyce could not move into the guest house situated behind the mansion. Tucker’s explanation was that he wanted to enjoy the 8,000 square feet estate alone as a couple.

Mama Joyce, who raised Burruss on her own, saw the opportunist in Tucker and reportedly went into protection mode of her daughter. Mama Joyce, 64, went so far as to try to physically combat one of Burruss’s close friends in a bridal shop who supported the couple getting married. She also confronted Tucker on the show expressing her concern that he was after Burruss’s money and asking if he would sign a prenup. The groom responded saying he did not feel comfortable agreeing to sign anything at that time. E! reported Mama Joyce and Burruss allegedly had words on the bride’s wedding day when she learned Burruss had decided against the prenup agreement. After the wedding, Mama Joyce was reported stating she accepts that if her daughter is happy, she is happy.

Burruss who has royalty checks from penning hits for such mega artists as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Usher, and TLC is admired and respected by millions for her business savvy. Not stopping at song writing, the mogul invested in more traditional brick and mortar type businesses by opening clothing stores and running a successful line of sex toys called Bedroom Kandi. Many would say Burruss is far from a less-than-smart woman. She represents a strong woman in control of her destiny and skilled at making money in a tough industry.

Fans are concerned, however, that the young millionaire isn’t as intuitive about making sound decisions in matters of the heart. While thousands of Burruss’ fans flooded social media with support of her love for Tucker, others were alarmed as they watched him abandon her on a joint theater project A Mother’s Love (based on the turmoil occurring in her personal life with Mama Joyce) and jump aboard what he felt was a “better” project. Burruss broke down in tears in front of the cameras over his choice to leave her side to join a “better” deal when she was counting on him. Tucker did not seem to care until Burruss showed him what money can do. Once Tucker saw the beautiful theater she was renting for her production, he suddenly decided to support Burruss once again. While most would see this as the actions of a true opportunist, Burruss was forgiving and moved forward with Tucker.

Burruss, who is willing to fight tooth and nail anyone who refers to her man as an opportunist, smiles happily in her beautiful wedding photo. But just like reality television, a camera can only capture so much of the truth behind the glitz and glamour in a photograph. Whether Burruss decided against the prenup agreement to prove to the world that she trusts Tucker completely, it is really none of the world’s business. However, being a reality star who agreed to let the world into her life, viewers cannot help but view Tucker as a very smooth, savvy man if he, indeed, got away with not signing a prenup agreement. Burruss, known for being a generous, kind woman to those she loves, would give Tucker the world, whether he signed the agreement or not. That is the type of woman she is. A man who reportedly earns considerably less than his wife is allegedly now in a position to not only smooth talk and/or dictate where Burruss’s mother lives and Burruss’ business affairs, but he can possibly hit the lottery if he decides he wants out of the marriage.

Though Kandi Burrus allegedly decided against a prenup, millionaire Real Housewives of Atlanta cast mates NeNe Leakes (married 15 years to her husband, then divorced and remarried him) and attorney Phaedra Parks reportedly did not decide against prenup agreements in their marriages. Deciding against a prenup in today’s world might not be such a smart move for anyone who has invested years of blood, sweat, and tears to reach the top of their game. A man who would refuse to sign a prenup, in most cases, could be considered smart. Many question the intentions and underlying motivations of a smart man who would allow his wife to look not-so-smart.

Opinion by Meleika Gardner


32 Responses to "Real Housewives of Atlanta Kandi Burruss Decided Against a Prenup?"

  1. Tee   August 4, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    oh! please please keep that (white) girl out of the Housewife she is so so fake and not pleasing to look at. please stop her now discussing.

  2. Tee   August 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Mama Joyce is right. If a man loves you….one could see. Do you really see this man loves her.
    As a matter of fact any woman would say NeNe husband is not in love with her, Porsha husband was not and neither is Cynthia and for sure Apollo did not his wife.
    You ladies should get with a real set of balls!!!!!!!

  3. michelle   July 8, 2014 at 5:30 am

    Michelle..from baltoMd….Money is the root of all evil .and kandi loves todd and he loves her everyone elses opinion dosent matter. And she proved that by not signing the prenup..u go kandi love ur man to the max..i like todd i c true goodness in him. Congrats!! to them both.

  4. Sabrina Hall   July 7, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I believe Todd Tucker is a nice guy let Kandi be happy in Jesus name

  5. Sherita Young   June 29, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    I NEVER thought Momma Joyce was crazy, and I could relate to her love and protection to Jr daughter…she was mom and dad!! She also lost a child, which makes you overly protected!! Moms no fool, and I don’t blame her. Todd showed his true colors, and is a opportunist. He clearly ran game, and I don’t like him or his Momma. He waited all the wayuntilthe day before the wedding to not sign the prenup; which push Kandi’s back up against the wall. Kandi’s daddy is FAKE too!! I pray & hope that things go well for her and her daughter, and that NO WEAPON formed against them prosper… JESUS NAME!

  6. April Robson   June 29, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I think it’s her life let her be happy she’s a big girl that’s capable of making her own decisions congratulations Todd and Kandi.

  7. bella   June 25, 2014 at 11:15 pm


  8. jackie girl   June 24, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Kandi can choose to love who she wants whether her family stands behind her or not, but for a very business smart woman she made a very idiotic mistake in getting married without a prenup. I’m totally shocked that a single mother who worked hard for everything she and her daughter have, would risk both her and her daughters financial security if her man Todd decides to leave her. Stupid move if you ask me. I hope Todd isn’t the seedy guy he acts like on the show. Smh

  9. Stacia   June 22, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Todd’s a scrub… Bad vibes come off him… I hope Kandi sees it…

  10. Mallory   June 22, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    MARK MY WORDS-they WILL divorce eventually, and he WILL seek money from her..if they don’t have a prenup, and even if they do. I truly hope she doesn’t fall for his BS, he says it’s not about the $ but clearly it is. He expects to have more than 30 days to get out of the house if they break up….that’s crazy!!! Not her fault he didn’t make a lot of money. Sucks she had to stoop down to his level. Maybe Mama Joyce isn’t so nutty after all. lol!

  11. gamayah johnson   June 21, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Well i think kandi and her family should be thereselves and shoukd have support and momma joyce stop trying to convince todd is a hrrible guy for her and everyone need to stop putting so, much pressure on kandi. Keep calm hope and love. Bye kandi.

  12. Tamara   June 17, 2014 at 6:41 am

    I think kandi did the right thing by not signing a Prenup. That piece of paper was putting a strain on her relationship and it would have created problems later on in her marriage. When you love someone you love them with all of your heart unconditionally. A Prenup would be putting conditions and doubts in your marriage before it begin. You would already be expecting the worst to happen so why go through with a marriage to begin with if that’s the case. I think she was brave and Christ like to love unconditionally regardless of who or what people said to discourage that.
    This world that we live in can be so disappointing, It turns the best people into the worst people I am glad that Kandi didn’t allow the world, or family and even a few friends to change who she is. ” Keep trusting God”

  13. Karm michell   June 15, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Regardless of whatever Todd is, mama Joyce is an evil hateful mother. She is a stupid —–, that needs to stop stealing her daughter’s thunder and be supportive. Kandi is an intelligent lady that has made her choice. I am soooooo surprised that she has such an ignorant mother, but then what can one expect from the uneducated!!!!!

  14. Ruby   June 11, 2014 at 11:19 am

    She’s lost her mind!

  15. bobby   May 27, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Opportunist i can see it mile away. Kandi is to naive in matters of the this space in 5 years.or more.

  16. dee   May 23, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Stupid, Stupid…….Todd is smart and Kandi is thirsty for a man. No pre-nup marriage wont last. He is going to clean her out. If he really loved her why would he not sign it or make a big deal about it

  17. Patience   May 20, 2014 at 5:48 am

    You are all wrong. Kandi is not threatened by Todd and not having a prenup.

    And that should worry Todd and his mother. The prenup was for HIS protection, not Kandi’s.

    If he messes up, and they start divorce proceedings—well, If mother Joyce tried to set him up with cheating, what do you think she’ll do if he actually does hurt Kandi? She would have a world-wide bounty on his head like he was Bin Laden. She would kill him dead and anybody he messed with.

    Todd’s mother should have advised him not to be so greedy. He may end up paying more than he bargained for.

  18. Jenn   May 20, 2014 at 12:14 am

    What a BS article. Talk about twisting facts!

  19. Teek   May 18, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Well she made a silly decision in my eyes and if they do not work than she will take a loss. However, rich people almost all the time jumps right back. I just wish her the best of luck and hope to god that Todd is not a bad guy.

  20. lisa purcell   May 17, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Big mistake she must be hard up …sad shes talented and beautiful so why is she being dumb about the prenup?

  21. marie   May 15, 2014 at 3:52 am

    My my my ?????

  22. Anna Roy   May 11, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Kandi, this is a very big mistake!! Why wouldn’t Todd sign a Prenup on money you had before meeting him. You cannot be that hard up to marry a man. You are beautiful, you just told Todd, he can do to you whatever he wants. I guarantee you, if in reverse positons, Todd would not marry you without a Prenup. Your mother is correct, have you forgotten about your daugher’s future. Kandi, I just cannot believe this, but on the other hand, you did a record deal with Kim without a contract. Where is your attorney?

  23. ladygreen   May 11, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I think that Kandi was so excited to have a man and from all the other loses that she has had in the past with men she was ready to just the broom by any means so many women just consider just not wanting to be lonely and by themselves they rather just take what they have now and deal with the consequences later I really think she made a bad decision let just all wait and see how things play out

  24. Blondie   April 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    If this I true where was Phaedra her best friend? I read that the did not attend the bridal party dinner, because he did not want to sign the prenup/ That, his mother encouraged him not to sign it, saying “if you love someone you should not have to sin a pre-nup”. There is no one in Hollywood who gets married and not sign a pre-nup, which in fact, protects both parties

  25. tinah kenney   April 12, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Big mistake. Mama Joyce was right. Todd is set for life. Kandi just handed him the title opportunists hope I am wrong.

    • raven   April 12, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      Kandi is an idiot! If he truly lived get abd cared about her finances he would have signed. By not signing what he is doing is”YOU ARE GOING TO PAY ME I’D I LEAVE THIS MARRIAGE”He definitely send like an opportunist and momma Joyce sees it. Kandi is desperate to be married and TODD knew it. Kandi is business smart but she is street stupid. .. Todd is street smart looking for the next best thing. What man works wit their job when they get with a woman with money? Omg! How stupid can she be?

      • Lina Ford   April 27, 2014 at 5:41 pm

        Completely agree Raven maybe I am psychic because I saw both Phaedra and Kandi’s downfall a long time ago. I knew that Phaedra should have not married that fool and I knew like Mama Joyce that Todd is in it for the money. Kandi is stupid I would not sign the marriage certificate, but just have a commitment ceremony or call the whole think off and have a I am single party, but noOOO wedding.

  26. cleopatria   April 12, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I was in Todd’s corner but if he refused the pre-nup I now question his motives I think Kandi should have insisted If Greg did not have a problem Todd should not have had one

  27. Maggie   April 10, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Wow…. I guess I don’t know what to say about the Pre-nup…. if it isn’t about the money, seems he would have suggested it himself. As for going off and working on his own project, seems that would be the smart thing to do… keep people quiet about his working/not working status. Possibly didn’t know he was supposed to help Kandi on her project. Who knows what goes on behind closed doors. You can’t accuse him of being a leach and then complain when he does work… its got to be one way or the other. If he is there to support her projects, work on them, then he should be entitled to monies from those projects.

  28. Michael Rosenstein   April 10, 2014 at 2:39 am

    This is a great article and all the very best to Chris Tucker for a prosperous life ahead.

    • Valencia   April 12, 2014 at 8:21 am

      Chris Tucker?

  29. fwjoy   April 9, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Great article. Even if Todd didn’t believe in a prenup, it would have been nice for Kandi to have all this speculation put to rest. I was giving him the benefit of the doubt because Momma Joyce was so relentless. But this was his chance to think of Kandi first and he chose to let her continue to hear the speculation. For that I question does he have Kandi’s best interest at heart? She’s a smart and giving woman who loves deeply. She has had painful and tragic losses with the tragic loss of her brother, and another fiancé. Her dad was not always around for her and neither was her daughter’s father. It’s none of my business or anyone else’s other than Kandi’s family, but I pray for her sake, that Todd will prove to actually be the love of her life. Wishing many blessings and hoping the best for Kandi and her future with all her loved ones.


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