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Todd Tucker nearly cries after Kandi Burruss’ mom claims he’s too broke to marry

Kandi Burruss & Todd Tucker - A Mother's Love Cover

For Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker, Burruss’ mother, Mama Joyce, has been a thorn in the couple’s side all season long  on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Joyce has repeatedly disrespected everything from their actual relationship to her daughter’s engagement ring. Now, a new report claims that Joyce’s harsh critiques are taking a heavy toll on Tucker, who is reportedly almost brought to tears after he learns Joyce thinks he’s too broke to be “the one” for Burruss.

In a new preview clip from Sunday night’s upcoming episode, Burruss sits down to eat with Tucker and tries to deliver the bad news about Joyce with a laugh and a smile as she tells him that Joyce claimed he’s “an opportunist” and doesn’t have enough money to ask for Burruss’ hand in marriage.

“She just didn’t feel like you were the one,” Burruss explained to Tucker. “Well, she made a snide remark about my ring because it’s not as expensive as other people’s rings.”

Although Burruss tries to laugh about it all, but Tucker isn’t at all amused.

“This s— is real frustrating,” said Todd, who was nearly brought to tears by the slight. “I feel like I’ve given so much of myself to this relationship, and I’m just getting shot down.”

“My mom is too old to change her way of thinking,” Burruss replies, but Tucker is inconsolable on the matter and voices his frustration with Joyce not accepting him or his bank account as is.

“So basically, if I become a millionaire by next year, I can buy that love?” he asked.

“She definitely wouldn’t have so much of an issue,” Burruss replied, laughing.

But for Tucker this is nothing to joke about and he criticizes Burruss for allowing her mother to bad mouth him and their relationship without consequence.

“You laugh a lot about this… It’s really not funny,” says Tucker to Burruss, who claims that she’s just trying to be respectful of her mother.

“I think by not dealing with it, you might lose out on a man who is good for you,” he added.

We can’t say that we blame Tucker for being mad at both Burruss and her mom about the constant critiques. Clearly, Burruss can still keep her mom while at the same time teach her mom to respect her choices and her relationship.  But Tucker isn’t the only one who has had to deal with a tough in-law. Check out some other rough in-law relationships below. – nicholas robinson


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  1. DEBORAH on November 27, 2013 at 9:40 am

    “it’s not as expensive as other people’s rings.”#So what its not expensive as other peoples rings# She will be a lonesome one because I wouldn’t go through this with no one! When men trying to give what they have and want to build something with you…You miss out on a good thing just because people putting their 2 cents in and lonely! Tucker straighten your business and set mother in law to be straight on how you feel or keep stepping with your ring because you can do much better!!!

  2. Notya Biznes on November 27, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I am starting to believe that Mama Joyce is the opportunist here… I bet she hasn’t worked a day since Xscape got their first contract… I would feel bad for Todd, except I haven’t seen the episode where he is accused of sleeping with Kandi’s friend. Let me see how that plays out before I sympathize…

  3. MsPhD on November 27, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Khandi is an alleged grown woman but she isn’t acting like one. If this is her man she needs to represent that and tell her mom to pump the brakes and not be disrespectful to her man how hard is that…it’s not a joke Todd should step back and take a hard look at who he is with

  4. Sheesh on November 27, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Even her daughter Riley told kandi and she’s a child. Mama Joyce can’t make her feel the way Todd does and Kandi can’t have it both ways. Step up and put your momma in her place and act like a damn grown ass woman! Joyce has taken this shit too far and ain’t a damn thing funny about it. Maybe Todd needs to step away from Kandi until she figure it out. Just grow up girl. We all live and respect our mothers but she’ll show you more respect if you stand up or she can stand out until she’s ready to respect your relationship. Damn. You can run a business but can’t run your own household.

  5. StopMakingStupidPeepsFamous on November 30, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Part of it may be coming from Kandi. The global point of view, is that it’s the tip of the iceberg…and NO ONE is worth. surrendering your dignity to . Period.