For months now, Kandi Burruss has been in a protracted battle between her mother and her own heart as she’s struggled to plan a wedding with her fiancé, Todd Tucker, while also trying to get her mom, Mama Joyce, to stop bashing Tucker and accept him as her future son-in-law. Since the drama began, fans have been wondering exactly why Joyce has such a problem with Tucker, who she claims is an opportunist and a cheater. And in a new interview with Jet, Burruss says that money is the root of the issue because her mother prefers men with money.
In the interview, via Straightfromthea.com, Burruss discusses her outlook on love and money and says that she has enough money and doesn’t need a man to be her provider. However, Burruss explains that her mother has a different philosophy and puts more value on a man that can provide instead of a man who’s loving and caring.
“When my mother was younger it was all about getting a man to be a provider,” Burruss said to Jet. “She leans toward a man who is financially more well-off than the dude who is just a good guy.”
Burruss explains that her mother tried to convince her to have the same mentality about men and even urged her to hold on to the rich men she’s dated even if they’ve disrespected or mistreated her.
“I’ve dated guys who are more successful than me, and my mom is like, ‘No matter what he does wrong, you have to work it out,’ ” said Burruss.
Well, Tucker may not fit Joyce’s idea of a great provider, but sources claim that Burruss is done waiting for her mother’s approval and has been filming a wedding spin-off with Tucker, which should wrap in April when they’re rumored to be finally tying the knot.
“I love that Todd is affectionate and relationship-oriented. But he’s also a leader and a planner, and because of his production background, he makes me a better businesswoman,” she said about Tucker.
Well, it seems like Burruss has found true love in Tucker and we’re glad she chose to follow her heart instead of following her mother’s ideas, which likely would’ve ended up as a gold digger living in a house she didn’t own, full of riches that weren’t hers and with a man whose heart she’d never have to herself. Kudos Kandi.
Check out some famous celebrity gold diggers after the cut. –nicholas robinson