Kandi Burruss Shares How Todd’s Mother’s Death Affected Her Family


Kandi Burruss is taking to her blog this week to open up about the passing of her husband’s mother Sharon. Kandi explains that Sharon’s sudden passing really hit her family hard and says that watching the drama between her mother and Sharon air hasn’t been easy.

Kandi also talks about her party during this week’s episode of RHOA and insists she wasn’t trying to set Demetria McKinney up.

Kandi writes, “HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I haven’t blogged for a while. The end of my year really sucked to be honest, and I didn’t feel up to blogging. Every time an episode aired someone in my family was upset about something. It’s crazy doing this show, because whenever a disagreement happens although you get past it, you end up having tension all over again when it airs on TV. Losing Todd’s mom, Sharon, just really took us down. Losing someone that you love and care about is already hard, but to go through it and have to watch yourself arguing with them on TV is even worse. FYI, Sharon and I were in a great place as soon as the argument was over. The very next day we took her to Cynthia’s fashion show and also caught Cinderella on Broadway. That was prior to NeNe starring in it. Side bar: I actually was planning on going back to see NeNe in the show, but after Sharon passed, we just didn’t feel up to going. Our only trip to NY after Sharon’s death was to clear out Sharon’s apartment, and we went to an event and a game with my friend/lawyer that had already been planned a few months prior. We didn’t even go on our annual family vacation for the holidays. I’m telling you this, because I have seen multiple tweets asking why I didn’t go support her. Well, now you know. Anyway, 2014 started out great but the ending sucked. Looking forward to an amazing 2015.

OK now that I’ve done a full paragraph on what had absolutely nothing to do with last Sunday’s episode, let me get to what you really want to hear… LOL!

I really enjoyed having Claudia as a guest on Kandi Koated Nights. She was funny and didn’t mind answering the questions. She even played along with the games. I like when people are very open and honest, and that’s how Claudia came off to us. The question about whether she would she kiss me threw me off because that was the last thing I was expecting to read on that card. That’s what I get for not reading it ahead of time. Todd and the production team thought it was funny — ha ha ha… It was all in fun. I wasn’t uptight about it, and luckily neither was Claudia.

As for my party… Let me start off by saying I know how to throw great parties. The food and decor were on point! Dr. Rachael and I had some great games that we had put together for the ladies. It was supposed to be a really fun time, but a couple of things went wrong. The first awkward moment for me was when Dr. Rachael asked Cynthia and NeNe to be bonded together, because NeNe took offense to it. She acted like we were purposely trying to upset her or something. I was confused, because when Cynthia and Porsha first got there, they told me that they had all went to lunch and had worked through their issues, so I didn’t understand why NeNe was so bothered by us choosing her and Cynthia for the game. When NeNe expressed how she felt, then Cynthia got upset as well, so that wasn’t good. I tried to hurry up and change it to NeNe and Claudia so that we could keep the fun going, but it seemed like NeNe wasn’t quite feeling her either…but she went along with it. At that point I thought we would be cool.

But then my friend Gocha let Demetria know that she had dated Roger Bobb. OK, let me give you the back story. For everyone that tweeted saying Kandi must have known she dated Roger Bobb, the answer is yes. Of course I knew, BUT I wasn’t trying to set Demetria up. Carmon told me right before the party started that she had also invited our friends Toby and Gocha as well as a couple more people who couldn’t make it. I said to her that I didn’t know if it was a good idea for Gocha to come because she used to date Roger and Demetria was coming. Then Carmon asked me if she should call and tell Gocha not to come. I said not to do that because I didn’t even know Demetria that well, and it didn’t seem cool for me to tell Gocha, someone that I hang out with a lot, that she couldn’t come because Demetria, someone that I was just getting to know, was coming. It shouldn’t have been a big deal, because it had been a year from the date of the party since Gocha dated Roger, and on top of that Gocha was happy in a relationship. Unfortunately, as soon as Demetria said she was dating Roger Bobb for 8 years that was the end of party. Nobody said their man’s name but Demetria. Not to say that she shouldn’t. I guess when you’re in love, you should scream his name for the world to hear. I was mad because I didn’t want the party to end that quickly. I had a whole bunch of new Bedroom Kandi products that I wanted to show the girls. But oh well… Anyway, since the party Demetria and I have gotten to know each other better, and I think she’s a nice person. For now on I’ll try to just keep her and Gocha on separate guest list.”

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3 Replies to “Kandi Burruss Shares How Todd’s Mother’s Death Affected Her Family”

  1. One thing I didn’t understand, why did Nene act like that at the party? She was rude to Cynthia and Kenya after they were supposed to be cool after the meeting they had. I love Nene and Kenya isn’t my fav person but Nene would’ve just looked so much more classy to not switch bk to bitch mode so soon after she called the meeting in the first place. It was awkward.

  2. NI like Kandi, she has been one of my favorite Atlanta housewives, but her habit of not taking a stand is why she is always getting bashed from all sides. And if, as she claims, all was well with Miss Sharon when she left NYC, why in the hell did she run home to her crazy ass Mama to tell her what Miss Sharon said? She couldn’t wait to stir the sh*t between them and she never ever put her mom in check for all the vile things Joyce said about Tod’s parents. I’m really super disappointed in Kandi this season, and I’m sorry, but I can’t believe her when she says she’s really upset about Miss Sharon’s death. Actions speak louder than words. – personally, I think she’s relieved. Same thing with allowing Gocha (or should we say Gotcha?) to go to the party with Demetria- maybe Kandi never heard of the saying “Discretion is the better part of valor” or “Err on the side of caution?” Plus as the hostess of the party maybe she should have redirected the conversation. She deserved a big fail for her party. As for NeNe- her ever expanding arrogance is marring every single accomplishment she makes.

  3. karen,that was not a nice thing to say about kandi being relieved that her mother-law had past. when you love someone, and that person is in pain ,todd,then you feel the pain too.only a mean person would be delighted about or take pleasure in a situation like that and that desription dose not fit kandi . YOU OWE KANDI AN APOLOGY BIG TIME . KANDI IS GOOD PEOPLE.

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