Kandi Burruss’ mother Joyce Jones has been at the center of the drama this season on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. After a lot of criticism from viewers, Mama Joyce is speaking with Essence about her relationship with Kandi, her current feelings about Todd, and how Bravo has portrayed her this season on RHOA.
“I felt that I was misrepresented because I’m not that type of person,” Joyce says of the way Bravo has portrayed her. “I just want people to know that my main thing is that I love my daughter and I know my daughter loves me more than anything. There’s nothing I won’t do for her. They were making it seem like I was more worried about her taking care of me, which is not true because I take care of myself. My daughter will give me anything I want but I’m not the kind of mother that sits back and keeps my hand out and I never have been.”
“I haven’t seen him in a good while,” Joyce says when asked about her current relationship with Kandi’s fiancé, Todd Tucker. “I’ve never been angry with Todd, I just don’t feel that he’s the person that I would’ve chosen for my daughter. I just made up my mind that I was going to have to back off, for my health and our relationship. I’m just going to have to let her make her own decision, whether it’s good or bad, whether I’m right or wrong. If I’m right, I wont say anything but be there for her. If she’s right, I’ll be the first one to apologize. I’ll get on TV or whatever it takes to apologize.”
So who does Joyce think is right for Kandi? “I would say a policeman that’s a detective or a fireman that’s a lieutenant or someone that has been on the job for a long time,” Jones says. “I wouldn’t mind if she met a working man that would be a good stepfather for Riley. If he had a good income, like say he made $60-$70,000 and he wasn’t the kind that was just there for her money and he really cared about her, I wouldn’t mind.”
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