Kandi’s Wedding Recap: “You Got the Wrong One Now, Bitch!” [Episode 3]

Posted on Jun 16 2014 - 10:20am by Nancy


There’s 14 days until the wedding and Kandi and Todd visit their church to seek  pre-marriage counseling. The couple meet with Pastor Pollard. Pastor Pollard is more than qualified being married for 22 years and with Mama Joyce insistent meddling in their marriage, they need guidance. The couple go through an exercise where they tell each other what they like about the other. The pastor stress communication as the key component in the marriage. Mama Joyce is the biggest area of disagreement. “Communicate or you will disintegrate” is the takeaway message from the session.

Kandi's Wedding

Back home, Kandi and Todd prepare the guest bedroom for a visit from Todd’s mother, Sharon. Sharon is flying down from New York to visit her son and future daughter-in law to help finalize wedding plans. Todd is excited about his mom’s visit but Kandi has apprehensions since Mama Joyce is not too fond of Todd or his mother. MJ called Todd’s mother and father a pimp and a prostitute but Todd and his mom only know about half of that. Sharon arrives and is greeted by an overjoyed Todd. Todd shares in his TH, he’s an only child and he’s very close to his mom. Son and mom get acquainted and talk about Mama Joyce. 

Todd’s father passed away when he was 3-years old and he didn’t know him well. In addition, Todd was raised in New York not Atlanta,  Mama Joyce’s would NOT know anything about Todd’s father to warrant her slanderous statement. She crossed the line with her absurd commentary. I’m expecting Sharon to go into full out mama bear mode and protect her baby.

Mama Joyce is not the only one causing trouble for Kandi’s wedding. Kandi’s matron and maid of honor compete for their best friend’s affection, and the situation reaches a boiling point. Carmon and Tan have known Kandi for over 20 years and while both ladies love Kandi, they hate each other. Carmon and Tan join Kandi for what should have been a fun and peaceful event – cake testing, however, you could cut the tension with a knife. After the uncomfortable cake tasting, the trio meet for dress rehearsal with Reco Chapelle and butt heads again but that was just the crescendo to the big showdown.

Kandi Burruss Wedding

At a bridesmaid dinner, Tan and Carmon got into a shouting match when Tan told Carmon, she was disrespectful towards Mama Joyce and owed her an apology! Excuse me Tan? I don’t think the loud and uncouth Mama Joyce needs a mouth-piece to fight her battles, she does a good job of stirring the pot all by herself. Before the situation escalated into a full onslaught of brutal exchanges, the other bridesmaids through water on the fire. Kandi’s cousin was the most vocal of the group and told the ladies,”Y’all need to squash this sh*t. It’s Kandi’s day.” The other bridesmaids chimed in, echoing the same sentiment — they (Carmon and Tan) should not make it about them. 


The next night, Kandi prepares for a family dinner party. She wants her mom and her aunts to sit down with Todd and his mom. Kandi’s is doing her best to try and bring the families together. Kandi was reluctant but Todd thinks it’s very necessary for the families to move forward. The Geritol Gang arrives for dinner and the scowl on MJ’s face sets the temperament of the evening. Only one of the aunts actually likes Todd’s mother. While the other aunt, Bertha thinks Todd’s mother (Sharon) talks too much. I find aunt Bertha to be very much like Mama Joyce – messy!

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As soon as the dinner starts, Mama Joyce starts making comments about not being allowed to spend the night at Kandi’s house. Basically comparing herself to Sharon. She wants to know why can Sharon stay over at Kandi’s house but she can’t. Starting trouble already. This conversation led to an explosive fight. And Todd’s mother was ready for the pit bull terrier’s attacks. She wasn’t going to ignore Joyce’s digs like everyone else – it’s about time someone stood up to Mama Joyce! 

Sharon has heard enough and warns Joyce “Stop threatening him. You set him up!” Mama Joyce admits to hiring a private investigator to follow Todd around to catch in a compromising situation with another woman.  

“I never threatened him! I did not set him up!” Mama Joyce frantically blurted out. She is adamant she did never hired anyone to set Todd up.  

This is where things went crazy — Mama Joyce starts pointing her finger in Sharon’s face. Sharon quickly snaps back with pushing MJ’s finger and calls her a bitch.




The grandma’s are separated — Todd takes his mother downstairs and Kandi and her aunts restrain a noticeably shaken Mama Joyce. Glad someone was able to dish it right back to MJ!

“I want to see my daughter happy but I don’t think Todd is the right man for her to be happy with,” MJ tells Kandi.

Mama Joyce can dish it but she can’t take it!” Says Todd,

Todd’s is my hero. She got up out of her seat and was prepared dish it right back to MJ. Later Todd was reflecting on the situation, rating the dinner a 7 out of 10 for his mom’s ability to stand her ground with Mama Joyce. Which was the real reason he wanted the family dinner to begin with!

Stay tuned for next week’s episode.


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Nancy loves to multi-task as a writer, she’s an actress and online radio host. She received a B.S. in Mass Communications from LSU. She’s married and the proud mom of 2 German Shepherds.

  • RonnieIsBack

    Now yall know cheap azz kandi did not pay for that cake…Bravo did….and the fact that they didn’t believe it would feed 300..well hell how much cake were they planning on eating?
    Dave’s inception of that tacky azz Vegas get up…yup…
    Her wedding party have tons of issues and her momma isn’t making it any better…Kandi is just worried about getting her ceremony and married…good for her, but you problems you do not solve in this quickie 4/414 wedding will follow you hunty..
    Glad Todd’s mom has his back but there is still something unclean in the buttermilk.
    Fakedra asking “who is Felicia” bish please she knows..Kenya tells her and Moose Nene “bye Felicia on the regular..fake azz
    The aunties are being extra for the camera…it is so obviously..no there will NOT be a spinoff for the Granny Gangs of ATL

    • LMAO! I’m glad we’re getting to “know” Todd’s mother. She seems like fun with her “get me a shot of Brandy and some water!” She definitely does not take any bull, and, you can learn from her. All the gossiping, meddling, and troublemaking from the other side is just boring – not becoming of anyone, let alone older people who should be mature, sophisticated, and classy. I just don’t get MJ, it’s ok for her to tell Todd’s mother to “Shut the F up”…. but God forbid when she retaliates by calling you the “B” word you get all offended and start freaking out? Mama Joyce is just rotten to the core. It’s hard for me to take anything she says seriously because shes so manipulative and jealous. I did hear some gossip that she pimped Kandi out during the Exscape days.

      • SAMRA1116

        You heard the truth — like I said several time, they don’t want Todd’s mother in Kandi’s business or Joyce. Can’t call her mama, it’s messy ass Joyce and her dim Witt ass daughter. Todd get your mama, no shut your mamma big nasty ass speaking so called mother. A mother that is losing control, she did the same thing with AJ. Now I know why Kandi can’t keep a man.

        • So true. Kandi is just as irritating as her mother. She allows all the drama to keep going on.

          • SAMRA1116

            Can you find out how much money Joyce is getting paid to act like an old fool????

          • I’ll do some snooping and let you know. LOL!

          • RonnieIsBack

            I believe it…Kandi during her Xscape days was a hooka to say the least…they do have a very strange *bond*…

          • Yes! That’s exactly what I heard and Mama Joyce pimped her out to the industry.

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Doc! I read the same thing from someone claiming to be Todd’s “cousin”.

        • Hey Marsie. I believe it too.

      • Zoe D.

        Hi Doc..

        I wouldn’t doubt it. MJ…is so hard up for money, she’s capable of anything to get it. I swear the woman thinks she’s of royal blood…and she and Kandi are too good to mingle with common folk…like the help. I remember her telling Pheadra…”you have so many lawyer friends…so, why did you have to introduce her to the help? lol She’s bat shit crazy.

        • Hey Zoe! Hope you had a good weekend.

          Say that girl. Kandi reminds me of someone who has been brainwashed by a cult. If 500 psychologists were hired to give her advice, they would all say Kandi is an enabler and needs to set some firmer boundaries with MJ…..yet she continues to indulge her mom at the expense of her husband. Kandi’s such a reasonable person in general, the stance she takes with her mother is hard to understand.

    • Lorn


    • Zoe D.

      Hello everyone. *waves*

      I so agree…Kenya tells Phaedra “Bye Felicia”, all the time. What…did she have a Porsha moment? lol

      lmao@the cake situation. Kandi and her family don’t want a slice of cake…they want a CHUNK of cake! So. no…that’s not enough cake. lol Todd even had to tell Kandi to slow down…at the cake tasting. Kandi is always hungry…and eating.

      I’m glad Todd’s mom stood up for Todd…I bet Joyce wasn’t expecting that. Then Joyce had the nerve to have a cow when Todd’s mom called her a B@tch…really? Didn’t Joyce call her a Ho? This show is the gift that keeps on giving…lol

      • Right on! My respect for Kandi is disappearing. if she doesn’t set some strict boundaries with consequences,including perhaps some financial ones if that is all her mother cares about or her marriage won’t last.

  • Marsbars09

    “You messed with wrong one bitch!” LOL! Sharon’s line was classic gold! She was ready to whip Joyce’s ghetto behind.
    Loved it!

    • LMAO!! Two grandma’s fighting is hilarious.

  • twifan2

    Joyce needs to be committed &/or jailed! :/

  • murlut

    Joyce is a thief. She stole money from Kandi and is just a douche bag. Kandi needs a spine and tell mom to STOP. I would have no problem telling my mom, you are wrong, you need to shut up and act like an adult. I would be furious with her.

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