It just prevents you from doing what needs to be done … if you’re Mama Joyce.
“I’m trying to rebuild my relationship with my daughter because that’s all I have,” Mama Joyce told In Touch magazine.
Mama Joyce’s change of heart comes amid a shaky relationship with Kandi. The pair was not seeing eye to eye for a good period of time in light of Mama Joyce expressing her disapproval of Kandi’s husband, Todd. In Mama Joyce’s eyes, Todd is nothing more than an opportunist who is cheating on Kandi.
“Someone told me that they saw [Kandi’s friend] Carmon sitting on Todd’s lap at a club back in April. They were being really flirty and were all up on each other,” said Mama Joyce. “[Kandi] just doesn’t want to believe what’s going on.”
Although she tried to convince Kandi of her husband’s cheating ways, the effort fell flat with Mama Joyce nearly ending up in a bout with Carmon. The experience resulted in a new attitude for Mama Joyce, who has decided to avoid any temptation to take a stand on behalf of her daughter.
“I will never ever let no one take me there again,” she told Ebony. “Even if I have to bite my own fingers off.”
While she’s expressed her concerns over Kandi relationship, Mama Joyce’s intentions have left many “Real Housewives of Atlanta” viewers wondering if she’s out for more than solid proof of Todd’s alleged cheating.
“I’ve never been about her money because I have my own,” said Mama Joyce. “I never tried to spend her money. I’ve always tried to save her money, help her save her money.”
No matter how she feels about Todd, Mama Joyce is more concerned about Kandi’s happiness and is voicing her support of making things right with her daughter.
“If he makes her happy, I’m happy,” she said. “I just want the best for her… All I want her to do is be happy. God knows that’s all I want.”