"I'm trying to rebuild my relationship with my daughter," she says.

on Jan 2 - The Dish

Usually, an engagement and the planning of a wedding is a celebratory time, but for Kandi Burruss, it's been a difficult, emotional experience that's potentially damaged her relationship with her mother beyond repair.

As we've seen on this season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Mama Joyce has been vocal about her disapproval of Kandi's fiancé Todd Tucker. Most recently, she's alleged that he cheated on Kandi with Kandi's best friend Carmon.

Now, she's speaking out about how she discovered the rumors. "Someone told me that they saw Carmon sitting on Todd’s lap at a club back in April," she told InTouch. "They were being really flirty and were all up on each other." Joyce went on to say that Kandi's turning a blind eye to the drama and ignoring the cheating rumors, despite the fact that it's apparently a hot topic in Atlanta. “She just doesn’t want to believe what’s going on.”

But Joyce adds that she's focused on reparing her relationship with her daughter. "Right now, I've decided to back off a bit," she says. "I'm trying to rebuild my relationship with my daughter because that's all I have."

Do you think Kandi and Mama Joyce can repair their relationship? What advice do you have for them? Tell us in the comments.

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