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Mama Joyce: 'I Pray I'm Wrong About Todd'

Kandi Burruss's mom opens up about her daughter's engagement.

By Hilary Hughes

The holidays brought about some good cheer for Kandi Burruss and her family: she and Mama Joyce have put their differences aside and reconciled—and a lot of it has to do with Mama Joyce keeping out of her relationship with fiancé Todd Tucker.

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In an interview with HLN that aired last night, Mama Joyce opened up about the current state of her relationship with her daughter. Her objections to Kandi's engagement to fiancé Todd have caused grief for the music maker and entrepreneur this season on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Mama Joyce's thoughts have put a huge strain on her relationship with her frustrated daughter. She's already said that she's easing up on the love birds, and it seems like it's already making a huge difference in repairing relations between Kandi and her mom--and, in turn, Kandi's future husband.

"My relationship with Kandi now is in a very good place," Mama Joyce told Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry at HLN. "She was going out of town [for Christmas], and I said, 'I'm am not going to let my baby go out of town without giving her a call.'"

As for her feelings about Todd? Mama Joyce is keeping her distance, but she's not ignoring her intuition—and she really hopes that her gut instincts are incorrect about the man her daughter's set to marry.

"I haven't really talked with Todd," she said. "I decided to stay out of their relationship, and let them deal with their relationship. They're together, but I'm out of their relationship. It's much healthier. I have rekindled a very healthy relationship with my daughter, and my granddaughter, and we are in a very good place...I pray and hope that I'm wrong about Todd."

And if she's not? "I love my daughter more than I love myself. I had only two children and I lost one. I don't want to lose another one."

What do you think about Mama Joyce's approach to mending her relationship with Kandi? How do you feel about her thoughts on Todd? Let us know in the comments.

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