Bravotv.com: Did Mama Joyce's apology bring her and Todd closer this time?
Kandi Burruss: After Todd's mom passed, he and I both wanted to make a major effort to bring our families together. I think it was a wakeup call for everybody. My mom started being nicer to Todd. She gave him a real apology. Things were just better.
Bravotv.com: Were you surprised Aunt Nora and Aunt Bertha were so upset about their rooms?
KB: I knew there would be some drama, because it wouldn't be my family if there wasn't. It's funny how people tweet me and they really think we make this stuff up. I hate to say it, but we don't. My family always has drama with or without cameras... But we have a lot of fun too!
Let me just say that the Bella Vista Estates is a very nice place. It feels like a home away from home. I don't understand why my aunts got so mad. Their house had a gorgeous view and it had a balcony, which I thought Aunt Bertha would like because she smokes cigarettes. I didn't know they would react to their rooms like that, as if I didn't care about them just because they were in that villa.
Bravotv.com: How difficult was it having your mom, cousin, and aunts confront you about not spending enough time with them?
KB: I couldn't believe they were saying that I had changed since I got married. Well, let me take that back. Doesn't everyone change a little when they first get married? I stopped coming to every event, because in the beginning of my relationship they were being mean to Todd. He didn't feel comfortable coming. So I would come most of the time, but I just wouldn't stay that long.
I don't know why my mom was chiming in on their argument, because the reason for we had not been talking was totally different than why I wasn't at every family gathering. My mom has been hard to talk to for the last few years. She would hang up on me, yell, or have an attitude every time I called. I started getting tired of that, so I started calling her less. I needed a break from the negativity. I love my family with all my heart. Todd knows that, and that's why he is pushing for our family to rebuild our bond. Well, we're working on it!
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