Wilford Harewood/Bravo(NEW YORK) — When Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker start filming the seventh season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, there will be another person in their home — Tucker’s daughter from a previous relationship, Kaela. It’s not known if Burruss and Tucker will feature her on the hit series, but if history is any indication — Burruss has long featured her own daughter, Riley, on the show — then viewers may finally meet Tucker’s 18-year-old daughter.
For now, Burruss is focused on making sure her new blended family works. “She’s graduating…and after that she’s coming to Atlanta to move. And so it’s going to be kind of cool because it’s going to be time to see how we really blend as a family and I’m hoping that it all goes well,” she tells ABC News Radio.
Burruss says Kaela — who currently lives in New York — and her daughter Riley get along. “They’re cool…over the holidays for the last couple of years she’s been coming down and staying with us and they’ve built a little friendship, but they’re not tight-tight yet.”
Burruss is currently starring in her RHOA spin-off, Kandi’s Wedding. The R&B singer caused controversy during last Sunday’s episode because of the terms she had in her pre-nuptial agreement. Tucker said Burruss’ pre-nup detailed that if they divorced, he’d have to vacate the house they now share within 30 days. It also said that if Burruss died, he’d get absolutely no compensation, even if they hadn’t divorced. Many viewers were outraged, but Burruss defended her pre-nup, saying her lawyer explained it better.
“[My lawyer] was like if I wanted to leave something for him in my will — because I have to do a will as well — she was like he would still get whatever you wanted him to have,” she says. “But typically like if you don’t put that in a pre-nup — say something happens to me — he could always go against whatever was in the will.”
Burruss added that she eventually dropped that language from the pre-nup.
And if that’s not enough drama, then her wedding hairstylist, Derek J., calling Tucker an opportunist brought plenty of it. Burruss says her friends started calling Tucker an opportunist after her mother, Momma Joyce, labeled him that.
“I think anytime that a woman makes more than her man, people automatically make it seem like he’s an opportunist. I don’t understand,” Burruss explains. “If you’re a woman who’s successful does that make you any less fun to be around, any less cute or fine, whatever you may be, just because you’re successful? So that means that’s the only reason he could want to be with you is because you’re successful? I think that’s kind of shallow.”
Along with calling Tucker an opportunist, Momma Joyce has also called Tucker’s late father a pimp and his mother a prostitute. Burruss tells ABC News Radio that despite her mother’s antics all season long, Momma Joyce doesn’t regret one thing she’s said.
“You know, when I bring up certain things to her, she justifies everything she says or does. And she’s like, ‘Well everything I said was the truth.’ And I’m like, ‘No, that’s not the truth. You have no proof.’ [She says,] ‘Oh yes I do, I know such-and-such from the such-and-such said.’ And I’m like, ‘Those people have no credibility.'”
The season finale of Kandi’s Wedding, featuring Burruss and Tucker’s Coming to America-themed wedding will air Sunday, July 6 on Bravo.
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