Kandi Burruss and her mother, Mama Joyce have had quite the dramatic relationship over the past few years. But when the reality TV star took her mother, her family and the family of her husband, Todd Tucker, on a week-long vacation for her Kandi’s Ski Trip special, it proved to be just the getaway the family needed.
The trip definitely had its heated moments -- who can forget that blowup between Mama Joyce and Burruss’ bestie Carmon Cambrice! However, when reflecting on the trip in her Bravo blog, Burruss said she considered it to be an overall success.
Speaking of her decision to let her mother and best friend hash out their issues alone, Burruss admitted that may not have been the best idea. “I was surprised, but I should have known better. Things had been going pretty well between them before that point. I pushed it too far by suggesting they should talk alone. I felt like they were never going to get back on track after that conversation. Thank God they both decided not to continue the negativity the next day,” Burruss said.
And she also talked about her aunts' claims that her mother’s medication for a health condition from years ago may still be altering her moods. “I don't know if it's the surgery. She had that surgery a long time ago when I was in middle school. But she is on a lot of different medications though, so I'm not sure what the side effects are,” Burruss explained.
She did add that she felt they were right about one fact though, and that’s the amount of attention her mother wants from her! “I do agree with them about the fact that she wants all of my attention. Anytime someone comes into my life and is around me a lot, she seems to find something wrong with them. It's like she gets focused on pushing them out of my life,” Burruss said.
Oh, and when it came to Mama Joyce’s loving speech to the group before they left their mountain retreat, Burruss couldn’t help but share her joy over the memorable moment. “I was so happy. I didn't know what made her do a 180 overnight, but I was happy about it. I'm glad she is finally making an effort to push things in the right direction,” Burruss explained.
Ahead of the show’s premiere, Burruss told OKMagazine.com that the trip was a chance for her family members to work through some issues and learn each other better. And lucky for her, despite their years of problems, Mama Joyce and Cambrice are still on good terms! “Carmon and my mom are still talking. My mother has been nicer to everyone,” Burruss said. What did you think of Kandi’s Ski Trip? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section below.