Saturday, December 7, 2013

Is Mama Joyce Correct About Todd Being A Gold Digger After Kandi's Money On 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta'

Kandi Burrus and Todd Tucker

I know I’m late with this,but I was busy. I just saw the most recent episode of “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” today and Kandi’s mom Mama Joyce is something else. She is trying to protect her daughter’s assets from her offspring’s fiancé, Todd Tucker, whom she deems an opportunist and she may be right.

Mama Joyce basically laid down the law regarding a prenup, but Todd seemed unwilling to sign, which would give him access to Kandi’s money and mansion in Atlanta’s premiere neighborhood Buckhead. In a forthcoming episode, Mama Joyce is also seen attempting to fight one of Kandi’s friends, whom she believes is messing around with Todd.

Mama Joyce is very protective of her daughter and it’s understandable. Kandi's come a far way and amassed a couple million dollars. She feels Todd does not have enough money to marry Kandi or good intentions. However, you can’t judge a man by the size of his pocket. You have to try to discern his intentions. Will he be good to your daughter. Will he show her love and compassion. Will he be a great dad if they have children. These are the questions you need to ponder.

Having written that, I must state this, what strikes me as odd is Todd will not sign the prenup. That's generally not a good sign. If you love someone and want to show them you’re not after them for their money, you sign a prenup to show good faith. It's that simple.

In general, even if one is not rich now, a prenup is a good idea, as you may gain assets down the road. What if you become wealthy later and have a booming business. A vindictive spouse in a divorce could seek to get at you by demanding half the company, making it difficult for you to conduct business as you see fit. Something to think about. Protect yourself and your finances.