Kandi Burruss Refers to Family as the Black 'Beverly Hillbillies'

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Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta fame dished recently to Us Weekly about her thick southern accent, admitting that when she's together with her family members that it's even thicker.

Burruss even shared that while watching an episode of her Bravo spinoff, Kandi's Ski Trip, it reminded her of 'the black Beverly Hillbillies.'

"I am born and raised in Atlanta and I am very country and I have a definite accent, but when I get around my family, it gets worse! So I laughed so hard at points watching because it reminds me of the black Beverly Hillbillies," she said.

Kandi's Ski Trip is a three-part series that features Kandi Burruss, her husband Todd Tucker, and their extended family, as they all travel to a Colorado ski resort to deal with some issues. Kandi Burruss said that her mother--Mama Joyce--was on her best behavior. Anyone who watches RHOA knows Mama Joyce doesn't have much love for Todd Tucker. Still she managed to behave herself in Colorado--close quarters and all.

"My mom was pretty good because before the trip we had just lost Todd’s mom, so she was being very nice to Todd," Kandi Burruss said. "She was there for him and was better to him, so their relationship was pretty cool."

Mama Joyce spread a rumor during season six of the Real Housewives of Atlanta about Kandi Burruss's friend Carmen having an affair with Todd Burruss. Of course, Carmen went along on the ski trip, too. Was Mama Joyce as nice to her as she was to Todd?


"She has not talked to Carmen since before my wedding. It's hard because Carmon and I are so close. It was important for me to get them back on the same page," Kandi explained.

Fourteen of Kandi Burruss's family members went along on this ski trip to Colorado. Only two had ever attempted the slopes before.

"The funny thing is, the show is called the Ski Trip, but it’s not really about the skiing! You don’t even really see that much skiing going on," Kandi said. "It's about the dynamics of these families."

Filming Kandi's Ski Trip took more out of Kandi Burruss than filming The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

"Dealing with your family, it makes it much more emotional for me because you take everything to heart. When I have a thing with the ladies, it’s like whatever, but when I go through these things with my family, I really, really care about how they feel and making up with them," she said. "It’s more of a serious issue with me. My family, they’re very open and they say anything in front of the camera--they don’t hold back--so you never know what they’re going to say. It’s very different from the ladies on Housewives!"

Fans can check out Kandi Burruss in the first episode of Kandi's Ski Trip. It airs tonight--Sunday, May 17th--on Bravo, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Will you be tuning in?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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