A couple of days ago, Kandi Burruss announced her engagement to Todd Tucker in an exclusive with US Weekly. According to that interview, Todd popped the question at their home in the wee hours of January 1st. Phaedra Parks (and one assumes Apollo as it was a New Year’s Eve gathering) and other friends and family were present. As the story goes, despite picking out the ring she wanted while in Las Vegas on a Housewives trip, Phaedra was very surprised. The article states that Kandi has two dates in mind but they’re still working out a lot of the other details like whether the wedding will be filmed for The Real Housewives. I am always amazed when a tabloid has an exclusive directly from the couple with very few quotes it seems like a whole lot of money to pay for a story that is basically, “hey! We’re engaged! Here is a picture of my ring.
So you can take that story at face value or you can look for vast Bravo conspiracy theories. Guess which one I choose to do? Let’s just look at some of the facts we knew before this big announcement, shall we? First of all, Kandi found the ring in Vegas where she was trying on rings while on camera. Isn’t it lucky that the ring was found while she was on camera? The US Weekly story says that Kandi called Todd from Vegas to tell him about the ring and he sent for it and carried it around for four months. Why would you wait four months if you are already living together, and picking out rings together? Another interesting thing is the Las Vegas trip itself. Why did Bravo send the girls to Vegas right after visiting Nene Leakes on the set of The New Normal? What was the storyline? Was it to meet the jeweler who is sponsoring the ring in exchange for air time?
Remember what was being filmed just before the trip to the west coast? Chef Roble was flown out for an all day and into the night filming that had two parts. The day part of the event was a very formal all white shindig. Then later that night Roble cooked a “couples dinner” for Kandi and Todd and Phaedra and Apollo and that is when I began speculating that the engagement had occurred. I also further speculated that Kandi and Todd got married in Vegas the following week. Maybe. Who knows. Now it seems that they did not have their engagement ring until the Vegas trip. I don’t know exactly what is going on. I am saying that there is more to this story and all of it has been on camera. So it seems obvious that the wedding will be televised. The question is, did it already happen?
Now a word about the ring because y’all know I am all about the jewelry. The ring is from Gregg Ruth from his Karina line. It retails for $10,988. So in true Kandi fashion she went for a very modest ring. There is no actual center stone like a traditional engagement ring. Instead there is a mosaic of micro-pave white diamonds. I’m personally not a fan of pave diamonds which I consider to be just diamond chips but plenty of people do like them. It’s not a ring with a jaw-dropping center stone but I can see Kandi being attracted to it. It seems to suit her.
So what do y’all think? Did they get engaged on New Year’s Day among friends and family? Are the already married? Will the wedding be on TV?