Kandi Burruss is engaged to her beau, Todd Tucker, but the two are still waiting on her mother’s blessing.

“We’re still working on the approval,” she told FOX Atlanta.

“When it comes to relationships and things, mothers—not just my mother—have a problem letting go.”

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has been hard at work on her stage production, A Mother’s Love,  that tackles that exact topic.

“It’s inspired by my relationship with my mother,” she said. “It goes through the tough times. Obviously, at the end, it’s a wonderful happy ending.”

The Grammy-winning songwriter shows no signs of slowing down now.

“I’m trying to do it all, and I want to continue to do more,” she said. “I look up to people like Tyler Perry…I want to continue to take it bigger and better.”

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