We all know that, at best, Riley Burruss has a strained relationship with her father, Russell “Block” Spencer. Block has done his best to drag Riley’s mom, Kandi Burruss in the press, but justice has prevailed. During last year’s Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion, Kandi revealed that Riley had finally won her case to receive her unpaid child support from Block.
“They basically say he got to pay his back child support, so they’re giving him some time to give a lump sum now, and then he has to start paying the monthly back,” Kandi explained.
During a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen got a bit too close for comfort with the Burruss women. “Has your relationship with your dad improved at all?” he spontaneously asked Riley. She replied, “I don’t remember the last time I spoke to him, so that answers that question.”
Kandi didn’t say anything on the live show, but later did an interview explaining why she didn’t appreciate the question. Kandi admitted she was disappointed because she felt like Riley was doing Andy a favor by filling in as a bartender since Riley wasn’t even supposed to be featured on WWHL to begin with.
“She just so happened to be the bartender. There was somebody else that was supposed to be the bartender, but they were late. [Riley] was there, so they were like, ‘Oh, you wanna be the bartender?’ It wasn’t like she was prepped or anything, so it kind of caught her off guard.” Kandi added that Riley’s relationship with her dad is still a “sensitive subject.”
In an interview with E! News Kandi has now revealed that Andy has tried to make right since the WWHL snafu. “He just wanted to apologize and say that he in no way wanted to hurt us or anything like that,” she explained. “And I know it wasn’t his intention to make Riley feel bad or anything like that.”
“A lot of people just don’t understand that’s a sensitive subject for her…but sometimes if you don’t give a person a heads up, they kind of get caught off guard. And so that’s what I was saying.”
TELL US – SHOULD RILEY BE CONSIDERED FOR A HOUSEWIVES 2.0 ROLE? THOUGHTS ON ANDY’S APOLOGY?
[Photo Credit: Bravo]